Please don’t steam your vagina.

by Joanna on February 19, 2015

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Yeah, we’re talking about this. Perhaps it has not reached you yet (really, I hope it hasn’t). But Gwyneth Paltrow is hyping the benefits of a practice called the vaginal steam bath. This is a practice from Korea, wherein a woman’s naked Pink Parts are treated with steam – often including the herbs mugwort and […]


Resources for hormone health.

by Joanna on February 4, 2015

If you’re not signed up for the newsletter, you’re missing out on some goodies every two weeks. I make recommendations for some groovy stuff via the newsletter. I’m presenting some of things that were offered for newsletter subscribers only in this post, because I want you to join the newsletter! Lovely pictures like this that […]


[GTFO: Get The Fuck Out.] So, I was listening to the first episode of a new podcast – “Itsabitch” – by Marybeth Bonfiglio (who writes gorgeous things) and her husband/partner (aka Dr. Rock). It was honest, raw, and sweet- and also laugh-out-loud funny at moments. The best part was listening to a married couple talk […]


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There are times in peri-menopause and menopause when things are fine. Days run the way you want, mostly. Maybe a couple of memory hiccups, maybe a mini-hot flash, but otherwise…things are running okay. Then, there are the other days. The days when you’re thinking, “…mother.fucker…” – or saying it under your breath. (Seems to me […]


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