Freezing Festive Fashion No More!

By Wendy Crawford

For those of you living in the colder climates, do you find yourselves avoiding invitations to go out at night because it's freezing? Recently, I was invited to a holiday party and I was secretly wishing it was an ugly sweater party so I could bundle up and it wouldn't matter how I looked!  There's nothing worse to me than going out into the dark and getting in a cold car to go somewhere. Often I'm even cold once I get to a restaurant or someone's home because they don't keep the temperature high enough for my liking.

So it gets even more difficult when you have to dress up because often women's clothes aren't made for warmth (Why is that? Typically men don't get as cold yet they have ties, suit jackets and thicker sweaters. They should be the ones in the strapless dress!)

Well, thankfully I have figured out some options that will keep you looking festive but also warm:

WheelLife in Spain

by Amy Saffell

Teresa Valle, mobileWOMAN in Spain
Some of our MobileWOMEN from around the world have shared with us what living life in a wheelchair is like in their country. What you read about the differences or similarities between their stories and life in the United States might surprise you. In this installment, we interviewed Teresa from Spain.

Laughter Yoga Is The Best Medicine!

by Daryn Brown

Chronic pain is an epidemic. The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies[1] estimates that 100 million American adults live with chronic pain, yet there are few effective treatments. Doctors only receive about nine hours of[2] education focused on chronic pain management during the course of medical school, and The National Institute of Health (NIH) spends only about 1% of their budget on researching chronic pain. Judy Foreman[3], a highly respected medical journalist for many years before she developed chronic pain, recently wrote a book “A Nation in Pain: Healing our Biggest Health Problem,”[4] about how little doctors know and understand chronic pain and how it works.