Fiera Blog

Don’t Neglect Your Vulva and Vagina This Summer

Vaginal health concerns always seem to peak during the summer months. There are many reasons for this, including longer periods of time spent in a wet bathing suit, exercising in warm weather, and increased sexual activity. Along with these behaviors, we see an increase in various gynecologic conditions, including vulvar eczema/psoriasis, yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis. There are several preventative measures that a woman can take to try and avoid these pesky annoyances of summer:

Read More
Topics: lubricant, health, vulvodynia, beauty, education

Self Love is the Key to a Healthy Relationship

A friend of mine recently went through a tough divorce. It was one of those ugly breakups where one person was fine, relieved even, and the other, my friend, was shattered. I’ve known her for years and watched her marriage go from happy and loving to just plain dysfunctional.

Read More
Topics: better marriage, couples, improving your marriage, relationship, Mind & Body, marriage, Maintaining the Spark, mindfulness, love, beauty

Style Tip: Find Your Uniform


When I was in my 20s, I was totally that girl who tried on 15 outfits before work every morning and lived in a clothes-strewn jungle of indecision. By noon I hated what I was wearing half the time and longed to go home and change. This crippling ambivalence about my wardrobe did nothing for my self-confidence (not to mention my work ethic).

Read More
Topics: Modern Woman's Guide, aging, Mind & Body, mindfulness, beauty

Embracing Your Age


I am an HGTV addict. I confess, though, that I what I enjoy most about it is how enraged it makes me. I get so exasperated by what my mother calls “amenity creep”—the prevailing sense that no decent person could possibly survive these days without granite countertops, an “en suite” master bath with his-and-hers sinks, and a dedicated laundry room. (Seriously, how much space does one need to ball socks?) My own house is 200 years old and full of quirks and limitations that I live with because it has tons of charm and character. I might not have an “open concept” floor plan, but I have six fireplaces and a cobblestone driveway.

Read More
Topics: Modern Woman's Guide, aging, Mind & Body, beauty

Getting Older

I don’t watch a lot of horror, but my wife does, and the other day, on a show I was definitely not watching, I caught a glimpse of what was obviously meant to to be a horrifying image. The music and lighting told me I should be horrified, but what I saw on the screen was just a naked body, the naked body of a woman. She wasn’t getting attacked. She wasn’t getting slashed up. She was naked. What could possibly be so scary about that?

Read More
Topics: sex, aging, Mind & Body, Fiera Experts, mindfulness, beauty

Start With Yourself


Why does it sometimes seem that the most basic, fundamental truths about life and love are the easiest to forget? We spend a lot of time searching for quick fixes to our relationship problems, when the answers are often right there in front of our faces. Of course, they’re not usually magic bullets or quick fixes, but processes we need to engage in over time.
Read More
Topics: better marriage, Mind & Body, marriage, mindfulness, beauty

Tips for Aging Hair Care

It’s probably not news to you that menopause affects your hair, but as someone blessed with a thick, blonde mane, I am in particular denial of this sign of aging. No doubt, my hair is thinner and showing some streaks of silver, though, so I am reluctantly coming around to the idea that I might need to change my hair routine in order to keeping it looking its best. Here are a few tips I’ve pulled together to handle my hair proactively. 

Read More
Topics: Modern Woman's Guide, aging, Mind & Body, beauty

MENOPAUSE, YOUR ADOLESCENT DO-OVER

The heat rose up from my gut, to my chest, to my face, and I felt embarrassed, knowing I looked all red and sweaty. I could smell myself. My sweat never used to smell like this. I don't know what's worse—the emotional rushes or my crazy periods. I wish I could just go back to how I used to feel. 

Read More
Topics: aging, menopause, beauty

Time to Reset Your Clock


“Forty is the new thirty,” they say. “Fifty is the new forty.” We hear this all the time, but what does it even mean? All we know is that we’ve found our forties and fifties to be a confusing time for ourselves and a lot of other women we know and meet.

So often we compare ourselves to our youthful incarnations—lamenting that our faces and bodies no longer look as they did when we were 25. But while we wish we still looked 25, there’s no way we’d want to go back and be that age. We are now much more confident in who we are and what we still want to become than we were back then, and we would not trade this self-knowledge for all the smooth, dewy skin in the world. So, we are determined to reset our self-images to our actual ages and let go of all the youth envy that’s been weighing us down.

Read More
Topics: aging, Mind & Body, health, fitness, exercisce, beauty

Picture Imperfect



We’ve been seeing a lot in the media lately from mothers urging us to get in the pictures with our kids, including this article* in the Huffington Post just the other day. And okay, yes. We’re all for ceasing to worry about baby weight, wrinkles, bad hair days…in theory. Between celebrity selfies and all the images of perfectly lit perfect families we are bombarded with on social media every day, how can we be blamed for staying behind the lens?

Read More
Topics: couples, aging, relationship, Mind & Body, kids, health, beauty, family
New Call-to-action ×
New Call-to-action ×
Valentine's Day Special: 10% off Fiera ×