Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Drug Treatment Programs For Women

Women and men are built differently in many ways; so it is no surprise that women's brains and bodies are wired differently when it comes to addiction. When it comes to drug addiction detox and drug addiction rehabilitation, women have special needs that must be addressed for their own safety and well-being.

There are many drug addiction treatment centers that are out there in the United States. Lately, we have seen a growing number of facilities and programs that are geared directly toward women specifically. This is due to the new research that shows how much more sensitive women are to drugs and alcohol, and how sensitively they react to detoxification.

Drug addiction counseling for women is also a growing business, as the mental issues that can develop from the use of drugs and the withdrawal from them is much more acute and common in women. Thankfully, these new insights into women and the effect of drugs and addiction are adding great new options for those women afflicted.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Breast Implants: a Source of Confidence

Not many people would consider breast augmentation surgery a form of mental therapy, but the truth is that it offers more psychological benefits than traditionally perceived.

A good majority of women say that the appearance of their breasts is very important to them. Of those women, many admit that their moods, self esteem, or self image has been negatively affected by breast appearance. Why?

The female breast is more than just a simple body part, it is also a symbol of womanhood. When this symbol is a bit smaller than a woman would like, or if their appearance bothers them, their psyche can be affected.

Surgeons at Rocklin Cosmetic Surgery perform thousand of breast augmentations in Sacramento every year. These physicians see first hand how breast size can directly effect the mind through a woman's self image. Rocklin's surgeons see how a woman's self worth increases dramatically from consultation to procedure to post-operative check-ups. The difference in perception of self worth for these women is quite clear. With a new look at her breasts, a woman can quite easily feel more confidence and self esteem, and quite often begin to lead a healthier life through diet and exercise after the operation.

This outcome is not limited to breast augmentation surgery though; other procedures such as liposuction and cellulite treatment has produced similar results, having patients adopt healthier lifestyles to maintain the confidence boost that was offered by the initial surgery.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Overcoming Emotional Eating

You can call it by a number of different terms: compulsive eating, binge eating, emotional eating...

What ever moniker it falls under, the underlying condition is still the same: overeating as an emotional response to either negative self image or negative feelings about oneself. When this is the case, one must be very discerning when choosing a weight loss program, as their are underlying issues causing the increase in weight.

By only working on weight loss, and not addressing issues such as depression or low self esteem, you are really only dealing with the symptoms of a problem and not addressing the problem itself. Inversely, Hungry Heart, offering weight loss programs for women and men, understands the relationship between psychological issues and the symptomatic weight gain.

Hungry Heart's multitude of programs combine light psychological therapy with healthy diet and exercise in order to conquer yo-yo dieting and instill a healthy lifestyle that is easy to continue for years to come. This is a true way to treat the problem.

To learn more about the specifics of their techniques, or to browse through the different program options, visit the official Hungry Heart website at:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cheap Makeup Mistake

I recently have talked to some other women who have been friends of mine for years. They live in a part of the country that has been hit very hard by the downed economy and are looking to scrimp and save anywhere they can. One friend in particular has started to by certain makeup and beauty products at 99 cent stores and off of clearance racks lately.

She has been using these discount beauty products for about six months now, and was horrified to see what it has done to her skin. It began with simple dryness, so she moved on to some other cheap brand names. The new ones she was buying had the opposite effect and left her skin oily and prone to breakouts, (She has had clear skin her entire life).

All this reached a breaking point one day when she took a long hard look at herself in the mirror. Inspecting every inch of her face, she saw extensive damage and got a sinking feeling in her stomach. She called me to explain her worry, to which I calmed her down quickly and got her breathing again.

What had happened was that the makeup and beauty products were older (not quite past the use buy date, but not new by any means), and nearly everything was imported from China. We did a little digging into the ingredients listed on some of the products and found a wealth of information on the ingredients. Most was from certain health websites stating side effects that can arise from too much exposure to one certain chemical. Other listings said another ingredient was banned in several countries (legal in US and Mexico) as studies had shown that it was a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemical.

My friend immediately discontinued the use of any makeup whatsoever, and instead spent her small monthly makeup budget on cleansing and repairing products for her face and skin. She has a natural beauty and really does not need to wear makeup, but had habitually worn makeup most of her life.

Now, she has decided to go "au naturale" for good, using only natural and organic skin care products. After about three months (half the time it took to do the damage), her skin has a new healthy luster to it, and she even feels healthier as well.

The lesson to this story is to remind women that they all hold a natural beauty to them, and perhaps instead of spending the money to cover up a few imperfections for a small amount of time,  by stepping-up and spending the money on a few trusted and all-natural repairing products, we can focus on long-term restoration of natural beauty.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Authority in Women's Health

Here on the Female 411 Blog, we tackle any and all issues related to women, whether it be women's health, romance, sex, information, or otherwise. It is important for women to bond together and to help each other out with any questions or qualms that may arise in life. is another site that has the same goals as our Female 411 Blog. Giving everything from pregnancy advice to tips and tricks for women's fitness, Healthy Women is a great authoritative site that has a steady stream of new and interesting articles, product reviews, and tools to track your health.

Visit to start engaging in this real community of women dealing with topics relevant to women.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wipe Out The Wrinkles

Wrinkles are going to happen whether you like it or not -- this is a fact. You can't completely fight them off, but you can definitely take steps to battle them back and slow their progression greatly.

There are plenty of anti wrinkle treatments available today, and they all make the same claims. So how do you know which products actually reduce wrinkles the best?

The best way to find this out, is to go to a trusted source. is a very authoritative source health and beauty products. They have dozens of reviews and testimonials on everyone of the products offered. When shopping for anti aging products, wrinkle treatments, or age- defying creams, it is very important to be able to view/read actual testimonials from real people so that you know you are not wasting your money.

A reliable and trustworthy source, visit to browse and purchase products today.

Just Eat Healthy

Women have a tough time these days fighting the battle of the bulge. The constant starting and stopping of diet programs is enough to stress and stretch and woman to the brink of insanity.

Lately, scientific research has shown that this back and forth, seesawing dieting can cause a lot more harm than help. Diet programs, in-general, are the problem. Forced diets and rigorous lifestyle scheduling does not work in the long run.

Instead, healthy life and diet choices make for better weight loss results. Linda's Diet Delights is not a diet program. They are, instead, a maker of healthy foods. Offering delights such as low carb snacks and low calorie food, Linda's allows you to make those healthy diet choices on your own time and on your own terms.

In addition to their products aimed towards weight loss, they also offer a variety of items geared towards those that have specific food allergies (such as gluten), and also those that simply want to cut certain unhealthy elements out of their diet, (ie. low carb food or sugar-free).

To browse through their food and snack products, or to learn more about the health advantages of these items, visit Linda's Diet Delights at:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Early Christmas Shopping

I have never been the kind of woman that starts doing Christmas shopping even before Halloween. So this year I surprised myself with getting the majority of my shopping done already. This new tradition was inspired by my own addiction to shopping online. While shopping for myself, I came across some amazing gift ideas that I thought I would bookmark now and return to buy later. A few hours later and my bookmark list was so full and unorganized that I knew this approach wouldn't work.

Trying to simplify the approach, I simply went to my favorite online store Jewelry Mega Store. With their deal of the day, I got a few Shamballa bracelets for my sisters and finished up the all of the sisters real quick. They have really good deals on gold chains and Invicta watches for men which I will be returning for next month.

This online store is truly a treasure trove of gifts and I hope many of my readers will visit their websites and find all the same great deals I have found

Random Facts

I find random facts about women to be entertaining and fun to know. Below is a list i have gathered from Random Facts 

  1. The word “woman” is believed to have derived from the Middle English term wyfman, broken down simply as the wife (wyf) of man. In Old English, women were described simply as wyf, while the term man was used to describe a human person, regardless of gender.c
  2. The English word “girl” was initially used to describe a young person of either sex. It was not until the beginning of the sixteenth century that the term was used specifically to describe a female child.c
  3. The biological sign for the female sex, a circle placed on top of a small cross, is also the symbol for the planet Venus. The symbol is believed to be a stylized representation of the Roman goddess Venus’ hand mirror.d
  4. While many stars and moons are christened with female names, Venus is the only planet in our solar system given the name of a female goddess.d

  5. female breasts

    Human women have proportionately larger breasts than any other female mammal

  6. The breasts of human women are much larger in proportion than those of other female mammals. The prominent size, while not necessary for milk production, is most likely a result of sexual selection.a
  7. The English language originally delineated between women in different stages of life with the terms “maiden,” “mother,” and “crone.” A maiden referred to a young girl who was unmarried, a mother referred to a woman in her child-bearing years, and a crone described a post-menopausal woman.c
  8. The average height of a woman in the U.S. is approximately 5 feet 4 inches, and the average weight is about 163 pounds. These figures vary greatly throughout the world, due to differences in nutrition and prenatal care.a
  9. In almost every country worldwide, the life expectancy for women is higher than for men.g
  10. While the population of males is slightly greater than females worldwide (98.6 women for every 100 men), there are roughly four million more women than men in the U.S. In the age 85-and-older category, there are more than twice as many women as men currently living in the U.S.h
  11. The most common cause of death for American women is heart disease, which causes just over 27% of all mortalities in females. Cancer ranks just below, causing 22% of female deaths.a
  12. Worldwide, women are nearly twice as likely to be blind or visually impaired as men. Experts attribute this difference to the greater longevity of women (leading to more age-related visual impairment) and specific eye diseases that are intrinsically more common in women such as dry eye syndrome and Fuch’s Dystrophy.a
  13. Depression is the most common cause of disability in women, and approximately 25% of all women will experience severe depression at some point in their lives.a
  14. Over 90% of all cases of eating disorders occur in women, and nearly seven million women in the U.S. currently suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia.a
  15. Approximately one in five women worldwide reports being sexually abused before the age of 15.a
  16. About 14 million adolescent girls become pregnant each year, with over 90% of those girls living in developing countries.a

  17. childbirth

    About 1,600 women die each day as result of pregnancy or childbirth complications

  18. Each day 1,600 women die as result of pregnancy or childbirth complications. Nearly 99% of these deaths occur in developing nations.a
  19. Approximately 95% of all women in the U.S. have been married at least once by the age of 55.h
  20. Of the 154.7 million women currently living in the U.S., nearly 83 million are mothers.h
  21. The probability of a woman giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy increases significantly the nearer the mother lives to the equator. While the cause of this gender selection is unknown, scientists believe the constant sunlight hours and abundant food supply in tropical regions may favor female births.e
  22. Approximately 5.6 million women in the U.S. reported themselves as stay-at-home moms in a 2007 census report.h
  23. The first Mother’s Day was held on May 10, 1908, and was organized by Anna Jarvis in West Virginia and Philadelphia. As the event gained popularity throughout the country, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as a national day of recognition for mothers in 1914.b
  24. International Women’s Day is held each year on March 8. The annual event was first observed worldwide in 1909.h
  25. In the U.S., Congress established a national week of recognition for women’s history in 1981. This recognition, held during the second week of March, was later expanded into a full month by a congressional resolution in 1987. The month of March is now designated as National Women’s History Month.h

  26. female college graduation

    The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893

  27. According to a 2007 Census Bureau report, one-third of American women aged 25 to 29 have earned a bachelor’s or advanced college degree.h
  28. More American women work in the education, health services, and social assistance industries than in any other industry. These three industries employ nearly one-third of all female workers.h
  29. Women in the U.S. labor force currently earn just over 77 cents for every one dollar men earn.h
  30. Approximately 14% of active members in the U.S. armed forces today are women. In 1950, women comprised less than 2% of the U.S. military.h
  31. The first woman to run for U.S. president was Victoria Woodhull, who campaigned for the office in 1872 under the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. While women would not be granted the right to vote by a constitutional amendment for nearly 50 years, there were no laws prohibiting a woman from running for the chief executive position.b
  32. The first female governor of a U.S. state was Wyoming governor Nellie Tayloe Ross, elected in 1924. Wyoming was also the first state to give women the right to vote, enacting women’s suffrage in 1869.b
  33. The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.f
  34. The first woman to rule a country as an elected leader in the modern era was Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, who was elected as prime minister of the island nation in 1960 and later re-elected in 1970.f
  35. Women currently hold 17% of Congressional and Senate seats and 18% of gubernatorial positions in the U.S.h
  36. According to an ancient Sumerian legend, the universe was created by a female, the goddess Tiamat. This role of a female creator is not unique, as the Australian Aboriginal creation myth also credits the creation of life to a woman.d
  37. The earliest recorded female physician was Merit Ptah, a doctor in ancient Egypt who lived around 2700 B.C. Many historians believe she is the first woman recorded by name in the history of all of the sciences.d
  38. A person’s gender is biologically determined by the sex chromosomes, one set of a human’s 23 pairs of chromosomes. Women have two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y chromosome.a
  39. The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu.d

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wisdom is...

I love a good quote - great wisdoms passed from person to person... here is another!


Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to aquire it

- Albert Einstein

Friday, August 10, 2012

Weddings in New York/Manhattan

I have got 3 seperate weddings to go to next month. I better get on it and get my plans together soon here...


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kids Inflatable Party!

I have been so busy the past few days trying to put together a party for 55 5-7 year olds. Boy, this is a challenge, let me tell you. Not that it isn't fun, but it does take a lot to get everything together.

Thankfully, I found this great website:

kangaroo kids party –

They take care of everything all with one phone call. Party favors, food and drink, bouncy castles,

and other attractions.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Computer Day!

Getting my new laptop set up. Hopefully this one won't have any problems and will have a long and fruitful life.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weight Loss Programs for Men and Women

The summer is coming to an end and I am going to be starting a new diet through Hungry Heart. With their Natural and Homeopathic approaches to dieting, I am very confident and Very excited.

Check them out if you want to do the program along with me, HERE.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Why? Because I can!

Yep that's pretty much me in a sentence. My mom taught me long ago that you can't get any where in life without asking a few questions and getting your hands dirty. So I ask a million questions and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handyto clean up :) You never know what life is going to through your way but by asking the right questions you can make the path one hell of a journey!

And that is what I am trying to do... I am not some teenager knowing everything there is about the web and blogging.. but I want to try so here I am, much to my daughter's embarassment. So thanks for visiting, commenting, ranting and raving along with me as I ask my questions, post my opinions and share my convictions with the rest of the world.

*Here is a little music for you to enjoy:)

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