Ovarian Cancer? Not On My Watch! with Celebrity Guest Cobie Smulders

Ovarian Cancer? Not On My Watch! with Celebrity Guest Cobie Smulders


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month just ended, but cancer is a topic that never stops affecting our lives.

On this episode of Just Ask David, actress Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Avengers” shares her struggles with ovarian cancer struggles and how it led to her partnership with TESARO to create Not On My Watch.

Not On My Watch is an ovarian cancer education organization dedicated to empowering women to take their health into their own hands.

“I believe that having knowledge about your disease is empowering,” Cobie shares. “It’s nice to build a community to start more of a discussion about this and to be more proactive.”

Listen to the podcast for the full interview – you won’t want to miss this one!

 

Just Ask David Cares About Safe Beauty

Most of us put a lot of care into our looks, but your health is the most valuable thing you have. Don’t risk your health by using cosmetics with toxic chemicals.

For more information on safe beauty products, follow @JustAskDavid on Instagram and check out our blog!

The Exclusive Spa Day Event for Women Cancer Patients & Survivors With Special Guest Caitlin Kiernan

The Exclusive Spa Day Event for Women Cancer Patients & Survivors With Special Guest Caitlin Kiernan


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Just Ask David fans know that David Pollock’s dedication to Safe Beauty all stems from cancer awareness.

 

Our special guest Caitlin Kiernan joins us right before the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – to share an extraordinarily inspiring opportunity for women who have dealt with or are currently dealing with cancer.

 

Even as an award-winning journalist and beauty director for the likes of Life & Style Weekly, Star!, and OK! magazines, the Cancer Wellness Expo is a passion project for Caitlin.

 

Caitlin has been featured as a contributor in The Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times, among other prestigious media outlets.


But after the rewarding feeling of releasing her book Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer, Caitlin wanted to do even more for cancer patients and survivors.

 

“It’s all about taking care of yourself during treatment because sometimes that gets lost in the mix. I wanted women to have access to all the information I had access to when I was going through treatment.”

 

Caitlin calls the Cancer Wellness Expo her book come to life.

 

What is the Cancer Wellness Expo?

A cancer diagnosis is more than enough to make anyone’s head spin.

 

And while treatment can help get rid of the cancer, many cancer patients become so worried about surviving that they neglect other parts of their overall wellness – understandably so.


Simply put, the Cancer Wellness Expo gives women who are cancer patients or survivors the best spa day they’ve ever had.

 

Let’s put it this way: your morning begins with a peaceful yoga session and ends with a VIP cocktail party.

 

“It’s all the different facets of wellness just for cancer patients and survivors,” Caitlin explains. “All the unique things that affect us, from how our medicine changes our body to how we reposition our relationship with food and exercise.”

 

And the Cancer Wellness Expo is just as educational (and star-studded!) as it is rejuvenating.

 

“We’re bringing in all the leading experts and influencers and celebrities to have these kinds of provocative conversations and to also have a lot of pampering,” Caitlin says. “Who doesn’t need that when you’re going through treatment?”

 

Follow Caitlin Kiernan and the Cancer Wellness Expo on Social Media

Visit the Cancer Wellness Expo website for resources on upcoming events!

Want to keep an eye on Caitlin and her cancer awareness work? Visit her website, “like” her on Facebook, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @caitkiernan.

A Healthy Dose of Body Positivity with Special Guest Amanda Scriver

A Healthy Dose of Body Positivity with Special Guest Amanda Scriver


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We’ve all had days when we hated the mirror. You know those days when you quickly walk past every reflective surface to avoid catching your reflection.

Those tragic days when you don’t even want to leave the house because you don’t want to be looked at.

Toronto-based journalist and body image advocate Amanda “Ama” Scriver joins Just Ask David to discuss with us what it really means to love yourself and your body. What does body positivity mean and how can we incorporate it into our daily lives?

Amanda Scriver is a freelance journalist and body image advocate based out of Toronto, Canada. Last  summer, she released her first book, a pocket travel guide to Toronto titled The Hunt Guides.

What Does Body Positivity Mean to YOU?

The media thrives off of us feeling bad about the way we look. That’s how they sell us their product. Even the lovely models in the magazines — they don’t even look like that because the ad was likely airbrushed.

“Each year we get bombarded with these posts: ‘New year, new me!’ We’re always so frightened about how we need to conform to these beauty standards and how we need to look,” Ama says. “We’re always so frightened about just being satisfied about who we are as a person.”

Part of body positivity is accepting who you are, totally and unconditionally. It doesn’t mean that you can’t work on improving yourself, but your happiness shouldn’t depend solely on fitting into that dress or getting rid of old stretch marks.

“All throughout our lives, I think we come to different points of our body journey,” Ama adds. “And I think it’s okay to feel bad about yourself some days. And it’s okay to accept those things other days. I think we just need to understand that it’s okay to really accept all parts of ourselves. But the thing is, to get to that place is a struggle.”

Conquer Your Negative Inner Voice

When we don’t like the way we look, most of us are making a mental checklist of the parts of ourselves we feel are ugly. We’re our own worst critics.

We all experience that mean, nasty inner voice. Often, that inner monologue is a lot crueler to us than it is to even people we dislike.

How do we overcome this from a body positive perspective?

“Really, what it comes down to is learning to tune out that negative self-talk in ourselves, which we aim toward ourselves,” Ama explains. “We really have to work hard at building a positive image within ourselves because once we have a positive self-image, we can project that toward ourselves and toward others.”

Don’t Worry, Be Body Posi!

Stay up-to-date with Ama Scriver (she just released her first book, a pocket travel guide to Toronto called The Hunt Guides!) by following her on social media!

Visit Ama’s blog, “like” her on Facebook, and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram and Twitter @AmaScriver!

Beauty & Health Products for Kids with Special Guest Alyssa Hertzig

Beauty & Health Products for Kids with Special Guest Alyssa Hertzig


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If you’re a parent, you know that finding hygiene products for kids is a difficult task. Getting kids to brush their teeth, take a bath, or put on sunscreen every day isn’t an easy thing to do.

Renowned beauty editor and mom of two Alyssa Hertzig shares her own advice for beauty and health products for kids that they’re sure to love. And Alyssa knows her stuff – she’s edited for the likes of Allure, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and her latest project, Total Beauty.

The Best Products for Kids are the Most Fun

Luckily for parents, there are plenty of interesting health products for kids that will motivate them to maintain their hygiene.

Alyssa suggests opting for special hygiene products for kids to make them more excited about getting clean. Look for things like colorful sunscreen or bath fizzies for kids — they’ll be sure to think of bath time as fun. “Go for flavors, go for fun shapes, go for colors,” Alyssa says, though she warns that some kiddy products may not always be as effective.

Be Confident That You’re Always Buying the Best Products for Kids

To learn more about beauty and health products for kids, visit Alyssa’s blog, the Sparkly Life and follow @alyssahertzig on Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to check out the Sparkly Life Facebook page!

3 Quick, Cheap, & Easy Beauty Tips for Women on the Go

3 Quick, Cheap, & Easy Beauty Tips for Women on the Go

beauty tips for busy women

When do women need beauty tips the most?

For some of you, beauty tips may be the most helpful when you’re getting ready for a night on the town. But for even more women, beauty tips are needed the most when you’re on the go and don’t have the time to put the extra care into your look. That includes the beauty tips for moms who have to chase around a toddler but still want to look their best. Or when you wake up with only ten minutes to get ready for work.

But not to worry. As your personal beauty industry insider, I know three quick, cheap, and easy tips that’ll boost your look in a pinch.

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