Tangled Agave © lynette sheppard

Tangled Agave © lynette sheppard

Whew, things are heating up In Menopause Land. There is lots going on in the land of the Big M. Check out these news flashes.

First off, there’s a relevant new research study regarding body image, sexual health, and aging that I urge all Menopause Goddesses to participate in. Rose Bouaziz, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Ottawa, is looking at how mature women relate to their body and how it affects their sexual health.  Through this study, she hopes to help women who are struggling with body image and sexual issues, especially as they go through menopause.

Here’s the link to the survey:   http://fluidsurveys.com/s/MirrorMirror/.
It takes 15-20 minutes and is completely anonymous. Even if this is not an issue for you, all we learn can help other women as they travel through this transition.

Urinary Leakage
Do you know anyone (friends, family, patients), that suffer from some form of urinary leakage as a result of menopause (or pregnancy or childbirth?) A group of women are looking for innovative solutions for women with leakage.  They are currently looking for women to give feedback on their solutions. If you know anyone that might be interested, please send them this link that provides a page for them to sign up:

Here’s a note from their site:

We’re women, we’re scientists and and we’re innovators—and, like most women, we have occasional bladder leaks. We’re on a mission to make sure that all women with light bladder leaks never have to wear a pad again. We have some ideas and prototypes and need your help to design and test them—about 6 hours a month—and we’ll compensate you for your time.

I checked it out, ladies. It definitely looks worthwhile.

Jewelry to Cool Hot Flashes
While I have hinted to Dewitt that silver earrings and other such presents might make menopause more bearable, I really had no hope that I’d be cooler, just better adorned.

But now, drum roll, there is actually jewelry made to cool us. Literally. Constance Sherman, the Chief Cooling Officer of Hot Girls Pearls alerted me to their super cool products. Their pearls are filled with non toxic cooling gel. Just throw them in the freezer. When the world heats up, cool off with pearls. Check them out here:  Hot Girl’s Pearls.

hot girls pearls

hot girls pearls

I love their tagline:  Global Cooling. One Woman at a Time.

Okay, lots more in the pipeline – stay tuned for the next hot news flashes. And in the meantime, stay cool.