Menopause Goddess Blog: New Directions

Dubrovnik Walled City © lynette sheppard

Dubrovnik Walled City © lynette sheppard

It has been over a month since I posted to Menopause Goddess Blog – mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. How did this happen?

Well, for starters, I traveled to Croatia and Slovenia including a side trip to Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina with five girlfriends of a certain vintage. Yep, Dewitt was calling us the Menopause Vagabonds. We sampled history, stunning beauty, and some of the best white wines we have collectively encountered. Hmmmm, vagabonding. We may be on to something here.

Recovering from jet lag has proven to be an arduous process but I am finally on Hawaii standard time and my molecules have rejoined me. (They were spread across two oceans for a while.)

The holidays took another bite of time – Thanksgiving celebrations, Christmas parade, tree trimming, gift buying. Whew.

Now, for some big news. Menopause Goddess Blog will be changing in 2016. No worries, we will continue to bring you the latest news and reality checks about the menopause journey. In addition, we will be expanding our focus to Life after the Pause – how will we live a vibrant, joyful Second Act?

A fabulous menopause expert and coach will be joining me as a principal writer of the blog. She will be illuminating all things pausal and I will be exploring “what comes next.”  I’ll introduce her to you all before the end of the year. Stay tuned for new perspectives, new insights, new visions.

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4 Responses to Menopause Goddess Blog: New Directions

  1. Joanne Jamis Cain December 8, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    I’m so glad you had a great vacation! Welcome back! If you decide to add a few guest posts, I’d love to be included. My book “Ordinary into Extraordinary” should be out in Spring of 2016. I’d love to do a small excerpt from it on your blog when it’s released.

  2. Barb Bozzo December 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    Sounds like you had a wonderfully bonding trip with your “gal friends”. I am really looking forward to the new additions to your Menopause Goddess Blog! I definitely fit into the “Life after the Pause” category!!

  3. Tracy Clutton January 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    MANIACAL-PAUSE
    Written by Tracy Clutton

    She’s a hotbed of volcanic blasts
    And often has the blues
    She’s red and raw and sweaty
    And she always wants a snooze

    Her husband doesn’t know her
    There’s a certain kind of pall
    It wasn’t always like this
    He’s been driven up the wall

    It’s a waste, and a futility
    To think that there’s a cure
    For nature takes the best of us
    And takes our whole allure

    It’s a time, a place and milestone
    Don’t share it with a crowd
    The secret curse of menopause
    Only silent suffering allowed.

    What’s all the fuzz about?
    Why the fluid retaining?
    It’s transformation to old age
    While tummy weight is gaining

    She fights alone her hormone hell
    She doesn’t want to boast
    No puberty or change of heart
    Just a slow and steady roast

    She buys a fan, nudes up at night
    Her husband, he gets chancy
    Her heat is high, she’s burning up
    Cold showers are her fancy

    It’s basted and it’s burning
    A bitter pill to taste
    When everything is said and done
    A mid-life change is faced

  4. LynetteSh February 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Well said! Funny and true!

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