September is Menopause Awareness Month – and to celebrate, we have a special guest post from Angela Verges. She is one of my favorite menopause goddesses. I love her humor – she knows that if we don’t laugh, we might just cry for the better part of forever. Speaking of which, you will love her book: Menopause Ain’t No Joke. Details on a special offer at the end of the post. Enjoy this offering!
Our friends at Fifty One Apparel have terrific cool clothing, designed for Menopause Goddesses. Using technology developed by NASA, their clothing collections offer daywear, lounge wear, sleepwear, and more. I tried some of their clothes a while back and loved them.
Enjoy this guest post by Jackie Lynch. I have definitely found that eating well has helped immensely through the challenges of menopause. Here are some helpful hints to ease you into beating those menopause blues through diet.
Wow. It’s hard enough to be going through menopause in the best of times. In these uncertain times of the pandemic, our stress levels may be pegging the needle into the red zone. But we can help ourselves. Enjoy this common sense, helpful approach to reducing stress in this guest blog by Isabella Lovett.
Amy Schmidt’s new book, Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond helps us to draw on inner reserves of courage as we face the changes wrought by menopause and midlife. She explains in her guest post below – enjoy!
Menopause Goddess Blog receives loads of letters from women suffering various symptoms and difficulties during the menopause transition. There is truly nothing worse than the feeling of isolation, of going through it alone. Read it and please let her know she is not alone – we get through this together.
The terrific folks at Hello Again Products sent me samples of their natural remedy for perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Their vaginal suppositories contain herbal supplements with CBD (cannabinoids) and help with symptoms such as vaginal dryness, insomnia, hot flashes, mood changes, and more.
Debbie Edwards shares a great opportunity for women going through perimenopause and menopause – her 4 week course is FREE in the beta version – but hurry to sign up – it starts Monday, July 27. Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2OsEUKs
I recently had the pleasure of talking about menopause issues with Femality Health. It’s truly gratifying to see the groundswell of menopause and natural health sites and information available to us now. Be sure and check out the interview here: Femality Health Menopause Diaries.
CBD (cannabidiol) has been found to help with a number of menopause symptoms (and some post-menopausal ones as well.) Joy Smith and her family founded JOY Organics after Joy experienced her first relief of menopause symptoms and joint pain from CBD
Joint pain, mood swings, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and genitourinary problems are just some of the difficulties that CBD can address.
A Spice kit helps with (read is essential for) vaginal and genitourinary health. It features a kegel exerciser, lubricant, biodegradable cleansing wipe, and a lovely satin bag to keep it in. This easy to use kit not only helps re-tone and thus remoisten your vagina, it helps keep your genitourinary system healthy and strong. Nearly all women of perimenopausal, menopausal, and post menopausal age need this.
Heather Wardell’s newest novel, The Menopause Support Group is the perfect anytime read. The women in The Menopause Support Group could be our friends. They suffer from myriad symptoms – like all of us. Physical, emotional, mental. All while trying to continue to work, love, and live.
it was with great joy that I opened an email from Healthline Media containing links to articles about demystifying Medicare. I get to share the info they painstakingly compiled with you (and me, woo hoo.) I feel better already!
Jennifer Harrington has written what I consider to be the MOST helpful, needed resource for perimenopausal and menopausal women. The title says it all: From Invisible to Invincible. The subtitle is accurate: The Natural Menopause Revolution.
So I am thrilled to announce that it is available to stream online for a limited time – and Menopause Goddess Blog has partnered with GFour Productions to get this perennial favorite to you.
It seems that baking is a form of mindfulness meditation and can decrease anxiety by requiring us to be fully present. Psychologists have studied the phenomenon and found that blood flow is shunted away from the amygdala (our anxiety and emotion center) to our prefrontal cortex. Our fear is lessened and we are calmer.
Recently, the Nurse’s Health Study contacted us participants and asked us to use a new symptom tracking app to help understand where Covid 19 is lurking. They also encouraged us to share it with family and friends for download. You do not have to be a health professional. The more people that use the app, the more we know about the virus and its prevalence.
In late February, I watched the news and knew we were in for a major hit. Every healthcare professional I know has anticipated and dreaded the coming of the next global pandemic. Knowing didn’t make it any easier to cope.
Anxiety is one of the emotional changes that afflicts women in menopause and perimenopause. (Been there, done that.) Even if you have never been anxious in the past, free-floating anxiety can have you worrying about anything and everything. Add in the legitimate crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and we can peg the needle in the red zone of the nervousness meter.
I’m serious. We can use this time to be more connected, not less. I’ve been overwhelmed by the caring and responsiveness of menopause goddesses and friends everywhere.
Dryness afflicts menopause goddesses everywhere – now there’s a new help. I got to try some Luvena products and loved them. I asked Anna Marie Houston to share her personal story with Luvena – it’s poignant, smart, and funny. Enjoy!
Menopause dries out our skin and accelerates aging. We lose collagen and moisture resulting in Estrogen Deficient Skin. Short of taking HRT, what are we to do? Emepelle answers that question with their natural serum and NIght Cream.
Our stellar webmaster, Bill, has migrated our contact to a new home (new Wordpress theme) as the old one was getting tired and no longer supported. (We know how it feels…) Stay tuned for lots more about Aging Gracefully and our Second Adulthood.
Happy solstice – the sun has begun its return and we are celebrating! Perhaps you are ready for Christmas but if you are still rushing around, here are a few tips to help you counteract the stress.
No matter how old you are, physical fitness is very important — and even more so as you get older. Women over the age of 50, in particular, stand to gain so much more from physical activity than just weight loss.
The folks from Kindra have developed a new line of over-the-counter solutions for menopause symptoms. P&G Ventures and venture engine M13 announced today the launch of Kindra, a new direct-to-consumer brand providing proven, estrogen-free solutions, supportive community and personalized resources for managing menopause and relieving symptoms.
Aloha goddesses! If you missed the Healthline Facebook live event yesterday with Dr. Jessica Shepherd and me, don’t despair – the video is on Healthline’s FB page – here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/healthline/videos/2131522600483421/
Join me and Dr. Jessica Shepherd for a Healthline FB live event tomorrow at 1 pm Pacific time ( 3 pm Eastern). We’ll share information about menopause and answer your questions in real time. Can’t wait to connect with you all!
Menopause is sudden, right?
Menopause is preceded by a different phase – a phase that bridges the gap between regular ovulation and eventual menopause. It’s called perimenopause.
Calling all menopause (and pre-menopause) goddesses! You are invited to an incredible upcoming event (WisePause Menopause Summit) on Saturday, October 12th in Atlanta to empower, educate, and nurture women
Elizabeth Paulsen and her sister share this story of how they helped their mom cool off from menopausal heat and hot flashes. And now they want to help all menopause goddesses with a product they invented to keep us all cool
It absolutely thrills me that committed people are working on products to help us through the transition and changes of the Big M. I only wish more of these had been available when I was first going through the Pause. Oh well, they are here now!
Hormone imbalance tends to be overlooked in a person’s overall health nowadays Here are ways body detoxification can help restore your hormone’s balance:
When I went through menopause, there was very little information or research about this life-altering transition. That’s changing – and you can be part of the change by sharing your experiences. I hope you will participate in both of these worthwhile causes – an online survey and/or a personal interview.
Enjoy an illuminating look at success in this guest blog by Tania Carriere. Maybe it’s time to rethink what it means to each of us.
I’ve been involved in the Nurse’s Health Study for 40 + years. This is the longest prospective health study EVER. Here are some of the latest findings of the Nurse’s Health Study.
Learn more about menopause and what’s ahead. Check out this interview I did for Katharina Wallenborg on her blog: Women’s Portraits Fifty Plus
Cucumber Clothing has a whole new line of clothing, including new ‘cool’ cashmere mix fabric jumpsuits that have all the same thermoregulating and moisture wicking properties of their other loungewear.
CBD is now being used throughout the health sector to treat all manner of ailments – and that includes some of the most common side effects of menopause.
It’s the beginning of May. I’m five months into my sabbatical. And it really does seem to be a state of mind and being.
Your years from here on out may be more your own than any you’ve had so far, and you have more freedom and possibility to define your own identity than any generation before. This definitely isn’t our mothers’ menopause.
Aloha, goddesses. As promised, I am reporting on the progress of my sabbatical. Spoiler alert: It’s glorious.
Katarina Wilk has written a terrific guide to perimenopause – what it is and common-sense ways to deal with it. I actually believe that this ought to be required reading for any woman over 40 years of age.
Kokoro Health was kind enough to send some samples of their natural hormone balancing creams for us to try. Their products are new to us, but they’ve been around for 20 years. We are glad we know about them now.
As most of you know, I am passionate about research into women’s health issues. We are just beginning to learn how important orgasm is for health generally. Let’s all participate in this study for us and future generations.
This April 2019 retreat in England will allow for re-creation and re-visioning. And get this: she is offering the retreat at 50% off for Menopause Goddess Readers. So instead of paying $4900 US, you pay only $2450.
“I’m taking myself on sabbatical.”
I trumpeted this to anyone who would listen (and many who wouldn’t.) I informed friends, clients, co-teachers and family that 2019 was the year that I would be unavailable for most anything save the minor tasks of eating and sleeping.
Did you have a dream or fantasy of how it might be when you retired? Or left your job to start your own business? Theresa-Venus offers this creative and thought provoking look at achieving life balance when we may not be able to change our job or retire. Enjoy!
Back in the day, when I was going through the worst of The Big M, there was very little info from ‘real’ women to be found. And no one can tell it like our sisters! Happily, that has changed. And here are two marvelous reads that you just won’t want to miss. Think you’re alone? Think again!
We’re undergoing a slow metamorphosis of how we live and work, and all of this is thanks to the internet. Age doesn’t have to mean you can’t work from home.