Menopause Research Opportunity

Most of you know that I am passionate about research on menopause. So it is with great pleasure that I share this request for volunteers to help with the difficult symptoms of insomnia and sleep problems.

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October Sale on Cool Gear Plus Masks

Koldtec makes a cooling towel and bamboo masks. During October, Koldtec is offering our readers $10 off anything in their cart – just use the code: OCTSAVE10 when you check out. For more info or to order, click here: Koldtec.

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Men-It to Pause Can Save Your Sanity during Menopause

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!

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Managing Stress in Menopause and More

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.

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A Menopause Story – Can You Help?

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.

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Hello Again – New Help for Menopause Symptoms

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.

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Femality Health Interview with Menopause Goddess Blog

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. 

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Oh JOY: CBD for Menopause Symptoms

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.

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Put the Spice Back in Your Sex Life – and More

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.

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Perfect Summer Read: The Menopause Support Group

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.

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Stress Baking – It’s A Thing

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.

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You Can Help – Covid 19 Tracking App

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.

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Anxiety Squared: Coronavirus Fears and Menopause

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.

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A Love Note to Luvena – Help for Dryness

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!

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Dry As A Desert – Menopause Skin

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.

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Menopause Goddess Blog Has A New (Old) Look

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.

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New Menopause Products – No Prescription Needed

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.

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Wisepause Menopause Summit

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

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Fab New Products for Menopause Goddesses

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!

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Help With Menopause Research – Be Part of the Solution

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.

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A Menopause Goddess Goes on Sabbatical

“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.

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