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.
Are the hormonal changes from menopause wreaking havoc on your relationship? If you’re a woman (or her spouse/partner) going through menopause and it’s affecting your relationship, then Steve Harvey’s talk show wants to hear from you!
Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Holidays to all you menopause goddesses (and those who love them). Enjoy this terrific song by Mary Keydash celebrating Mrs. Claus in Menopause – guaranteed to give you a laugh.
Take a break from the holidays for some “me time” reading. 2 articles and a fabulous new book: Period, The End by Linda Condrillo
Mobile Comfort’s RoCo personal air conditioner is a revolutionary device developed in collaboration with the University of Maryland and the US Dept. of Energy. .Become a beta tester and win one for yourself.
Wow! Bedjet is having a HUGE holiday sale! 40% off all Bedjets from November 19 through the end of December. You won't want to miss this - click here. BedJet is a truly amazing innovation. They sent me one to try and I fell instantly in love with it. So did my...
These two dedicated doctors became involved with me in getting the word out that there is a natural solution to help with vaginal dryness… and that’s when Vaginal Renewal Complex was born.
Our friends at Genneve are hosting an event in Seattle with myriad menopause experts on November 10.
our friends at Genneve and they have put together a series of 9 free videos talking with experts on some of menopause’s biggest challenges.
Next Saturday 20th October, Become are marking World Menopause Day with a Menopause Workshop Event in London.
But I am told that I am now invisible if I am not still seen as a sex object, as sexy, as still feminine in ways that deny my age. I am told this by women and men alike. I refute this.
Kaylyn Easton and I are delighted to announce the winners of the Chiavare giveaway. There were so many terrific wisdom slices shared with us.
Sharon Harnett, a practitioner in holistic healing methods, and Dev Steiger, a researcher, are conducting a survey on the multi-faceted experience of menopause: the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience.
In the tradition of Erma Bombeck, Stacey Gustafson writes with pinpoint humor about the trials and tribulations of daily life (midlife) in her newest book: Are You Still Kidding Me? And check out the giveaway.
In honor of Menopause Month, the Chiavaye personal moisturizer giveaway is extended until the end of September. Scroll down for details - it's easy to enter. Just answer the following question in the comments section of this blog. Winner will be chosen at random....