Let’s escape to Whistler! Reservations now open

RE:Treat 2016 is open for registration! Picture yourself lakeside. 3 days and 2 nights (June 5-7) at the award winning Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. A true getaway from all your regular responsibilities. An opportunity to RE:lax, RE:charge and RE:new your commitment to the most important person in your life: YOU! Reserve your spot here. Your RE:Treat 2016 Includes: Two-night stay in a […]

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Read this before your next doctor’s appointment [FREE eBook]

You could do what I did…but you may end up thinking: “It’s all in my head!” I’m talking about the first time I said “menopause” to my doctor and left disappointed. You see, everything I’ve learned about preparing to talk about perimenopause with my doctor I learned…well, by not preparing. That’s right. After finally working up the courage to say the word […]

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Dear Menopause: Leave Me Alone

Learning to redefine the experience of menopause: Letters I wrote to Menopause at age 33, 38, 41 & 45 Age 33 You are a stranger to me. 40 still seems like a number that will never come. I’m pregnant and aside from sore boobs, I can’t say I’m feeling any “hormonal shift”. Don’t get me […]

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The Puberty-Perimenopause Smackdown

What to do when you find yourself on the hormonal teeter-totter This story first appeared in the December issue of Ageless Living In a galaxy far, far away, whenever two neutron stars collide, there is a so-called stellar smackdown that occurs in just one-hundredth of a second. (www.space.com) Closer to home, whenever this happens—say, in […]

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Relief for heavy flow

Heavy flow: another subject no one is talking about. Yet, 9 out of 10 women I’ve spoken with over the last couple of months have named it as their top (most common, most annoying, most frustrating!) concern of perimenopause. Changes in period/PMS is one of the most common experiences of perimenopause. The timing of your […]

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Saying “I Do” to the (Peri)Menopausal Marriage

7 Key Ways to Keep Your Relationship from cracking during Perimenopause & beyond I have to tell you a little story–two actually. Last week, I showed my husband how to share my Menopause Chicks posts on Facebook. Without prompting, he put it out there for the whole world to see: Hello. My name is Don […]

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RETreat: committing to radical self-care

I’m picturing us here in 2016. It’s New Year’s Eve 2015. The last day of a crazy, life-changing (more on that in the coming weeks…) year. If you’re like me, before you kickstart your celebrations tonight (even if those celebrations involve Netflix and a candlelit bubble bath), you review the past 365 days and set intentions for the […]

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Release the shame & stigma of perimenopause

Millions of women are experiencing menopause, yet many are still ashamed to talk about it. It’s time to release the stigma and start the conversation. I know what you’re thinking. You think you’re the only one. The only one who doesn’t feel like having sex, the only one losing her temper, and the only one wide […]

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