The ins & outs of facial hair (Part 2)

Click here to read Part 1: Things I learned from my teenage son  Questions about facial hair & perimenopause? We went to Dr Anna Garrett to pluck the facts. Here is what she said: Seriously, it’s not enough that women have to endure hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and crashing fatigue during perimenopause? Or […]

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Chin hair & other things I’ve learned from my son (Part 1 of 2)

Perimenopause, menopause & mid-life can all bring a host of surprises. Some of them are found staring you right in the face. This is a story about perimenopause. That begins with erectile dysfunction and ends with chin hair. Click to tweet. Yes, these things are actually related….related to conversations I’ve had with my son. When he […]

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Release the shame & stigma of perimenopause

Millions of Canadian women are experiencing menopause, yet many are still ashamed to talk about it. It’s time to release the stigma and start the conversation. [This article was published by Media Planet & circulated by Toronto Star on May 15, 2014 http://bit.ly/T6JyPP] I know what you’re thinking. You think you’re the only one. The only one who doesn’t feel […]

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Spilling the Beans on Fibre

This post is dedicated to two entrepreneurial chicks I’ve worshipped from afar for years: Janet & Greta Podleski. My sister used to work with their sister (so it’s almost as if we are related!) and ever since their first Looneyspoons cookbook hit the stands, I’ve been hooked! They take something so natural (healthy cooking) and make it […]

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Midlife: minus the crisis #thisismy47

Around the time I was born, a psychologist named Elliott Jaques coined the term “midlife crisis” based on his studies of patients and artists dealing with depression and anxiety about getting older. The term “midlife crisis” caught on because everyone knows someone (real or in the movies!) who fits the mould: hair loss, sex with […]

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The first conversation is with Mom + Low Progesterone

Genetics matter when it comes to menopause. Environment plays a major role. Following is an excerpt from Dr Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure:   We used to think that a woman’s age at menopause was determined simply by when she exhausted the supply of eggs in her ovaries. But the latest thinking is that genetics […]

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Competitive Hot Flashes? What’s Next?

Competitive hot flashes? Count me out. Whether it’s mood swings, memory loss or a bulging belly that belongs on a builder, there’s no doubt the menopause brings out the worst in many of us. This week, I learned we should add Competitive Menopause Syndrome (CMS) to the list of ugly things that can happen to […]

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Images for menopause: things that make me kookoo

I’m frustrated and annoyed. Here are some of my beliefs as to why no one has been talking about menopause (until now, that is!): (By the way, Lean In is partnering with Getty Images to try to eradicate the traditional images that seem to creep into stock images. This is exciting as we are hoping to one day eradicate the […]

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