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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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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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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brain fog

5 key questions to improve (or even eliminate) brain fog

  Brain fog is a common complaint of women in perimenopause, and I can certainly relate. I was a self-employed, 39-year-old mother of two young children. I could not focus. I would write lists — and re-write lists — in fear of forgetting something. But all I could do was stare at the words in […]

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Kegels: how to do them properly

This kegel video from Kim Vopni of Pelvienne Wellness is going to change your life. Our pelvic floor  is responsible for maintaining continence, holding our internal organs in place, supporting our spine and pelvis, and for sexual function… Pretty important stuff! says Kim Most of us have never been taught how to take care of this […]

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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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What to tell your daughter (and son!)

  One of the many books that has been occupying real estate on my desk (and in my brain) lately is TheMenopause Book. Each chapter has a section titled “What to tell your daughter”, and that is the inspiration for today’s post. It reminds me of one day about a year ago. I remember it vividly. […]

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There is virtually no research on perimenopause.

One tour of “Dr. Google” and you will find lots of research on menopause. There is very little research on perimenopause. As Dr. Jerilynn Prior points out: That’s a shame because they are as different as chalk and cheese. CeMCOR is a research-focused, not-for-profit organization, based at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and it […]

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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. ( Closer to home, whenever this happens—say, in […]

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