Cracking open the conversation with your doctor [FREE Book]

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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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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Roller coasters & new beginnings

True story: These last few years have been a bit of a roller coaster for me. My perimenopause ride began nearly 10 years ago. It started with sore breasts, a couple of chin hairs and some slight changes in my period. It then spun into serious sleep issues, brain fog, anxiety and depression (scared the […]

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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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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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Hello! My name is…

What happens when you introduce yourself to as perimenopause Yesterday I was invited to a meeting at Lunapads. It was a brainstorming session with a group of like-minded women. Most of us had never met before. I had an opportunity to introduce myself–not once, but twice–in the same meeting. So I decided to try two different approaches: Introduction […]

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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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Point of view: do what’s best for you. #nojudging

I have to say I woke up feeling rather overwhelmed this morning. Yesterday, Robin Williams’ death was the headline filling all of my newsfeeds. Today it was more. Much more. It was empathy. It was sympathy. It was confusion. It was conflicting. And it was overwhelm. First I was thinking about the people I’ve loved […]

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