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The Number One Way to Put Yourself on Your To-Do List
24 Sep 2015

The Number One Way to Put Yourself on Your To-Do List

OK ladies, pull out your to-do list for the coming week. Take a quick look. Are YOU on it?  And if time for you IS on the list, where is it? Top? Bottom? If you found yourself at the bottom (or in the “not-at-all” category), read on. If you’re at the top of your list…good for you. Stop back by another day. So, what IS...

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How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider
17 Sep 2015

How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider

Having an open and honest dialogue with your healthcare provider can be uncomfortable for many women. Many of us were brought up to believe that doctors know all and that we should follow instructions and not ask questions (if we even know WHAT questions to ask). Fortunately, I believe the tide is turning and women are realizing that menopause and all that goes with it...

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3 Reasons Women Aren’t Getting the Care They Deserve in Menopause
10 Sep 2015

3 Reasons Women Aren’t Getting the Care They Deserve in Menopause

I’ve had it. Had it with hearing how my clients are dismissed by their health care providers for being “too young” to be in perimenopause or “too far past menopause” to have hormonal symptoms. Had it with the limited options that are offered for suffering that affects all aspects of a woman’s quality of life. Had it with women meekly accepting the tiny bits of...

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03 Sep 2015

September is Menopause Awareness Month!

Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter the twisting, turning journey called menopause each day. And most of them have no idea what to expect. So many questions. So much confusion. So much fear. So much needless suffering. The mission of my work is to provide valuable information and take the mystery out of menopause (and perimenopause). I know for sure that knowledge is...

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“Female Viagra”: Is the Pink Pill Help or Hype?
25 Aug 2015

“Female Viagra”: Is the Pink Pill Help or Hype?

The Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of a marginally effective drug to enhance the sexual drive of women with low libido raises a lot of questions. We will probably never know whether the agency made a purely scientific judgment or whether it was unduly influenced by a campaign called “Even the Score”, partly financed by the manufacturer and organized with the help of one...

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Is It Time to Say “See Ya” to Caffeine?
19 Aug 2015

Is It Time to Say “See Ya” to Caffeine?

If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and you’ve done any research at all, one of the recommendations you’ve likely seen is to give up caffeine. This is not great news for many of us! Caffeine is addictive and the warmth of that morning coffee ritual may be deeply ingrained. I feel your pain. But here’s why this is important. Caffeine opens up your blood vessels (that’s...

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How to Defy Gravity in Your Life
11 Aug 2015

How to Defy Gravity in Your Life

There’s a lot in life we tolerate. We ignore the check engine light, give the stink eye to the socks our partners toss on the floor, put up with the critical friend, and mindlessly accept the annoyances that drain our energy. And we become numb to the negative impact these things have on our lives as they drag us down. What exists in your life...

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How Moving Your Butt Can Add Years to Your Life
04 Aug 2015

How Moving Your Butt Can Add Years to Your Life

Have you heard the news? Sitting is the new smoking. It’s taking years off your life. All that time you spend parked behind a steering wheel, slumped over a keyboard, or kicked back in front of the TV increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even depression. Not mention what it does to your waistline. Here’s what the research shows. Sitting for more...

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How to Manage Anxiety in Perimenopause without Medication
28 Jul 2015

How to Manage Anxiety in Perimenopause without Medication

If you put a group of 40+ year-old women in a room, you might expect the conversation to turn to weight gain and hot flashes. These are two very common symptoms of menopause that drive women crazy. But what about anxiety? You might be surprised at the number of women who mention anxiety as their most challenging symptom. And interestingly, this is completely new for...

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7 Powerful Ways to Escape Midlife Mindset Muck
21 Jul 2015

7 Powerful Ways to Escape Midlife Mindset Muck

~ Thoughts are not facts, even the ones that tell you they are. One of my clients, Chris, just sent me an e-mail SOS. She’s completely overwhelmed with all that she needs to do. Insomnia has sapped her mojo and family responsibilities are weighing her down. She wanted to know what she could do to feel better RIGHT-THIS-VERY-MINUTE! Here’s what I told her. “Put on...

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