Self Care


If It Doesn’t Fit, Get Rid of It!
31 May 2017

If It Doesn’t Fit, Get Rid of It!

Let’s talk about clothes. Specifically, holding onto clothes that don’t fit. I recently had a woman in the Hormone Harmony Club complain that because of weight gain, the only clothes she could now wear were shapeless shifts. But she couldn’t bear to part with the beautiful wardrobe she once wore because the clothes were expensive and she could never find ones like them again. Now,...

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How to Become a Ninja of NOPE in the New Year
29 Dec 2016

How to Become a Ninja of NOPE in the New Year

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn on my self-care journey is how to say no. I was recently approached by a group of friends and asked to be in charge of a fundraiser at the church my husband and I recently started going to. This request triggered all kinds of thoughts. “How can I say no when our church badly needs some...

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Why Women Won’t Invest in Themselves (and Why It Matters)
03 Mar 2016

Why Women Won’t Invest in Themselves (and Why It Matters)

I recently had a phone call with a potential client, Joanne. Joanne’s really struggling with insomnia, weight gain and just generally feeling like she’s stuck. She’s done a lot of research on perimenopause but has yet to find any real help. We talked through her symptoms, goals and ways I could help her. At the end of our conversation she said, “This sounds like just...

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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 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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27 May 2014

3 Easy Ways to Tame Temptation and Avoid Unhealthy Travel Trip-Ups

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. -Arnold H. Glasgow Picture this. You’re making some excellent, healthy choices using your very best thinking. You’re feeling stronger, healthier and you are totally on the right track. You’re super-proud of yourself! Then it’s time for your vacation. You have visions of fruity drinks, palm trees...

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Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself??
27 Mar 2014

Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself??

Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself?? “I should have a salad for dinner.” “I shouldn’t eat this chocolate.” “I should clean my house.” “I shouldn’t get a new car. This one still runs.” Sound familiar? How do you feel when you say “I should really start exercising more” or “I should have a salad”? Excited? Motivated? Or more like… blah? All those shoulds sure make...

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06 Mar 2014

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Imagine this scenario: Your energy level just hasn’t been what it should be. One of your pals tells you about a supplement she’s started taking that sounds too good to be true. So you hop in the car and head to Whole Foods. You’re standing in the aisle and there’s a whole smorgasbord of supplements staring back at you. You decide to create your own...

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20 Feb 2014

Wake Up! Your Body’s Talking…

Sometimes, it starts as a whisper. “Psst…psst…ya know, with your family history, you’re gonna need to pay attention to the choices you make.” Or, it could be a not-so-gentle tap on your shoulder….”Mrs. Jones, you have diabetes.” Or, your wakeup call may be the 2 x 4 that smacks you squarely on the head (from the back of an ambulance) as you find yourself on...

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30 Jan 2014

How to Breathe your Way to Cool Comfort

I get asked lots of questions about what works to help with hot flashes. The truth is, the data is sparse and inconsistent. A whole lot of things have been tried (herbs, antidepressants, acupuncture) with varying degrees of success depending on the study design. However, one technique called paced respiration has been shown to reduce the severity of hot flashes by 44%! No hormones; no...

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