Tag: Menopause


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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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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The Answer to the #1 Question about Menopause
01 Jul 2015

The Answer to the #1 Question about Menopause

When I speak to groups of women, one of THE most common questions I get is, “when does this menopause hell end???” Many of them assume that when they pass their official menopause date (that’s a year after your last period, in case you’re unsure) that all of their symptoms will just disappear. Unfortunately, the fun may rage on long after that menopause date has...

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14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!
25 Feb 2015

14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!

In case you missed it, PBS recently interviewed the lead researcher about her study of women and the duration of hot flashes and night sweats. And the news wasn’t good. Her team studied nearly 1500 women (aged 42–52 at baseline) who reported frequent vasomotor symptoms (6 days or more over a 2-week period) at least once during roughly 13 years’ follow-up. Vasomotor symptoms include hot...

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What to Do When Your Hormone Orchestra’s Out of Tune
23 Oct 2014

What to Do When Your Hormone Orchestra’s Out of Tune

If you’ve been in perimenopause for more than a few minutes, you’re very aware of the delicate balance of hormones in your body. When everything’s working well the music is beautiful, but when the violin pops a string, a whole host of unpleasant symptoms can surface. Common signs of imbalance may include fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes, big-time crankiness and...

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How to Take the Fear out of Menopause
01 Oct 2014

How to Take the Fear out of Menopause

This work I do gives me a bird’s eye view of the spectrum of experiences women go through as they move through menopause. Some journey into this strange land and come out the other side completely unscathed. But then there are the women who watch in horror as their perfectly orchestrated lives unravel into puddles of anger, tears and rage. When women begin menopause the...

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10 Sep 2014

Celebrating Menopause Awareness Month!

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called menopause each day. I believe it’s essential to provide valuable information and tips on how to manage menopause and maintain overall wellness because knowledge is power and bewilderment is not a fun place to be! Part of my mission is to encourage women to be their own healthcare...

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