This past December, I made the decision to become an embedded contractor within a large health-system. This means instead of working mostly from home, I’m now heading into an office everyday. And, in that office is a sea of people working in “cubes.” And, within those sea of cubes…are whole bunch of women, many of […]
Menopausal Memory Tips for March
These days I’m spending a lot of time preaching to my 11 year-old son about getting organized—all so he can remember that he has math homework, needs to take a sack lunch tomorrow and to please, please brush his teeth before he goes to bed. In the midst of all of this, I’m trying to […]
Depression and Menopause – Part 3
This week is my third and final installation (for a while) about menopause and depression. If you missed the first one click here. It’s almost Christmas and I think time to move on to a little holiday cheer. But, boy is this post relevant to me this week. I struggled as I learned that I’ve […]
Depression and Menopause – Part 2
This post is focused on addressing the connection between depression and menopause. It’s become an important topic for me because not only do I understand first-hand depression, but women often talk to me about how depression has either crept into their lives as they enter menopause or how menopause has become even more prevalent as […]
Depression and Menopause – Part 1
Depression and menopause. Two words that we have not strung together in one sentence since we launched this blog, but words that are often used in conjunction with just the thought of menopause. It’s reality—unpredictable hormone fluctuations plus stress, body image, sexuality, infertility, or aging—any one or a combination of these causes emotional distress that […]
Having a Hot Flash? Maybe Some “Covers Off Chardonnay” Will Help?
As we wind down Hot Flash Month, I was excited to discover a fun website/blog: http://hotflashwines.com/blog/. Just like me, you are probably wondering what the heck this site might offer? Well, it’s just as billed—wine for hot flashes, along with other menopausal moods. Below is how the group of women behind the site describe what […]
Cool Green Smoothie
I don’t know about your weather, but it has been HOT where I live. Turning on the stove or even lighting up the grill has been the last thing I’ve wanted to do. So, as I was thinking about what sounded good for the lunch the other day and only “cold” came to mind—something even […]
What is a Hot Flash?
Well, Hello! Today’s post is literally about hot flashes because I’ve had a number of people ask me in the past week exactly what is a “hot flash” and how do they know if they are having one. It became clear that I needed to step back to the beginning because there are probably many […]
Can Hypnosis Help Hot Flashes?
Last week we established that I have not yet or may never experience the infamous “hot flash” syndrome that causes millions of women to suffer on sometimes a daily basis. But, in the name of preparation for what might hit me in the future—I decided to do a little research and see what treatments are […]
Hot Flashes & PMS
This month we are focusing on hot flashes, which (thankfully) I have not yet experienced as I plod along on the pre-menopausal road. I have to admit my optimism was “perked up” for a moment when I was doing a little research this week on hot flashes. Evidently, a new study conducted by Dr. Tomi […]