Top 3 Ways to Combat Menopause Belly Bulge

Top 3 Ways to Combat Menopause Belly Bulge

We’re hitting menopause and we’re noticing some extra layers around our middle. Yuck, menopause weight gain! Who wants that on top of hot flashes, insomnia, crazy cycles, PMS that won’t quit, and partners who still want sex but we don’t care....
Menopause Is A Spiritual Opportunity

Menopause Is A Spiritual Opportunity

What?!? A spiritual opportunity? I feel like crap, how can this be spiritual? What on earth are you talking about Sheridan? When I say spiritual, I mean menopause helps you get in touch with your spirit, your inner being, your soul. Like the hero’s journey, you have...
Cycle Madness in Menopause

Cycle Madness in Menopause

OMG, how much can one woman bleed?!? ***WARNING Graphic Content to follow!*** After 5 super-plus tampons backed up by 5 super-maxi pads, I began to wonder if anyone has ever bled out during her period. It suddenly hit me, this is the flooding I’ve read about. I’d been...
Weight Gain in Menopause

Weight Gain in Menopause

Just tried on my new ski pants, size 10, and they’re uncomfortably tight! What happened to being a 6 Tall? Granted that was probably a nicotine-induced skinniness, but geez, size 10 ski pants cut off my circulation when I get into a tuck skiing. Harsh! Let’s talk...
Hormonal Insomnia

Hormonal Insomnia

I went to sleep before 8:30 last night, 9 the night before and 8 a few nights back. Then slept in until at 9am (you read that right) my husband said, “I thought only teenagers did that.” I’m sleeping lots and lots right now because, like my teenage counterpart, I’m in...
Is This Menopause?

Is This Menopause?

When you need reader glasses to find the tab on your tampon wrapper, it’s probably time for menopause. This actually happened to me last week, and I thought you’d get a laugh out of the image of me literally asking my husband to bring me some readers after trying to...
Dryness (down there)

Dryness (down there)

Yep, I’m gonna use the “V” word and talk about vaginal dryness. I hear a lot of menopausal women sharing this uncomfortable and totally irritating complaint. It can be anything from annoying to downright debilitating and a serious sex life ruiner, that is if you even...
Brain Fog

Brain Fog

Brain fog is a common menopause complaint. Heck, it can be a big issue for lots of non-menopausers too! I naively thought I’d skipped that perimenopausal symptom, until I noticed I couldn’t quite grasp the words I wanted to say. Easy words like… glove, dinner, or...
Menopause: Round 4

Menopause: Round 4

I’m finding menopause symptoms come in waves. Sometimes I’m up on the crest feeling so good, scoffing menopause, and feeling I’ve got this symptom nonsense licked. Then suddenly a rouge wave comes out of nowhere, smacks me off my high perch, and I’m back down in the...
Hot Flash or Power Surge?

Hot Flash or Power Surge?

I’ve been having tons of hot flashes lately, haven’t slept a full night in months, and my thinking’s gettin’ foggy. Sound familiar? Yup, it’s menopause, and it’s legit! Not for sissies! Leave it to women to do all the badass s#*t! I’m perfectly fine one moment,...
Menopause Isn’t A Disease

Menopause Isn’t A Disease

Menopause isn’t a disease, so let’s stop treating as if it were one. In conventional medicine, we take a pill to deal with our “disease” symptoms and voila no more problem, right? Not so fast… there really isn’t a magic pill to heal yourself. Pills, taking away our...