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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 to go through some tough stuff to come […]

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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 sailing by for the past year with […]

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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. Harsh! Let’s talk about the irritating weight gain that always seems to […]

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Hormonal Insomnia

I went to sleep before 8:30 last night, 9 the night before and 8 a few nights back. When 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 a whirlwind of hormonal […]

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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 tear it open with my […]

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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 want to have sex at all during menopause. So […]

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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 bike. I could picture the item, knew I knew […]

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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 trough wondering what the heck just happened. What […]

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