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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible Restorative sleep is self-care and is fundamental for our overall well-being. However, during the menopause phase, sleep can be hard to come by for so many as fluctuating and declining hormones can cause disturbances, which can interrupt our wildest dreams.  So does that mean you’re not taking care of […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible With The Pause Pod Podcast, I wanted, first and foremost, to focus on the people experiencing peri/post-menopause. Experts are great, valued, appreciated, and necessary. And I’ll have them on. But I want to connect the human faces to this human experience that’s menopause. So having real people on to […]

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One of the things that can plague people during (peri)menopause is insomnia. Healthy, restful sleep is sustenance for the body. During sleep, the body releases toxic waste, regulates temperature and hormones, repairs cells, the brain stores new information/consolidates memories, etc. However, during the menopausal transition- which causes hormonal changes – getting quality sleep can be […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible Menopause is a dynamic transitional phase, with everyone having their own unique experience. It may be a breeze for some and a challenge for others. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, I know this much is true; support is necessary to optimize well-being.  The sad thing is, seeking support […]

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There’s sick leave, menstrual leave (not in the USA), and maternity leave. But have you ever heard about menopause leave? Well, it’s legal in some countries and gaining traction in others. Of course, the next question is, who’s offering it? As you know, the U.S. is slow or perhaps reluctant to get on the ball […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible The menopause conversations have been heating up. No pun intended. Did you see the menopause ad during the Super Bowl? Whether you like it or not, you have to agree more and more people are openly sharing their menopausal experiences and seeking support from peer communities. And more and […]

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There’s no doubt that the menopausal process can take a toll on your sleep routine, with night sweats sometimes making it difficult to get consistent and quality sleep. Trust me. I know all too well how a night sweat can wake you out of peaceful slumber. Though I’m in post-menopause now, it still happens. Albeit, […]

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There’s no doubt that menopause symptoms affect people in different ways. Some people experience severe symptoms, some experience mild symptoms, and some experience no symptoms. For those who experience mild to severe symptoms, the challenge is often finding the right treatments to alleviate their discomfort. While some opt to go the plant-based route, others prefer […]

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On November 23rd, 2022, I celebrated My MENOVERSARY!! My menopause anniversary. I couldn’t think of a better portmanteau. A new iteration of myself has been unfolding for twelve years. November 23rd, marked twelve months/one year since I had my last period. This means I was officially in MENOPAUSE (I’m now post-menopause), an experience that includes […]

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I'm Dixie. 50+ Biology and health educator, qigong practitioner, beauty and wellness founder, empty nester, and all round life lover.