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Aside from science, biology, and health and wellness, I’m also a style lover, influenced by the many aspects of my surroundings. And if you know me, are close to me, or engage with me via social media, you’ve witnessed this side. Over the years, I’ve attempted to be more intentional and minimal with my clothing/apparel […]

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Twelve years ago, I made a self-care vow. One that eventually led me to leave my job and one I’ve shared with thousands of women in my teaching/wellness practice and on The Global Women’s Self-care Day Facebook page. Unfortunately, not much is happening with this initiative at the moment. Self-care is a big deal for […]

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Reinventing my life started with a Self-care sabbatical! And it led to me finding my passion and purpose. But before we get to that, here’s a peek at the past for a little perspective. A Peek At My Past I was born into a household and community of bush medicine. The tiny village of approximately […]

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Many of you know I’m a gut-hormone axis believer and supporter. The presence of the estrobolome and its role in hormone health is among the most important lessons I’ve learned about the gut biome. My menopausal mantra is “gut care is menopause care.” Much like “gut care is skincare.” So I’m sharing a bit about the […]

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I began experiencing perimenopause at thirty-eight, and between then and fifty, I had roughly five hot flashes. Nothing intense. Then the beginning month of my 50th birthday, they started to rain on my body, day and night. I was like, WTF?

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I know the magic of diaphragmatic breathing. But sometimes, I get complacent. Today I was reminded of how magical and powerful it is for the body. As you may know, I’m in the perimenopausal/menopausal stage of my life, which has caused an uptick in headaches due to hormonal fluctuations. Today, a headache came on, and […]

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After a two-year hiatus, I made my way back to the sauna, and boy, did it feel good. If you’ve ever considered using the sauna, starting slow is best. Beginners should begin with a sitting time of 10 to 15 minutes and gradually work their way up to 20 to 30 or perhaps 40 minutes. […]

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And just like that, I’ve changed gears and have officially left the fourth gear and shifted into the fifth gear. If you know anything about changing gears in manual cars, the fifth gear allows for the fastest speed using the least power.  I powered through the last three decades of my life, and for a […]

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Did your parents, teachers, or health care providers prepare you for perimenopause? If you’re lucky to have had preparation from parents, etc., congratulations. You are a part of the minority. If you didn’t? I’m with you. We’re in the majority. You would think that such an important transition/right of passage, accompanied by so many physical […]

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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.