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When I entered my 40s and 50s, the conversation around health and well-being took on a whole new layer of importance. And it’s not just me, my peers are prioritizing these conversations and taking action too. As you know, during this time, the body begins to experience changes that can affect overall well-being. So it’s […]

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If you’re anything like me, at this age (52) or whatever age you are, health is of the utmost importance. While I’m alive, It is my most important wealth. As my body changes, I want to stay abreast of what’s happening so that I can take action as needed. So I am investing in my […]

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The Power of Recreation As we age, it becomes super important to engage in activities that not only support our bodies but also our minds. Recreation isn’t just a way to pass time; it’s an important component of living a long, healthy, and vibrant life. I’m sharing a delightful recreational experience I had at a […]

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My maternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Lincoln, whom I called Grannie, is a memorable figure in my childhood. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her fifties, a condition that greatly affected her daily living. Grannie led a challenging life, often spending time on the streets, resistant self-care acts like bathing, swallowing her meds and cleaning her home. […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible In this episode of The Pause Pod, I’m chatting with Dr. Melanie Llanes, a pelvic health expert, about the critical role of pelvic floor health during perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Llanes discusses the “five S’s” of pelvic floor function, the impact of hormonal changes, and common issues like urinary […]

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A Bit of My Fibroid Story One of the leading indicators that I was in perimenopause at thirty-eight was the sudden appearance of problematic uterine fibroids. No doctor, no my primary care physician, gynecologist, or internist, was able to tell me that the sudden spikes and fluctuation in my hormones, specifically estrogen, were due to […]

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The calendar has turned its page from the warmth and vibrancy of summer, and we find ourselves in colorful autumn, a season of subtle transformation and introspection. Autumn is a season of transition, and the world outside mirrors the transformations within us—our bodies, thoughts, dreams, and aspirations. Notice the similarities with the menopausal transition. As […]

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A POEM FOR YOU! In the dance of life, a new phase begins, A journey of change, where the old world thins, Menopause arrives with a quiet force, Bringing wisdom and grace on its sacred course. Once fertile grounds now lay sacred and bare, Yet within this stillness, a power to share, No longer defined […]

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