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Last year when I officially crossed the threshold of perimenopause into menopause, I had an overwhelming urge to celebrate this rite of passage/milestone. So I did. All by myself, I began my day with gratitude, prayer, Qigong, and continued with laughter and dance. At the time, I didn’t think about why the urge to celebrate […]
Lately, I’ve been dealing with this concept of attachment, which was triggered by my youngest daughter’s departure to university in the United Kingdom. I dropped her off, returned home to an empty house, and promptly fell apart. I was super excited to be an empty nester, and if you know me or if we’re friends […]
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, […]
I am ready for me No resolutions for me. Only realizations and intentions. I came to a realization this year. realize I am ready for myself. I know who I am. This God-sent, cool, incredible, resilient, beautiful, loving, brilliant woman (saying all the things I say to others to myself.) who spent the last thirty-two […]
The holidays are here once again. And whatever your situation this year, whether you’re with family or not, whether you have a little or a lot, chances are you’ll be spending time around food. Food is fun and festive, bringing family and loved ones together. But food can also cause pain and discomfort if not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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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