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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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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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Awe is described as a feeling of amazement and wonder that arises from experiencing something profound, beautiful, or inspiring. It can positively impact your mood, well-being, and overall perspective on life. However, unlike other emotions, Dacher Kelter says awe is complex, difficult to define, positive or negative, and can arise from various stimuli. I’m choosing […]

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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 […]

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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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I am ready for me No resolutions for me. Only realizations and intentions. I realize I’m 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 years doing what she felt she had […]

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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.