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Empty nesting is not going quite as I expected. It’s way more difficult to cope than I thought. More to come in another post. With all the preparation for my daughter’s journey to the UK to begin university, I barely had time to focus on my work and passions, much less share properly. But I’m […]

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After dropping off my daughter at university, I allowed myself some time to be with the avalanche of emotions that were percolating since the beginning of senior year. I cried, stayed in bed, ate chocolates, watched Netflix/Amazon movies, browsed through old photos, etc. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so super excited for my daughter. In […]

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It’s been quite the year in my household. After months of preparation, excitement, and angst, it’s finally here. Tomorrow I drop our daughter off at university, where she’ll spend the next three years of her life.  What makes it a bit harder is that she’s opted to go far, far, far away to the United […]

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I think it’s safe to say that the most commonly talked about menopausal symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, and low libido. But did you know there are some very unusual or weird and less talked about symptoms? Some of which people close to me and I have experienced. They will probably blow your mind, […]

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Every great bodily transition comes with its own unique set of experiences. Think puberty and or pregnancy? They all have their pros and cons. Well, menopause is no different. Did you know there are thirty plus symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause? Symptoms vary from none, mild or severe. And to be clear, perimenopause and […]

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A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared that the liver, adrenals, and nervous system are three areas to support during perimenopause and menopause consistently. I wanted to follow up with a bit more information. Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. It’s a summary of my experience and education. Do talk to your functional or […]

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