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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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Our bodies are more powerful than we can imagine. Have you ever heard of epigenetics? It studies how the environment and behaviors influence gene expression without changing the DNA sequence. Studies have shown that epigenetic changes can pass from one generation to another. Think about the implications of that. Yes. We can inherit our ancestors’ […]

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Dan Buettner coined the term “Blue Zones,” which refers to the lifestyle of the world’s longest-living communities; centenarians. They are among the oldest and healthiest people in the world, living with little to no chronic health issues. He is also the author of Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Live the […]

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After being layered all winter long, I welcome the hot summer days because I can wear less clothing and have fun with the pieces I wear. I particularly love my skin out so I can feel the sunshine on my skin. Yes. Distressed denim happens to be one of my fave summer wear. But you […]

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Hey friends. Things are looking a bit different around here. Same theme, new photos, some old photos. Someone hacked the blog. That said, I lost everything from 2010 to 2020. But, considering all that 2020 has been, this is not a big deal. It truly is not. I did not lose one moment of sleep […]

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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.