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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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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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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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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible In this episode of The Pause Pod, I chat with Michelle Dwyer, a holistic health coach and certified nutrition consultant, about her journey into health coaching and her personal experiences with perimenopause. Michelle discusses the importance of considering the whole person for health and well-being, including routines and habits […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible The decline of estrogen and other important hormones during menopause causes more than hot flashes. Their decline can also have a significant impact on cognitive function. As a result, understanding the connection between menopause and the brain is crucial for our well-being.  In today’s episode our featured health and […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible The comfort zone feels sweet and safe, which is why so many find it hard to leave, even for their health and well-being. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel safe? But perceived fear can sabotage self-care, especially the perceived fear around things like aging and menopause.  Consider the […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible Many people suffer through the transition of perimenopause and post-menopause for many reasons. Some reasons we don’t have control over. But some we do have control over.  I share five mindset shifts in today’s episode that can ease menopause suffering in 2023. So If you’re one of those people […]

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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible With The Pause Pod Podcast, I wanted, first and foremost, to focus on the people experiencing peri/post-menopause. Experts are great, valued, appreciated, and necessary. And I’ll have them on. But I want to connect the human faces to this human experience that’s menopause. So having real people on to […]

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Way back, about eight years ago, I had a beauty/style blog. Dixie Beauty morphed into Inside Outer Style then finally Inside Outer Beauty. I said I was not going to do a style blog again. And I’m not. This is a style post. When I left my job for a self-care sabbatical, I gave myself […]

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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.