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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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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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Apple Podcast | Spotify | Audible Menopause is a dynamic transitional phase, with everyone having their own unique experience. It may be a breeze for some and a challenge for others. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, I know this much is true; support is necessary to optimize well-being.  The sad thing is, seeking support […]

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On November 23rd, 2022, I celebrated My MENOVERSARY!! My menopause anniversary. I couldn’t think of a better portmanteau. A new iteration of myself has been unfolding for twelve years. November 23rd, marked twelve months/one year since I had my last period. This means I was officially in MENOPAUSE (I’m now post-menopause), an experience that includes […]

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I often get asked by women, “How do I know if I’m in menopause – perimenopause or post-menopause?” The word menopause is oftentimes used loosely to refer to the entire menopause experience. But I’m sure by now you know that the entire process occurs in stages. Namely, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Together they make the […]

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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.