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There’s no doubt that menopause symptoms affect people in different ways. Some people experience severe symptoms, some mild experience symptoms, and some experience no symptoms. For those who experience mild to severe symptoms, the challenge is often finding the right treatments to alleviate their discomfort. While some opt to go the natural medicinal route, others […]

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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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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 menopausal experience. Let’s take a look at each phase. Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause […]

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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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Twelve years ago, I made a self-care vow. One that eventually led me to leave my job and one I’ve shared with thousands of women in my teaching/wellness practice and on The Global Women’s Self-care Day Facebook page. Unfortunately, not much is happening with this initiative at the moment. Self-care is a big deal for […]

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