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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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One of the things that can plague people during (peri)menopause is insomnia. Healthy, restful sleep is sustenance for the body. During sleep, the body releases toxic waste, regulates temperature and hormones, repairs cells, the brain stores new information/consolidates memories, etc. However, during the menopausal transition- which causes hormonal changes – getting quality sleep can be […]

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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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Lately, I’ve been dealing with this concept of attachment, which was triggered by my youngest daughter’s departure to university in the United Kingdom. I dropped her off, returned home to an empty house, and promptly fell apart. I was super excited to be an empty nester, and if you know me or if we’re friends […]

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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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There’s sick leave, menstrual leave (not in the USA), and maternity leave. But have you ever heard about menopause leave? Well, it’s legal in some countries and gaining traction in others. Of course, the next question is, who’s offering it? As you know, the U.S. is slow or perhaps reluctant to get on the ball […]

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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.