Sep 10 2012
I'm in Perimenopause: Why Can't My Doctor Help Me?
In one of my recent blog posts, “Physicians Heal Thyself (And Hopefully, Us Too),” I spoke to the frustration many women feel when they try to get help for perimenopause in a medical system which does not seem to really understand women’s hormo...
Sep 07 2012
September is Menopause Awareness Month
September is Menopause Awareness Month. While I am certain that every woman is aware of menopause, I must admit I’m happy that the healthcare community is working hard to bring attention to it – in a positive way. My post yesterday is a real...
Sep 06 2012
Physicians: Heal Thyself (And Hopefully Us, Too)
If you follow my blogs, then you know that I speak a lot to the over-all experience of perimenopause and menopause. I also speak a lot to the actual physical symptoms. But, as any woman knows who has gone through perimenopause, it is far more t...
Aug 31 2012
Views From a Conservative Woman Regarding Women's Health
As a women’s health writer and blogger, I stay away from politics for obvious reasons. It’s not that I’m apolitical. I’m not. I have very strong political beliefs. It’s just that I don’t see the value in politicizing women’s health.Unfortuna...
Aug 30 2012
Menopause can be the Happiest Time of Your Life
There’s a lot to be said about the sadness of perimenopause,what it represents, and how it makes women feel. I know, because I’ve had plenty to say about it. Profound life changes which are born out of loss, such as perimenopause, will natural...
Aug 24 2012
Loss of Libido During Perimenopause
As a woman who enjoyed a healthy sex life before I entered perimenopause, I can tell you without a doubt, that the thought of losing my libido due to hormone imbalance simply terrified me. To be honest, the thought of menopause in general terri...
Aug 23 2012
The Cycle of Stress and Hormonal Imbalance in Perimenopause
During perimenopause and menopause, estrogen and progesterone are the two hormones which always seem to get top billing. Certainly two very powerful, key players in our fertility and menstrual cycles, estrogen and progesterone essentially make...
Aug 14 2012
Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary for Post-Menopausal Women?
If you have your ear to the ground in the medical field, then you may have noticed a shift in attitudes among healthcare providers, who are beginning to question the wisdom of routine wellness procedures. Women’s health is an area which is of p...
Aug 10 2012
Post BlogHer 2012 Sleep Hangover
If you are ever uncertain of just how old you really are, take a trip somewhere for about five days, eat different food, sleep in a different bed, and fight your way through a couple of crazy airports. If that doesn’t reveal your true age, well,...
Jul 30 2012
BlogHer 2012: Blogging, Menopause, and Big Business
I’m getting ready to head to the BlogHer 2012blogging conference in New York City next week. I will be attending for the first time since I began bloggingabout menopause approximately 5 years ago. I’m not sure what to expect exactly, but I’m cer...