Nov 13 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause Part II
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia left me feeling both relieved and frustrated. Relieved because I was told I do not have RA (rheumatoid arthritis), frustrated because fibromyalgia is such a nebulous condition. So nebulous in fact, that nearl...
Nov 07 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause
I received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia recently. I saw a Rheumatologist because I was convinced the symptoms which I have been exhibiting the last 18 months were an autoimmune system issue, and pointed to rheumatoid arthritis, aka, RA: nodes in...
Nov 02 2012
Coping with Menopause in a Sound Bite World
I will be the first one to tell you that I love technology. I love my iPhone with all of its fancy apps. I love my laptop. I love Twitter. I love Facebook. I love Google+ (well, I’m working on loving Google+), and I love the Internet. But, like...
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 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,...
Apr 16 2012
Surviving Menopause: You’ve Earned Your New Attitude!
Back in the day – the days when I was firmly in the grip, or perhaps I should say clutches, of perimenopause, I felt out of control. I felt so out of control that I sometimes bordered on the edge of panic attacks. For some women, being in cont...