Jan 07 2013
Menopause, Fibromyalgia & Me: The Journey Begins
You know how sometimes in life you have these great moments of insight into your behavior and you realize (usually much to your chagrin), that perhaps you may not have it together as well as you think you do? Like, maybe, you’ve been living in t...
Dec 31 2012
Blogging in the New Year
Now that 2013 is upon us, it’s time to do a little blogging housekeeping to set the tone for the New Year. I’m a goal setter, as I’ve told you all before. I’m not much on resolutions because I never keep them, but goals? Love them. Granted, I don’...
Dec 27 2012
Menopause: The Ultimate New Year
Christmas is over and the new year has finally rolled around again – my favorite part ofthe holiday season, actually. I see Christmas kind of likeMardi Gras, or bachelor and bachelorette parties. The great, big, last hurray before you have to knoc...
Dec 19 2012
God Bless Newtown, Connecticut
Like every other American, I’m sure, I’ve been a little emotionally disoriented in the wake of the horrible tragedy which occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday, December 14th. I’ve tried to limit my exposure to the story by avoiding ...
Dec 14 2012
Eating for Wellness with Gluten Free Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
Before the holiday season gets away from us, I wanted to pass on another recipe for holiday treats that won’t leave you feeling lethargic, achy with inflammation, and bloated from head to toe from processed sugar and bleached flour –gluten free, c...
Dec 12 2012
Jane Fonda Talks Menopause
I saw American film actress, Jane Fonda, on the Katie Couric Show recently. Say what you will about her politics – and she and I are definitely not on the same page – but I love this woman. She’s an icon in my view, and I have enormous respect...
Dec 07 2012
The Link Between Progesterone and Anxiety in Perimenopause
My blogging theme for December has officially become “anxiety in perimenopause.” Part of this is due to myfibromyalgia diagnosisand the mini crisis (read: anxiety) I’ve been experiencing as a result. The other part is due, as I havesaid in other p...
Dec 04 2012
Eating for Wellness with Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
Anytime you have “wellness” and “chocolate” in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be a good day! But I’ll confess, I’m a child in that way. As much as I value good health, wellness, and eating for wellness, I don’t want to sacrifice ple...
Nov 30 2012
Menopause, Fibromyalgia, and Eating for Wellness
Continuing on with my posts on The Mind-Body Mood Solution, and menopause and fibromyalgia, I thought a great place to begin would be with the “Eating for Wellness” chapter. Especially since the holiday season is now upon us, and many of us (an...
Nov 28 2012
What Causes Anxiety in Perimenopause?
Anxiety during perimenopause is perhaps one of the most common complaints I hear from my readers. It was certainly a serious problem for me during my own years in perimenopause, and was often compounded by full blown panic attacks and heart p...