Menopause

Perimenopause and Menopause are two different phases of life.

I was in perimenopause for five years, from 2015 to 2020, which I documented on this blog. I began writing a book about my experience in order to heal myself of everything I went through once I was on the other side of it: menopause.

My menopause doesn’t suck, but my journey to get here did. Every female is unique, as are her perimenopause and menopause experiences. I felt like that narrative wasn’t being told, so I wrote a book.

Here are some of my posts to read until my book is published.

Your Own Little Masterpiece

Next month marks the one-year anniversary of when I entered menopause, which means I haven’t had a menstrual period in two years. You may read about my entrance into menopause here. My book is about my five-year experience with perimenopause and how I felt entirely unprepared starting it. But it’s also my way of beginning… Continue reading Your Own Little Masterpiece

Headaches, Heartaches, and Fear

During my perimenopause, I became a pretty negative person. As a result of my near constant pain, I grew resentful. I became numb to emotions like happiness and optimistic outlooks like hope. I’d wake up every day afraid to be optimistic for fear of being rewarded with a headache later. As if the Universe was… Continue reading Headaches, Heartaches, and Fear

Podcast Episode #6- Menopause Practitioners, Hot Flashes, and Exciting News

In this week’s podcast, I’ll explain what a “menopause practitioner” is (I can’t believe it took me five years to find one), what NAMS is, and why women in menopause should be aware of it, and I’ll give you a few non-hormone choices for lowering hot flashes. Thank you as always for listening. I appreciate… Continue reading Podcast Episode #6- Menopause Practitioners, Hot Flashes, and Exciting News

September 23rd

I told a friend last week that I will enter menopause on September 23rd, and she was astonished because she thought I was already there, and I was like, oh no, no, no, that’s all the bullshit building up to it. The appetizers served before the meal. The preview watched before the movie. The calm… Continue reading September 23rd

Understood

This life thing, it’s a head-scratcher. We are all just trying to figure things out, aren’t we? But at the the end of the day, all we want is to be understood. Two weeks ago, a friend texted me a link to an article written by Mary Ruefle titled Pause. Mary wrote it in 2015… Continue reading Understood

therapy, puzzle pieces. anxiety

I’m In Therapy

I feel so Seinfeld, so Mad About You, so oh I don’t know, Diane Keaton movie about living in New York City and having a mysterious and very interesting life, right now. Remember when going to therapy meant you were rich? Or lived in the big city? Or were a nut job? It doesn’t anymore.… Continue reading I’m In Therapy

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