Life, Menopause, Podcast

Podcast #21- Invalidating Your Truth I shared this passage from Caroline Garnet McGraw's book You Don't Owe Anyone: Free Yourself From the Weight of Expectations: "How does it feel to think about your life through the lens of this broader definition of trauma? Are you starting to see the moments where you made excuses and brushed aside real pain?… Continue reading Podcast #21- Invalidating Your Truth

Anxiety, Humor, Menopause

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 #7- Invisibility and Rarely Discussed Menopause Symptoms

I'm reading Mark Nepo's "The Book of Awakening" right now, and these were his words to me this morning (I like to think the author is speaking directly to me): From the agonies of kindergarten, when we first were teased or made fun of in the midst of all our innocence, we all have struggled… Continue reading Podcast #7- Invisibility and Rarely Discussed Menopause Symptoms

Humor, Life, Menopause, My Book, Podcast

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

Anxiety, Humor, Life, Menopause

Universe-Ism #2 -Pity Party for Zero

For most of my life, I was afraid that if I told someone about something I wanted to do, I would fail at it. For example, if I said, “My blog will be successful!” it would mean unequivocal failure. Because by declaring it, I was being overly confident, and thus inviting failure. I was being… Continue reading Universe-Ism #2 -Pity Party for Zero