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Menopause

Depression: The Menopausal Journey From Hopeless to Hopeful

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.13.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, it helps to think through your feelings. Are these feelings new? Do they seem random or are they connected to any life situations that you can identify?

Why This Middle-Aged Woman Has Never Felt Invisible

Michelle Combs | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I am not negating the feelings of any woman who feels like she's become invisible and mourning the passing of her youthful looks. That being said, I have never felt invisible. I'm one hundred percent corporeal and there's even more of me than when I was younger, so I have extra for others to see.

Menopause Infographic: Brain Fog

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real.

What Your Mother Never Told You About Menopause

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

Never mind missing the birds and the bees discussion. When it comes to teaching us about sex and our bodies, the all-time taboo talk that nobody seems...

5 Things You Should Never Do Before Sex

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty

A recent study proved what many post 50s already know -- older people are having sex. A lot of sex. Clearly, they know a thing or two about getting in...

Stress and Failure: Which Comes First?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Which comes first -- stress or failure? We need more research to know for sure, but if you have been feeling "stuck" in your personal and/or professional life, and you just can't seem to pivot to the next phase, talk to your doctor about these tests. They just might uncover the reason.

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rose Kumar, M.D.

When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image. -- Meister Eckhart ...

Menopause Infographic: Hot Flashes

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance?

15 Truly Remarkable Things I Learned In My 50s

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.10.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

They say hindsight is 20/20. I am gaining perspective on the decade I exited a few months hence. In some ways it was my least favorite. In some, one of my more dear. If you can have favorites for that kind of thing. So what did I learn?

8 Things The 'Golden Girls' Taught Us About Sex

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty

Forget "Sex and the City." Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia were the real trailblazers when it came to women's sexuality on TV. Known for its raunchy...

5 Pragmatic Tips For Making Sex Smoother As You Age

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Dorree Lynn Once upon a time in America, there were many people over 50 who wanted to be intimate, loving and sexually a...

Menopause Infographic - Insomnia

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you Sleepless in Seattle? Does Disney's Sleeping Beauty make you hostile? Does the sight of a blissfully snoozing infant make you weep? Do memories of teenage sleepathons that last 12 hours make you misty with nostalgia? Take heart, you've got a lot of company.

What Menopause Did To My Nipples

Michelle Combs | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I have found that since menopause set in, my nipples think it's below zero 365 days a year. They're just so perky and ready for the day. All the damn time. I have to buy bras with layers of padding just so I don't show my headlights on high beam.

Your 6 Biggest Questions About Menopause -- Answered

Posted 07.07.2015 | OWN

As anyone who's ever roasted her way through night sweats knows, menopause is not for sissies. In addition to the hot flashes, there's the weight gain...

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...

5 Ways Men And Women Age Differently

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty

It's been said that boys and girls mature at different rates, with the latter being much quicker to grow up. But what about growing old? We're all ...

A Quick And Natural Fix For Dry Eyes

Michael Lazar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A lot of women are entirely unprepared for the onset of menopause. And many will spend time researching what they can expect. Hot flashes and mood swings are the two most common symptoms. But about 61 percent of menopausal women also suffer from dry eye symptoms.

Caitlyn Jenner Embraces Her Changes... So Why Can't We?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines. And, although the transgender aspect of her "change" is clearly being addressed, her physical appearance is what seems to be garnering the most interest. It brings into focus the premium we place on what we look like.

Transcendental Meditation -- TM & ME!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.18.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You don't need to have candles and incense lit in order to meditate. You can mediate in your car between appointments, on the airplane, or in a quiet corner during your lunch hour. It can become part of many happier, healthier, and stress-free days to come.

Menopausal Symptoms and Non-Hormonal Therapy

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Faubion

Try to avoid hot, spicy foods, warm beverages, caffeine and alcohol, as these are common hot flash triggers. When choosing clothing in the morning, dress in layers, so you can remove a layer if you get too warm. Pick light, breathable fabrics.

UTIs and Menopause

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of what's happening to your body during the change? As women transition from their reproductive years into, through and beyond menopause, estrogen levels get lower and the tissues respond. What you may not realize is that you may also be at increased risk for urinary tract infections or UTI's during the change. Here's why.

5 Myths About Senior Sex That We Should All Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

When a recent study revealed that baby boomers had more sexual partners than their children, millennials around the world may have been horrified at t...

Everything You Need To Know About Moving Past Regret

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

And let's remember: We can't always choose what happens to us. We don't always make the right choices. But we do have a choice in this present moment about how we respond to our past and make way for our future.

You May Be Getting Up To Go To The Bathroom At Night Because Of Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Just like clockwork, it's time to get up and pee again. If it seems like the bane of getting a continuous night of sleep in middle age and beyond, it may not have to be. Learn a surprising reason why you may have to wake to urinate at night and how improvement can occur without seeing a urologist, but a sleep specialist instead.

Give or Take

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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