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Menopause Turned Our Bedroom Into a Brothel

Lynne Cobb | Posted 09.13.2016 | Fifty
Lynne Cobb

Yes, peri-menopause is making me a changed woman. It is doing things to my body and brain that I never knew it could. It is also changing my house. Ho...

How To Be A Born-Again Sex Goddess After The Hot Mess Of Menopause

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

At the age of 50, I'm done talking about my father and I understand my relationship with my mother. I don't need a therapist to talk about any of it anymore. I'm over it. There is something about midlife -- and it's not a musical comedy.

Peeling Away More Layers To My Authentic Self

Laura DiMinno | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Angel Brandner) As I queue up for National Suicide Awareneness Month, I've come to realize how many layers I've uncovered in this jour...

VVA: What Is It, And What Does It Mean For Post-Menopausal Women?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

By the Society for Women's Health Research It's no secret that with menopause comes a variety of hormonal changes - all of which affect the body in d...

WANTED: A Truly Good Night's Sleep

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Robin Gorman Newman

With sleep apnea, it's more complicated than practicing meditation, taking Epsom salt baths to relax, using white noise machines, lighting aromatherapy candles, turning off electronics and donning soothing eye masks to create a sound slumber.

The Last Taboo

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

After a recent unfortunate social experience, I've decided to start talking about menopause in mixed company and I'm not shutting up. This weekend my...

Menopausal Weight Gain: How To Get Your Body Back

Staness Jonekos | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Staness Jonekos

It is estimated that the average weight gain during menopause is about 10 to 15 pounds. Well, I must not be average, because I gained almost 30 pound...

As Women, We Need To Be Able to Discuss Middle Age Without Shame

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Nina Lorez Collins

As a culture, we skim over menopause as a subject because it's simply not sexy. Men can still age with rugged grace and women are still condescended to as they go gray. Many aging women are, on some level, embarrassed to not be young anymore.

On Infertility, Closure, and Letting Go: The Lessons of Perimenopause

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
Mary Pritchard

So what did I tell my ex? That while I understood and respected his need for closure - to get things off his chest - and I was grateful for my time with him, I needed to close the door on that chapter of my life. I wished him well and much peace and happiness, but told him that lunch simply wasn't in the cards.

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

Mary Shomon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Mary Shomon

As a woman over 50, you've been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues -- sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems -- can make the ride particularly bumpy.

What If We Reframed Menopause?

Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty
Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D.

Menopause is a process of distillation that reveals our core, our essential self devoid of those internalized "shoulds" that society usually bombards ...

5 Things About Menopause That Really, Really Suck

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.03.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I don't know why they call menopause 'the change of life.' I can think of some other, more fitting things it could be called: The seventh circle of hell.

How to Deal with Menopause Elegantly Like Angelina Jolie

Stephanie Bender | Posted 11.13.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Angelina Jolie candidly revealed her choice to undergo a bilateral mastectomy over a year ago as a preventative measure for breast cancer. Recently, she spoke of the results of experiencing "surgical menopause" after having an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).

Menopause or Low Thyroid -- Is it One, the Other or Both?

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.

How To Interpret Blood Results In The Lead-Up To Menopause

Julie Dargan | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

During the lead up to menopause, referred to as the peri-menopause phase, women may not be experiencing regular cycles and therefore have no idea as to whether they are mid-cycle or in the luteal phase at the time of having their blood tests which can be a hindrance in interpreting blood results.

A Singing Uterus Stars in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a romantic comedy that explores the psyche of a woman who abandons her phenomenal job at a law firm in New York, to find her high school-era ex-boyfriend in West Covina, CA -- not exactly paradise!

The Change: Thoughts on Menopause

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Heralded by sudden weight gain, mood swings, irritability, sleep disruption, fatigue, hot flashes, and night sweats, the whole glamorous package has arrived. I have always pictured this happening when I was older, meaning sometime in the future, meaning never.

Play Hard: We (Women) Have Earned It

Stephanie Bender | Posted 09.17.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

We can bring whatever level of determination and energy we want to making our menopausal years some of our best, but self-care during perimenopause and menopause also means taking carefree time to play and enjoy ourselves.

Blind to Menopause

Joanna Charnas | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

For a brief time in 2011 to 2012, I lost a third of my vision. Menopause was to blame. At first, I thought I'd damaged my glasses. I went to an optome...

Meditative, Menopausal Moments: An Oxymoron?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.28.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Making menopause a positive time in our lives starts with slowing down long enough to appreciate what is happening. This way of thinking flies in the face of how many women experience "The Change."

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?

How I'm Unleashing My Inner Rock Star As I Turn 50

Janine Francolini | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Janine Francolini

Surprising and sometimes shocking to me, people often tell me they want a life exactly like mine or that they even want to be me. The most curious is when people comment on how I have more energy than anyone they know because the past few years have been very difficult and I feel pretty exhausted a lot of the time.

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.

7 Fashion Tips For Menopausal Women

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty

Lesson learned this week: Don't sit near a restaurant's wood-burning pizza oven if you are a woman of a certain age unless you have frostbite.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Menstruation

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

My period has mysteriously disappeared. After years of getting it every 28 days, it's now 19 days late. And thanks to my husband's successful vasectomy five years ago, I know that I'm not pregnant.