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Perimenopause

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

It's NOT 'Just' Perimenopause

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

You don't know me. You don't know how I feel about my fertility, or my ability to have a family, or my fears of being alone forever. You don't know what that word means to me.

A Guide To A Purposeful Life In Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

With the change of life come obvious physical changes -- hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain... the list goes on. Many menopausal women seek balance in their lives, often focusing on the spiritual as well as the physical. Their priorities often shift as they take this opportunity for self-reflection.

How Will I Know if I'm Really Flashing

Angila Clow | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Angila Clow

Naked. Air-conditioned. On top of duvet. Excerpt from my new porn novel ? No. This is how I sleep, because I'm a human torch. The "change" is st...

Yagana Shah

Everything You Know About Menopause Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Menopause. You're either dreading it or welcoming it, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, you're terrified of those hot flashes and night sw...

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

Boomers Take a Bow -- Time for Your Encore Career

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

After years of running the kids to all of their practices, ferrying snacks to games and holding down a full-time job, it is finally time to let go and follow your own path and passion.

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Menopause is freedom. It's been 10 years now and I have never looked back. I face forward with a confidence that every day will be the same; that my mood will be stable and nothing will ruin my pants or my plans.

Yagana Shah

Why Women May Want To Reconsider Their Caffeine Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study s...

National Nude Day: Bare it All and Love It

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Take a deep breath and relax! Nudity is more at this stage of life than just taking your clothes off...thankfully!

'Finding Yourself' in Need of a Therapist During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Caring for parents and kids while simultaneously chasing a paycheck wears you down. Stir in a few menopausal hormones and you can easily find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and depressed.

10 Disturbing Things About My Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

ALERT! ALERT! MENOPAUSAL WOMEN BEWARE: 10 signs you need to keep menopausal madness at bay.

Celebrate Independence Day With Emotional Freedom

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

We are fortunate enough to live in a free country, but are you emotionally free? I'm talking about freeing yourself from the negative chatter (both internal and external) that holds you back from doing what you want to do or simply being who you want to be.

The Father's Day Gift That Keeps on Giving: A Well-Cared for YOU!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Forget the silk tie this Father's Day (unless we're talking a Fifty Shades type of celebration!). Instead, start taking care of yourself. But don't stop there. Make it an ongoing priority.

Caring for the Skin You're in During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

For many women in their teens and 20s, seeking the perfect 10 of a tan used to be a full-time job on hot summer days. However, those of us going through menopause need only glance at the age spots on our hands to wish we had a 'do over!'

It's Baaaaack! Swimsuit Season Is Lurking Around the Corner

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.

Coping With Haywire Hormones and a House Full of Kids

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Looking forward to a stress-free summer? Good luck with that! Perimenopause and menopause is stressful enough, thank you very much. Having your kids home all summer long is stress squared.

Yoga Can Ease Perimenopause Symptoms

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Perimenopause doesn't only play games with your body; it messes up your moods. There may be days when you feel like you're surrounded by the most gorgeous shoes on earth, but you can't find your size.

Yagana Shah

Surprising Menopause Symptom Is More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Women may welcome menopause, thinking they can finally bid farewell to tampons, maxi pads, and Midol. But a new study shows recurring and prolonged bl...

Statistically Speaking... I'm Not a Statistic

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Statistics can and should be used as a tool to determine possible health risks for patients, but it should be noted that they can only be used as a tool, and not as a definite indicator of an individual's health. Each of us is more than a number.

7 Things That Will Make You Feel Better About Menopause

Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty

"The menopause." The "change." Climacteric if you want to get wordy with it. Call it whatever you will and the first thing that comes to mind are hot ...

Am I Going Through Menopause At 35?

Posted 02.26.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Only about 1 percent of women in the U.S. go through menopause before 40. Here's what else those symptoms that are scaring the beje...

Why You Should Channel Mae West This Valentine's Day

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Here are four lovey-dovey tips to help you become your own perfect Valentine.

Hormone Replacement Therapy 101

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

To HRT or not to HRT? The debate over hormone replacement therapy is one that has confounded doctors, confused the menopausal, and, ultimately, jeopardized the health of millions of women. Not on my watch!

Get Fit: 5 Secrets to Exercising During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The best form of exercise is the one that you will actually do! So find a workout -- or a variety of workouts -- that you love.