How Menopause Affects Mental Health

Menopause has not been an easy transition for me. It’s not for many women, no matter how optimistic or zen they think they are. Menopause means your ovaries stop producing most of their Estrogen. Without Estrogen, your mind and body are not firing on all cylinders. You know what happens when your car is misfiring,

The Hardest Thing About Menopause

The hardest thing about menopause varies from woman to woman but for me it’s that I don’t recognize myself, anymore. I think that’s also a part of the aftermath of breast cancer, too. Life-changing events can change everything from how you feel and think to how you look and what matters to you. Menopause is

Menopause And Sleep Deprivation

Entry: Saturday May 1st | Menopause Brain Diary It’s 5 a.m. I can’t sleep. This is the third day this week. Insomnia is the worst it’s been in a long time. I’m experiencing racing thoughts, an overactive bladder (like every 5 minutes overactive) and a lot of twitching (or spasms). I’ve also had chills the

Happy Weekend

Hey, Friends! I’ve been so behind in posting, lately. It’s been a crazy-busy time here. One thing after another. And then there’s the days I just need to take a pause. A MENO-pause. The lack of hormones I produce in menopause seem to worsen certain days of the month. I call it “a dip.” And

Chalkboard Notes | Healthy Living

Hey guys! Happy Monday to you. I hope this finds you staying healthy and happy no matter where you are. Today’s mood board is a reminder that even though many of you are busier than ever, you have to put you and your health at the top of the list. Especially, if you’re coping with

Happy Legs & Feet Start Here

It was while going through chemotherapy that I started experiencing leg fatigue, excruciating and debilitating leg cramps and foot pain. I assumed after chemo was over my legs would get better. And while they did improve, my legs and feet have never been the same. I now struggle with a touch of neuropathy and some

My Menopause Aha! Moment

I was loading the dishwasher when I realized how bad I felt. I was sad. Sad like something bad happened. It reminded me of how I felt after the loss of my sister. It was in that moment I acknowledged the direct connection between my emotions and menopause. Like so many other women in the