10 Menopausal Memory Improving Tips

by betsyr on January 19, 2012

As we move through middle age and transition over to the menopausal side of things, our memories can take a hit. The whereabouts of the keys, the scheduled but forgotten appointments, the reason we went downstairs—all seem to defeat us at times. Here are 10 practical Memory Tips to help make remembering a little bit […]

Our favorite quote of the week comes from a recent New York Times review of the anniversary special return of the BBC television show “Absolutely Fabulous”. read “I grieve for the menopause, I don’t have any hormones, darling. I’m just held together with gels, pills and suppositories.” This irreverent comment about menopause comes from Edina […]

Hot Flash Mob Recipe

by betsyr on January 2, 2012

Ingredients: 2 cups of courage 12 menopausal friends 1 cup of I don’t give a sh_t! 1 chill video producer with camera 6 cups of patience 1 bubbly former Patriots cheerleader 12 bottles of spring water 12 cool tank tops 3 oz. of “I forgot the words” 4 Tbs “My body won’t do that step” […]

To Tank Top or Not To Tank Top?

by betsyr on January 2, 2012

We’ve all got parts that we love and parts that we hate. Some of us love the look of our hands and absolutely hate our feet while others shudder over thigh issues while feeling great about ankles. It’s hard to imagine that anyone feels terrible or great about their every part. Seems it’s always a […]

I Had A Little Hot Flash

by betsyr on December 23, 2011

Sung to the tune of “I Had a Little Dreidel” I had a little hot flash, The seventh one today My clothes are soaked, I’m shvitzy, And now I’m cold, Oy vey! Oh weight gain, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue and itchy feet, I can’t light the menorah ‘cause the candles give off heat. I […]

How to Make Perimenopause More Manageable

by betsyr on December 9, 2011

Accept that nothing is the same as it was Think of things you can do to make yourself feel good and do them Take calcium and vitamin d daily Work out and exercise as much as possible Make lists so you won’t forget Lubricate and enjoy Eat a little ice cream and try not to […]

Pimples, Wrinkles, and Sagging

by betsyr on November 28, 2011

Pimples, wrinkles, and sagging during menopause seem like life’s cruelest joke. Not only are we discovering that bright bulbs and fluorescent lights are not our friends, but even stranger perpetrators are lurking, too. As we peek at the mirror to engage in our usual daily (or multi-daily) scrutiny of our faces and conduct our hygiene […]

Hot Flash Woman On Fire

by betsyr on November 21, 2011

Hot Flash! Flash Dance. Flash in the Pan. None of these can grab hold of you and shake you to the core like the sudden deluge of heat, dripping perspiration, and shaky chills of a hot flash. 3 Things to Remember In the Heat of the Moment: It’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed It’s embarrassing […]