women's self care

The Women’s Guide to Self-Care

Every woman I know is juggling many responsibilities and many roles. She’s busy caring for family and friends while taking care of things at work and in the community. But there’s typically one person that’s far down on her list, if it’s there at all: herself. That’s where self-care comes in. Why Women Need Self-Care […]

Small Changes to Improve Your Overall Mental Health

When you’re feeling blue, it can be difficult to get out of your routine and make positive changes, but it doesn’t take a large effort to start to improve mood and mental health. The items on this list are low-effort but high-reward and can help you overcome inertia that’s keeping you stuck.  After reading through, […]

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How a Low Functioning Thyroid Can Mimic Menopause

Take a look at some of these common signs and symptoms associated with menopause:      Mood swings      Difficulty sleeping      Fatigue      Weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight      Dry, itchy, and/or flaky skin      Thinning hair on scalp      “Brain fog” (difficulty concentrating and remembering) Now take a look at these common signs and symptoms associated with a low functioning […]

Gratitude & Menopause

Gratitude is something that we should hold close at any age. Being grateful for what we have in our lives has so many benefits to emotional and mental health as well as overall happiness. Menopause is a time to be especially introspective and grateful, but it can seem hard to feel overwhelming gratitude when you […]

Having Trouble Sleeping? Menopause Could be a Factor

There are many things that can cause trouble sleeping: stress, caffeine, alcohol, screen time…but insomnia is also a major symptom of menopause. If you have noticed that it is getting harder for you to sleep through the night, menopause may be to blame! Changes in hormone levels during menopause can wreak some havoc on your […]

Estrogen Hormone Menopause

The Effect of Menopause On Your Hormones

There are a lot of things changing in your body during menopause, including your hormones. The fluctuation in hormones around the time of menopause is comparative to the hormone fluctuations during puberty—except now you have all those pesky adult responsibilities you’re dealing with, too. There’s a lot to cover when we are talking about the […]

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Women Over 35: Sex & Body Changes

Around age 35, you may notice some changes in your body and sex life. Between perimenopause and menopause, there is a lot going on physically, mentally, and hormonally for middle-aged women. Every woman is different, but there are some common things to look out for after the age of 35. Changes in your sex life […]