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    Incontinence

    Why Do You Pee When You’re Scared?

    Being scared is a real thrill. You know that moment in a movie when the killer’s about to spring out on the hopeless babysitter? Or what about the exhilarating time when you walked through a haunted house? Good times, right? But do you know what’s not exhilarating? Walking out of the movie theater or haunted house with damp underwear. There’s just something about being scared that can instantly set off a “Pee!”  message in our brains, but why?  As the Halloween season begins, we’re looking to get all kinds of scared, but definitely not all kinds of wet. So to avoid the latter, let’s talk about why people pee when…

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    Hormones

    CBD for Menopause: What’s The Hype?

    This week our friend Rae is here with some great tidbits about CBD and menopause. When she hit perimenopause, Rae experienced some pesky symptoms she just couldn’t ignore. So, she gave CBD oil a shot — and it helped! Lucky for us she’s here today to share what she’s learned. Take it from here, Rae. ______________ CBD and all its benefits have been the point of interest for a while now. So ladies like yourself are curious if CBD can assist to ease symptoms that this stage of life comes with.  At the onset of menopause, women experience a series of changes. Menopause is a stage when a lady stops…

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    Hormones

    Menopause Self Care: When The Change Comes Knocking

    Finding the time to take care of ourselves can be a struggle on any day and at any age, especially during a pandemic. But when we hit menopause, it becomes even more important to spoil and treat ourselves. Enter, Peter Rossi. He is an entrepreneur who has done research in all things menopause and he is here to give us the inside scoop on few things to remember when “the change” comes knocking. Menopause Self Care and You Menopause is not an easy thing to deal with. It is the time when a woman grows old enough that she eventually stops ovulating. This time can be especially difficult due to…

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    Mind & Mood

    Self Love Is The Best Love

    This sort of goes without saying but women are superheroes. While we don’t get the fancy capes, we certainly do possess super strength. Our ability to push out babies, deal with cramps, and endure hot flashes in menopause are all superpowers if you ask me! However, we rarely celebrate ourselves. We often ensure that the needs of our loved ones come well before our own.  Since Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love and affection, let’s dedicate it to appreciating ourselves. They say self-love is the best love, so keep reading to learn 8 ways to promote self-care this February.  1. Coloring Books Aren’t Just For Kids Turns out that…

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    Fitness

    Mental Health And Keepin’ It Cool

    In a year of many ups and downs (quite a lot of downs in 2020, if we’re honest), the idea of a new year being right around the corner sounds so good to us. We’re sure many of you are also looking forward to what this new year brings. I mean, it can only go up from here, right? 2020 was filled with events that made us nervous, anxious, scared, hopeless, hopeful, cheerful, reassured, inspired, and so on. Any reasonable person would find themselves with bits of bruised mental health by the time this year ends.  As a result, we need to make sure we’re keeping our mental health in…

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    Mind & Mood

    Feeling Invisible In Midlife And Beyond

    Feeling invisible in midlife and beyond is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Aging is especially hard for us women, particularly as you hit menopause. The fact is that we, as women, are held to certain standards. You probably put a lot of value on your appearance and body. even if you don’t realize it. And the changes that we go through as we age aren’t necessarily easy to deal with. It’s not fair that we as women are made to feel this way, but it does nonetheless trigger feeling invisible. But you don’t have to put up with that. You can take steps to ensure that you’re feeling confident and important as…

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    Sleep

    Insomnia During Menopause: Why Can’t I Sleep?

    Ahh, midlife. The kids are all grown up. You finally feel like you’ve got things on lock down. But then menopause steps in to throw a wrench into your plans. We’ve talked about menopause a little bit before. Mainly how it impacts the bladder and can interfere with sex. But did you know that one of the earliest signs of menopause is insomnia? Let’s take a look at how menopause can affect your sleep cycle, shall we? The Skinny on Life During Menopause, Besides Insomnia As you probably already know, menopause occurs when our body decides to cease the baby-making process. It typically happens between 40 and 60 years old.…

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    Mind & Mood

    Meditation 101: Joining The Woo-Sah Wave

    If you aren’t a meditation guru already, then you’re probably visualizing a cross-legged Buddhist monk in the mountains,  sitting extremely upright with their palms facing up. Lesson one of meditation: that’s called the lotus position. But, meditation is a lot more than tangling your legs into a pretzel while chanting “ohmmm.” It’s becoming popular but it’s also highly misunderstood, just like an angsty teenager. Fortunately, we’re here to help a sister out. We’ll teach you what it is and how it can help you. After all, in case you haven’t heard, anxiety and leaks kind of go together like PB&J or Sunny and Cher. And knowing a little meditation might…