• your nail health and menopause
    Hormones

    Nail Health And Menopause: The Secret Symptom

    I don’t know about you, but when I think of menopause, I’ve always thought about the usual symptoms we hear about. You know, hot flashes, night sweats, skipped periods, bladder leaks, slower metabolism, etc. I always thought these symptoms were the epitome of menopause, and there wasn’t much else to it. But, there are other symptoms the doctors (and those symptom pages) won’t tell you about. Apparently, your nail health may take a big hit when you enter this stage of your life.  Brittle Nails, Really?  Who would’ve thought brittle nails were a symptom of menopause? I sure didn’t! Fortunately, there’s no need to say goodbye to beautiful, strong, healthy…

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    Fitness

    Osteoporosis: Getting To The Bones Of It

    Chances are you’ve heard the term osteoporosis before but may not know exactly what it is. It’s one of those things doctors often mention and then tell you to drink your milk so you can prevent it. However, the condition is very common and impacts many women during and after menopause. Similar to bladder leaks that Lily Bird can help you be the boss of, osteoporosis can sneak up on you when you least expect it. So, it definitely deserves more attention.  So let’s get right down to the bones of this health condition. You’ll walk away knowing what it is, how you can treat it, and if there’s any…

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    Incontinence

    PelvicSense To The Rescue

    PelvicSense, huh? All these gadget’s and gizmo’s and apps and programs. Who can even keep up? But, what if we found you the perfect training course that helps specifically for your pelvic pain? One that you can do from the comfort of your own home, on your schedule and at a pace that works for you and your bladder? Well, here we are, saying just that! Our dear friend Evelyn, who is a Pelvic Physical Therapist, created a course that is not only easy to follow but that actually works. She was even so kind to talk to you about it herself, so you really know you’re in good hands. …

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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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    Incontinence,  Menopause

    Hysterectomy Recovery: What To Expect

    A hysterectomy is a serious procedure, so why is the hysterectomy recovery process sometimes so short or sped up? After all, this is the removal of a uterus we’re talking about. Of course, the recovery time depends on the specific woman, as well as the type of hysterectomy. Here’s a quick guide on what you can expect during the recovery portion after a hysterectomy. Types of Hysterectomies First things first, there are actually different types of hysterectomies, and some are more invasive than others. Abdominal hysterectomy: This may be the most invasive procedure, and it certainly has the recovery time to prove it. Complete hysterectomy recovery may take anywhere from…

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    Hormones

    Menopause 101: The Whole Picture

    Chances are, you’ve probably heard of menopause a few times. As an adolescent, you may have overheard your mother or another adult female complain about the famed ‘hot flashes’. Or even listened in as female coworkers discussed the dreaded men-o-pause among themselves. Nonetheless, it likely seemed too far away and unrelatable at the time, but now…it’s real. Aunt Flo Won’t Always Be There You and your period may have gone through a lot together over the years, but Aunt Flo isn’t always going to be there. Menopause is the end of the line, and we usually understand it as a hormonal nightmare if pop culture is to be believed. But…

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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…

  • Kegel Weights
    Incontinence

    Kegel Weights: An Exercise Your Trainer Can’t Help With

    As women, our pelvic floor muscles take some pretty heavy punches, so it’s only right that we start to defend ourselves. Between pregnancy, childbirth, and good ol’ menopause, the pelvic floor loses some of the strength and elasticity that it once had. However, we don’t have to just sit there and let it happen. We can do something about it! Check out this piece on how Kegel weights can make your pelvic floor muscles the GOAT (greatest of all time).  What in the World Are They? If you’re anything like me, then the first time you heard the words “Kegel balls” or “Kegel weights” your brows sort of went up.…

  • mental health and keepin it cool
    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…