Midlife Mindset


The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns
18 Sep 2019

The Midlife Mindset: It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

“I believe that happiness is a choice no matter the trials and tribulations we are going through. I have chosen to embrace these changes and dive into finding things that bring me joy. For example, I had five children and enjoyed raising them. Now they are all grown. So instead of focusing on the sadness of that, I decided that because I enjoyed my children so...

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Well rested blonde woman stretching in bed and smiling in bedroom at home
17 Jul 2019

Sleep Hygiene 101: Good Habits for a Good Night’s Sleep

We all know it. A great night’s sleep is vital for both healing and overall wellness. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins, repair damaged tissue, generate white blood cells for immunity, eliminate the effects of stress, and process heavy emotions.  Unfortunately, we have an epidemic of sleep disorders in midlife – from trouble falling asleep to often-interrupted sleep to...

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#1 Mistake Women Make When Beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy
12 Jun 2019

#1 Mistake Women Make When Beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy

“My functional medicine NP just prescribed BHRT testosterone cream. How, when, where do I apply it? Anything I need to watch for in starting it?” “I went to the hormone specialist and I am in such a dilemma. The doctor told me to stop progesterone cream and prescribed Prometrium pills and estrogen gel. I am SO worried about taking these and don’t know what to...

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What Tiger Woods Teaches Us About Midlife, Grace and Redemption
17 Apr 2019

What Tiger Woods Teaches Us About Midlife, Grace and Redemption

This past Sunday, Tiger Woods found himself in what many considered an impossible situation; leading the Masters golf tournament on the 18th green. And when the last putt fell, there he was, fist pumping, hugging his family and accepting his 5th green championship jacket. It was pure joy to watch. Who would have predicted this? Maybe you’re not a golf fan, but that’s really not...

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7 Ways to Break Free from Midlife Mindset Muck
09 Jun 2016

7 Ways to Break Free from Midlife Mindset Muck

“The biggest problem I’ve had since menopause is lack of passion/interest/direction in my life.” “I feel frozen somehow.” “ I seem to have lost myself.” “ I don’t know what’s normal and what’s not. I focus on every little thing about my body.” These are common comments I hear from my clients and the ladies in the Hormone Harmony Club. It’s almost as if their...

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Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself
11 Feb 2016

Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): 5 Reasons to Write a Love Letter to Yourself

Cupid’s back again. The cynics are bitching about jacked-up flower prices. The newly-in-love are going all out with cards and teddy bears and expensive dinners. And if you’re not in a love relationship, well, it’s hard to give Valentine’s Day anything more than an eye-roll. But what if we all looked at it differently this year? Why not write a love letter to yourself? Here’s...

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What’s Weighing You Down?
14 Jan 2016

What’s Weighing You Down?

I’ve begun noticing something that’s distressing. Many of my hormonal sisters put up with loads of crap in their lives. The chaos of perimenopause should be enough, right? There are many flavors of this junk, but some of the more common ones include: Husbands who are abusive at worst and unhelpful at best. Adult children who suck the life out of moms because there are...

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7 Powerful Ways to Escape Midlife Mindset Muck
21 Jul 2015

7 Powerful Ways to Escape Midlife Mindset Muck

~ Thoughts are not facts, even the ones that tell you they are. One of my clients, Chris, just sent me an e-mail SOS. She’s completely overwhelmed with all that she needs to do. Insomnia has sapped her mojo and family responsibilities are weighing her down. She wanted to know what she could do to feel better RIGHT-THIS-VERY-MINUTE! Here’s what I told her. “Put on...

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Life is Short: What Will You Stop Tolerating in 2015?
31 Dec 2014

Life is Short: What Will You Stop Tolerating in 2015?

There’s a lot in life we tolerate. Some of it we have little control over (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good chunk we suck up even when we don’t have to. We ignore the check engine light, give the stink eye to the socks our partners toss on the floor, put up with the critical friend, and mindlessly accept the annoyances that drain...

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Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself??
27 Mar 2014

Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself??

Are You Shoulding all Over Yourself?? “I should have a salad for dinner.” “I shouldn’t eat this chocolate.” “I should clean my house.” “I shouldn’t get a new car. This one still runs.” Sound familiar? How do you feel when you say “I should really start exercising more” or “I should have a salad”? Excited? Motivated? Or more like… blah? All those shoulds sure make...

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