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by Roslyne Sophia Breillat This sacred power available to the menopausal woman is the power of wisdom infused with the power of love. It is the power of the female spirit infused with the power of justice and strength. It […]

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By Susan Tolles   I can still remember the day when it hit—who was I, and where on earth was I headed? I was sitting at my computer, exploring such sites as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and Craigslist, looking for a job […]

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By Susan Scutti Women get the short end of the stick when it comes to midlife crises. Men get new cars and younger wives and become more distinguished with age; we get depression, weight gain, and an overall sense of […]

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Mid Life Crisis: What is it? Is it inevitable? Is it even a real phenomenon? Or is it an invention of the media — that is, corporate advertising trying to sell us things we don’t need? (Not only do we […]

by Nessa McCasey Although I’m not exactly sure when I would mark my midlife as beginning, I do know that I have been searching for inner fulfillment for some time. Time and again, I have felt the need to listen […]

by Carolina Smart You ever have one of those Ah ha moments? Either one you came to on your own volition, or after a conversation with someone else; that someone being a good friend, family member or a stranger. I […]

  Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on […]

By Darcey Steinke … continued from Part 1, posted on Friday  If in my mother’s era menopause was rarely spoken of, in my own it’s a comedic premise. Joke websites have sections specifically for change-of-life humor. “If prison guards were all […]

By Darcey Steinke Hot flashes are inner apocalypses, singeing the body and the brain. During my first volcanic night sweat, a chaotic force moved through me. Heat rose, busting through the top of the thermometer, and swept through my body […]

By Kathy R. Byrnes This is a time when women need to realize that their bodies are changing and that eating well and being physically active may make the midlife transition easier My, how quickly the years go by! Menopause […]