Category: Women’s Issues

Eight Weird Symptoms You Won’t Believe Are Caused by Menopause

It’s Not Just About the Hot Flashes We all know the typical symptoms that are associated with menopause: the gradual cessation of menstruation, hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain. But most women also experience an assortment of perplexing issues that go beyond the loss of their “monthly visitor”. You may be surprised to learn that some of the weird…

Yoga: Your Secret Weapon for Managing Menopause

Hot flashes? Mood swings? Insomnia? Dry itchy skin? Anxiety? Menopause is no joke, but you’ve got options.  Check out my guest post on the Unfold blog to learn more about how yoga can help you navigate the long transition into menopause. You can read it by clicking here. If you’re in the Portland area and want to learn more, sign up for…

Playing Dress Up

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.”    —  Kate Spade I’ve never been much of a “girlie girl”.  I don’t remember playing dress up at all as a child.  I’ve never had much interest in make-up or clothes or fashion magazines.  Honestly, if I didn’t have to go to work I’d live in yoga pants and never wear…

Re-imagining the Past

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about how we re-imagine the past.  It’s interesting how we look back at things from when we were younger and using today’s frame of reference, either judge them as better or worse than they were. There’s a couple of very striking examples of this that have come up over the past week.  First,…