Hormone Hell

I am on day 17 of my 28 day cycle. Actually, I lied, my cycle can vary from 26 days to 30 days -- It all depends on my stress levels, activity levels, and who knows what else, but it’s comes every month on the regular.  If you’re a female who is (or has) ovulated, you know what I am talking about -- our period, our menstruation, our monthly gift.  It’s not a topic many talk about, in fact many may think it’s too shameful and gross to talk about.  No, it’s not shameful - it’s natural....more

Chemicals Causing Hormone Changes?

The Endocrine Society is the world’s largest and most active organization devoted to hormone research....more

Another reason to fear the blue light

I am typing this post three hours before my bedtime. I normally do not work on blog posts at night (I write the majority of them in the mornings on the weekends), but it has been a busy weekend, so I am writing this one a few hours before I go to sleep. It is a Monday post, but that is not the deadline that I have in mind. My deadline is actually to be done with my computer an hour before my bedtime. ...more

The Lesson Plan for 2015

As a 44-year old woman I've started to feel the changes in my body. I remember when I had days filled with energy and enthusiasm. Today, my hormones are creating havoc in my life! Mood-swings and crying episodes are the order of the day. My hair is thinning and falling rapidly, I have gained a lot of weight and I don't  feel motivated. I don't feel like myself anymore. ...more

What to Expect When Coming Off the Pill

The Pill has been used as a female contraceptive since 1960.  It is currently used by approximately 150 million women worldwide, and is one of the most popular and well-known prescription medications....more

Stop the Crazy Cycle and Balance Hormones Naturally

Balance Hormones NaturallyThe hormonal health of women is a delicate and often illusive balance between progesterone and estrogen. Estrogen is supposed to be the predominant hormone in the first half of the menstrual cycle and progesterone the predominant one in the second half....more
I'm right there with you sister and it can make me a bit of a Dr. Jekyl Mr. Hyde at times. It ...more

Menopausal Moments

Welcome Womenopes!That is my term of endearment for women going through menopause. For those of you who may be entering menopause, or are in the throws of menopause, or are on the other side of it (lucky you!), I am writing to you! I have been searching for a place to find comfort for my everyday complaints, to question the antidotes that are offered to us, and find anecdotes that help me feel  that I am not alone and there are other women out there like me!!...more
@JennieBeach My heart goes out to you. Trust me when I say: it will get better. You are right ...more

Why I Gave Myself A Timeout

The older we get, the more we must learn to accept that we are who we are. (Am I paraphrasing Popeye?) Like it or not, our personalities were born the same day we were. The only real power we have is to make behavioral corrections to compensate for our shortcomings....more
Sometimes giving myself a timeout is the very best thing I can do for myself... just as long as ...more

How Do We Protect Our Teens from Young Love & Raging Hormones?

I pulled up to a stop sign minutes from my house and saw two young teenagers holding hands and talking intimately. They were wearing backpacks and seemed to be saying goodbye. I imagine that they just got off the school bus together. I watched the girl turn coyly from the boy as he brushed the hair from her face....more
Yes, my son is 17 and he has a girlfriend, I told him that he needs to wait but I know how ...more

April 20th 1993 – Depths of Despair

Well, let me see whats new in the exciting life of me! Oh, the adventures are too numerous, too wild, too detailed, to express in their full intensity and potential on paper. Ah, anyway! Well yesterday I was in the depths of despair! Why? Oh who knows! PMS maybe, probably, most likely. I went to Karate – on the way there something went SNAP! Like walking through the woods and stepping on a stick! My priorities clicked into place! My brain shifted into the ready position, a smile arose on my face, my fingernails grew, my body relaxed and there I was!...more