Monthly Archives: November 2017

Love, Sweat and Tears: Keeping Romance Alive After Menopause: A DVD Giveaway!

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A topic of topics: S-E-X!

Who doesn’t like a film with some good sex? And this one focuses on the menopausal woman. Yes!

Here’s what the the producers say about Love, Sweat and Tears:

Filled with humor, insight, and important medical information, LOVE, SWEAT & TEARS follows Dr. Pamela Dee Gaudry, “America’s Menopause Romance Doctor,” as she guides women through the isolation, fear, and confusion of this phase of life to become happier and healthier.

This essential documentary includes interviews with renowned medical experts, comedians like Joan Rivers in her last screen appearance, and spiritual leaders such as Dr. Michael Beckwith, as well as Jenny McCarthy, Craig Shoemaker, and Lynne Koplitz. On a mission to de-stigmatize menopause, Dr. Pam takes a sex-positive approach, encouraging women to keep romance alive and enjoy intimacy long after the flow is gone.

Read all about Love, Sweat and Tears on the official website here.

Watch the trailer!

Giveaway: The producers are giving away DVD copies of the film to FIVE lucky Friend for the Ride readers. For a chance to win, please enter a comment by December 5.

Amazon Link:  If you don’t win the DVD giveaway, you can rent or purchase the film here.

 

Bee Friendly Vaginal Lubricant and Moisturizer: A Giveaway!

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Here’s the buzz and a giveaway from our friends at Bee Friendly: 

Bee Friendly has developed an organic vaginal moisturizer and personal lubricant based mainly on natural beeswax.

As with most Bee Friendly products, it is USDA certified organic, which means there are no harsh chemicals added at any point during the production of the cream. It is designed to provide moisture to the vaginal area, leaving it soothed and softened. Proven to reduce dryness, chafing, itching, irritation, and inflammation, it is the perfect product to use for any personal issues.

 

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The ingredients are all natural and have been formulated to provide hydration and rejuvenation. It is particularly suitable for women who start to develop dryness due to breastfeeding or menopause, but can be used by any woman at any time. Because it is based on beeswax, it is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, which help restore balance to the healthy vaginal flora.

Giveaway: Bee Friendly is offering a jar of Bee Friendly Vaginal Moisturizer and Personal Lubricant to two lucky Friend for the Ride winners. For a chance to win, please enter a comment below or email me at the address to your right.  Contest ends on November 25.

Bee Friendly Skin Care writes this about their company: Bee Friendly was created by  friends who have a passion for natural and holistic beauty. We have been working together for a long time in order to bring a wide range of skin care products to the market that deliver a number of key benefits. First of all, BeeFriendly’s products are designed to give measurable results in terms of making people look better holistically. As a result, those who use the products have a greater opportunity to also feel better. After all, when we look good on the outside, we also feel better on the inside. Secondly, we wanted to make sure that our products do not cause any damage to nature. Not just that, we actually want to improve the world around us by using the awesome power of bees.
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Learn even more on the Bee Friendly Skin Care website. Find Bee Friendly products on Amazon here.    

 

 

Applesauce!

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Reinvent. Change it up. Give up the old. Explore. Experiment. Do it a new way.

Yep. I agree. From the liberation of menopause comes the willingness to try new things. For me, that’s been a happy game changer.

But sometimes, I like to do things exactly as I always have. Just like my mother did. Sometimes, the joy of being me right now is being the same me I was thirty years ago. And that’s why I love to make applesauce.

I wash the apples. I let them drip off in a colander that belonged to my mother-in-law.

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Then I slice them. I dump them into a Revereware pot I got as a shower gift.

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I cook them on a stove that was old when we moved into this old house. Soon I see the the steam. I take in the slight aroma that whispers, “Fall…” I listen to the apple slices prancing about in the boiling water.

And when they are soft, I put them in the grinder. Not the same grinder my mom had but one that looks just like hers. I turn the handle. So simple. Applesauce plops out the bottom.

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I add some sugar. Yes, sugar. Poor sugar with its bad rap. I add it anyway.

Than I taste. The flavor varies depending on the apples I use. Tart apples, “cooking apples” “as my mom called them, seem best.

The experience takes me back, way back.

And sometimes, that’s the most invigorating way to celebrate a brand new day.

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Thirty-seven

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From Linda, Ms. Wuf, on the door of Reynold’s Colosseum, the home of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Below is a vintage sign for sale at Branching Out in University Mall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s the first ladies room sign I’ve  found for sale. The price, at $135, seemed a bit steep though.

The ladies room signs at my new gym, Planet Fitness.

 

From Candace, The Pecan Lodge in Dallas, Texas.

Inside, Candace found this cross, which she says reminded her of Where’s Waldo or a hidden objects book.

 

From Greta, who found these cool doors when she was in Mississippi, as she says, “Playing the slots.”

 

 

From Abby, signs created by kids for the Moonlite Diner in Ft. Lauderdale.

From Joanna, the elephant area at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

From Susan, Coffee and Cinnamon in Durham North Carolina.

Also from Susan, art inside the ladies room at Floozies in Louisa, Virginia.

 

And the men’s

 

And I took these at Vine’s in Durham, North Carolina

 

At Truckyard, in Dallas, Texas

A friend of Ken’s sent these! Wow. Almost makes me want to be a man (although I’ve never heard a man report seeing one so elegant).

 

 


But I’ve never wanted a you-know-what like Dr. Freud claimed women did.

Have you?