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Please Help: A Menopause Survey

Survey

Sharon Hartnett, a practitioner in holistic healing methods, and Dev Steiger, a researcher, are conducting a survey on the multi-faceted experience of menopause. I received a letter a few weeks ago from Dev:

Dear Barbara,

I appreciate your writing about the lack of information, the reticence of women to seek answers, and the things that women face as we transition into a new time of life.

We are conducting a survey on the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience of menopause. Given how long women are living, we need support and useful information to thrive in a chapter of our lives that is as long as our childbearing years.

Our goal is to collect data and share the information, so all women can benefit from the collective knowledge, experience, and wisdom of other women.

Dev and Sharon would love your input and asked if I would share the link on Friend for the Ride. PLEASE help in this important research by completing the survey. It’s fun to take and asks some really intriguing and insightful questions.

Thank you to Dev and Sharon for your important work! We look forward to reading the results.

 

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Menopause Recap: Good Articles Spinning Around the Web

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I wonder what Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens would think of the Internet. He painted this picture of Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge back in the 17th century.

Looks sort of like they are spinning the World Wide Web.

That gets me wondering what Eve would think of the Internet.

I bet she would have LOVED it and tempted Adam to spend hours here, too.

What a source of intrigue and information, which brings me to The Great Pause.

These four articles pack plenty of menopausal knowledge. Check ’em out faster than Eve checked out that enticing red apple.

Poise Menopause Blogger Lori Jo Vest created this Mother of All List of menopause symptoms. Find the article here, and while you’re on the Poise site, check out some of the other articles and personal menopause stories.

On Vibrant Nation, read a post by physician Barb DePree describing a system doctors are now using to track menopause.

Study up on cutting  edge  research on menopause, fat storage, and weight gain by Sylvia Santosa, assistant professor in Concordia University’s Department of Exercise Science .

Last but not least, read Menopause Expert Ellen Dolgen’s insights on dealing with menopause and Stress.

And before you go, let’s all give Eve a Friend for the Ride round of applause for her spunk!

Taste the Fruit of Knowledge

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A Favorite Website: 34 Menopause Symptoms

34 Symptoms

When I was in the middle of menopausal madness, this was my favorite website.

Here is the link, loud and clear, for you to click:

34 Menopause Symptoms

I’d have something funky going on. Could this be menopause?

I’d jump onto this website and voila, there it was!

I counted just now, and all in all, I had 19 of the 34 symptoms.

I’m glad I skipped (at least so far) burning tongue.  Great tongues of fire does that sound bad!

The prose on  34 Menopause Symptoms is clear and concise.  At the bottom of the page, there are links to articles ranging in topic from surgical menopause to breast tenderness.

Articles

If you’re not familiar with this site, do check it out.

And the contest is on!

 Who can beat my count of 19 symptoms?