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The Empowered Menopause

September 15, 2009 By: Rachelle Goering Category: Mind Body Spirit

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I realize that not everyone reading this blog is experiencing menopause right now. You may be a woman who is not currently in that phase of life or you may be a man. But I am confident that either you will be joining the millions of women already in menopause or you are closely associated with one or more menopausal woman. The time leading up to menopause is known as peri-menopause. This transitional time can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years and usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 55. It is often accompanied with some pretty challenging symptoms and changes to a woman’s body, mind and outlook on life.

Menopause means the final menstrual flow. The symptoms that occur during perimenopause include hot flashes, night sweats, decreased libido, increased weight (and more difficulty losing it), emotional lability and mental fogginess. These symptoms can be annoying, sometimes debilitating, but they always can serve as a wake up call to each woman and how she wants to live out the second half of her life. Read more »


Retreat

August 21, 2009 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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So often in the accelerating pace of the dominant culture we find ourselves desperate for silence, stillness and solitude. This can be found by creating a sacred space in our home that we return to each day. Committing to the daily practice of meditation, mindful eating and exercise is another way of claiming sacred space in your life.

Sometimes though we really need to put some physical space between what we are carrying with us – the attitudes, emotions and patterns that impede an effortless and constant connection to the source of love, generosity, peace and compassion that is within us all. Read more »




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