Tag: Menopause

Woman 5.0

I remember every detail about the day I got my first period. I can even smell the slight mold of our suburban, ranch basement bathroom. But what I most remember is my mother. “Congratulations. You are now a woman.” My mother has never been… Continue Reading “Woman 5.0”

Wellness Wednesday: Turmeric-Based Grits

Shun P.’s grits are a remix on a comfort food classic, infused with the benefits of turmeric, garlic, and ginger (TGG) for a savory kick. Turmeric-Based Ingredients: (2 servings) *½ cup chopped turmeric *½ cup chopped garlic *½ cup chopped ginger 1 tablespoon of… Continue Reading “Wellness Wednesday: Turmeric-Based Grits”

My Choice

Like most women, I always knew the day was coming when I’d have to deal with menopause. I wasn’t especially worried about it, as I didn’t want to conceive any more children and considered menstrual periods to be an annoyance I would gladly do without.… Continue Reading “My Choice”

It’s the Sweat and Itch for Me, Sis! by Tyran Butler

by Tyran Butler I used to sleep like a rock. I used to be as sharp as a tack. I used to be relatively easy to get along with, in most cases. I used to be younger. Perimenopause has changed my life. None of… Continue Reading “It’s the Sweat and Itch for Me, Sis! by Tyran Butler”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)

I am afraid. I fear the mental illness that’s coursed through my blood will surface at last. Thus far, I’ve escaped my mother’s schizophrenia, my aunt’s clinical depression, my sister’s depression, my niece’s trichotillomania, my other niece’s bipolar diagnosis, and my daughter’s anxiety. For… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)”

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