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My First Signs of Perimenopause

Oct 17, 2020

I remember the day when my period didn't start on Day 28, as usual. I felt it coming, but it didn't show up until around day 35, and I thought that's odd. That was my first sign of perimenopause. 

I was around forty-three years old when I noticed the shift in my cycles, but looking back, I was in my late thirties when I started to feel an emotional change. 

I had my son at thirty-three and gained about 50 pounds on my body, which was already 25 pounds heavier than I wanted it to be. After I gave birth, I lost a bit of the weight, but I didn't lose most of it until I was in my mid-forties. 

If you are not happy with your body, it has nothing to do with the physical weight, but I was very concerned with the number on the scale back then. 

It weighed heavily on me emotionally, and my moods would go from bad to full-on bitch mode in two seconds flat. Looking back, I see myself as someone who tried very hard to portray herself as kind and funny,...

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Becoming Your Best Self During Perimenopause

Sep 22, 2020

I talk with Rachel Hughes, Midlife Wife, Mom, Perimenopause Blogger, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Positive Voice, and an all-around Spectacular Woman. 

Rachel worked with chronic pain patients for 10-years, and now she helps women become their best selves during the perimenopause years and beyond. 

Rachel has a sincere heart to create safe spaces where peri- and menopausal women can help each other navigate these particular years together with honesty, thoughtfulness, and a lot of laughter. 

After finding that her own perimenopausal symptoms were disruptive to her life, Rachel sought meaningful help and information. She felt that there were not enough resources for mid-life women to learn from each other and express themselves with plenty of compassion and without judgment. 

Rachel's understanding of how food, nutrients, and movement can be used as powerful tools to help people rebalance and heal themselves from all sorts of physical and physiological...

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