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You are probably here because you Googled “menopause”, “hot flashes” or “how not to kill the people I love”. Perhaps a friend, family member or colleague sent you a link and suggested you check it out. Maybe you got hit with a targeted ad on social media, since they eavesdrop on everything you do, say or post. Whatever vehicle brought you here – Welcome. You have found a safe place full of camaraderie and humor, coping skills for you and your loved ones, the latest information and resources and shared stories from readers just like yourself.  YANA – as they say in 12 step programs – You Are Not Alone.

 

Menopausal Militia Origin Story

In 2004 I became co-owner of a bead shop in a small town in western North Carolina. My partner and I secured a large retail space one block off a quaint little main street and set about painting, building display cases and decorating the shop. Then we sank the rest of our money into inventory… Read More

 

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Love Notes

Love Notes

I pulled an oldie but a goodie out of my hat the other day in working with a couple that had been on a significantly long and meaningful “good run”. Both had worked diligently on themselves and on their marriage and as a result had experienced a smooth period of...

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Brush the Damn Cat

Brush the Damn Cat

It is beginning to get ever so slightly nippy outside in the morning. I am blessed with a long wrap around porch on the front of an old farmhouse on the outskirts of town. I call it living in the country but someone who actually lives in the country would probably...

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Matrix Moment

Matrix Moment

In 2001 while working as a Child and Family Therapist in a public mental health agency I quickly learned that teaching traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to a group of depressed, anxious and angry adolescents made their eyes glaze over. CBT is a valuable,...

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