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Thursday, September 19, 2013


Please give a warm welcome to Lynnette Sheppard a registered nurse, who will share her (and others) solution for menopause. It is an article for women, and the men in our lives who live with our hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep problems.

Wait a minute. Every woman’s Menopause is different, an individual journey. Each of us has our own constellation of symptoms and changes.

      How can there be one remedy that can help smooth this transition? Quite by accident, our group of Menopause Goddesses stumbled upon this magical, miraculous medicine.  We found that the most effective and important remedy for the Change is...wait for it: Us! Girlfriends! Women sharing Wisdom!

     In the throes of peri-menopause, girlfriend Theresa and I were overwhelmed by the sheer number and severity of symptoms of the Pause. We truly thought menopause would be no big deal. After all, we exercised, ate pretty healthy diets, and generally took care of ourselves. Maybe a few warm flashes and we’d be finished. We were so wrong!

     On a whim, we decided to host a “slumber party with a focus” to see if Menopause really was as big a deal for other women as it seemed for us. (Short answer: YES!) And now our goddess group is preparing to meet for the 11th annual gathering. We all agree that we would have never made it through without one another.


     Or maybe we’d have made it somehow, but it would have been a much rockier road. We have laughed, cried, commiserated, consoled, learned, and grown together. We shared everything we knew and didn’t know about the Big M and a synergy was created that made us much more than the sum of our hot, cranky parts.

     It wasn’t just the new horizons of Menopause that we tackled.  Midlife brought us a number of other changes and challenges. We found ourselves revisiting and recreating relationships, with everyone, including ourselves. As a group, we went through breakups, divorce, marriage, and all the relationship permutations in between. Because of one another, we came out stronger, happier, healthier women.

     Health issues visited many of us. We collectively suffered Lyme disease, cardiac virus, depression, herniated discs, high blood pressure, celiac disease, and more. I can personally vouch for the boost an immune system gets from the compassionate comfort offered by caring women.

                   The number one remedy for anything that ails us? It really is girlfriends.

                                          Truth Telling,
                                                            Heartfelt Sharing


Meet Lynette Sheppard, RN:
      Author of “Becoming A Menopause Goddess,” Lynette hosts the popular     Menopause Goddess Blog. This virtual community brings women together to share wisdom, humor and heart to help their sisters through the transitions of menopause, midlife, and more.

She brings her expertise as a Registered Nurse as well as her experiences as a woman completely blindsided by the Change to help others have a smoother Menopause journey.

Lynette also writes for several websites among them VibrantNation.com and Empowher. She has served as the Menopause Examiner for Examiner.com   and the Menopause Health Maven for Wellsphere.com

     If you’d like to create your own goddess group, visit Menopause Goddess Blog and search “Creating Your Own Goddess Group.”

      Or buy the book “Becoming a Menopause Goddess” that chronicles all we learned together in those early days of The Big M.

Menopause Goddess Blog:  http://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/
Amazon: Becoming A Menopause Goddess:  http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-A-Menopause-Goddess-ebook/dp/B004W9CMS8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1303346935&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-a-menopause-goddess-lynette-sheppard/1100558494?ean=9781617922411&itm=1&usri=9781617922411

Print Version:  http://thebigmwebsite.com/

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