A BOOMER’S RECOLLECTION OF A COLUMBUS DAY LONG AGO

October 1, 2010

A Holiday is nearing and I am yearly visited by memories laced with gripping fear and delightful fascination. The year was 1962, I was nine years old, living in Portland Oregon and it was October 12th, Columbus Day. As I walked to school that day, lunch box in hand filled with peanut butter on white […]

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Bird Flu

June 1, 2010

It seems that by now I would have learned how to deal with difficult people. Annoyances such as complaining, judgments, criticisms, gossip, unsolicited opinions and advice given more out of manipulation and control than care and concern are just some of the ‘jeepers’ that make me ‘creepers’! Today a comment was thrust upon me that […]

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The Latest in HRT With Dr. Tori Hudson Part II

April 21, 2010

Let’s go back to delivery methods.  We have these different kinds of hormones: semi-synthetic, synthetic, bioidentical, (bioidentical from a pharmaceutical company, or bioidentical from a compounding pharmacy.) That is one little clarification we should articulate again here because those are both the same and different.  Pharmaceutical companies have a few select bioidentical hormones. There is […]

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The Latest in HRT with Dr. Tori Hudson Part I

April 14, 2010

Transcript from the DVD “Blitzed by Menopause”: Many of you are wondering about hormone replacement therapy and have all kinds of questions. I can really appreciate that because there really are lots of questions to ask and lots of questions to be answered.  We want to try to address all of the different kinds of […]

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The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause with Dr. Tori Hudson Final

April 8, 2010

Often women ask me the question is, “How long is this going to last, Dr. Hudson?” and “When is this going to end Dr. Hudson?” and I wish I could answer that question. “It’s only going to last this amount of time”, but the truth is I can not discern this.  It’s unpredictable.  It’s different […]

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A Rhyme For All Seasons

March 23, 2010

Entering Spring. Awakenings after a seemingly endless sleep. Entering Midlife. Wishing for sleep that’s encumbered by seemingly endless awakenings. Beholding Spring.  Air laced with lilac as budding leaves shimmer. Beholding Midlife.  Doubt encircling dreams as the present clouds the future. Menopause. Who the hell cares. Menopause Rap

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He Said, She Said. A Menopausal Exchange.

March 12, 2010

1) He: “What’s some good advice for men living with menopausal women?” She: “Say, ‘yes dear’. Always. No matter what. Forever.” 2) He: “How can we help men understand menopause?” She: “Sit in a sauna for 8 hours. Then answer questions like, ‘What’s wrong with you?”.. and listen to well intended comments like, ‘Why don’t […]

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The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause with Dr. Tori Hudson Part VI

February 23, 2010

One of the things that can become disturbing for a woman or her family members is when some memory changes start to occur.  And this can be not remembering what she said, this could be not remembering what someone else said, this could be going into the kitchen and “I came in here to get […]

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Conversations with Foggybrain and Muddlehead

January 18, 2010

Early morning as sun rises on a new day full of promise. Foggybrain: “I lost my keys.” Muddlehead: …”Hey those are my keys, no wait those are not my keys, whose are these?” Foggybrain: “Dunno. Now I can’t find my wallet.” Muddlehead: “I saw it outside in the backyard.” Foggybrain: “What’s it doing out  there?” […]

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Reinventing My Heart

December 22, 2009

How, I ask myself did I end up here? Too much time spent marching down the path of the ‘Have-Not’s,’ ‘Why-Me’s’ and ‘It’s-Not Fairs’ instead of exploring the ‘I-Haves’ on the Road of Gratitude. Why does it often take a life crisis or even interruption to get us to absorb what we do have? This […]

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