Middle age, I thought, would be a time to indulge in a bit more food freedom - to stop watching what and how much I ate, and how that played out on the scales. But instead, food intolerances came calling, and restriction and angst became the new norm.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone had designed a small space air cooler that was portable, discreet, cheap to run, and quickly cooled down your personal zone to combat hot flushes. Well, they have, and I've found it!
If you are suffering from menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, heavy or irregular periods, or mood swings, you are probably open to doing whatever you can to ease the symptoms and get on with life. Could it really be as easy as sipping on some tea?
Small changes can add up to a big difference in the way you feel, based on how your body is functioning. In fact, small changes are better if you want to stick to them. Small changes won’t see you throwing your hands in the air with frustration, or missing the old pleasures too much.
If you are feeling the effects of any of the menopause symptoms to the point where they are interfering with your ‘normal’ life or causing upset and anxiety; hot flushes, mood swings, weight gain, sleeping problems/night sweats, joint pain, loss of sex drive… then you will want to take a [...]
I remember the 6 months or more of diagnosis only too well. Everything else must be ruled out before a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be given. That means a lot of tests, a lot of specialists and a lot of prodding around! In the early days it’s easy to get caught up in the ‘why’…. [...]
It’s still a couple of months off here before the sun begins to make its presence felt and, rather than thinking about staying warm, we turn our attention to staying cool. I’ve found over the last couple of summer seasons that I’ve been a little anxious about the sun; trying to be sun smart [...]
The years can sneak up on you. One minute you’re 30 something, the next minute you’re noticing some odd things happening with your body and wondering if this is ‘the change’! It’s meant to be a transition from one phase of womanhood to another. There’s an assumed expectation that certain events [...]
I found an iPhone app called SkinVision that allows you to take photos and get analysis of your skin spots and moles. It’s an Australian initiative (not surprising considering Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world) and the goal is to reduce the number of Australians [...]
I imagine that I started noticing the affects while I was still in the grips of CFS but at that time the plumpness of my skin was the least of my worries. I assumed that spending all that time in bed and being too weak to be applying skin products was taking its toll. All beauty routines went [...]