I am pretty sure the only man who ever reads my blog is my Dad, (Well, my Rock n' Roll Buddy pops over now and then too, but I think he just checks out the photos and surmises what the post must surely be about and moves on...) so the rest of you can ignore this first paragraph...Dad, feel free to skip reading this post. It doesn't have any home projects or thrilling escapades, nor does it have any Great-Grand-baby photos. It's about menopause.
So let's have a little girl-to-girl talk, shall we?
When I was in my 20s, 30s and even early 40s, I pretty much thought about menopause in the third person, like it happened to other women. You know, women living in Sun City, Arizona or someplace like that....very much like the way I always think of "old people" as people much older than me, no matter how old I am.
Anyway, the point I am making here is until we hit the age of peri-menopause, and menopause, most of us don't think about it. There aren't any classes or lessons to prepare us for it fully.
Most of us learned about the birds and the bees at home from a parent or from a class at school. But when it comes to the next phase of life, the phase that follows the love and marriage and the baby carriage...for generations, when the stage following the child-bearing years arrives, women have simply been winging it, sharing stories and hopeful treatments as ways to adapt and cope with this next fun phase of being a girl
You hear about "hot flashes" and "possible dryness", and I myself have experienced the occasional stubborn "stray eyebrow" that wants to show up near my chin. (And this part in particular couldn't come at a worse time...right as your eyesight begins to fail.)
Well, we can now get more information on what that next stage is like, and I for one am now wondering why someone didn't think of it sooner.
There's a new website called The 2nd Talk from the people at Poise, with what they are appropriately calling the "Second Talk". The site helps educate women as they enter the next stage of life, along with introducing some pretty helpful products that coming out right now.
Roll-On Cooling Gel -- It helps you feel comfortable and refreshed when a hot flash strikes. All you do is squeeze the tube and gently roll the cooling gel on wrists, chest, or neck for a cooling sensation that lasts up to 10 minutes.
The Body Cooling Towelettes offer instant cooling and refreshment when you experience a hot flash. Gently wipe the towelette on wrists, chest, or neck to feel cool and comfortable. (Featuring a portable, re-sealable package, these towelettes are easy to use anywhere you go!)
All of the products are created to make a girl feel a whole lot cooler and prettier and in control of her changing body.
Just like with the first talk we learned from, this will make our changing lives (and bodies) much easier to understand and gives us better tools to navigate through the new stage of life.
Interested in the Second Talk? Visit The2ndtalk.com and take the pledge to have the talk by October 18th. Poise is working to have one million women talking about it by then!
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