Midlife Transformation

Finding the Place of Thinner Peace

I suspect most post-menopausal women confront body image issues regardless of whether we’re thin or fat or somewhere in between. In spite of our best efforts, the hormonal changes that take place during and after menopause change the way our body works and ultimately looks. Our skin is no longer supple and everything loses its […]

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Midlife Transformation

"Why are You so Damn Fat!?"

I don’t know about you, but I have been asked this question at least a dozen times a day since the time I was about eleven. I have been belittled, criticized, mocked, scolded and generally abused. That’s a whole lot of abuse! I didn’t realize, on a conscious level, that it was even happening until […]

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Midlife Transformation

Break out the Lipstick Ladies!

I, for one, will wear lipstick until the day I die – and my kids better paint me up before I have visitors in the old folks home. After all, I am a woman — first and foremost — and believe you me when I’m not wearing the shiny stuff that differentiates me from men, […]

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