Friday, June 24, 2022

Menopause Symptoms Got You Down? How To Get Your Groove Back With Vital Femme

If you're in the middle of menopause like so many women, you KNOW how tough the symptoms can be. I'm past the worst of it now, but there were months when I felt constantly exhausted. I ate well but was too tired to exercise and sometimes needed 1-2 naps a day! There were a lot of other symptoms that went along with it, so I understand if you're having a tough time with menopause. However, the good news is that there is a supplement from Vital Femme that can help! Here's what they have to say about their awesome product:

Fatigue, brain fog, hot flashes, that muffin top (where did that come from??). You would go to the gym, but you’re so. darn. tired.

Does this sound familiar?  If so, you aren’t alone.  This is not what “the best years of your life” are supposed to be like, and yet – menopause happens. You just want to feel like yourself again – to feel healthy and on top of your game, with the energy to be there for the people you love and for yourself, too. 

Being able to button your jeans would be icing on the cake.

You’ve probably been to doctors, therapists, trainers, and even asked your mom, but nobody seems to have a good answer.  It’s really frustrating because you already eat right and exercise, maybe you’ve even tried hormone replacement – and you are still suffering.   So you suck it up, maybe try the next diet fad, hoping THIS one will actually make you feel better.  There has to be a better way.

The truth is that midlife can sometimes look like a perfect storm – the changes in our bodies and our lives, in general, can present special challenges for women.  Luckily, with just a few simple lifestyle shifts, including proper nutrition and supplementing the right vitamins and micronutrients, you can be on your way to increased energy and better health.

That’s where Vital Femme comes in.  Born of one woman’s struggle with the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, Vital Femme supplements were created specifically to address the nutritional deficiencies that women face as they age.  Made 100% in the U.S. from responsibly sourced, vegan, (mostly) organic ingredients, Vital Femme products support energy, immunity, mental clarity, mood, and hormonal balance. 

A star ingredient in Vital Femme’s DIM + D3 Hormone Balancing Complex is Diindolylmethane – or DIM for short – and it should be part of every woman’s healthy aging arsenal.  DIM is a phytonutrient derived from cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and kale that has been studied extensively for its ability to regulate estrogen and testosterone metabolism in the body, thus maintaining healthy hormone balance.

This is great news for women, especially as they approach menopause because DIM can help to:

  • Promote healthy weight
  • Reduce hot flashes
  • Support breast and reproductive health
  • Reduce acne flare-ups
  • Support normal apoptosis for cellular health

Of course, supplements are only part of the puzzle, and they aren’t a “magic bullet.”  When it comes to your health, real change only happens when you look at your life through a holistic lens and take the time to uncover the situations, behaviors, and
even relationships that no longer serve you.

If any of this resonates for you, you’ll want to grab this free guide that outlines five basic principles that will help you to feel and look your best, now and for the next fifty years!  

Download the guide here: 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Fly On The Wall In The Land Of Forgetfulness

     Okay, I messed up. I forgot to post my Fly On The Wall blog last month! And May was such an outstanding month! I guess I have been a little too distracted lately, (i.e. extremely forgetful!) but after decorating my office with Post-It Notes for this month's FOTW, I remembered to write it! So here we are with another edition of the Fly On The Wall group blog postings hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado.

     I'm going to tap into last month's fun for today's post. The fly saw us being social butterflies--so many fun activities going on (yay for summer!). We attended a local festival one night and got to see all the neighbors, then we were invited to a pontoon boat party which was a blast. We celebrated a few birthdays with family and then of course there was Mother's Day---another extraordinary day spent with the people I love most. As always, the conversations were ripe with humor and sarcasm---at least the ones I remember!


"Not sure we should keep these pillows. They look old and worn."
"Yep---just like your face."

"I've eaten so many carbs today and now my stomach hurts. It feels like a gunnysack with two cats fighting inside."

"Can you please change out that lightbulb? It's very dim." 
"Just like my brain..."

"So Hon, I'm working on an article for AARP about popular games we played as kids---here are some names you might remember: Twister, Battleship, Connect Four and----"
"Okay, I get it." 
"And there is also Hands Down, Payday, Ants In the Pants and...."
"Yes, I get the point---you don't need to keep----"
"And a game called Aggravation, and---"
"Aggravation is what you're doing to me now!"

"It's a good thing they didn't request bloodwork for me today at the doctor's office---after all the drinking I  did this weekend, my bloodwork would've come back 90% proof." 

"Are you worried about love handles?" 
"No, because I don't have love handles anymore; I have guard rails."

"I love this old photo of you, Hon. Look how young you were."

"Yeah, now I look like luggage that has been tossed around in an airport." 

"Wow, did that actor gain a bunch of weight?"
"No, it's just prosthetics for the role he's playing."
"Well, they should have hired me instead because they wouldn't need prostethics---I'm already that fat."

"You're anxious today, Maybe you need Bovine Therapy."
"What the heck is THAT?"
"It's hugging cows to feel better. It reduces stress." 
"I'm opting for something cheaper. It's called Chocolate Therapy."

     And that's a wrap! I promise to write myself more reminder notes in July so that I don't forget to post the next FOTW. In the meantime, I'm heading to the nearest barn to find myself a cow.....

This was the BEST day! As you can see in the pic, we had a fun group on the pontoon. If you look really hard, you'll see me with Mac squished somewhere in the middle of the group, ha-ha!!

***WANT MORE MENO MAMA?? I've been busy!! You can find me over at AARP talking about the benefits of my Zumba classes HERE  and some yummy meatless meals HERE plus the best way to care for your teeth HERE. If you watched the Belmont Stakes and you want to know a little history on the race, check out my latest for Always Pets HERE or info on a puppy's first year of life HERE and facts on the American Bulldog HERE plus the animals with the shortest lifespans HERE


Buzz around these other blogs for a peek into some other homes:


Baking In A Tornado


The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Frustrated With Symptoms Of Menopause? Hemplily Can Help!

Do you or anyone you know experience uncomfortable symptoms of menopause? Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more? If so, Hemplily is looking for ladies to give them some feedback! 

In case you aren't familiar with the company, Hemplily is a natural wellness brand since 2017 that helps women find harmony and balance again with products infused with the amazing hemp plant.  Hemplily Founder and CEO Terri Long HAD fibromyalgia and refused to believe taking prescriptions for the rest of her life was the only answer. One of the body’s main jobs is to heal itself! Along her journey to restore her health, she discovered that cannabis was the answer for so many with chronic illnesses PLUS can wipe out the many uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Hemplily was created to share this knowledge with others. 

𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧?

1. You get a 
𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡-𝙨𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 to try us out risk-free. 
2. We help you find the right dose for you so you get the maximum benefit, and keep track of your progress.
3. You get a 20% off coupon code for your entire next purchase as a thank you.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬:

We’ll ask you about your symptoms and levels, then ship your choice of the AM or PM tincture. It’s a FULL SIZE bottle, an average of a 30 day supply! About 1-2 weeks after receiving your order we’ll send you an email with a link to the same symptoms questions, then again in about 4 weeks. If you’re not experiencing the relief you seek, we’ll contact you to help you adjust your serving amount.(You can contact us to at any time!!) Upon completion of the 3rd survey you’ll get a 20% off coupon for your next order.


They offer free consultations for life and a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re looking for a natural alternative to the prescription rollercoaster, go to to learn more, chat, give them a call at (855) 246-4367, or email

Hemplily is the perfect product for you or any woman experiencing symptoms of menopause. Spread the news---there is no need to live with the discomfort that comes with the change of life. Give the product a try!



Friday, June 3, 2022

Perfect Care For Estrogen Deficient Skin: Emepelle

I've always been meticulous about my skincare routine, and have been pampering my skin since the early 1980s when doctors began warning us about the dangers of skin cancer after too much sun exposure. When I hit my forties, I noticed a few, faint spots along my jawline and of course went immediately to see a dermatologist. She told me these were normal age spots, and that the little crinkles near my eyes were also normal for a middle-aged woman. But it wasn't until I hit menopause that my skin started feeling drier despite the creams I was slathering on each night. After a little research, I learned that this too was normal for a woman in her fifties because of the loss of estrogen we experience before during, and after menopause. This is also the time when we need to pay particular attention to our skin and amp our skincare routine. 

So when the good folks at Emepelle contacted me about their products that help improve the appearance of Estrogen Deficient Skin non-hormonally, I jumped at the chance to try their product. They sent me a kit with the first and only skincare items of their kind for women with estrogen deficiencies, which included their night cream, serum, and eye cream.

Here is the impressive info that Empelle sent to me: 

Emepelle is the first and only line of skincare products available to help improve the appearance of Estrogen Deficient Skin by harnessing the restorative benefits of patented MEP Technology, non-hormonally. This innovative ingredient provides benefits exclusively for the skin. MEP is clinically proven to safely and effectively help improve dryness, dullness, laxity, atrophy, and the appearance of fine lines for more healthy, youthful-looking skin.

I couldn't wait to get started and applied the collection to my face nightly for five weeks. My skin definitely felt softer and smoother, but more importantly, it looked REFRESHED. The cream and serum didn't leave my face feeling greasy like a lot of other store-brand products---the product absorbed pretty quickly into the skin, which I really liked. The true test came after I accidentally got sunburned at an all-day boat party. I forgot to use sunblock (rare for me!!) and like everyone else on the boat, my skin was hot and bright red the next day. I continued applying the Empelle products to my face and guess what? Of the 20 people aboard the boat that day, I was the only one who didn't experience skin peeling on my face! In fact, the redness disappeared by the next day, and my skin's moisture was restored. So yes, I like this product and highly recommend it to women my age experiencing menopause. Here is some additional info on each of the products in their collection: 

Emepelle Night Cream is a luxurious and restorative cream that harnesses skin’s nighttime repair activities to help restore vitality and luminosity to aging skin.  This rich and nourishing night cream features breakthrough MEP Technology to help restore the natural function of Estrogen Deficient Skin non-hormonally, for improved firmness, hydration, and luminosity.  Emepelle Night Cream is designed specifically for women in menopause and perimenopause.

​​Emepelle Serum is a lightweight, oil-free daily serum that helps to reinvigorate the skin’s natural source of radiance for more healthy, youthful-looking skin. This silky-smooth serum features MEP Technology™ to help restore the natural function of Estrogen Deficient Skin non-hormonally for improved firmness, hydration, and luminosity. The result is more hydrated and luminous skin. Emepelle Serum is a breakthrough serum designed for women in menopause and perimenopause to directly combat signs of estrogen loss and skin aging.

Emepelle Eye Cream is a firming, nourishing, and rejuvenating eye cream that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, under-eye puffiness, and dark circles for anti-aging benefits and improved luminosity for the eyes. This rich, creamy and fast-absorbing eye cream features breakthrough MEP Technology® to help restore the natural function of Estrogen Deficient Skin, non-hormonally, for improved firmness, hydration, and luminosity.  The result is more hydrated and luminous skin. Emepelle Eye Cream is a breakthrough eye cream designed for women in menopause and perimenopause to directly combat signs of estrogen loss and skin aging.

Do your skin a favor and buy this product! It works!

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