Embracing change during menopause

April 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dr. Mary Lowen with the Walnut Creek Medical Group and Eileen Williams, a contributor to "Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause" and blogger of "The Feisty of Fifty," share their advice for women going through menopause.

Signs of menopause

  • Changes in cycle
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleeping disturbances
  • Foggy thinking

Health benefits

  • Less headaches/migraines
  • Less depression
  • No anemia

Advice:

  • Be open. Try new things you'd never thought you'd try before.
  • Embrace the change and have a great attitude

Read Eileen Williams blog at feistysideoffifty.wordpress.com. You can email her at thecareercoach@comcast.net.

About Eilieen Williams:

M. Eileen Williams has over eighteen years combined experience as a career and life transition counselor, workshop facilitator, university instructor, and writer. As a Nationally Board Certified Counselor with a Master's Degree in Career Development, she specializes in working with individuals facing career and life planning issues. Over her career, she's helped hundreds of midlife women to deal with concerns that surface during this life-stage and has assisted them to make informed, successful, and rewarding life choices.

Based on her professional experience, she recognizes the challenges and gifts of growing older as a female in this society. Personally, she shares the lifetime experiences and generational themes of her cohorts.

In addition to her one-on-one counseling, Eileen has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops in corporate, community, and university settings. Most recently, her topics include "Embracing Life on the Feisty Side of Fifty," "Baby Boomers-Rebels With Many Causes," "Mars/Venus: The Riddle of Rapport," and "The Prime of Your Life: A Workshop of Self-Discovery and Renewal for Women 50-65."

As a writer, she seeks to engage her gender and generation and encourage them to value the many joys inherent to becoming women of "a certain age." To these ends, she has written humorous stories that are included in Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause and Boomer Women Speak. Her blog, Feisty Side of Fifty, feistysideoffifty.wordpress.com, is ranked among the top three sites for "boomer women over fifty" on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Eileen is currently completing her first manuscript based on the life and times of first-wave, baby boomer women. Grace Slick, lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship has agreed to write the Foreword for the book.

Lastly, Eileen heartily believes in celebrating one's advancing years with spirit, sass, gratitude, and humor and, through her counseling, speaking, and writing, she encourages others to do the same.


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