[GTFO: Get The Fuck Out.] So, I was listening to the first episode of a new podcast – “Itsabitch” – by Marybeth Bonfiglio (who writes gorgeous things) and her husband/partner (aka Dr. Rock). It was honest, raw, and sweet- and also laugh-out-loud funny at moments. The best part was listening to a married couple talk […]


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There are times in peri-menopause and menopause when things are fine. Days run the way you want, mostly. Maybe a couple of memory hiccups, maybe a mini-hot flash, but otherwise…things are running okay. Then, there are the other days. The days when you’re thinking, “…mother.fucker…” – or saying it under your breath. (Seems to me […]


What to Eat for Hormone Balance

by Joanna on January 22, 2015

Balancing hormones is a tricky business. There are so many variables to work with and refine. Not to mention, you’ve only got 12 cycles a year to work with- to see if changes are moving you in the direction you want to go. But when you’re feeling so stressed out you can barely keep your […]


More Useful Ways to Spend Your Gym Dollars

by Joanna on January 14, 2015

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A lot of people join the gym in January- which can be a really great instinct to follow. When a person joins any kind of fitness business, they’re taking action on their goals, motivation, and inspiration. All great things! Sometimes, though, the motivation (or inspiration) drops off. Or life starts happening and the priority of […]


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