Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: redefining menopause

a silver crown sitting on a shelf with the words "ten ways to use your mid-life energy for good" beneath the crown

Ten Ways to Use Your Mid-Life Energy for Good

I know mid-life is transitional in many ways, especially when your period starts changing and you realize that life is, in fact, changing. And it’s going to continue to change until we’ve made post-menopause our new normal. But I’m definitely getting to the point in my journey where some days feel a bit chaotic, like…
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a clear bottle with wild flowers inside with the words 'how 'bout the good sh-t?!' across the top

how ’bout the good shit?!

Okay. So. The last couple of months have been hard for a lot of folks, me included. Sometimes that was due to my own decisions and sometimes it was due to Life and whatever the stars seemed to be throwing at me. However it happened, the winter was hard. Last week I shared about how…
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this stuff is mid-life BS. pick what works for you.

These last few weeks seem to have been tough for a lot of folks- in my life, online. And for whatever reason- the stars, the algorithms- I have seen some hurtful, cliché shit online and in pop culture and I’m just done with it. There are popular, thoughtless ideas that bother me deeply, because if…
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two red boxing gloves with the words "Using Anger Skillfully at Mid-Life" transposed over the top

Using Anger Skillfully at Mid-Life

Anger. It’s a thing in our life- in any human life. We know this. And we also know there are lots of cultural messages about how women are not supposed to get angry. Because we’re supposed to be ‘nice’ or ‘good’ or some other non-threatening thing. But..we get mad don’t we? Yes. And, especially in…
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