Tag: menopause

Hot Flashes

Not long ago I sent a birthday card to my high school best friend on her 46th birthday. It had a picture of 4 firemen jumping out of a cake. On the inside it said, “They’re here to put out your hot flashes.” This was so hilarious to me I couldn’t wait for her to …

peri-menopause

I Am Pink Hot Tamale Red! If it’s April, it’s National Poetry Month! We are so excited at Fiftiness to celebrate National Poetry Month by introducing poetry to our site. What a perfect form of the written, or spoken word, to give us perspective on the universal truths of being a woman over fifty. Introducing Julie Grass . …

Menopause calling - we're through!

Menopause calling? In a post post post modern world I learned it was over in a phone call, and there’s something about being “post”…   I hated turning forty. I hated it. When I was younger, forty sounded ancient to me. Everything about it sounded saggy and tired and falling backward into an existence where …