I am well past menopause. The body - we change continuously until the end. It is even more important to take care of ourselves as we age because if we stop there are many things that can't be undone. The reflection in the mirror often does not represent what we feel inside. Thank you Karen for your insights.

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Sep 18, 2023Liked by Karen Friend Smith


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Thank you for the shout out Karen! I appreciate it greatly.

You took something I noted and ran with it. In the process you hit on something I didn't recognize!

The change that cycles back to pre-hormonal stage of life. You put a label on something I felt, but couldn't quite put a finger on what it was until reading this piece.

There are days I look in the mirror and don't recognize myself. Other days I look deep into my reflection and understand I'm more than skin, bones, and hormones.

My drastic changes didn't happen until I turned 62. So for the past three years I've been flailing around trying to find solid ground to land on. It isn't happening. So. I'm learning to balance while wavering on most times shaky ground. I get on a Bosu ball daily and stand on one foot and then the other, contortions in various positions for two minutes each to remind myself I can do life even if there isn't anything solid to stand on.

Keep up the good work. You pointed out the statistics... I can't understand why more hasn't been researched in this arena.

One more thing. I'd like to share a resource with you and your readers. It is invaluable for learning and sharing with other women:


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Great newsletter as always, Karen! Looking forward to your webinar!

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Thanks Letty!! Look forward to seeing you! 🤗

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