Moodiness and Irritability, the Common Perimenopause Symptoms
Why does everyone around me have an attitude problem? How hormone fluxes in perimenopause cause moodiness and irritability. So I am at the grocery store early Saturday morning with my partner, Gardiner Smith, with whom I live and work. We share a love of flowers. We have flowers in the...
I’m 40 and Peri-Menopausal? Really?
Definitions and Explanations of Peri-menopause I was 43 before I discovered that I had been in peri-menopause for 3 years. Now I’m 46 and I am really beginning to feel the effects. My hormones change every day. This is one of the most important periods in my life because my...
What Exactly is Menopause? Is It Really for the Rest of My Life?
After not having a period for a while, I’ve had spot bleeding. Am I still in menopause? I was recently speaking to a 43-year-old woman who was coming to grips with the fact that she is in peri-menopause. A highly educated wellness coach herself, she said to me, “I guess...
What Being 100% Canadian Means to Damiva’s CEO
My family were Chinese refugees in the 1940s from the Red Army of the Communist party in China. My grandparents – along with 3 children including my mother – escaped to Taiwan with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the family gold sewn artfully into all their clothing....
To Remove or Not to Remove: Should I Keep My Uterus?
Hysterectomy Explained In honour of World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8, 2017, we’re writing about hysterectomy – the surgery to remove the uterus – and explaining the ins and outs, as well as some of the controversies. By age 60, about 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will have...
I’m 40 and Peri-Menopausal? Really?May 12, 2020
What Being 100% Canadian Means to Damiva’s CEOMay 12, 2020
To Remove or Not to Remove: Should I Keep My Uterus?May 12, 2020