Growing old is no joke, especially for us girls. Thinning, frizzy hair, skin that does not bounce back, interrupted sleep and wicked temper are only a few of the gifts bestowed upon us by the dreaded menopause. Mine arrived together with another milestone: the big five-o.

At first, the signs were subtle. A missed period here and there, a heat wave that dissipated after a few seconds, an unexplained sense of doom that disappeared with the sunrise. “I can handle this” I told myself. “I don’t understand what the fuss is all about.”

The next stage was not as subtle…

Alexandra Filia

Author of the Dream series for women, I love to help women find happiness.

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