I’m Talking About the “M” Word

I told myself I wouldn’t do it. I would never mention the “M” word on my blog. It’s personal, private, and although I know many women my age struggle with it, I didn’t want to discuss it here. (Be sure to read the end of my post to enter a Sweepstakes for a $100 Visa gift card!)

Poise Products

Well, I’ve changed my mind. Women can do that, right? I’m going to talk about menopause!

You probably remember having a 1st talk that explained your changing body as you were approaching puberty. But as we approach menopause, we’re hesitant to discuss this very normal life stage. I think we just don’t want to admit we’re getting older!

Thankfully, Poise has started The 2nd Talk campaign–to help make this life stage better for all women by giving them the confidence to talk about menopause in a whole new way and to better prepare them for this time in their lives.

If you’re over 40 you could be experiencing menopause symptoms. I know I’ve definitely experienced some menopausal symptoms: hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and mood swings (so my husband says!). If you’ve noticed some changes, you’ll be glad to know that Poise offers a unique line of daily products specifically designed for women who are going through this stage of life. I’m thankful there are products out there to make this transition easier. Here are some of the products they offer:

  • Roll-On Cooling Gel helps you feel comfortable and refreshed. Squeeze the tube and gently roll the cooling gel on wrists, chest or neck for a cooling sensation that lasts up to 10 minutes.
  • Body Cooling Towelettes offer instant cooling and refreshment. Gently wipe the towelette on wrists, chest or neck to feel cool and comfortable. Featuring a portable, re-sealable package, these towelettes are easy to use anywhere you go.
  • Feminine Wash provides daily freshness. Glycerin and paraben free, this gentle wash will help you feel clean and confident.

I tried the Roll-On Cooling Gel and it felt amazing! I rubbed it on my neck and chest. It’s refreshing and has a wonderful cooling sensation.

Learn more about the new products, hear stories from real women, share your own and pledge to join The 2nd Talk at Poise.com. Get a free sample by clicking here or download a coupon here.

Have you noticed any changes? How are you approaching life’s changes confidently?

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

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  • At 2013.02.02 21:33, Susan Smith said:

    I’m just trying to stay positive about the changes I’m going through by taking good care of myself by eating right, exercising, getting enought sleep and taking vitamins

    • At 2013.02.02 21:34, Susan Smith said:
      • At 2013.02.03 21:07, Sharon said:

        I am in my mid forties. I have terrible night sweats, the occasional hot flash and trouble sleeping. I’ve heard about this cooling gel…I need to give it a try.

        • At 2013.02.03 23:51, Bethany A said:

          I’m not there yet, but it is something I’m already starting to think about since my mom had early menopause. Nice to see that there will be products to use!

          • At 2013.02.04 01:34, Bonny said:

            I have noticed I get hot a lot easier. I haven’t done anything different.

            • At 2013.02.06 09:35, Wild Orchid said:

              I am accepting that change is a way of life, good or bad. We must embrace change and not try and fight it. That is the attitude I am trying to take anyway!

              Thanks for the chance to win!

              wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

              • At 2013.02.06 09:36, Wild Orchid said:


                • At 2013.02.07 00:29, Debbie B said:

                  Haven ‘t gotten to menopause yet – will take it one day at a time. Thanks for all the info about products that help out!

                  • At 2013.02.07 11:35, sherri crawford said:

                    i do my stretching and stay positive

                    • At 2013.02.08 16:54, One Frugal Girl said:

                      Find humor and enjoyment in the little things in life and keep smiling.
                      onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

                      • At 2013.02.08 16:54, One Frugal Girl said:

                        Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/299998013319958529
                        onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

                        • At 2013.02.11 04:06, Rebecca Graham said:

                          I am approaching the change by educating myself on the subject with oneline research.

                          • At 2013.02.12 20:06, Kelly Massman said:

                            I have to admit that I’m not really approaching it with confidence, but it sounds like these products would be a great help! Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

                            • At 2013.02.13 09:22, Melanie Dorsey said:

                              Night sweats were a problem for a while but seem to have subsided for the most part. I’m combating the aging process by consistent work-outs and a healthy way of eating. I’ve noticed my skin looks much better when I’m consistent with my exercise plan.
                              I think the cooling gel would be very helpful, especially in stressful situations.

                              • At 2013.02.13 09:26, Melanie Dorsey said:

                                I tweeted about the sweepstakes entry here:

                                • At 2013.02.13 21:49, LAMusing said:

                                  Due to medication and a medical condition I went thru the change a good 5 years earlier than I probably would have. It was abrupt and fast. Feeling good once I reached the other side :)

                                  • At 2013.02.13 21:51, LAMusing said:
                                    • At 2013.02.14 11:54, latanya said:

                                      eating healthier, taking vitamins, and taking it one day at a time.

                                      dlatany at gmail dot com

                                      • At 2013.02.14 11:55, latanya said:
                                        • At 2013.02.14 18:50, maria cantu said:

                                          Haven’t noticed any changes. These products look like they’ll be very helpful when the time comes.

                                          • At 2013.02.15 22:14, Jessica F said:

                                            I’ve been taking better care of myself both physically and mentally – I’ve been working out and telling myself to take a break every once in a while!

                                            • At 2013.02.15 22:15, Jessica F said:
                                              • At 2013.02.15 22:29, Olivia Rubin said:

                                                I have not noticed any changes and I hope that remains or a long time

                                                Oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

                                                • At 2013.02.16 15:36, nannypanpan said:

                                                  i thought i had started cause my period was getting so light but gyno said no. when it does happen i am ready cause i see the rainbow of no more periods at the end

                                                  • At 2013.02.17 02:35, Betty C said:

                                                    I’m well past this particular life change and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. A few hot flashes (actually they were welcomed as I’m usually colder than everyone else) and some definite mood swings.

                                                    • At 2013.02.18 10:50, ewhatley said:

                                                      I’ve already had the worst of it but still have hot flashes so I might try the cooling gel.

                                                      • At 2013.02.18 14:12, Betty C said:
                                                        • At 2013.02.18 16:31, Julie said:

                                                          quite honestly, I am 55 years old and still having my period on a regular basis…I take one day a time…and try to keep my attitude positive.

                                                          • At 2013.02.19 06:53, anash said:

                                                            i like to take it easy, not get stressed over things! hopefully when i approach menopause i will have it easy and if not these products seem like they would be helpful

                                                            • At 2013.02.19 07:26, anash said:

                                                              Thanks for the chance to win!
                                                              email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

                                                              • At 2013.02.19 08:32, SandyN said:

                                                                I’ve experienced changes, and while I haven’t liked them over the past 3-4 years, I’ve learned to live with them and take them one day at a time. I deal with them when they come along, try to make the best of them, and move on. It can only get better, right?? :)

                                                                • At 2013.02.19 14:47, Kim said:

                                                                  I’ve been having “m” symptoms for several months. I just received confirmation recent bloodwork that yes I’m in full menopause…like I couldn’t tell by the hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and problamatic sleeping. I’m such a sleeper normally, 8 – 10 hours, getting used to (and being happy with) about 6 has been quite an adjustment. I have been taking evening primrose oil for about 3 weeks. It seems like it is helping all. Not a miracle cure but does help to lessen the symptoms. I definitely plan to try the poise product line. Thanks for touching on this not so fun topic:)

                                                                  • At 2013.02.19 15:13, Erica Best said:

                                                                    alot of have i can eat like i could when i was young and less energy

                                                                    • At 2013.02.19 15:14, Erica Best said:
                                                                      • At 2013.02.19 15:26, Jammie said:

                                                                        I have always had hot flashes so if I am going through changes they will go unnoticed. I am changing my diet and drinking more water though to help with the process. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

                                                                        • At 2013.02.19 17:44, Tabathia B said:

                                                                          I moisturize my skin daily, drink lots of water and walk several times a week

                                                                          tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

                                                                          • At 2013.02.19 17:47, Tabathia B said:

                                                                            tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

                                                                            • At 2013.02.19 19:24, Eugenie said:

                                                                              To feel confident I try to keep my skin healthy looking by using lots of moisturizer and sunscreen.

                                                                              • At 2013.02.19 20:16, Emily N. said:

                                                                                To be confident, I’m exercising and eating healthy organic foods low in sugar.

                                                                                • At 2013.02.19 20:17, Emily N. said:
                                                                                  • At 2013.02.19 22:44, Debbie B said:
                                                                                    • At 2013.04.09 09:45, sandra said:

                                                                                      just trying to stay healthy

                                                                                      • At 2013.04.09 20:23, Madeline said:

                                                                                        I try to stay consistent with exercise, and I dress in layers for those days when I’m hotter than usual!

                                                                                        • At 2013.04.09 21:11, Madeline said:
                                                                                          • At 2013.04.24 07:19, Georgia said:

                                                                                            I get plenty of rest and do this one moment at a time for sure.

                                                                                            gmissycat at yahoo dot com

                                                                                            • At 2013.04.24 07:20, Georgia said:

                                                                                              Tweeted here


                                                                                              gmissycat at yahoo dot com

                                                                                              • At 2013.04.24 18:14, maria cantu said:

                                                                                                I’m doing it one day at a time and learning as much as I can about menopause.

                                                                                                • At 2013.04.29 20:47, LAMusing said:

                                                                                                  I’m through it now – keeping my sense of humor and getting enough rest helped.

                                                                                                  • At 2013.04.29 20:48, LAMusing said:
                                                                                                    • At 2013.10.25 13:14, Susan Prasse said:

                                                                                                      I just turned 50, had a hysterectomy 12 yrs ago but kept an ovary. The last 18 mos. have been particularly hard for me – weight gain around the middle, NUCLEAR hot flashes, fatigue and mood swings (whoa nelly!). I’m about 15 lbs over my perfect weight. I’m doing yoga, light weights and walk at least 4 times a week – to no avail!

                                                                                                      With that, I’m in a conundrum about how to get through these menopause symptoms! What are some of the things you ladies have done? Have any of you considered hormone therapy? Homeopathics, etc? Have you taken anything that would boost your hormones? I look forward to any comments and suggestions! In Christ – Susan

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