The Perimenopause Night Club: A Practical Guide for Insomnia
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2M ago
The prevalence of sleep disorders, especially insomnia, is up to 2 times higher in women than men. Particularly, a majority of these women are reportedly from the perimenopausal age bracket! Midlife women are super busy caring for their children and the elderly, taking additional responsibilities at work, and supporting family members physically, emotionally and financially. The stress of life and anxiety levels at this phase is reason enough to drive one crazy and lead to a poor sleep routine. Add menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and cold sweats, sleep can fly out of the ..read more
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Be an Ally to your Mom in her Menopause Journey: A Guide for Young Adults
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2M ago
This article is inspired by our recent conversations with young people regarding their mother’s menopause experience. Some of them, in retrospect, expressed that they wish they had known what their mothers were going through so that they could have helped.  This hit us hard! This is the sad truth, isn’t it? How many families take the rants of women seriously? In fact, it is hard for anyone (even the woman herself) to believe that she might need help! Open and healthy conversations about menopausal changes (or any women’s health matters) are rare in our families. Even the women themsel ..read more
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Empathy Unveiled: Navigating Menopause with Your Mom - A Guide to Being an Ally
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2M ago
This article is inspired by our recent conversations with young people regarding their mother’s menopause experience. Some of them, in retrospect, expressed that they wish they had known what their mothers were going through so that they could have helped.  This hit us hard! This is the sad truth, isn’t it? How many families take the rants of women seriously? In fact, it is hard for anyone (even the woman herself) to believe that she might need help! Open and healthy conversations about menopausal changes (or any women’s health matters) are rare in our families. Even the women themselves ..read more
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Advocating for Women’s Health/Big Picture of Women’s Health
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2M ago
(A version of this article has been published in an online magazine Namaste Switzerland) Venus Vs Mars (in health) As a woman, I have often wondered why the masks are always too big for my face or my cell phone is always too large for my hand. Why is that? The answer might surprise you, most of these things are designed by men with the male perspective in mind. Women are not "smaller men". Mentally, physically and biologically, men and women are not the same. So why should one-size-fit-all. Apart from the glaring differences in everyday life, gender differences have also not been accounted fo ..read more
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Discovering my cancer diagnosis – Self Advocacy, Health and Life
Miyara Health Blog
by Miyara
10M ago
Have you ever been told that you are imagining that you are sick? Did you trust your body or the person who told you so? There are umpteen reports on women being judged and told they are 'exaggerating', 'thinking too much', or 'it is all in the head' when they complain of pain or sickness. The Health Gap is real! It is ridiculous that getting a genuine diagnosis is tougher for women in this time and age! This is why we advocate being more aware and believing in ourselves. Read this inspiring true story of how this woman trusted her body more than anything/ anyone, proving that self-health adv ..read more
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5 effective ways to communicate with your partner and family for your well-being in midlife
Miyara Health Blog
by Miyara
1y ago
In this blog, our guest blogger Ipshita delves into the top reasons why women are unable to communicate their true feelings with their dear ones- partner, children and even friends. This is highly relevant in during midlife when one undergoes a major transition both physically and mentally. Figure out which of these stop you from seeking help even when you badly need it and try out the strategies has she put forth for you to get better at conversations. These are based on her personal experiences and those collected from others during chance conversations. We sincerely believe that these will ..read more
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Practical tools to navigate depression in midlife
Miyara Health Blog
by Miyara
1y ago
Women often ignore red flags (even the persistent ones) and place their health last on the priority list amidst their busy lives tending to others. In specific, the menopausal transition is a time when mental health issues can peak in a woman’s life. This blog by guest blogger, Ipshita explores conscious practices with a mindset for self-love and acceptance (absolutely not simple!) that can help protect you from depressive disorders, and pre-empt and pull through mental health conditions. These simple yet powerful tools can be your best allies in times of distress. How are you doing? A friend ..read more
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Growing Older Doesn't Have to Mean Losing Your Sexual Desire
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by ayshravi
1y ago
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Many women believe that going into menopause means losing interest in sex. And that's precisely what happens to them! But it doesn't have to be this way. It is true that age brings some physical challenges but much of your desire is in your head (and your heart). Here's how to keep the flame going. What's Sex Drive Anyway? Sex drive, also known as libido, is your interest in sex and willingness to do erotic things alone or with a partner. This is a primary drive for humans because it ensures our species can continue. After all, sexual intercourse is still the ..read more
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Menopause- the great taboo
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by Miyara Women
1y ago
Miyara's Guide to Midlife and Menopausal Transition: Part 1 Menopause is a natural part of a woman's life but is heavily stigmatized with a woman having to suffer her symptoms behind closed doors. No woman's menopause journey is similar and what makes it worse for some is they are not prepared for it. This article has been written to give you an overview of what happens prior to and during menopause. Hope it helps! What defines menopause? Well, the clinical definition is missed period for 12 months in a row. However, from surveys and research, we know for a fact that women go through a huge ch ..read more
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What can your periods tell you? Is it a vital sign?
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by Miyara Women
1y ago
Would you find it strange/ irrelevant to discuss your period with your general physician as you go in for your yearly check-up? How do you think you would react? Actually, it shouldn’t be strange at all as this is THE question to be asked if you menstruate, according to ,new-age experts. Why? Because more and more studies are affirming that our menstrual cycle can be a good indicator of our overall health status. Well, this fact is not very surprising because, on average, a woman menstruates for about, 7 years of her life. In fact, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology considers t ..read more
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