ThePause Newsletter

An inclusive newsletter spotlighting midlife women's health news, opinion and essays.
Created 05 Apr 2020
  • Five Ways to Recharge Your Personal Batteries
    30 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 5 0
    With its mask-wearing, economic-busting, rituals-killing, worry-inducing power, the pandemic is wearing us all out. At the risk of sounding repetitive, we’re tired. Much like our phones, when our brig...
  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Thanksgiving Safe
    23 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 5 0
    With the coronavirus worsening across our country, we know this year's Thanksgiving will likely be smaller and less inclusive for most Pausers, including our own. Unfortunately, small gatherings are b...
  • When the Going Gets Tough...
    16 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Have you ever noticed that when stress hits, it can do a number on your gut — as in diarrhea? It’s not your imagination. Those frequent trips to the bathroom and loose bowel movements are no coinciden...
  • When Those Boots Aren’t Made for Walking
    09 Nov 2020 • 5 min read • 4 3
    Here we are, a zillion days into the pandemic (but who’s counting?) and what else is there to do besides wash your hands, social distance ourselves and wear your mask? The answer: walking. We love to ...
  • High Blood Pressure Isn’t Just for Men
    02 Nov 2020 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Kindra is back with us this week to offer a free giveaway for Pausers. Read on for the full scoop! High blood pressure. One out of three Americans have it — and 9 out of 10 of us eventually will. Inde...
  • Self-Esteem Gets Better With Age: Part II
    26 Oct 2020 • 2 min read • 4 0
    With all the challenges — er, changes — that come with midlife, like losing sleep, gaining weight, dry skin and assorted other stuff we kvetch about, it’s amazing to know that researchers say we’ve re...
  • Like Sands Through the Hourglass…
    19 Oct 2020 • 4 min read • 3 0
    We start today with a shoutout to MySoCalledMidlife readers who joined us this week. Welcome to thePause! This week, we partnered with Kindra, maker of estrogen-free products for menopause self-care. ...
  • How to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause
    12 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Your sister. Your mom. Your grandmother. Your aunt. Your friend. YOU. It’s more than likely that one or more of the above list has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Currently, about 13 percent of U.S...
  • What's the Deal with Breast Cancer and Menopause?
    05 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Hey, Pausers! It’s also Menopause Awareness Month so of course, we’re kicking it all off with a giveaway. Scroll down for your chance to win a bit of mindfulness! We all worry about breast cancer. Aft...
  • What You Lose When You Lose Your Hearing
    28 Sep 2020 • 3 min read • 3 0
    You barely notice it at first. Turning up the volume, asking “what’d you say?” too often, struggling to hear people sitting at your table in a crowded restaurant. Pretty soon, you’re nodding in agreem...