Welcome to menupause.info-Fourth Anniversary!!!

Four years ago I started Menupause, not knowing how long I would post. Now it is March 2010 and I’m still here! My readership has grown greatly—both men and women— for which I am grateful, with readers in all parts of the world.  I even received a thank you from the author of The Art of Hugging, a first for me! So long as there is interest, both at my end and yours, I will continue posting. Hearing from you really helps, for then I know I am reaching your eyes, ears, hearts, and stomachs!

A big thank you and hug to all of you readers out there!


With the March 2008 issue, I am celebrating two full years with Menupause. I never dreamed I would still be doing this, and did not know what the reactions would be. However, I have received so many positive comments, including a recent one from a young woman of 24 who has her own website and feels inspired by what I am writing, that I will continue so long as my passion persists and the feedback is mostly positive.

During the last year, I have added some new categories, such as the website Links Index, which is still in the works, Products and Services, and articles by other people in the healing professions. In the coming months, I plan to profile my acupuncturist, Daniel Axelrod, who has put my body back in balance, review books of a more spiritual nature, such as Elizabeth Gilbert’s best seller: Eat Pray Love, and ask for more feedback as to what you want to see on this website. I have also asked my webmaster to create a four-part background that shows all the seasons. Hopefully, it will be in place soon. In the meantime, radishes are the new Spring background.

Thanks to all of you for your comments and readership. My statistics that track how many “hits” I get on the site grow each month, just like plants that start as tiny shoots and reach to the sky. Here’s a thank you rhyme for all of you for planting Spring in my Heart:

Spring is in the air;
A time for us to share
The blossoming of our hearts.

Growing older can be grand
If we agree to take a stand
For keeping Spring inside our hearts.

As I celebrate this 2nd anniversary
I see women everywhere as the key
To growing Spring inside our hearts.

Menupause: First Anniversay
With the posting of the March 2007, my blog-turned-website is now one year old! My vision is still the same, perhaps stronger, since the monthly writing keeps me on target, reading with a different eye. If I spot an article in a magazine, I think, “This is something other women need to know about.” I also learned that March is National Nutrition month, so celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog during this month seems especially appropriate, since The Good Taste of Health is the motto I coined for my cooking classes. In other words, eating nutritiously can also mean eating deliciously; the two terms are not incompatible, at least not in my kitchen.

If you are new to my blog, welcome; if you are already a reader, thanks for continuing to read. The message below is my original message, so please reread it and let me know if there is something missing in my postings that you would like to see.

Original Welcome Message

My continued vision is to support and nourish women through midlife and beyond—myself included. The blog entries, recipes, menus, book reviews, profiles, and products and services will focus on midlife women’s physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

I strongly believe in “the good taste of health” (the theme of my cooking classes), because we should enjoy eating food that’s also good for us. The recipes I create for this site are meant to be as enjoyable to prepare as they are to eat.

Margaret Meade is credited with coining the term PMZ—-Post-Menopausal Zest. And that is the goal of this website/blog: to provide you with the resources and tools—especially good food—so you will have lots of energy, strength, and creativity for the zest of your life.

The information on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own health practitioner(s). Rather, my hope is that what you glean from www.menupause.info will help you make more informed, and therefore more intelligent, choices. Better personal health decisions with your practitioner may be the result.

If this is your first visit, feel free to click on the archives on the right to see previous posts. I started this as a blog and am happy to say that the gestation period helped me “birth” this new website. There are also links to other websites on the right, which will continue to grow. My profile includes my photo in an apron and not much else, because I want you to experience midlife with as much fun and foolishness as possible, without sacrificing information and intention.

As Emile Zola said, “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” So, I hope you are ready to live out loud and be outrageous and follow your heart. That’s what I’m doing! My heart is in my writing and I want to share all the “good stuff” I can on this website.

Growing older with “grit and grace” is a challenge, but we survived adolescence and early adulthood. So in midlife and beyond we can use all those experiences, both positive and negative, to enjoy the zest of our lives.

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at menupause2006@yahoo.com.