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From Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause

Contents

Menopause Musings Lorraine Mace

Introduction

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Changing Lisa Newkirk

The Menopause Blues Valerie J. Palmer

1. MENTAL-PAUSE

Up a Tree Mary Jo Fullhart

I’m Melting! Janet Hall

Feeling Better? Brenda Nixon

A New Routine Sally Kelly-Engeman

Fuzzy Logic Caroleah Johnson

The Hormone Patch Louise Kelman

Menopause Strikes Fear Sherrin Newsome Willis

A to Z Karen Alexander

What Amy Did Joyce Stark

The Aztecs Are Coming! Connie Parish

2. FRINGE BENEFITS

Presto-Change-O Jacqueline Michels

It Starts with an M Judy Epstein

Chinny Chin Chin Shae Cooke

Best or Better Vicky DeCoster

A Time to Remember Maggie Lamond Simone

A Little Blurry, That’s All Nancy Bennett

Go with the Flow Nancy Withers

A Case of Mistaken Identity Terri Reinhardt

Today’s Forecast: Very Dense Jane Wiatrek

Keep Looking Up Shannon Woodward

Lost in the CD Aisles Diane Dean White

Oh Lord Patricia Lorenz

3. IT’S TIME

No More Babies Sally Friedman

Accepting the Inevitable Ava Pennington

Scary Numbers E. Mitchell

The Pinup Girl Joyce Newman Scott

Living In the Hot Lane Ferida Wolff

Enlightenment of a Spandex-Clad Eavesdropper Mary Eileen Williams

An Ounce of Dignity Terri Reinhardt

A Short Trip to Mentalpause Marianne LaValle-Vincent

Growing Older Kathy Whirity

Unsinkable Sherri Langton

Age Is Just a Number Dayle Allen Shockley

4. YOU’RE NOT ALONE

A Slice of Life Kathy Reed

The Day I Joined the Club Valerie Porter

A Thanksgiving Prayer Michele H. Lacina

Menopause, Mommy, and Me Barabara Elliott Carpenter

Wrinkled Anticipation Marilyn Haight

Living with a Woman Possessed Joe Rector

Take a Midlife Chance Lisa Wynn

Mom and the Menopause Booth Donna Rogers

Pass the Peas, Please Linda Leary

5. IN THE NAME OF LOVE

A Dose of Reality Dahlynn McKowen

Hey, Baby Ferida Wolff

Sweet Advice Beverly Walker

Mom Must Be Dying Genevra Bonati

A Husband’s Love Jacqueline Seewald

License to Complain Linda H. Puckett

God, I’m Shvitzing! Lawrence D. Elliott

True Love Tena Beth Thompson

Raging Hormones, Raging Tears! Christine M. Smith

6. A SECOND HELPING OF MENTAL-PAUSE

Burn Baby Burn Jacqueline Michels

Wanted: One Inner Crone Harriet Cooper

Snow-Capped Estrogen Glady Martin

I’m Not Going Rachel S. Neal

Menopausal Moments Terri Duncan

To Err Is Human Barbara Wenger

Keep the Change Albert Van Hoogmoed

Poor Clyde Bonnie Nester

Keeping Abreast of Change Debra Simon

Menopause Revenge Connie Parish

7. WHO TURNED UP THE HEAT?

To Fan or Not to Fan Ginger Kenchel

The Adventures of Swamp Woman Ferida Wolff

Hot Flashes and Promises Marjorie Woodall

It’s a Manopause Thing Nancy Bennett

Déjà Vu Cinda Crawford

Wine Cooler Glady Martin

Half a Mile from Hades Tommy Polk

Highs and Lows Kim A. Hoyo

Comforting Dreams Cliff Johnson

Flashes of Hope Judy Quick Anderson

8. THE NEW ME

A Half Century Yet to Go Jean Stewart

Fifty Already? June Williams

Granny Pants Elizabeth Sowdal

Momentarily Mature Sallie Brown

Red-Hot Mama Harriet Cooper

Old Is New Again Sylvia McClain

Keep Your Chin Up! Jeanne Pallos

Midlife Lift! Beverly Spooner

Middle-Aged Blues Karen Gaebelein

Indian Summer Pat Nelson

Blessed Indeed Michelle Close Mills

Weeds in My Garden Jan Morrill

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