How you eat could be affecting your symptoms. Planning in advance may help alleviate some of them.

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Diet can play a big part in easing uncomfortable symptoms and the general discomfort of a woman’s body during this natural physiological transition.

Menopause is a natural stage of a woman’s life when her aging body stops having a menstrual cycle and is confirmed after 12 months of not having…


3 things I did to stop compiling drafts and start completing my writing projects.

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For a few years, I’ve been wandering from one writing community to the next. Listening, reading, watching, trying to learn the craft of writing.

I’ve organized and planned and thought about it. I’ve read craft books about writing. I’ve listened to people talk about writing. …


“Proper planning and preparation prevent poor performance.” Stephen Keague

Bennett Manor Garden Plan 2020 by Author

This was the plan I drew up for my garden last year.

It was a bit ambitious, I must admit. But with the world shut down due to a pandemic and me working remotely, I had some extra time to think…


I did. But I’ve got a plan to change that.

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I hate it when I set a lofty goal, full of enthusiasm and organization, all my ducks in a row, only to vie off track a few short weeks later.

It always makes me feel miserable for myself.

One missed day turns into two, and then three. Then the realization…


If people of any other color had scaled the Capitol walls, busted windows, and stormed the House and Senate floors, the National Guard would have been called out to shoot them.

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In September 2019, it was noted that Trump had said the words “no collusion” no less than 231 times.

By January, I’m sure that number had quadrupled. It seemed like those were the only two words he could say with his hands waiving to and fro for extra effect.

Recently…


Change situations that need to be changed now, so you don’t end up looking back at your life with regret.

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The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb

For thirty-one years, I have been taking care of other people.

I loved every single minute of raising my six children. …


Food prepped, check. Fitbit charged, check. Gym shoes packed, check. Setback, check. Wait, what?

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I started my weight loss journey weighing in at 228. The heaviest I had ever been in my whole life. I was heavier than I had ever been even while pregnant.

After a biometric screening in May, my doctor pointed to my middle-aged, protruding, fat filled abdomen and said, “You…


Mind over matter ways to overcome this cognitive distortion.

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The alarm didn’t go off and I overslept. My new morning exercise class was just starting and I was laying in bed.

“Oh well, too late. I can’t go now.” the lazy side of my brain said.

“What? Already? You just joined the gym three weeks ago and you’re going…


Goal = To weigh 156 by the time I turn 56 on April 26, 2022.

Photo taken of Author by co-worker.

This was the picture that started it all. The truth staring back at me after I had gained over 100 lbs in a matter of 10 years.

I had volunteered to caddy in a work-related golf outing. They took a photo of our group at the end. When they gave…


Following the lead of one of our favorite TV shows, here’s how I created a morning of fun and lunch all at the same time!

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Last weekend, my kids had a few friends over and it was so blazing hot, they didn’t want to play outside. There weren’t enough controllers for everyone to play videogames and I sensed some boredom and restlessness.

So, I decided to create a challenge for them based on one of…

Krista Bennett

Mom to 6 awesome boys 3 spoiled cats; Jr. Editor for Middle-Pause a Publication for women in the middle; coffee lover, avid reader, gardener, seeker of peace.

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