Jul 212014

This tips for surviving allergy season post is sponsored by Poise. All thoughts and words are my own.

I love summer, I really do.  Lots of places to go, things to see.  A number of excuses to be outside an enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family.  Sun-kissed skin, flip-flops, and sundresses.

But I don’t love the way my allergies flare up during the summer.  The past few days I’ve been especially miserable; I’m nearly on a first-name basis with the staff at the drug store as I’ve gone through multiple boxes of tissues.

5 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

There are a few things I’ve found that have helped me put my best face forward and get through the sneezing, itchy and puffy eyes, and general feeling of ickiness.  If you’re an allergy sufferer, too, then I hope you’ll find these tips for surviving allergy season helpful! Continue reading »

Sep 222012

Have you had The 2nd Talk?

Menopause Awareness Month #PoiseFab5

If you’re a female over the age of fourteen or so, chances are that someone has had “the talk” with you to explain just what the female body goes through.  Considering the changes can be drastic, confusing, and even sometimes scary or painful, that talk is an important one.  It helps to set expectations and let you know what is coming.

So while you’ve probably had the first talk, have you had – or even heard of – the 2nd Talk?  The 2nd Talk is all about menopause, and Poise would like to see 1 million women join the conversation before October 18th, which is World Menopause Day.

You may think it’s a little strange for me – a 30-something – to be discussing menopause.  Did you know, however, that perimenopause often starts in your 30s or 40s?  Sometimes even earlier!  That was a kind of shocking revelation to me, to be honest.  After all, I don’t consider myself to be old, and I’ve always thought of menopause as something that happens around the same time that you’d retire.  But as I read about the symptoms of perimenopause, I found myself saying, “wow, that’s me” more than once.  Some common symptoms include: Continue reading »