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sprayIf only menopause felt like a relaxing day at the beach, where you’re being rewarded for surviving womanhood.  Unfortunately, it’s just another chapter in the book of punishment for eating fruit.  I haven’t been there yet, but I hear it’s like an internal inferno made to destroy women with fire, hormones, and unwanted extra hair.  It’s World Menopause Day! 

Meet your doom with a fight.  If you’re premenopausal, celebrate today by researching information about your impending tropical storm (although I hear rain levels tend to dwindle).  Learn the symptoms, what to expect, and all the natural potions and concoctions that will ease the transition. If you’re menopausal, try some of the concoctions and join a prayer circle. If you’re post, celebrate by leading the prayer circle. Share your knowledge, experience, and sympathy about the menopausal journey most of us will take. Then enjoy the benefits. Your flower has blossomed and it can’t get pregnant.  Celebrate and…



A – B – O My!

Do you know your blood type?  Or are you like me and feel comfortable enough knowing it is on file somewhere?  I may not know it now, but I will by the end of the day, okay, the week. It’s Blood Type Awareness Day and apparently, I need some awareness!

vampires-1846887_640We’re fairly certain you have blood.  Today is about knowing how it’s categorized.  It’s complicated, but it starts off simple. You’re either A, B, AB, or O, and a positive or negative Rh. From here it starts to get complicated.  There are antibodies, antigens, and a few more things, but the bottom line is it’s good to know your type.   Receiving incompatible blood can be deadly.  If you have a rare blood type, you may need to carry some around with you on ice or have it safely stored.   Through my research, I also found that knowing your type can give you information about your health, such as, your susceptibility to heart diseases, allergies, and your fertility rate!  Wow!

Be informed and helpful.  Find out your blood type by donating blood.  They’ll even give you juice and cookies.  If you have low iron like me or a fresh tattoo, you’ll have to get tested by your doctor.  He’ll test and tell you, but you may not get the juice and cookies. Once you know your type, celebrate by having a blood themed dinner party, red wine  (I recommend Voulet), blood sausages (I won’t be eating), a beet salad (Yum), and blood oranges for dessert (tasty).  Have fun, don’t seek your blood thirsty neighbor for advise, and…