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Mary Jane Minkin M.D. Answers All of My Questions About How Menopause Affects Sex

Black & White shadow Life BeginsVaginas. Half of us have them. If you’re reading this you may have one and if you don’t have one, you would probably like to be acquainted with one, so this applies to you, too.

One day around year fifty the wonderful, multi-tasking vagina will begin to change. Mine, it goes without saying, is still a Maserati. Fast, sleek and a bit of a show-off. But as the last year of hot flashes have made very clear, the times they are a changing.

To that end I was thrilled to be invited to a Google Hangout with a thankfully hilarious, astute, no-nonsense OB-GYN Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, the Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine and the women’s health advisor to Prevention Magazine.

I, and four other midlife bloggers, had a slew of questions to ask Dr. Minkin, which revolved around that cradle of civilization, that I thought would be embarrassing to discuss, but which turned out to be a conversation not just about maintaining vaginal alacrity to the end of time, but also about body image, female sexuality and somehow George Clooney managed to pop up (so to speak) in the course of the conversation.

The questions all revolved around enabling the change with gusto, rather than dread. I invite you to watch the edited down conversation (where I do quite a bit of strange head nodding) as I think it will answer many of the questions you too may have about menopause and how it affects sex and sexuality:


The opinions expressed in this video are those of the participants and are not those of Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

I think my favorite take-away from my conversation with Dr. Minkin was that oft-used, yet underrated slogan, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

We live during a time and in a place where aging doesn’t have to be a debilitating, depressing evolution. We have resources previous generations did not have before us and it’s my plan to take full advantage. For me that means eating great food, doing exercise that I enjoy, remaining committed to and invested in the sexual component of my marriage to a generous, loving man, and eventually donating any droopy neck flesh to whoever may need it during a cold winter, because I live in L.A. and won’t be needing it.

Finally there’s a simple trip to the grocery store to make sure everything has a fluidity about it. To that end, a bit more about my sponsor.

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Ladies, I hope this post and video not only gave you new insight and awareness about enabling the change, but also gave you a good laugh because that, and sex, are a huge part of remaining vital.

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” — Victor Hugo

“Sex is an emotion in motion.” — Mae West


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  1. Mami2jcn
    Mami2jcn 18 May, 2015, 10:48

    I’ve started getting gray hairs and I just grin and bear it. Aging is inevitable. I take vitamins and try to stay healthy.

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  2. Mami2jcn
    Mami2jcn 18 May, 2015, 10:52


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  3. steve weber
    steve weber 18 May, 2015, 11:57

    I try and laugh at myself!

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  4. Julie Wood
    Julie Wood 18 May, 2015, 12:10

    I make sure to exercise every day because this helps me with sleep. I keep my room cool at night, and I eat a very healthy diet, and drink plenty of water. I also meditate and do yoga because it relaxes me. A a nice hot bath is so soothing.

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  5. Elena
    Elena 18 May, 2015, 13:04

    I take vitamins and try to stay positive

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  6. heather
    heather 18 May, 2015, 14:13

    As I get older I handle change with trying to keep up with it a little and by also accepting that this is the process of life.

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  7. Kristen
    Kristen 18 May, 2015, 14:14

    The older I get the more I see change as an adventure! I just embrace change and go with it.

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  8. Kelly D
    Kelly D 18 May, 2015, 14:48

    I handle the changes by knowing that I am not alone and trying to take good care of myself.

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  9. Natalie
    Natalie 18 May, 2015, 17:47

    Instead of having a defeatist attitude about aging, I do all I can to stay healthy. I exercise every day, take classes to keep my brain active, and eat healthy foods.

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  10. Reticula
    Reticula 18 May, 2015, 20:46

    I take hormones. I started going through menopause in my 40’s, and I wasn’t ready for some of the changes, like bone-dry lady bits, many hot flashes a day and night sweats. I weighed the risk factors, and decided to work with my GYN, who specializes in HRT, to keep my hormone levels at a more reasonable level. I realize I’ll need an exit plan at some point, but for now, I’m happy with the benefits.

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  11. Lisa Brown
    Lisa Brown 19 May, 2015, 05:29

    Not handling it all that well; too many changes occurring at the same time, making it hard to stay positive 🙂

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  12. courtney b
    courtney b 19 May, 2015, 06:55

    ugggh I handle it with botox and trying to exercise and stay healthy.. its not easy for sure!!!

    thanks! xoxoxo

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  13. Delli
    Delli 19 May, 2015, 12:14

    I happen to like change. I know that’s a bit odd. The most difficult changes I went through was during my 4 kids adolescents. I didn’t even realize it was difficult until it was over.

    I have five sisters. One older, the others younger. It helps to see them age and THEN realize I am too. From the inside out, I’m as young as ever.

    Plus, I have a beautiful mother, with face and hands filled with lines and crevices. She is 87 and vital in mind and mood.

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  14. Erika
    Erika 20 May, 2015, 17:04

    My amazing metabolism isn’t so amazing anymore, but I am exercising (for the first time in my life!) to combat it.


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  15. Jessie C.
    Jessie C. 21 May, 2015, 19:57

    I don’t think about it and accept what I have as life goes on.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  16. Jessie C.
    Jessie C. 21 May, 2015, 19:58


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  17. Nicole D
    Nicole D 22 May, 2015, 02:30

    I handle life changes as I age by surrounding myself with people who our positive and uplifting. Makes me feel good about me when others in my life our giving me great energy.

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  18. Elle
    Elle 24 May, 2015, 08:57

    I embrace getting older. I would rather age and have all the changes and other things that come with that than the alternative.

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  19. Kim Johnson
    Kim Johnson 28 May, 2015, 07:26

    I will be 50 this year and I’m definitely “using it so I don’t lose it”!

    Kim J

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  20. Stacey b
    Stacey b 28 May, 2015, 11:14

    I go to regular doctor check ups / physicals and get annual testing as needed to make sure everything is in place and working properly!

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  21. Madeline
    Madeline 28 May, 2015, 18:11

    I connect with other people who are going through it. Plus I take melatonin and glycine to help me sleep better since that’s my main symptom.

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  22. OFG
    OFG 2 June, 2015, 14:24

    By finding joy in all that life has to offer: regardless of age.

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  23. rachel
    rachel 4 June, 2015, 04:56

    I’ve been trying to stay active — want to keep my weight in check!

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  24. Tina m
    Tina m 5 June, 2015, 05:03

    i try to stay in shape and eat better

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  25. Amy Tong
    Amy Tong 6 June, 2015, 23:11

    To handle things as I get older, I always talk to other friends who are a bit older to get the heads up. 🙂 For whatever that they don’t know, I ask my doctor for advice and solution. There’s no need to deal with things alone. 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  26. Amy Tong
    Amy Tong 6 June, 2015, 23:12


    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  27. Rebecca
    Rebecca 8 June, 2015, 19:28

    I’m enjoying life as I get older. I wouldn’t want to go back to my teens and relive those years. I like this stage of life!

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  28. mysweetiepiepie
    mysweetiepiepie 9 June, 2015, 08:16

    I handle the changes by trying to eat well and get enough exercise.

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  29. D Schmidt
    D Schmidt 9 June, 2015, 10:09

    I handle them by appreciating the positives and trying to not focus on the negatives.

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  30. Tpennington
    Tpennington 10 June, 2015, 12:17

    I try a variety of things to stay looking and feeling young. When all else fails, I look in the mirror and say “it could be worse”.

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  31. Beth
    Beth 12 June, 2015, 13:25

    I’ve had major hormonal issues since going through puberty so by the time I got to menopause I barely even noticed the symptoms. I was kind of shocked when my doctor told me that I had passed right through. That being said my FSH level was at 129 and definitely explained why I felt like I had a constant UTI! It just never really ends for women does it????? Then again, if the alternative is to be a male, no thanks 🙂

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  32. Kelly
    Kelly 13 June, 2015, 09:51

    I exercise by taking my dogs on a walk almost every morning.

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  33. Cinderella
    Cinderella 13 June, 2015, 11:15

    I found a hot dance classes at Dancefit in West LA and when I leave there I am in a good mood..there is something primal about dancing to good music. Doesn’t always last all day but helps!

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  34. Twervasio
    Twervasio 13 June, 2015, 13:22

    For me, coping has gotten easier as I get older. I used to care about all the wrong things. My focus now is on issues that mean something to my family or in the world. I don’t get caught up trying to impress people. My worst critic now is ME!
    I wish I could learn to love my body. Cut to: Me facing myself in the mirror naked. (cue music from Psycho)

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  35. Jamie Lynne
    Jamie Lynne 13 June, 2015, 13:51

    I always try to tell myself that aging beats the alternative by a landslide. But I still am not looking forward to vaginal dryness. I am glad to know there is a hormone free option available.

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  36. Wink
    Wink 13 June, 2015, 21:36

    Gotta get my wife to read this. Thanks!

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  37. Sonora
    Sonora 14 June, 2015, 07:31

    In the wise words of Little Feat, “Well you know that you’re over the hill when your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill.” I don’t consider myself over the hill yet but as things change (and no, not for the better, folks), I think a sense of humour is key. I think we also need not be afraid to talk about it and marketers need to respect us as a demographic for all sorts of products, from clothing to entertainment to beauty and health.

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  38. Colette
    Colette 14 June, 2015, 11:49

    Exercise, diet, vitamins — they all help, but nothing helps as much as trying to embrace and even welcome aging.

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  39. j9
    j9 15 June, 2015, 11:52

    When I turned fffff…fifty, I couldn’t even say it for about a year without stuttering. It wasn’t that I thought anything was wrong with it … for anyone else! How was it possible that I, the single mother of a then 6 yr. old, was THAT! There was no easing into 50 for me! Dating was the other bizarre factor of my entree into this decade. I have since married my soulmate who tolerates and laughs at the roller coaster of menopause. And my son, now a teen, can have a hormonal challenge any day.

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  40. Robin
    Robin 26 June, 2015, 11:07

    I try to have good adjustment or coping skills — making lemonade out of lemons.

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  41. Katherine
    Katherine 28 June, 2015, 04:39

    Everybody ages some better than others you just get up and go~

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  42. Blair
    Blair 29 June, 2015, 22:44

    I’m 54 and my husband is 51. He is a roofer and a very hard worker. So I do my best to make sure we are ‘romantic’ on average 3-4 x a week or more and if not romance for both of us then at least for him because it’s healthier for him to have that routine for his overall health. I often don’t ‘feel’ like it since the menopause but do it anyway because by the time things get started my body can wake up to what’s going on. I never wanted to be one of those stereotypical persons who has a ‘headache’ or ‘doesn’t feel like it’.I have to say, I am feeling a little bit more self conscious about my aging body parts but he still seems interested. I need to exercise but have currently been procrastinating that part. Hope I will get over my disdain for exercise…soon.

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  43. LaTanya
    LaTanya 5 July, 2015, 17:33

    go to dr’s when I am suppose to and exercise

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  44. Cynthia C
    Cynthia C 9 July, 2015, 10:47

    I’ve learned to accept the changes that come. Some are actually nice, like having more time to myself. The wrinkles are a little hard to take, though.

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  45. Melinda
    Melinda 10 July, 2015, 10:42

    With kids in the mix, it’s hard to make time for certain “things” as we get older….if u get my drift. I’m sure it will only become more challenging as life goes on.

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  46. sean
    sean 10 July, 2015, 10:42

    I don’t handle getting older well and I’m only in my 30s. I hope 50 is the new 40 because I want to feel young when I’m 50.

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  47. Tina W
    Tina W 11 July, 2015, 03:52

    I’m more careful with what goes into my body, what goes on my body, and who I choose to surround myself with.

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  48. Susan Smith
    Susan Smith 11 July, 2015, 16:48

    I went through all of those symptoms when I went through menopause. What surprised me the most is the mood swings I have. One day I’m happy and positive and the next day I’m depressed, thankfully it doesn’t last.

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  49. Gina M
    Gina M 12 July, 2015, 18:47


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  50. Rebecca Graham
    Rebecca Graham 15 July, 2015, 00:20

    I just live with the changes. Not much I can do to turn back the clock.

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  51. maria cantu
    maria cantu 19 July, 2015, 08:01

    I try to take it one day at a time.

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  52. Kerry
    Kerry 19 July, 2015, 17:23

    Well, I probably don’t handle it the best….but I try to take it one step at a time!

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  53. Allison H.
    Allison H. 22 July, 2015, 01:13

    It sounds trite but I handle change through mindfulness mediation. It helps me stay in the moment and accept circumstances as they are.

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  54. g.
    g. 22 July, 2015, 05:01

    tis better to be here an age than not to be here.

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  55. Kimmy Ripley
    Kimmy Ripley 22 July, 2015, 05:18

    As I get older I just accept the fact that thing change and laugh it off.

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  56. Lauren
    Lauren 22 July, 2015, 07:20

    I embrace getting older by handling one problem at a time and not letting it overwhelm me.

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  57. Sandy Klocinski
    Sandy Klocinski 22 July, 2015, 07:27

    It’s a fact that everyone gets older every day and this comes with some inevitable physical changes — it’s a price we all pay for getting to stick around. One can mope about or accept it and enjoy life. I choose the latter

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  58. nickie
    nickie 22 July, 2015, 08:42

    I try to say active. That helps a lot

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  59. Margaret Smith
    Margaret Smith 22 July, 2015, 09:28

    I try to make the most of it and keep a younger mind set. Thanks so much.

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  60. Denise B.
    Denise B. 22 July, 2015, 10:18

    I’m 52 and haven’t experienced any changes. I just continue to do what I have always done all of my life.

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  61. Ashley C
    Ashley C 22 July, 2015, 11:29

    I handle change by living the healthiest way I can and accepting what I have to about change!

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  62. Jen
    Jen 22 July, 2015, 12:29

    The only change I’m having real trouble with is wrinkles, I’ve been growing to love my body for what it is more each year, but the wrinkles do me in…

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  63. Stephanie V.
    Stephanie V. 22 July, 2015, 13:40

    trying to take aging in stride, but some things are hard like the topic above. That part of aging sucks!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  64. Kiara
    Kiara 22 July, 2015, 15:36

    I handle it by exercising and staying healthy.

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  65. Barbara M
    Barbara M 22 July, 2015, 15:48

    I’m getting better with change as I get older.
    I just tell myself that change is a part of life and good for me.
    thank you

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  66. heather s
    heather s 22 July, 2015, 16:51

    I am ok with change as long as I see positive progress (right now I am not)

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  67. Crystal F
    Crystal F 22 July, 2015, 19:18

    I don’t do anything really. There’s no way to stop it so you just go with the flow. Thank you!

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  68. rosannepm
    rosannepm 22 July, 2015, 21:33

    It seems the older I get the more money it costs to look good-hair conditioning treatments, permanent cosmetics, moisturizers, etc

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  69. katie
    katie 23 July, 2015, 10:56

    It’s all about attitude! Fake it ’til you make it totally works. Feign confidence until it becomes real 🙂

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  70. Linda G.
    Linda G. 23 July, 2015, 12:58

    I try to eat healthy and exercise and enjoy each day.

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  71. Brittney House
    Brittney House 23 July, 2015, 19:07

    I just take it as it comes. I try to keep healthy so I can live a long healthy life.

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  72. mickeyfan
    mickeyfan 24 July, 2015, 19:15

    I take Osphena.

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  73. Kimberly Hilbert
    Kimberly Hilbert 25 July, 2015, 08:12

    I handle changes one at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed. Luckily nothing happens quickly.

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  74. Denise S
    Denise S 25 July, 2015, 11:27

    I try to eat healthy and exercise.

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  75. jessica
    jessica 25 July, 2015, 17:12

    I go to the drs regularly and get plenty of sleep

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  76. April V.
    April V. 26 July, 2015, 05:42

    I work hard to eat healthy and exercise and just accept that time is something we can’t escape.

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  77. Maria Dollar
    Maria Dollar 26 July, 2015, 09:26

    I try my best to eat healthy and exercise regularly. It really does help.

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  78. elizabeth p
    elizabeth p 26 July, 2015, 10:50

    Water, sleep and exercise. Unfortunately I’m usually lacking in at least 1 if not all 3.

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  79. Jennifer H.
    Jennifer H. 26 July, 2015, 14:48

    I worried a lot until I hit 40 and then I suddenly had more confidence and a bigger picture view that I am lucky to be alive and healthy.

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  80. Stephanie Larison
    Stephanie Larison 26 July, 2015, 19:07

    I pay even more attention to what goes into my body. I try to keep it all natural.

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  81. Ellie Wright
    Ellie Wright 26 July, 2015, 21:35

    I try to accept change and aging, while still taking care of myself.

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  82. sarah hirsch
    sarah hirsch 27 July, 2015, 05:21

    i accept whatever changes happen as part of the process of life. i am not too worried about appearance changes, but don’t like anything that makes me less capable than before

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  83. Sarah C
    Sarah C 27 July, 2015, 08:32

    I accept them for what and who I am. Embrace them, because they aren’t going away and your body will constantly change until the day you die! Live your life to the fullest with a smile on your face!

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  84. Jerry Marquardt
    Jerry Marquardt 27 July, 2015, 21:49

    Everything takes a lot longer to do as you get older, but you just have to handle it.

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    ELIZABETH P 28 July, 2015, 06:48

    I plan on maintaining healthy habits in eating and exercising throughout my life.

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  86. Julieh
    Julieh 28 July, 2015, 12:37

    I try to live each day accepting of who I am as I am now

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  87. Rachael G.
    Rachael G. 28 July, 2015, 18:12

    To embrace change, I try to just go with the flow. When I get overwhelmed, I take a deep breath and find a new way to deal. Just a little at a time.

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  88. Shannon
    Shannon 28 July, 2015, 19:27

    I just try to stay happy and keep putting one foot in front of the other!

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  89. Debbie B
    Debbie B 28 July, 2015, 20:02

    i’m taking more medication than i was when i was younger !

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  90. Stephanie Galbraith
    Stephanie Galbraith 28 July, 2015, 21:58

    I handle change by embracing it and seeing what new things I can get away with.

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  91. Wanda McHenry
    Wanda McHenry 29 July, 2015, 01:15

    I just go for it, why worry about it.

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  92. Amanda Sakovitz
    Amanda Sakovitz 29 July, 2015, 09:02

    I try to stay busy and set aside me time.

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  93. Stephanie Phelps
    Stephanie Phelps 29 July, 2015, 11:10

    I am trying to handle the change by exercising and eating healthy I am also taking some supplements!~

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  94. tina reynolds
    tina reynolds 29 July, 2015, 11:58

    I am trying to embrace it with an open mind and remind myself it is that much more important to take care of myself

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  95. Erica B.
    Erica B. 29 July, 2015, 13:11

    I try to embrace it and be happy for what is good.

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  96. Daniel M
    Daniel M 29 July, 2015, 15:20

    vitamins, try to eat better and get some exercise

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  97. Kristin
    Kristin 29 July, 2015, 18:06

    Well, I try to balance out the bad changes with the fact that I don’t get my period anymore…so that works for me.

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  98. denise a
    denise a 29 July, 2015, 18:36

    I try to laugh and be happy no matter what

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  99. Patricia Delgado
    Patricia Delgado 29 July, 2015, 20:16

    I keep calm and roll with it. I embrace it

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  100. Aaron Shapiro
    Aaron Shapiro 29 July, 2015, 22:19

    Just gotta deal. And be the first to make fun of yourself before someone else can.

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  101. Della Barker
    Della Barker 30 July, 2015, 01:10

    I try to embrace the changes my body is going through and smile!

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  102. BusyWorkingMama
    BusyWorkingMama 30 July, 2015, 02:17

    I like to roll with the punches and just laugh at any negative changes. Our bodies are amazing and ever-changing.

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  103. angie
    angie 30 July, 2015, 06:43

    It depends on the change. When it comes to aging, it is a true 2-sided sword. I love where I am so far as self-confidence and self-love but I hate the aches/pains/wrinkles/gray hair! LOL So, some I embrace and others depress me.

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  104. DeeAnn S
    DeeAnn S 30 July, 2015, 06:57

    I learned at a very young age to just go with the flow. I try to appreciate my body for what it is and take things as they come. I’ve been very lucky with menopause, not having all the symptoms most people seem to go thru. It was all a very easy transition for me. Just smile a lot and know that “this too shall pass”.

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  105. LL
    LL 30 July, 2015, 12:03

    Try not to take myself too seriously

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  106. Angela W
    Angela W 30 July, 2015, 12:31

    I try to be healthy and take good care of myself, if I’m not as youthful as I once was I just accept that this is the process of life.

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  107. Ed
    Ed 30 July, 2015, 12:57

    I adjust and persevere.

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  108. Claire
    Claire 30 July, 2015, 15:47

    I try to keep things in perspective and realize that sometimes change ends up being a good thing, even if it doesn’t feel like it at first!

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  109. Bruce
    Bruce 30 July, 2015, 16:08

    Change is difficult

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  110. Sandy T
    Sandy T 30 July, 2015, 18:59

    Life is pretty darn good, even at 72.

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  111. MsDeftones
    MsDeftones 30 July, 2015, 19:56

    I try to embrace it. I heard a saying once to not feel bad about aging…it is a privilege denied to many. I’ve also quit smoking and cut out processed foods, ya know… to be on the safe side!

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  112. Tabathia B
    Tabathia B 30 July, 2015, 20:19

    Sometimes I wonder if I can slow down my aging process and then look at my mom who is aging beautifully and know that I have something to look forward too

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  113. Tabathia B
    Tabathia B 30 July, 2015, 20:20

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/626952962817060864

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  114. Thomas Murphy
    Thomas Murphy 30 July, 2015, 21:25

    I exercise so I stay healthy and feeling good.

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  115. Thomas Chappell
    Thomas Chappell 30 July, 2015, 21:26

    Ummm. I am not sure I am qualified to answer this being a male…. But I try to eat right and and take care exercising.

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  116. Lisa V.
    Lisa V. 30 July, 2015, 21:45

    I will turn 50 this year, and am feeling mostly okay with changes. For a woman, I love the not needing any protection as I am going through the change. However, I see my body aging and while not happy and I accepting. I just try to eat right and exercise. I became a grandma this year, and it’s okay to be a grandma. While I am leaving my young body behind, I have such a strong mind and the happiness brought to me by a grandchild. It’s really not that bad.

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  117. joe gersch
    joe gersch 31 July, 2015, 01:41

    I remind myself that as I get older, I have more experience to draw on, to make more informed decisions

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  118. Betty C
    Betty C 31 July, 2015, 03:16

    When I started turning gray my children wanted me to color my hair. I told them “No, I earned every one of these gray hairs.” I still feel the same way.

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  119. Karen Drake
    Karen Drake 31 July, 2015, 06:01

    I handle changes by keeping a positive attitude.

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  120. garrettsambo
    garrettsambo 31 July, 2015, 06:28

    I have a positive attitude about change. I’ve enjoyed my adventure in life.

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  121. garrettsambo
    garrettsambo 31 July, 2015, 06:31

    I have a positive attitude about change. I have enjoyed my adventure in life.

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  122. Tracey byram
    Tracey byram 31 July, 2015, 06:50

    I rarely look into a mirror because i don’t like what i see.

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  123. Jennifer J
    Jennifer J 31 July, 2015, 06:58

    I believe in that you are only as old as you feel. I try to keep active and take care of myself. Thanks!

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  124. Danielle Magee
    Danielle Magee 31 July, 2015, 08:07

    I go with the flow and try not to take things too seriously.

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  125. krystal wethington
    krystal wethington 31 July, 2015, 09:21

    I just accept it and go on.

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  126. Cheryl Reinhardt
    Cheryl Reinhardt 31 July, 2015, 10:16

    It is hard to handle changes as I get older, I try to use Moisturizer on my Face to help…Taking Vitamins and caring for my Health, and also telling my self that we all grow older and there is nothing I can do about it, but just live my life and enjoy it every step of the way.

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  127. Dottie
    Dottie 31 July, 2015, 11:15

    I am well into the aging and I adjusted to the change as I went along going with the flow most of the time and other times looked for info to help me understand the changes.

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  128. erica best
    erica best 31 July, 2015, 11:23

    i just roll with me it is life

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  129. blyskalp
    blyskalp 31 July, 2015, 11:50

    Great Sweeps keep up the good work.

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  130. Bert Ruiz
    Bert Ruiz 31 July, 2015, 14:22

    I stay active and eat good

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  131. Kathryn C
    Kathryn C 31 July, 2015, 15:05

    I admit I’m in denial.. I’m only 29 and have been for several years now 🙂 so I have a longggg way to go before I have to worry about menopause and all that


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  132. Kathryn C
    Kathryn C 31 July, 2015, 15:09

    (sorry, not sure if my last comment went through (the tweet))

    #SweepstakesEntry tweet:



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  133. Sand
    Sand 31 July, 2015, 16:49

    I exercise and it has helped me so much.

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  134. Tosha H
    Tosha H 31 July, 2015, 16:56

    I just go with the flow, accepting it as a part of life and appreciating my gaining wisdom

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  136. Jackie Burns
    Jackie Burns 31 July, 2015, 18:35

    How I handle change is to try to keep up with it, but lately it means it seems to be getting the best of me.

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  137. screwlucy
    screwlucy 31 July, 2015, 19:42

    drink lots of water

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  138. Melissa
    Melissa 1 August, 2015, 07:45

    I try to have a positive out look on life! 🙂

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  139. Neighborgirl
    Neighborgirl 10 October, 2015, 13:02

    Great article! Thanks!

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