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Willpower, Decisions and Habits p2

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How can you strengthen will power? What can you do to improve the brain? Is lack of willpower a character flaw? Can will power be conserved? Where can I learn more? What can I do right now to improve my willpower tomorrow?

These and other questions are answered in this 27 minute video. Get out a pen and paper and take some notes – one one side write points Anne makes and on the other side write what you are going to do to implement what she reveals.

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Menopause is characterized by a loss of circulating Estrogen. The causes changes in the brains function, your vision, your nervous system areas that help you deal with stress and the mental and physical areas that allow you to want and to enjoy sexual activity. Maturity sometimes brings with it physical challenges like breast pain, joint pain, muscle stiffness, even our skin can tingle and hurt. Some of our senses may be hampered like taste and smell. And, it may have been “a while” since we last really thought about sex so the mental, emotional and physical connections may be a bit rusty. In this first video, I try to help you understand what might be going on and what you can do to physically be able to have a sexual relationship again. In two subsequent videos I will discuss vaginal health specifically and how to increase your sexual satisfaction. These last two videos must be requested by signing up for them below. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmatory email. I have to be sure it was you at the email entered that really asked for this information. After you click the link to confirm your choice you will receive the first video and a week later number 2. As I make more videos in this series you will automatically receive them.

Remember, I am not your doctor. I am a source of vetted information. You can discuss this with your health care professional and decide what you need to do for you personally. I am happy to be someone who can give you opinions about what the medical and scientific community in our country (USA) thinks about certain options. Enjoy video number one!

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Skin Care Tips for Menopausal Women

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How do you care for your skin? What problems do you have now that you did not have before Menopause? What Tips would you add to these?  Please look at this short video and then let me know what you think.

Tips on Skin care for the Menopausal Woman

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Anxiety – Tips to deal with it

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The link to the following video is an unlisted video on YouTube.

The only way for you to see this is for me to give you the link.

This is about 5 minutes and includes the Tips you will find below. or just click on the words Anxiety Tips

Remember that Anxiety is a protective mechanism. For thousands of years you needed to be on your guard against predators, enemies and dangers of all kinds. Anxiety heightens awareness, provides us with extra short-term energy and prepares the body to deal with a physical emergency. Most of us do not need these skills but we react the same way to modern problems. Modern problems are not short lived and most are mental rather than physical. How can you control your response to these mental challenges? Below and in the video I try to give you tips on what to do yourself and when to get some help.


  1. Learn a stress management technique through counseling or biofeedback to learn about your triggers for anxiety, and how to counter these triggers. Anxiety during menopause can be triggered by stressful situations and knowing how to lower your feeling of being stressed will lower chance of anxiety.
  2. Begin practicing yoga or meditation. This will help your focus and mental clarity to better problem solve and remain calm during stressful times.
  3. Consider other stress and anxiety lowering practices such as massage or even acupuncture. Touch can raise healthy, feel good hormones and as a result, lower stressful feelings that anxiety can cause.
  4. Begin an exercise program, or be consistent with your exercise program. This will lower stress hormones and as a result, lower your anxiety level.
  5. Decide to take up a hobby or activity you have always wanted to do. Concentrating on a task that is unrelated to your normal day’s activities can help you to feel refreshed.
  6. Learn deep breathing techniques to help with lowering stress. Deep breathing lowers heart rate and as a result, the feeling of anxiety.
  7. Drink plenty of water and consume a healthy diet so that your body can function at its’ best. Lessening sugar, caffeine, alcohol and nicotine will help to eliminate the highs and lows that come with these artificial stimulants and depressants. These highs and lows can often trigger anxiety.
  8. Talk to your medical provider about medication if your anxiety is overwhelming and preventing you from working effectively or enjoying your life.
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Mood Swings and Irritability

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A new video has been added to Female Menopause Mentors on Facebook. To see it follow the link on the left here and when you arrive on the page, if you haven’t, “Like It” and then click on the video camera tab in the left column under my picture. It will open all the Facebook videos. You will find this one posted today along with a video called Good Sleep or Bad Sleep

Like our Facebook page and visit often. Leave me comments here about how we could be of greater service to you.

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Where are the new videos

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Look on Facebook at FemaleMenopauseMentors fan page. Like the page if you haven’t and then click on the video icon in the Left column to bring up the thumbnails.

Most recent addition is a video on Palpitations during menopause. Look for2-3 others there later this week.

Follow us on Twitter to get the daily Tweet, you find us as @FemaleMenopause

You can find me on as AnneVPAC

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What is the difference between dieting and making a life style change?

In this video I discuss the idea that you have a different perspective when you decide to make lifestyle changes. When you are dieting, you are

  • giving up control of what you are eating to a “program”
  • looking for a temporary fix to a long term habit
  • looking at external cues for your success or failure,such as number on a scale
  • not taking responsibilities for your actions
  • not learning about food or activities and how they can affect you
  • treating a symptom not a cause

In making a life style change, you are deciding that you are in it for the long haul, such as forever. You are evaluating what works for you, through trial and error. You are deciding for YOU what works and does not work. You are getting in touch with your feelings and thoughts about changes you are making, and this can make these changes more effective and long lasting. To make effective life style changes, you should:

  • plan, journal and evaluate your feelings and thoughts about goals
  • focus on how the changes you are making are benefiting YOU
  • don’t be hard on yourself- think about correcting mistakes and moving ahead instead of giving up because of mistakes
  • start small and move slowly through changes, think baby steps to change
  • enlist help of friends, family, co workers. Someone you trust to be your support
  • make a plan for stressful times.

Lifestyle change is not sudden or magical, it comes through slow, deliberate and dedicated action. It is never to late to make a lifestyle change, because the changes you make can be as big or as small as you want them to be!

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Menopause and Stress, Migraines and LifeStyle change

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I publish on the web in 3 main places, My Blog and membership site so some content is public and some is private here. I have a Facebook page by the same name, at this link Female Menopause Mentors Facebook. I post exclusive content there and all you have to do to receive it is “Like” the page – you know – click on that hand with the “Thumbs Up”.

The Third Place I have content is on my YouTube Channel appropriately named Female Menopause Mentors. I embed those videos in the membership site also. My handle on YouTube for the Channel is AnneV PAC.

One other place you can find me is on Twitter as Female Menopause. There I tweet at least a thought of the day and where you can find other good articles. My partner, Bruce Bair pac, helps me with the articles since he is a Physician Assistant also.

Your job if you choose to accept it is to join Female Menopause Mentors membership site, it is my gift to you, and is worth $120. Then head on over to Facebook and like my page so you will know when I post content there just for those who have taken that action. One thing I did not mention is the links to special videos I email just to those who sign up for my membership site. You can sign up on Facebook or on my main page here by clicking on the Menopause: don’t blame it for fat gain – see it up there in the black bar on the left? Click on it to sign up for the membership site here. Your comments are welcome on Facebook as a review, here in the comments section or on YouTube also. I want you to SIGN UP here and on Facebook and to leave me comments each time you view one of my Videos.

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Menopause and Stress Part 6

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Here is Video #6 in the series on stress. All 6 are available here on Female Menopause Mentors, 1,2 &3 are on the Blog, 4, 5 & 6 are in the membership area and you can find them on my YouTube channel AnneVPAC. In the future, I will not be mixing these mediums so content here will be exclusive to here, YouTube only on YouTube and Facebook only on Facebook. As a member you will also receive video links via email that only members with receive. Enjoy part 6 of Menopause and stress

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Number Needed to Treat – What does it mean to You?

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Anne in her last post pointed out a statistic call number needed to treat. In a study she read, they calculated that the number of mammograms needed to be done to find a breast cancer in a single woman was 1000-1500. A Number Needed to Treat Value of more than 3 is usually of questionable value. Here we are not treating but searching for who to treat.

What this and other studies have shown is that population screening is a poor method for finding problems because at any time, only a few people will have the problem and the time and expense is so great to do the screening. Since budgets are finite, those in preventative medicine want to use the funds for activities that benefit more people for the same amount of dollars. That leaves women out in the cold. We don’t have a good way to find Breast Cancer and those that allocate dollars want to limit mammograms to women who are older and to do them less often. Patients themselves and those given the responsibility to care for those female patients don’t like this idea. Breast cancer at best is scary and disfiguring and at worst painfully fatal. The fear of this problem motivates people to take action.

Below are two videos where I attempt to explain NNT. It is tough, the average Doctor, PA or NP can’t calculate it or haven’t done it for most of the illnesses they treat. Lots of problems don’t have great studies done so that you can calculate the NNT for that problem. See what you think, listen – 10 minutes for both max and then leave us a comment on your views. If you like what you see, use the buttons after the article to tweet it or like it or share it on your favorite social site like Facebook.
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