October Musings

How do two relatively sane, already incredibly busy, working postmenopausal women decide that they needed to start a blog…and further decide that this is a great decision, for not to do it would be to walk away from everything they have been passionately discussing and working towards for years….that their uniquely combined skills and experiences made it imperative to begin this blog? But that would be jumping ahead of ourselves..perhaps we need to look back over the past few years….and this will all begin to make sense.

October in Paris 2006, fall foliage along the Seine

A winter’s day, 2 friends sitting in a cozy kitchen, sipping on some hot cups of tea…the luxury of a long afternoon free of other commitments permitting them for once to talk, really talk , about all that they wanted to accomplish in their individual professional lives: one, a women’s health care nurse practitioner , the second a health educator: both with years of experience helping women rediscover hormone balance through their work and their personal lives.
Both were so frustrated by the lack of reliable information for women and the overwhelming number of mixed messages that were available, whether on the internet, or TV, or magazines, friends, etc . How were women to find the answers to their questions: why things were changing as they aged, why they suddenly had less energy, no sex drive, depression, anxiety, restless sleep, wt gain, foggy thinking, just to name a few of the symptoms so many women experience as they hit their 30’s 40’s and 50’s. Faced with exhaustion and low moods, the search for answers feels impossible for so many women and they often give up and just accept that this is how it’s going to be.

In response to their brainstorming and dreaming , Menopausibilities was born that day: a company whose mission is to educate, inspire and inform women about hormone balance in a safe and holistic manner, encouraging women to become active participants in their health care journey, and to realize that this “next phase” of life is not to be dreaded. Rather it can be an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable time for women, once they re-discover balance in their bodies and their lives.
When we started, we knew women needed to talk and to listen, so we called our events
“Conversations for Women”….and these have been wonderfully attended and received…but almost 2 years later we still yearn to reach a much larger audience as we know how many women are still struggling for a place to go for information, to ask questions, to talk with other women….so the next logical step, this being the 21st century, is to start a blog.
Crazy? Maybe. Essential? Absolutely. W e have way too much to share to not embark on this next phase of our journey….and we are excited to begin. We have given quite a bit of thought as to why and how our blog will go

Although there may be many conflicting views regarding hormone balance, we are committed to keeping the conversations respectful and positive. We want to provide all women with what we believe are the “Essential Ingredients for Balanced Living”, so beyond just conversations, we will be posting fun and inspiring ways to insert balance in your lives. Like all living things, our blog will grow and change shape..but for now, we invite you to join in for our “Conversation for Women” ….always interesting, dynamic, provocative and inspiring: let the conversation begin!



Filed under Kyle Bell McAvoy, Women's Work/Life Balance

4 responses to “October Musings

  1. Cory Dolan

    Dearest Candace and Kyle, thanks so much for doing this, but most importantly, thank you for all the women you’ve helped over the course of your careers! You both are an inspiration. I am so glad to know you both and I applaud you for sharing your wisdom in the form of this blog! Be well and happy, Cory

    • Cory: thank you for your support and kind words. I know how much WE have counted on you throughout the years as well. I always love to tap your endless font of knowledge! Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work. This has been quite a journey and it’s great to have you along for the ride. You, my dear, are a terrific example of a well-balanced(and happy!) woman. Kyle

  2. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I
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    I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look
    when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, superb site!

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