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Because life doesn't pause during menopause.

Susan Sarandon, Menopause? No problem.

Susan Sarandon, Menopause? No problem.
Ignore the aging process and instead, focus on saving the world.

Thelma & Louise took my breath away.

This revolutionary film starred two women well past their prime by Hollywood’s standards. Yet, they were still portrayed as sexually attractive. Their personal transformation, self-discovery, and empowerment made this a potent movie. And who can forget the scene when they drive off the cliff together holding hands? Oh my! The movie was just one of Academy award-winning Susan Sarandon’s great roles.

Considering her reputation as an outspoken political activist, perhaps it’s no surprise that this 68-year-old dynamo took menopause by the bullhorns. Believing in aging gracefully, she rejected the idea of hormone replacement therapy and embraced menopause with a healthy lifestyle that included a good diet, exercise, and stress management.

“I went through menopause late and uneventfully,” Susan told WebMD. “A lot of people I knew were on hormone replacement therapy…but I never went down that road.”

After menopause hit at age 54, like many menopausal women, Susan’s metabolism changed and she found she was accumulating more weight around the middle. In response, she cut back on carbohydrates and when she indulged, chose whole-grain products over refined grains such as white bread and pasta.

Another tip from Susan? Ignore the aging process and instead focus on saving the world. “When you’re engaged in the bigger picture, you can’t afford the space to become so self-involved that everything is a crisis for you,” she says.

Wait a minute. Unlike myself, Susan has admitted that she didn’t have major menopausal symptoms. But all right, all right. Maybe she does have a point. There’s more to life than hot flashes!

What we’d like to ask if we’d had a few glasses of wine:  At the time, did you find Brad PItt attractive or was he too much of a “boy”

Photo by David Shankbone.

About Julie Gorges

Julie Gorges enjoys writing as a creative way to express her feelings, share her warped sense of humor, bare her soul, and hopefully inspire and educate her readers on important subjects like menopause mania. She's the author of three books, has had hundreds of articles published in magazines and newspapers, and won three journalism awards while working as a newspaper reporter. You can enjoy Julie's own blog at www.babyboomerbliss.net.

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