45 of the most actionable ways to become an Essentialist

In My Prime

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A summarized guide to Essentialism: How to live a truly meaningful, productive life

Diagnosis: Human Woman

Adventures in Perimenopause

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How do you know when sleeplessness, weight gain, and night sweats are simply signs of getting older or something more? Lately, I’ve been remembering the complaints and jokes I heard from grandmothers and aunts as a kid, about what happens to women’s bodies as they age: insomnia, weight gain, moodiness. The irony is that most […]

Healing Power: My Path to Mind-Body Wellness

Adventures in Perimenopause

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12 things I tried to help with symptoms of perimenopause (or whatever you want to call it)

Skylights quadrupled our living room light

Life Stuff

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When I saw an ad for a Dream Home Giveaway in HGTV Magazine, I swooned over the photos for a moment, but decided not to enter. I’d tried my hand at this competition in the past — actively submitting multiple times per day for a few weeks, only to come up Dream Home-less, along with […]

For this ‘bipolar light’ yoga-teaching nonprofit manager and new stepparent, there is no ‘done,’ and that’s A-OK

In My Prime

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Holly Seymour Jasinski has spent most of her adult life helping others. For more than 10 years, the 45-year-old has worked for Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence, a nonprofit in West Michigan that responds to, reduces, and prevents domestic and sexual violence. Before moving to Grand Rapids in 2008, she managed a large domestic violence […]

How to get quality sleep when you’re in perimenopause

Adventures in Perimenopause

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When the alarm sounded at 6 am, I woke up damp and chilly, my nightshirt slicked to my sides. When I came to, I did a mental recap of the night before. I’d fallen asleep at 9:30 pm, after my nightly regimen: Lamotrigine (full disclosure, for Bipolar II), melatonin, and an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. […]

My adventures in perimenopause

Adventures in Perimenopause

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Hi. My name is Amy, and I’m perimenopausal. Do you know what perimenopause is? I didn’t know much about it until fairly recently when I embarked on a quest to figure out what this “condition” is all about. By reading a number of over-the-counter medical articles, I’ve learned that it can be a wacky rollercoaster […]

5 Random Facts About Amy Cuevas Schroeder

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^ My home office is rarely this tidy, but I try. My Danish modern teak “desk” is also an expandable dining room table, which I inherited from my grandparents. My writing chair (the Kardiel Wegner Wing Chair) is just right for sitting cross-legged with a laptop. 1. My design style is messy minimalist Aka stuffinista […]