Cooling off at mid-life

January 22, 2013

It’s winter. That means sweaters, turtlenecks, coats, and, if you’re a menopausal–or perimenopausal–woman, temperature-control problems. Dressing for winter weather means that a stop indoors at a store or mall (where it’s warmer) could trigger a hot flash.

Lunch. San Francisco. A December day, not hot. My friend sat across the table mopping her face. Yes, hot flashes, and nothing to be done about them over a salad in Kuleto’s.

Enter one of the most revolutionary product lines ever (my honest opinion): Poise. And especially its compact-sized Roll-On Cooling Gel, which helps hot-flashing women feel comfortable and refreshed with a soothing, cooling sensation that can last up to 10 minutes.

Small, portable, squeezable tube.

Like that famous soap company’s Real Woman campaign, Poise saw a market opening and leaped into it full-bore with amazing, portable products that solve issues that most women go through at some point in their lives.

I’ve blogged before about Poise brand’s “The 2nd Talk” campaign, aimed at talking openly with women about normal life changes. And they’re right: these little changes come as a surprise to many of us, and we’re unprepared. I know that I was. So kudos to Poise for stepping up.

I had a few hot flashes during menopause (not that many), and still have one every so often. For me, the gel definitely cooled. But my menopause was easy.  Some of my friends have really suffered. One is still taking meds to relieve the heat, and she’s in her early 70s. Poise cooling products sound easier.

That girlfriend I had lunch with told me her only relief has been to stand in front of a fan. A fan’s not always available to her, especially since she still works; but after she tried the Poise Roll-On Cooling Gel, she told me it did help and is something she’ll use when she’s not able to find a fan. Which is going to be often. That’s why this little package is going to come in handy.

A few other timely Poise products for this stage of life include the Body Cooling Towelettes, which offer instant cooling and refreshment; the Personal Lubricant; and several others that make up what I think is a comprehensive, unique line of daily products to help women through the natural changes that aging brings.

But don’t take my word for it. Want a free sample? Click HERE. Or how about a coupon?  Download it HERE. Learn more about the new products, hear stories from real women, share your own and pledge to join The 2nd Talk at

With Poise. Seriously, why didn’t some company jump on this before now? 

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81 comments on “Cooling off at mid-life
  1. Janie Emaus says:

    With exercise and a positive attitude.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Eating lots of “superfoods” like oatmeal,sweet potatoes,kale, berries, pilates, walking, not dwelling on it. Have been lucky ;symptoms not too bad except the weight gain.

  3. bodyminder says:

    I am embracing my age and everything that goes with it! No point in wasting energy in fighting it because nothing will change getting older!

  4. Haralee says:

    I wear waterproof make-up and sleepwear!

  5. Mami2jcn says:

    I’m taking extra vitamins and herbal supplements.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  6. Ellen Dolgen says:

    With positive attitude and open mind in regards to the change :>)

  7. Elena says:

    I am taking vitamins and evening primrose oil

  8. Repinned your KEEP CALM, I collect these and this is epic

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    I am approaching life’s changes with some concern, but I am eating right, getting a bit of exercise, really trying to take care of myself, to make the change easier.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  10. I try not to let it get me down. But you are so right about going to stores in winter bundled up in a heavy coat.

  11. I race from my car into the mall wearing just a sweater, even in the dead of winter; otherwise, I would end up as burnt toast!
    Layers and Poise cooling gel for me.

  12. Anonymous says:

    by focusing on the positive! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  13. kellyr78 says:

    I am approaching life’s changes confidently by staying in shape, eating well and staying open-minded.

  14. Continuing an attitude of life long learning and being more accepting of differences

  15. Just taking one day at a time — I take vitamins and try to stay in shape.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  16. I’m eating healthier and taking supplements.

  17. akronugurl says:

    i just started taking vitamins

  18. Courtney B says:

    im trying to lose my baby weight and kicking out all of the negative ppl in my life

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  19. rachel says:

    By exercising more…and trying new activities. Life is meant to be enjoyed!

  20. Tj and Amy says:

    I take a daily vitamin and exercise regularly. I try to stay positive and embrace life!

  21. same as always, just rolling with the punches, life is always changing!

  22. chambanachik says:

    I just hope to take it a day at a time.
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  23. Tina says:

    eat better and exercise everyday

  24. chedeb5353 says:

    Glad it is over!! I didn’t do anything different. Debra

  25. atlantagalknows says:

    My biggest life change right now is having my first child (so no menopause just yet!)! I’m finding confidence in preparing for that by taking time to research it and work through my feelings/fears beforehand, so that when the time comes, I’ll (hopefully) be more ready for it!

    atlantagalknows -at-

  26. Amy says:

    I love your “Keep Calm and Cool Off” poster! So true. For me, I am approaching life’s changes confidently by thinking positively. It might be easier said than done. But I’m trying my best.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  27. Kerry says:

    I’m just taking it one day at a time – and hoping that my symptoms aren’t as bad as my moms were!

  28. I am trying to approach it with a good attitude. I am glad to see Poise is making products to help women get through this!

  29. JC says:

    I keep up with daily exercises and have balanced meals to prepare for life’s changes.

  30. cw says:

    I am taking vitamins (especially vitamin D) to help with mood changes and I go for acupuncture every once in a while to help with night sweats. I have lost weight recently and am exercising every day to keep it off, gain confidence, and help with mood.

  31. sy says:

    Knowing others made through the changes gives me confidence, I can talk to my mom, it’ll be nice to read stories on poise too.
    songyueyu at gmail

  32. susan1215 says:

    I’m just trying to stay positive about the changes I’m going through by taking good care of myself by eating right, exercising, getting enought sleep and taking vitamins

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  33. I am accepting that change is a way of life, good or bad. We must embrace change and not try and fight it. That is the attitude I am trying to take anyway!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  34. tweet–

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  35. Find humor and enjoyment in the little things in life and keep smiling.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  36. With vitamins and exercise

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  37. I have to admit that I’m not really approaching it with confidence, but it sounds like these products would be a great help! Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

  38. LAMusing says:

    Keeping a sense of humor helps with all of life’s changes 🙂

  39. latanya t says:

    eating healthier, taking vitamins, and taking it one day at a time.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  40. MCantu1019 says:

    I’m taking it one day at a time.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  41. Olivia R says:

    I eat healthy and exercise to be confident I am keeping my body healthy for,the future.

    Oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

  42. jwfong says:

    I’ve been taking better care of myself both physically and mentally – I’ve been working out and telling myself to take a break every once in a while!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  43. jakiesmom says:

    i am keeping a positive attitude about it…that once i go through it…i know the reward of no period will be worth it

  44. ewhatley says:

    I’ve already had the worst of it but still have hot flashes so I might try the cooling gel.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  45. Betty C says:

    I’m thankful I’m still here and healthy. I’m past the hot flashes and mood swings and they weren’t as bad as I had expected.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  46. Anash says:

    i like to take it easy, not get stressed over things! hopefully when i approach menopause i will have it easy and if not these products seem like they would be helpful
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  47. Anash says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  48. Erica Best says:

    i take a daily vitamin and eat well

  49. Jammie Morey says:

    one day at a time. I am not to that age yet, but I have been making small changes to help with the process. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  50. Tabathia says:

    I moisturize my skin daily, drink lots of water and walk several times a week
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  51. Emily N. says:

    I’m exercising and eating less sugar and more veggies.

  52. ms-texas says:

    Haven ‘t gotten to menopause yet – will take it one day at a time. Thanks for all the info about products that help out!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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