I’m Excited! My First Middle-Pause Newsletter!

It is great to see y’all.

Cindy Heath
Middle-Pause

Newsletter

6 min readJun 7, 2024

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My name is Cindy Heath, and I’m filling in for Debbie today (she’s fine). I’m thrilled to send out my first Middle-pause newsletter!

I consider all the readers and writers here at MP friends, even if virtually. After all, we all love to read, and many of us enjoy sharing our thoughts in this friendly publication.

Debbie Walker, Marilyn Flower, Meg Stewart, Margie Pearl, and I all met several years ago in the same writing program, Ninja Writers. Then, inspired, Debbie started MP, and we jumped on board. We are now joined by Barbara Carter, Bebe Nicholson, and Mary Capelli.

Writing has been an exciting career change for me. I was getting too old to continue working as a full-time organic vegetable farmer—in Texas. Now, I work as a content writer for publications, websites, and businesses while nourishing my soul as I create essays and meander down the long path of writing a memoir.

I love writing as much as reading—which is a lot. And encouraging other writers to learn to create essays and articles fills my heart with joy.

You could find me in the gorgeous northwest corner of Washington State, where I enjoy gardening and hiking, or perhaps visiting my five grown kids, eight grandchildren, and even my two grandkids in Texas or New Mexico. But enough about me!

I want to share this week’s great stories with you and encourage you to keep submitting new stories. We want to read what you have to say.

Time to Read:

Your Children Will Not Be Taking Care Of You by Citizen Reader
What I’ve learned while helping the Silent Generation and listening to Millennials

*Boosted* “How Long Will the WiFi Be Out?” by Julia Byrd
A mom’s musings during a summer Texas storm and power outage

Turning Setbacks into Steppingstones by APSolimando
Embracing failure as a catalyst for growth

It’s Not a Practical Thing by Alison Acheson
When to ignore good advice

*Boosted* My Neurodivergence Diagnosis Revealed Why My Pieces Don’t Fit by Jenny Wren

*Boosted* The Art of Falling When You Have MS by Lisa A. McCombs
There is no correct way to fall, but we can learn from experience.

Check This Out!

Buy our anthologies for your friends, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, or sisters that you love.

We have published 3 three books in our series, The Menopause Anthologies.

They are funny and empowering, and some stories make you want to cry. They are what MP is all about!

MiddlePauseMedia: Menopause Anthologies

Visit Amazon’s MiddlePauseMedia: Menopause Anthologies Page and shop for all MiddlePauseMedia: Menopause Anthologies…

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See y’all next Friday!

May the Mighty Women of Middle-Pause be with you!

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Until next time…Your Superheroes!

From Debbie, Krista, Cindy, Margie, Marilyn, Meg, Bebe, Mary, and Barbara.

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Luv y’all!

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Cindy Heath
Middle-Pause

I’ve been a farmer, entrepreneur, writer, and more. I'm passionate about nutrition, health, nature, and the rewards of personal writing.