shmirshky on the red eye

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In the 70’s my work entailed lots of travel. I used to book a seat on the ”red eye” with the same  attitude as I did scheduling conference calls—just taking care of business. Channeling those years, I slipped into sweats and packed light to the airport to hop on a red eye—9PM Jet Blue (@jetblue are u listening? LOVE YA). How can you not love an airline that lists its crew members online, even if they do get a little excited sometimes! I was headed to from California to D.C. for a big event. My PM&M brain was excited—my PM&M body? Notsomuch.

After I settled into my roomy emergency exit row seat, I discreetly lathered on my hormone therapy (click click), took my vitamins, and crumpled my sweat suit jacket up into a ball for a pillow. Then I Gumby styled my body into what used to be my “red eye” sleep position when I was in my 20‘s.

I immediately fell asleep.  Then I heard it. It was loud. My neck was screaming!   I quickly rearranged my sweat suit. Surely this new position would work, right? The neck said no.  After the flight I wondered if a white neck brace was going to look good with my white dress. They sure don’t make sweat suits like they used to! Maybe I just need to put my PM&M body in one of these baby slings for the boomer set: http://www.amazon.com/TravelRest-TR112-Travel-Pillow-Cover/dp/B003OSSKVQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3CF5FNDQTOHJG&s=generic&qid=1280950716&sr=1-3.

For more more good suggestions on red eye travel, check out Fodor’s (@Fodorstravel) and Concierge Questionnaire (@ConciergeQ). Sweet dreams!

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

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