Menopause Help Is Here!

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Ellen & Jack DolgenI am in the menopause business.  No, this was not my major in college. This is my encore career! My husband has nicknamed me the “Vagina Whisperer.”

Menopause education is my mission. Spurred by my own experience struggling with the symptoms of menopause, I have devoted the last ten years of my life to helping other women during this often difficult time. I am not a doctor or scientist, but I have “talked the talk” with countless menopause experts, so that I can “walk the menopause walk” with you and share the keys to this menopause kingdom.

Together with my son, Jack, we have created a FREE eBook, MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause, a comprehensive guide to all things menopause—the symptoms, treatments, and long-range effects on a woman’s health.

Presented in an entertaining and informative way, we share information and expertise from numerous specialists, replacing the confusion and embarrassment so often experienced with medically sound solutions.  You’ll find detailed descriptions and treatments for the symptoms you or your loved one may experience, from hot flashes and mood swings to mental fogginess and loss of libido, and lots more in between.

In addition to sharing the latest research and proven treatments, you will find tips on how to find a menopause specialist who’s right for you, and a clear explanation of what tests to ask for. You’ll also learn about the latest studies on hormone replacement as well as alternative therapies and remedies. Finally, we share the real-life experiences of women—and those who love them—as they traverse the crazy ups and downs of perimenopause and menopause.

The FREE eBook format will allow us to periodically do updates with the latest studies and information.  In that sense, it will be a living text that grows as the information grows.

Help me with my mission!  Spread the word!

Suffering in silence is OUT!  Reaching out is IN!



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.

  • I love that you did this with your handsome son!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Jack co-authored my other two books as well! He is truly a very special son. He knows more about menopause then most women!

  • You’re always on the cutting edge! I’ll download now.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Cheryl. This was a labor of love…been working on it for two years! I hope it helps women understand that they do not need to suffer in silence!

  • A great family project! 😀 I’ve downloaded it and tweeted the link to the masses. (Well, nearly 7,000 of the masses.) Thank you, Ellen!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks for sharing the FREE eBook with the masses, Lisa! It definitely was a family affair!

  • What a wonderful and generous project. I sure will do my best to spread the word.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks Ines. That would be wonderful.

  • What a great cause for sure! I know countless women who suffer from miserable menopause. My poor sis being one. I’ve sent her over here of course for some great advise and info!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Carolann. If she needs any more personal help, you can always have her email me at I am happy to chat with her.

  • Congrats on your ebook and on helping so many women, Ellen!

  • What an amazing service you are doing for women! Thank you!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      It was definitely a labor of love. I am so happy it is finally out! thanks for your sweet support. Please spread the word to your peeps.

  • Passing along your ebook to several friends who are in need! Thank you for making it available.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Mary! That would be fabulous.

  • Hi Ellen – What a great thing to do! I will be spreading the word for sure!