Hi! I'm Dana And I'll Be Your New Menopause "Sherpa"

Dana Wood | October 3, 2019

Hear that sound? It's the stars, aligning.

How else to explain the exquisite timing that finds me, at age almost-57, having already clawed my way through perimenopause and menopause, and now firmly parked in the postmenopause phase of my life, landing a new gig blogging about these very topics? It's kismet, I tell you.

A little about me, and why I'm a good fit for this spot: I have decades of writing and editing experience under my belt, the bulk of it centered on beauty and wellness.

For those of you who know about magazine publishing, it might mean something that I logged 20 years at Condé Nast, running the beauty departments for three of its magazines. For those of you who have used a beauty product or two, it might mean something that I also spent several years in the "Luxe" wing of L'Oréal, bouncing between its pricey department store brands working on copywriting and trend analysis.

I relocated from New York City to St. Petersburg, Florida, with my husband and daughter five years ago, and have since kept busy writing quite a bit for The Wall Street Journal, Alexa (a luxury style section published by The New York Post) and several clients on the brand side in fashion, beauty and wellness.

And it's precisely my background in beauty and wellness that makes me so excited to jump into this new role as lead writer for Pause Well-Aging's Connect The Dots blog.

While I couldn't be happier that menopause care is now its own bonafide category, I know that Pause Well-Aging, a serious, science-backed skincare brand targeted to the three distinct stages of menopause, is a cut above. And that's because of its founder and CEO, Rochelle Weitzner.

Talk about beauty chops! As the former CEO of Erno Laszlo and CFO of both Laura Mercier Cosmetics and RéVive Skincare, Rochelle is a seasoned beauty exec with a crystal-clear idea of what her customer needs and wants.

I'm so looking forward to working with Rochelle, and the rest of the Pause Well-Aging team, to create content that helps you navigate these question-filled chapters of our lives. Ladies, we're in this together.




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