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

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Pause Well Aging | Dana Wood

By 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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Amy Schmidt
Amy Schmidt

August 27, 2020

Hi Dana – I’m on a mission to empower and encourage women 40+ to go all in – and go into Act 2 confident and competent – this is a time when women can become invisible and lose their identity – and that’s not going to happen – My website, podcast and I’m just finishing my book about not looking back and living forward – I am intrigued by the Pause products – I am right in the first phase (50 in two months) and I get so many questions about skincare during menopause – as we all know – it’s just one of the many changes we go through – I would love to get an intro to the products – and would love to have you or Rochelle be a guest on my podcast – to talk about the products and the science behind them. Look forward to connecting soon. Amy

Amy Schmidt
Amy Schmidt

August 27, 2020

Hello – I have a podcast and website that recently launched called Fearlessly Facing Fifty© – I am on a mission to encourage and empower women over 45+ to be confident and competent as they go all in for Act 2! I am 50 in a few months and along with this project writing my Fearlessly Facing Fifty book – which is my story with threads of other inspiring women woven in….I would love to talk to someone from Pause – I know you are busy with launch – I am a skincare lover as I have been a Consultant with Rodan and Fields – and now as I approach stage 2 of of skin has changed – and learning about your products and mission stuck a chord. I am excited to hear of a skincare line that focuses on aging and not anti aging. I would love to chat with someone – thank you. Amy Schmidt, Fearlessly Facing Fifty . “Not looking back…living forward”

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