-AN INTIMATELY PERSONAL MEMOIR BY-Nancy Siskowic
"The Menopause Lady"
RN, MSN, NP, CNS, NCMP
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At age fifty one Nancy earned her Master’s Degree as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and two years later completed studies to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. For the past 27 years her primary work has been providing hormone consults to mid-life/menopausal women, as well as practicing as a psychotherapist. Her background includes being a Mind/Body Educator with the Deepak Chopra Center for Well Being, and possessing a Certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction from Loyola Marymount University, CA. She has lectured extensively both nationally and locally on menopause. In November 1996 she was a guest on GMA’s menopause special, and in April 1999 she was on Lifetime Cable Chanel ‘New Attitudes’ special on peri-mesopause. Her article “Hot Flash! Hormonal Alchemy During the Menopause Transition” was published in PRESENCE, the International Journal of Spiritual Direction in December, 2008.
Nancy is currently in private practice as a menopause practitioner in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. In June 2017 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That journey, plus her eventual return to hormone therapy provided the stimulus for this memoir.