The ‘Pause Life Community

Navigate menopause with our supportive community, designed exclusively for women in midlife. Access educational resources, connect with others facing similar challenges, and find solace in shared experiences. Join us to dispel the mystery around menopause, foster understanding, and empower women to confidently embrace this stage of life.

What’s included in the Community

  • Community Connection

  • Resource Library

  • Announcements

  • Nutrition Challenges

  • Archive of Recorded Lives

  • Events

  • Book Club Access

  • Nutritious & Delicious Recipes

Get Access To:

Nutrition Challenges
Join nutrition courses like our Sugar Detox Challenge to help get your nutrition on track.
Program with videos, text, meal plans, and visual aids for learning.
Community Connection
Ask questions, tell stories and connect with other women who are experiencing menopause. Together, we can demystify the experience of being a woman in midlife.
Stay up to date with everything happening in The ‘Pause Life community.
Archive of Recorded Lives
Learn from our coaches and Dr. Haver with an archive of videos that focus on all aspects of the menopause experience.
Resource Library
Access a breadth of articles and blog posts on all kinds of topics, from hormone therapy, supplements, medical care tips and more. These resources are here to help you navigate your menopause journey.

Find Solace In Shared Experiences

Embarking on my journey through menopause, I recognized the profound impact this transformative phase could have on one’s life and realized how few resources there were out there to help. I realized the need for connection and community in my journey, so I created The ‘Pause Life Community. It’s a free space exclusively designed for women navigating menopause, offering educational resources and genuine connections with others facing similar challenges. In this supportive community, we find solace in shared experiences, dispelling the mystery around menopause. Join us as we foster understanding and empower each other with the knowledge needed to navigate this transformative stage of life confidently.

We've Got Answers

Can the community provide answers to my medical questions?

Medical advice or medical diagnosis cannot be provided to you through this community. If you have specific questions regarding health related issues or HT/HRT specific questions related to your treatment, please reach out to your medical provider/physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this community or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency room immediately. Medical Disclaimer

How do I join The Free ‘Pause Life Community?

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Follow this link and fill out your information.

What do I do if I am Having Issues with the App?

The Circle (App) team is constantly making updates to their App capabilities.
  • Please check for any recent App updates. 
  • A device power reset may help. 
  • You may also need to check your device for updates as well. 
  • Also, sometimes if those steps above do not help, verifying any security settings you may have within your device settings or wifi that may be prevents access through the app. Turning your wifi off can help to see if it makes a difference.

  • Oftentimes those updates and/or steps will resolve any issues you may be having. If the update doesn't resolve your issue, please contact us.

I have a question about Hormone Therapy and whether it is right for me?

We are unable to make any personal recommendations on whether or not Hormone Therapy is right for you. We do believe that every person is worthy of the conversation. We recommend having this conversation with your prescribing physician. If you are not sure where to start, please see this informative blog.

How can I find out information about Hormone Therapy (HT)?

See Dr. Haver's The 'Pause Blog for information pertaining to HT, menopause, menopause related health concerns, nutrition, the Belly Fat Blast & Fab Four Challenges.

I’d like to see Dr. Haver in person?

Please visit Mary Claire Wellness, here, to find out what an appointment includes and how to secure an appointment with Dr. Haver or Joan Moss, NP.

Do you have any recommendations for other Menopause Providers including telehealth?

Here is a link to a blog Dr. Haver wrote where she compares the three major menopause telehealth providers.
  1. Here is the link for our Galveston Diet physician referral program. These are not personal referrals from Dr. Haver, they are testimonials from our students and followers who wanted to share exceptional experiences: https://thepauselife.com/pages/recommended-physicians/

  2. Here is a list of NAMS (North American Menopause Society) members and NCMP (NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners). These are physicians or other healthcare providers who have sought out extra training, research, certification, or membership in order to better treat women in perimenopause or menopause: https://portal.menopause.org/NAMS/NAMS/Directory/Menopause-Practitioner.aspx 

  3. These are links to online menopause treatment sources. All appointments are all provided via telehealth: https://start.evernow.com/ https://www.myalloy.com https://www.joinmidi.com

Meet Our Team

Introducing the women who are here to answer your questions in the community.

Margaret Walsh

Margaret created new habits, lost 15 pounds, made exercise a priority, and shifted her mindset from "eat less, move more" to "did I eat enough fat today"! She's thrilled to be a Certified Galveston Diet Coach and to be on this journey with you. Margaret lives in Glen Rock, NJ, with her husband and two boys.

Jamie Hadley

Jamie has always been active and strived to eat well but has struggled with an extra 10-20 pounds her whole life. Jamie was diagnosed with Celiac in 2004 and dairy intolerance in 2010. She struggled to find diet programs that would suit her individual nutrition needs. She has been a student of nutrition and wellness for years, and with The Galveston Diet has found a solution that has allowed her to reach her weight loss goals while allowing for the necessary substitutions to meet her dietary needs.

Dawn Drogosch

Dawn served 26+ years in the military. Maintaining Navy weight standards was challenging amidst crazy schedules, high stress, yo-yo eating patterns, overall life, and aging. Throw in years of IVF and three pregnancies after the age of 40, and to say controlling her weight was a struggle would be an understatement. Through one diet or another, she'd lose and then stall, never getting past her "stuck" point. Then came perimenopause, the weird weight gain, sleepless nights, hot flashes, lack of energy, and the emotional roller coaster. 

Revisiting previous diets over a year and having no success, she was uncomfortable, unhealthy, and miserable. When she found The Galveston Diet, she immediately went into a coaching group and began her self-care journey. Now, 50+ pounds later, she feels better than she has felt in years, has blown past her initial goals, is no longer "stuck," and wishes to help others achieve the same success! She attributes her transformation to all the program's information and support and is excited to be part of the process! Dawn currently resides in Pensacola, Florida, with her husband and three kids.

Sara Joseph

When Sara turned 50, she thought “Look at me…I am in the best shape of my life, raised two amazing girls on my own, one in college and one on her way, have a great career that I love, and am in a good place.” Suddenly perimenopausal symptoms hit hard including severe bloating, painful skin, exhaustion and sadness. An ankle sprain from a fall down the stairs and torn rotator cuff derailed her daily workouts, and the pounds came on. Once back at the gym and getting back to running, Sara found that diet and exercise was not working to get her back to where she was. A friend who is an OB/GYN shared one of Dr. Haver’s videos on her Facebook timeline. She thought “this woman is me.” Having studied physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition and writing her honors thesis on the importance of specific fatty acids in formulas for hand-rearing orphaned Harbor Seal pups, she immediately realized that what Dr. Haver was saying made sense. Her bloating improved within days of 16:8 intermittent fasting; she then signed up for The Galveston Diet and has never felt better! Sara is a veterinarian in private practice for over 27 years. She received a Certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University. She resides in Canton, MA, and has two daughters. Sara is thrilled to be able to help guide you on your journey to reaching your goals.

Kathy Champagne

Kathy’s menopause journey started later than most. Having had a partial hysterectomy at 35, she thought she would avoid the dreaded menopausal symptoms. But at 60, she got hit with all of them! Depression, anxiety, night sweat, weight gain, and joint pain. She tried expensive supplements, and other weight loss plans to relieve the symptoms, but it wasn’t until she found The Galveston Diet that she truly could turn it around. At the age of 64, she feels better now than she ever has. She has learned to embrace exercise rather than hate it. And that her body simply feels better when she is eating anti-inflammatory foods. She has changed her outlook on life to “You are so worth this!” She is so happy to be a part of the Customer Success team and answer the questions and concerns that The Galveston Diet receives through email. Kathy lives in Green Valley, Arizona, with her husband. She has four children and nine grandchildren, all on the east coast.

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