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Written by Karen Giblin, Founder and President, Red Hot Mamas   
Monday, 14 February 2011 22:00

February is an interesting month. First, there's Groundhog Day which takes place every February 2nd. I'm sure glad that he did not see his shadow this year! This is encouraging news as I look out my window and see piles and piles of snow. Now, I remain positive and look forward to spring being just around the corner. Read our article this month on fighting the winter blahs that includes tips on how to survive the remaining few chilly weeks.

Next, there's Valentine's Day when we think with our hearts about romance. This month, keep spreading the love and take care of your heart for American Heart Month. More than 82 million American adults are estimated to have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. That’s one in three people. Make it your mission to fight heart disease and stop the No. 1 killer in America. Heart disease can affect women of any age. That’s why it’s so important to start heart-healthy habits right now. Learn more about Protecting Your Ticker at Menopause and Staying Heart Health at Any Age.

There is another designation for February which is not as well known. February is also International Friendship Month. Many friends from around the world read our newsletter "The Menopause Minute" and I'd like to share my viewpoints with you about friendships.

I cherish the presence of friends in my life. And whether I personally meet you, or meet you through this type of correspondence, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the important role you all play in my life. Friends are important to all of us. Riches don't lie in material wealth, but lie in having a good friend or friends. They touch our lives in many ways. They help us to build faith in others, formulate trust and companionship. They enrich our lives, touch our hearts, cheer us up, inspire and guide us and truly shape our lives.

I know it may be tough at times for some of us to discuss certain things with family members. So, we turn to the support of friends. Oftentimes our friends can just look us in the eye, without us ever having to say anything, and understand what's happening. And, even if there is distance separating friends, a true friend will remain in your heart forever. So, this February, I'd like to encourage you to acknowledge your friends and tell them how important they are to you.

In other news, we would like to welcome a new member to the Red Hot Mamas Family, Women’s Hospital in Flowood, MS. In May, this new program site will begin offering menopause education and support for the women in their community. We would also like to thank Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (Christiansburg, VA), Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver, CO), Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare (Salinas, CA) and Shawnee Mission Medical Center (Shawnee Mission, KS) for renewing their Red Hot Mamas Programs. We appreciate your tremendous commitment to providing women and their families with important menopause healthcare information and support. Here's to another successful year! Please be sure to view the complete online list of our programs to find a location near you.

I truly cherish the presence of your friendship and thank you for touching my life. I hope that through the Red Hot Mamas organization that we've provided friendship and support.

And, we always like hearing from you, so please don't forget to:

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  2. Log onto our Bulletin Board - chat with others experiencing menopause
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  4. Shop in our Boutique - for hip and cool products

Good Health to You,

Karen Giblin
Founder and President
Red Hot Mamas

Because You Loved Me
By Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 10:55