Saturday, August 28, 2010

Are you a woman over 40 -- or well on your way? If so, you've got to read this...

Hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, overwhelmed emotions... Am I going crazy or am I just over 40?

When author and speaker Ronna Snyder found herself struggling to respond to changes going on in her life and body, she discovered what many women before her have found--she was experiencing the not-so-subtle effect of perimenopause and menopause. With that "aha" moment, her faith kicked in, and she began experiencing Hot Flashes from Heaven, the term she coined for the deeply personal promptings she felt God sent to help her right her course and sail out of the menopausal tempest.

Ronna speaks with humor and heart right to "hormonally challenged" midlife women who are experiencing all kinds of life changes--physical, emotional, mental, and relational--and need to hear a reassuring voice say, "It's going to be okay--in fact, it's going to be better than you ever dreamed."

You will find a sister in the journey as you read and relate to these struggles, challenges, and insights. "Embrace your inner midlife crisis," encourages Ronna and in doing so you'll discover a radically richer way to live."

So reads the back cover of her Hot Flashes from Heaven, published by Harvest House Publishers.

I found the following excerpt especially perceptive: "If you get even one truth from this book, let it be that menopause, and the midlife juncture it arrives in, is truly not a curse. I've personally found that it is a change point ignited by evolving hormones that lead us into an equally precious, equally ordained time to reflect. A time to remember. A time to reinvent. A time to reevaluate. A time to reconfigure. A time to remind me––and a time to remind you––that the mercies of the heavens and their abundant life lessons, really are new everyday. Even as we grow ever older. Maybe even especially as we grow ever older. Hot flashing or not"

In a personal note, Ronna stresses that "this book is more about what your brain goes through, rather than your body, during this critical midlife transition period so aptly dubbed "The Change of Life." It ain't called that for nuttin', honey! And whether it's that stone-quiet empty nest, or the tomb-like sorrow in the midlife soul, they ALL resonate with Hot Flashes from Heaven once we learn to quiet ourselves and listen for them."

Ronna has been a contributing editor and regular writer for magazines and daily newspapers, and she speaks at women's events. She also rides a purple Harley-Davidson and has a passion for helping women find joy and freedom by living their lives at "full throttle." She lives near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with her husband, Bill, and has four children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren.

On Ronna's website,, you can order a personally signed copy of this laugh-out-loud funny book filled with practical advice and encouragement for only $13 with free shipping. Get your copy today and begin listening for your Hot Flashes from Heaven.