New Year…farewell

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Phew! What a ride the past six plus years have been. And like everything that’s worthwhile, it’s important to know when to step away. And so, I must bid adieu to Flashfree to make room for new writing, new reporting and a new journey.

As an early adopter in the menopausal blogging space, I’ve watched a burgeoning interest among women who are entering or in the middle of the menopause transition. Mostly, I’ve received validation time and again that open dialogue and self-care are essential as we age. And while Flashfree has mostly stayed away from the personal, I have experienced my own growth in terms of gaining a better understanding of my body and the changes that it’s going through, my mental health and tolerance (or intolerance for stress) and the factors that are needed to live life to the fullest. I hope that you have likewise, gained knowledge and a sense of self along this ride that we’ve been on.

Several people who I know and love suggested that I leave you with a list of my favorite posts. I’d rather leave the Archives to you to discover and find them on your own. The Flashfree Archives will remain accessible although some of the information contained within may eventually become dated.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank you and others who’ve supported me along with way. And in particular, I would love to thank and acknowledge the multiple guest bloggers that have contributed to Flashfree: Bob LeDrew (who is heading on to broader pastures with Guyside) Danny Brown, Richard Becker, my brother, Andrew Scherer, Wendy Goldman Scherer, Patti Digh, Amy Zimmerman, Walker Thornton, Danielle Omar, Cyma Shapiro, Nina Perez, D.A. Wolf, Susie Hadas, Kelley Connors, Dr. Brian Hughes, Dr. Elaine Schattner, Alexandra Williams, Dr. Jen Gunter, Sarah Bowen Shea, Laura Bowman, Cherry Woodburn, Kathy Korman Frey, Sheryl Kraft, Dr. Barb DuPree, Joanna Paterson, Erika Napoletano, Jesse Mendes, Dr. Val Jones, Jonathan Black, Julia Beck, Jackie Silver, Carla Birnberg, Andrea Learned, Peter Koshland, Kris Rowlands and Elizabeth Alraune. If I’ve overlooked anyone who’s contributed, please know that I am appreciative of your vision and your knowledge.

You can still find me writing on Medium or at In the interim, from the bottom of my heart….thank you.

Good health and good journey!





  1. 1-1-2015

    Congratulations on your nice long run, and best of luck to you on your new adventures! Thanks for the inclusion, too.

  2. 1-2-2015

    Best of luck to you, Liz! I learned so much from Flashfree through the years. Where ever you go, we all shall follow!

    • 1-2-2015

      Thanks so much!!!

  3. 1-2-2015

    Thank you for your posts on flashfree. They helped me through the worst days of my life. The information I found on your site helped more than any other resource. I wish you many blessings in your next venture in life! Take care Liz xo

    • 1-2-2015

      Thanks so very much for sharing that, Debra Jane. It’s important to know that I’ve helped. All the best to you!

  4. 1-3-2015

    Best to you in your new adventures!

  5. 1-5-2015

    Im sad SELFISHLY to see this end—but more than that really excited for you with whats ahead….

    • 1-5-2015

      Thank you for being one of our contributors!!!

  6. 1-5-2015

    Good luck to whatever you decide to tackle next!

    • 1-5-2015

      Thank you!

  7. 1-7-2015

    Thank you for “Flash Free,” Liz. And perfect clip (the song) for a sad but sweet ending. Best wishes for 2015 and the bigger future, Elaine

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