Founder and Executive Director of Happy Hormone Cottage
Founder of Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation
Teacher of the Year 2004-2005
30 Year Public Educator
Her Journey Into Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy…
Lyn Hogrefe, MS Ed, is the founder and executive director of the Happy Hormone Cottage, which she started 13 years ago in the heart of Centerville, as a safe place for women to share their stories, be heard and validated. Through her own journey with an emergency radical hysterectomy at the age of 49, she recognized the huge gap between what our doctors and standard of care were telling us about hormone balance and the truth about the needs of our body and the important tasks of our hormones.
With the help of her compounding pharmacist husband, she fought her way back to wellness. Her experience inspired her to open the Happy Hormone Cottage. The HHC exists to educate women on their options for natural hormone balance, prevention of disease and wellness throughout life.
Becoming the Leading Provider of Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
The 2nd edition of her book, “Own Your Journey…to Natural Hormone Balance” was published in 2016, solidifying her as a Warrior for Women’s Wellness. In 2016, she also co-wrote the award-winning book, “Success Powered by Relationships” with 20 other area women. At about the same time, Lyn began her “Lyn Hogrefe Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation,” supporting New Hope for Cancer, where 100% of monies raised goes directly to New Hope for Cancer.
Most recently in June 2022, Lynn collaborated with 7 other authors on the book, “Lifting Up,” as a collection of stories to inspire women to be their own champions and encourage women to achieve their highest potential. This book quickly became an Amazon bestseller.
In the summer of 2020, with so many women worried about their health, Lyn had to find a virtual platform to meet the demand of all the women who wanted more information on natural hormone balance. She created free zoom sessions called “Hormones 101 with Lyn” where small groups of women (4-5) can come together in a safe space to ask questions, share their concerns, and most importantly to connect with other women struggling with similar hormone imbalance issues all related to aging. The zoom sessions have proven to be very popular as women continue to be heard and validated; educated and empowered for their best health naturally.
Lyn has been recognized in Dayton as a WIBN Top 25 Woman to Watch; in Cincinnati as CincyChic Woman of the Year and an Athena Award Finalist. Most recently, she was selected by the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance as a Woman of Excellence.
Lyn’s passion is helping women understand the truth about their bodies, and to learn the most natural options for aging gracefully and healthfully, with a focus on preventing disease.
Today, Lyn has two Happy Hormone Cottages and an Integrative Hormone Center (IHC) & Pharmacy in Centerville, Ohio, that contains a state-of-the-art compounding lab, the IHC for Men Center, and their own HHC line of pharmaceutical grade supplements.