What to do when you’re feeling uninspired

Maryon StewartMenopause, Menopause Symptoms

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At the time of their menopause, most women don’t realise, that they are running on empty.  Nutrient levels are often at an all-time low, making it difficult to experience joy or happiness.  Instead, we feel somewhat removed from reality with a mood which is, at best, flat. And the worst thing is that we don’t know that we can do a U-turn and feel better again.  So many women think it’s the end of life as they knew it. Some get deeply depressed and wonder if life is worth living. So if you’re feeling flat, here are a few things to consider: Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

Maximise the Joy Factor in Life on International Happiness Day

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We all have choices when we get out of bed in the morning.  We can drift through the day or focus on making it a special day, peppered with memorable acts that will help others and, at the same time, make us personally feel happy. What so many of us forget is that the happiness factor is largely in our own hands.  We can choose the colour of the lenses through which we see the world for we are each the architect of our own journey through life. From conversations that the Dalai Lama spent with Bishop Desmond Tutu, outlined in the Book of Joy, they concluded that doing acts of kindness for others was the best way to guarantee your own happiness and maximise the potential of experiencing joy in life. As well as doing random acts of kindness, take time to nurture yourself.  Make a point of appreciating … Read More

6 Stress Busting Tips For Coping With Menopause

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Stress is something that affects all of us in our lives particularly women.  Surveys show 73% of women suffer stress. It’s especially common at the time of the menopause when you’re clinging on by your fingernails for so many other reasons. With this in mind, in this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’, I want to tell you 6 ways that you can bust through the stress you’re feeling. If you would like to find out more about what’s going on in your body as you hit the menopause feel free to join my free menopause Masterclass. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to overcome your symptoms without resorting to drugs or hormones Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

Physical and emotional padding during menopause

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My heart goes out to women like Yasmin Le Bon who says that her menopause has left her with a layer of padding all over her body and affected her memory.   Women are often taken by surprise, and not in a good way, by the often-debilitating symptoms of menopause.   Fat around the middle, brain fog, mood swings, aching to the point of feeling old prematurely, and experiencing uncharacteristic anxiety, as well as the hot flushes and night sweats are hard to live with; but it must be particularly devastating for a woman who was once the highest paid supermodel in the world. There is an overwhelming consensus among many women that menopause signals the end of life as they knew it.  Often feeling like an alien has taken possession of their mind and body, as well as feeling switched off below the waist resulting in zero libido. It seems … Read More

6 Tips For Headache Relief During Menopause

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This week on the blog I am focusing on a topic that comes up time and time again in my Facebook group and virtualclass, and that’s headaches. Headaches during menopause are very common and can sadly incapacitate the women who experience them. I so commonly get asked for help with this awful symptom, and sometimes women who take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) find that their migraine headaches get worse. There are lots of things that you can do to help yourself with headaches, And as always, here’s your cheat sheet summary If you haven’t tried any of these tips, give them a go one by one and see what suits you the best. I would love to hear about what works for you, so join my Facebook group and leave a comment. If you would like to find out more about what’s going on in your body as you hit … Read More

Top Tips for the Holidays – The Importance of Exercise

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Top Tips for the Holidays – The Importance of Exercise. Routines are disrupted, you might not be at home or have a houseful of guests, and no access to your usual gym.  But don’t despair planning is key. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

Pelvic Floor – Use it or Lose It

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Millions of women suffer problems as a result of weak pelvic floor muscles.  It’s thought that one in four women will suffer with pelvic floor disorders and this is magnified at the menopause and beyond. Having a strong pelvic floor can serve us well, but equally if you don’t use it over the years you will lose it. And, to their detriment, so many women do. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue that support the bladder as well as the vagina, uterus and rectum, helping to keep these organs functioning normally.  In our youth, unless we studied anatomy and physiology, we probably weren’t even aware that we had pelvic floor muscles!  When women are preparing to give birth naturally they are made aware of the importance of the pelvic floor and many of us are given instructions to restore its tone after a vaginal … Read More