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.
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
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
This week, menopause at work has been in the headlines with experts saying employers need to do more to “normalise conversations” about the menopause in the workplace. The comments came after a BBC survey found 70% of respondents did not tell their bosses they were experiencing symptoms. Some firms have brought in menopause-specific policies but experts said for many it was still a taboo subject. There’s no denying that menopause is tough, and for many women at midlife, they have to handle their difficult symptoms while working a full-time job. With this in mind, this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ is about how to cope with menopausal symptoms in the workplace. In my Real Cost of Menopause survey, I found that 84% of the women interviewed, equal to about 8 million working women in the UK, believe their productivity at work was reduced because of menopause. Meanwhile, 75% feel that their productivity … Read More
Keeping Your Cool for the Holidays – Emotions. Tis the season to be jolly but that’s the last thing you feel like. Your hormones are running riot and your moods are swinging up and down like a yo-yo. One moment you feel like laughing the next your eyes are welling up with tears. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
Today, I want to talk about a common symptom of menopause… Anxiety! Sometimes just before you get a hot flush, you get this very weird sensation in your body. It’s really the brain malfunctioning and sending messages through your body so that you get an adrenaline surge, but it will make you feel very strange and maybe disoriented and then the flush comes on. Sometimes that’s all that happens, but many of us get extreme panic attacks and extreme anxiety. 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 Virtual Class. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to manage 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.
Spending time away with my family this week has given me the opportunity to look at life from a different perspective, which is always good. These have been joyous days during which I found myself focusing on what really matters. As many of you will have seen I found myself in a field of sunflowers which summed up my overwhelming gratitude for all I have and the beauty of Mother Nature’s creations. I found it interesting that during the same week an article was published about Rushing Woman’s Syndrome focusing on the fact that we spend so much time running around and with little down time or time to even notice our environment. We know that rushing brings on hot flushes and makes us feel stressed, potentially making our menopause experience even worse. I can’t stress enough the importance of taking some time out of your busy day to do … Read More
Carol Smillie has been in the news this week talking about her menopause, in particular about gaining weight around the middle and discovering more wrinkles. I know that this is something that so many of you are struggling to overcome. Not looking how we used to can be very stressful. So, I have made a short Facebook video and written a blog this week giving you some advice on how you can make changes and reverse these symptoms and feel better than ever. Travelling is usually stressful and hot flushes get worse when we are rushing and stressing. It’s hard enough for most women coping with menopause symptoms during the winter, but warm weather and summer holidays can turn what would normally be an enjoyable holiday into a nightmare. For the sake of your sanity it’s worth taking time to reflect on how you might look after yourself and adhere … Read More
Rome wasn’t built in a day and, without a magic wand, the often ghastly symptoms that occur at the perimenopause and menopause can’t be alleviated overnight. With a few scientifically based inside tips symptoms can be history within a matter of months though. And that includes everything from hot flushes through to loss of confidence, insomnia, anxiety, aches joints, fatigue and even dry sore vaginal tissues, lost libido and more. The trick is finding workable information and learning how to implement it. Most of us would give our back teeth to reclaim our mojo at midlife. But the truth is that women commonly believe that their confident energetic selves did an ‘exit stage left’ along with their libido as part of the ageing process. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s far from the case. Not only can we annihilate the symptoms that occur at midlife, but we can also … Read More
Take time out for you. It’s the end of a long, busy week. Your hormones are running riot and your moods are swinging up and down like a yo-yo. One moment you feel like laughing the next your eyes are welling up with tears. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
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