Are You Losing the Plot?

Are You Losing the Plot?

Are you losing the plot? Do you feel like you’re going crazy? Once the hormonal veil lifts, your childhood wounds are laid bare. This could be the best time to work on yourself to ensure a happy life!I remember when I was in my 30s, my mother started to act strangely....

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When Parents Get Old – My Journey with Aida

When Parents Get Old – My Journey with Aida

Menopause is not the only change that many women will go through as they age. Aging parents who can no longer live independently can also present and more often than not, it is usually the daughters who do the work to get them into care. Well, that’s my experience...

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Covid19…What if….

Covid19…What if….

Are you sacred of what’s happening in the world with Covid19? Amongst the uncertainty and the panic, there is another way. Let’s check it out!

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Feeling Like Crap? Me too! – Part 1 of My Story

Feeling Like Crap? Me too! – Part 1 of My Story

It was a cold Sydney winters day. We had just arrived back from a month in Greece. It was a beautiful red-hot summer there. I thought the holiday would be the antidote…..but it wasn’t! I slid down the shower wall and began to sob. As the water poured over my head and...

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Do You Dye Your Hair Down There?

Do You Dye Your Hair Down There?

Okay….so we are over 40, over 50 even! We’ve hit midlife and beyond and going through menopause or we are post-menopausal….. And ……going grey… I’m talking about hair…in case you were wondering. Maybe I should say…I’m going grey. I figured that if I use the collective...

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Congratulations! You are Middle Age! What Now?

Congratulations! You are Middle Age! What Now?

Over 45? Congratulations! Youʼve made it to middle age! In the past, even recently, our western culture would have had us worn out and dried up and not much good for anything, except for babysitting the grandkids. The attitudes are changing…..slowly! Thankfullyit’s...

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I Hate My Husband!

I Hate My Husband!

I Hate My husband!   One of my clients blurted this out to me the other day.   She is not the only one who has said this to me.   I get it quite a bit.   I was not even shocked!   And…I totally get it!Think about it…..   Between puberty and menopause, we are...

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Rachel’s Story: From Devastation to Peace!

Rachel’s Story: From Devastation to Peace!

Rachel was devastated! She came home one day to find out that her husband, Phil, was having an affair. He had been lying for over 2 years about his whereabouts on Friday nights. He had always gone out with his workmates on a Friday night so it wasn’t unusual, so she...

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How a Vision Board Can Help You at Midlife

How a Vision Board Can Help You at Midlife

How a Vision Board Can Help You at Midlife As we grow older, it may be that the things we once wanted are no longer what turns us on now. If we want to live our best lives, it becomes more important than ever to figure out what we want for ourselves and then to do...

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Menopause is Just Bullshit!

Menopause is Just Bullshit!

So….Menopause is just bullshit! What do I mean by this? Am I saying that menopause is just bullshit because it is not a big deal...and it is all in our heads? Or…am I saying that menopause is just bullshit because it is so challenging? What do you think?...

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The Midlife Crisis – Fact or Fiction?

The Midlife Crisis – Fact or Fiction?

I don’t know about you, but when I was younger … much younger, I used to think that the midlife crisis was fiction. I thought it was just an excuse for dirty old men to have sex with young women. To me that was repulsive! In my young mind, I had images of older men in...

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Do You Do Enough Self-Care?

Do You Do Enough Self-Care?

So….can I ask you a question? Did you look after yourself? Did you get enough rest? Did you do stuff that you really wanted to do (rather than stuff you felt like you HAD to do but did not really want to)? Did you do anything that was on your fun and creativity list? What?? You don’t have a fun and creativity list? Advice….put one together and do something every week that is on it!

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Have You Thought About Renovating Your Fanny!

Have You Thought About Renovating Your Fanny!

I was talking to my old friend, Denise, a few weeks ago. She is not really ‘old’ old but I have known her since our university days in the 70s. She actually called me to tell me how sorry she was that my Dad had passed away. We got to talking about getting older (one...

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Do You Have More Pain Now That You Are In Menopause?

Do You Have More Pain Now That You Are In Menopause?

Who of you suffer more pain in your body than ever before? I know I do! With 2 shoulder reconstructions and a hip replacement all within the past 5 years, I know a bit about pain. Excessive inflammation caused, at least in part, by STRESS (there’s that word again)...

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What Pain Can Teach Us!

What Pain Can Teach Us!

For the midlife woman, all the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause can be challenging. However, there is something else that happens as you get older. Your body changes in other ways too and it does its best to give you messages. This morning, while cleaning the...

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Focus on the Snow!

Focus on the Snow!

  I remember years ago when I first learned to snow ski. I was a novice when this incident happened. After only having been a few times and having had only a couple of beginners lessons, I took myself up to the top of a slope to ski down by doing my best snow...

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Death is a Wake-Up Call

Death is a Wake-Up Call

As I write this, I am sitting in a room in the house of my Aunty Heloise (my mother's younger sister) and Uncle John in the Midlands in the UK. 10 days ago my Aunty Heloise died of lung cancer...and she never smoked. She was only 78. So........my mother and I came...

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Safety in Menopause Groups on Social Media

Safety in Menopause Groups on Social Media

I am a member of different menopause Facebook groups and the comments I read each day suggest to me that there are so women out there suffering and they don’t feel like the people closest to them are listening or would want to listen. There is solace in these groups....

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Why Coaching is Beneficial During Midlife and Menopause!

Why Coaching is Beneficial During Midlife and Menopause!

Going through menopause can be very confronting and many women don’t realise that some of the symptoms they experience are due to ‘the change’. Seemingly crazy symptoms like anxiety, headaches, feelings of hopelessness and sadness can be menopause related, but women...

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