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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?

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?

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a restful and fun break over the holiday period. 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...

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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?

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!

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!

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

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

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!

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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