Blog

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)...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

How’s Your Internal Bullshit Detector Meter?

Have you noticed that as you get older that you just won’t put up with or believe bullshit anymore? I have certainly noticed it ... for sure! I believe it particularly happens for women once they go through menopause. Once the hormones that are designed to keep us...

read more

Help! Sex Has Changed For Me!

A woman contacted me via Facebook messenger the other day and asked me a question. I must admit, I have not had anyone ask me such a personal and intimate question before! Obviously, she felt confident asking me as she knows what I do with helping women going through...

read more

Do You Have Well Defined Boundaries?

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. I will call her Jane. She is in her 50s. She has a lovely supportive husband and a grown up son who still lives at home. Her mother has been ill for a long time and Jane has been looking after her. She works full...

read more

The Wisdom of Menopause

I have recently finished a fantastic book (finally…it was a biggy). It was written by a prominent American obstetrician and gynaecologist, Christiane Northup and it is an absolute wealth of information! It is called The Wisdom of Menopause. Here is a woman who has...

read more