Menopause weight gain: will I ever feel good about myself again?

Did you wake up one day as a midlife woman transitioning through menopause and wonder what happened to your body, weight and confidence? If so, know that you are not alone. Weight gain seems to appear over night! While research suggests that the average weight gain during menopause is around 2-4kg, many women I speakContinue reading “Menopause weight gain: will I ever feel good about myself again?”

Invest in Health

Invest in Health was my first ever business name 30 years ago. I love this name as it still means so much to me. The year after my dad died when he was 47, my mum and I attended an investment seminar and the presenter (who was probably in his late 70s) said something thatContinue reading “Invest in Health”

Healthy travel – my new approach

I’m heading off on my first ever trip to New York next week and I’ve been thinking today about how I can stay healthy while still enjoying everything on offer. Note – If you are looking for tips on how to stop yourself eating less healthy food and how to do hotel room workouts, thenContinue reading “Healthy travel – my new approach”

It’s never too late to chase your dreams

I was reminded this week that it really is never too late to start chasing your dreams. It was the 2 year anniversary of me completing an Ironman Triathlon in Cairns in 2021 when I was 52. An Ironman is 3.8km swim, 180km cycle, 42.2 run. Even writing that now it seems kind of impossibleContinue reading “It’s never too late to chase your dreams”

How Jenny Craig influenced my approach today

[The partial collapse of the Jenny Craig weight loss empire (which opened its doors in Australia in 1983) in the news this week has brought up some memories of my own Jenny Craig experience and the weight loss industry in general. Note, this is my experience and I acknowledge that some people may have foundContinue reading “How Jenny Craig influenced my approach today”

Making friends in midlife

As someone who works from home and can be quite the recluse, I also recognise how important it is to form friendship connections with other women – especially as we age. Research indicates that loneliness can increase your risk of illness, premature death and may even be as bad for your health as smoking! HavingContinue reading “Making friends in midlife”

What I have learnt over 30 years about thriving as you age

It’s 30 years on Monday since my dad died of a sudden heart attack when he was only 47. Over the last 30 years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of research conducted and information available about health and wellness. It’s never been easier to gain the knowledge necessary to live aContinue reading “What I have learnt over 30 years about thriving as you age”

Can a health and wellness vision board change your life?

Although I’ve always liked the idea of vision boards, I have to admit I never considered them a legitimate way of changing your life. It wasn’t sciencey (is that even a word!!) or evidenced based enough for me. However, throughout my ironman journey, I continually utilised visualisation techniques to help me get through my trainingContinue reading “Can a health and wellness vision board change your life?”

Midlife women – it’s time to love yourself – more

I don’t about you but I reached my 50s in a bit of a blur. I’d spent the previous 15 years focusing on raising my kids, with some work and other commitments thrown in, to create a whirlwind of a time where my needs were always at the bottom of the list. I woke upContinue reading “Midlife women – it’s time to love yourself – more”

Menopause Metamorphosis

There were many times throughout my menopause transition where I felt the opposite of a beautiful butterfly. It was often confusing, frustrating and really hard. I felt like my entire existence and sense of self was being thrown into utter chaos, amid crazily fluctuating hormones, sleepless nights, sweats and mood swings. I was also determinedContinue reading “Menopause Metamorphosis”