Eat the Ice Cream

This menopause/midlife thing has been a pivotal point in my life. The milestone of reaching half a century of life, together with the major hormonal shift of menopause, has provided me with the opportunity to take some time to think about what ‘health’ really means for me and how I want to live this nextContinue reading “Eat the Ice Cream”

How simplifying improved my menopause and my life

Peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause are definitely having a moment. This is fabulous because finally, women are retreating from life wondering what on earth is happening to their bodies, minds and selves. Finally, we are being made aware of the many aspects of this major hormonal shift that once no-one ever talked about. After all,Continue reading “How simplifying improved my menopause and my life”

Post Menopause – the most amazing light at the end of the tunnel

Menopause, for some of us, can be hard. Really hard. Until more recently, no one ever talked about menopause. The whispers I heard were only ever about things like hot flashes. As I transitioned through menopause and symptom after symptom presented themselves, I quickly realised that this menopause thing was a whole lot more involvedContinue reading Post Menopause – the most amazing light at the end of the tunnel

Re-building my self-esteem post menopause

Menopause changed meIt took a while but ultimately, I think for the better. As I transitioned through menopause into post menopause, I became a different person. Initially, to be honest, I felt like a shell of my former self. I was bewildered about what had happened to me over the several years of the upsContinue reading Re-building my self-esteem post menopause

Celebrating my POST menopausal body

Do you appreciate your body, let alone celebrate it? For most of my life, I definitely didn’t. There were many times over the decades that I was extreme – I have been both very underweight and also overweight heading towards obesity. And, for approximately 20 years, I experienced disordered eating and debilitating body images issuesContinue reading “Celebrating my POST menopausal body”