You're about to do a big presentation, your outfit is awesome and you're totally up for doing what you have to do to clinch the deal. Just before you step up a creeping feeling of heat rolls up your body and face, and whoosh, your confidence is floored.
Hot flushes are one of the most common menopause symptoms with 85% of women experiencing some form of temperature craziness in menopause. It varies from a warming up-drift to full-on sweats that require complete changes of clothes and/or bedclothes. Needless to say this can -
Menopause, with all it's disturbingly foggy symptoms, is a time you can feel like the carpet's been pulled from under your feet and you are totally lost. It really only starts to make sense when you discover that menopause is a transition, a liminal time when you are turning into a rooting-tooting, bad-ass, mighty powerful wise woman!
I present to you the map for the menopause the five phases that you will go through to get through to the promised land of renewed energy and focus.
Not yet peri-menopausal? You need to read this too! These five ...
Do you feel disempowered or that experiences from the past are stopping you from moving forward?
And what about the feminine? Is there something about it that just makes you feel weird?
Womb Love is a unique practice that will bring you in touch with your womb, inviting healing for past sexual and emotional trauma and bring you into your power. Combining
Self-care abdominal massage
you can relax and deeply let go, safely releasing what no longer serves you and embracing your essential nature. Is ...
I often ask myself,
"Am I going mad?"
As the brain fog rolls in and my energy drastically dips. But then I remember the secret to surviving menopause and feel that yes,
"I am going mad, but in a good way!"
But it's not madness that's dogging me, it's the process of transition that's causing the chaos. Menopause is a time of transformation, we are preparing to give birth to ourselves and as any mother knows, giving birth can be an intense process! There are so many beliefs about myself, identities and ways of being that must be let go of if I am to travel safely to the ...
My 40's were the most amazing decade; I had a second child, I found my calling in my work and I really started to step into my power. Little did I know that these are the rewards of perimenopause (except the baby, that was just good fortune). Aging is not popular in our society and most especially aging women and because nobody talks about this stuff, most women aren't even aware that they're in perimenopause. Here are 20 ways that you know perimenopause is working its magic.
Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not ...
Dried up old crone, old bag, hag, witch... is it just me, or do you think that we might have a bit of an issue about women aging? For the generation who grew up with Madonna, hitting menopause now, is there really only a choice between ‘tragically letting yourself go’ or desperately stretching your face and body into oblivion (sorry Madge, looks weird)?
You only have to check out the nasty shaming that Susan Sarandon received at the SAG awards last month, while the cleavages belonging to her 20-30 year old colleagues were ‘safe’.
Yes my ...
There's a fallacy about yoga that it brings you to a calm and peaceful place every time. As anyone who's been to a class knows, it's not always like that! In fact, in my opinion it shouldn't be like that; yoga is a place where we get to observe our mental, emotional and physical patterns and nudge up against their edges. Very often when we are uncomfortable in a class, as I was in hot yoga, we get to discover what our bodies actually need. Here's what I discovered about Yoga and the Menopause.
I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.
Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.
If you're well-resourced
Here are Leora and I spilling the beans on what happens in our Love Your Belly workshops.