It’s time to change the narrative.
Perimenopause and menopause are a natural part of our lives as women. And many mothers will experience this change while we still have our children at home. Some of us will be going through the change while our children go through puberty!
There is a LOT of negative press around perimenopause and menopause. When we do experience the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, it can be extremely chaotic, disempowering, confusing and exhausting.
Some of the symptoms include never getting a good night sleep, hot flushes, chills, sweating to the extent of having to change PJs and sheet in the middle of the night and the list goes on and on and on.
Then there are the emotions symptoms of impending doom anxiety, depression, irritability, anger to screaming like a banshee.
Imagine your own confusion and that of your family while you are going through all these changes.
Looking at perimenopause and menopause in a different light
Our hormones get a bad wrap. Blame it on the hormones. But what if our hormones are only our messengers? And how often do we shoot the messenger? When hormones are in balance and working like they should, they work in the background doing their job. And we have no symptoms.
But when they are out of balance – don’t we know it. But why are they out of balance?? Is suffering hormonal imbalance really the cause? The problem is what is causing the imbalance of our hormones, not the hormones themselves. There is something about our lifestyle that is not sustainable for us. We are using up the resources we need to go through a change.
Change is never easy and it is tiring. We need lots of resources to go through any change we experience. What we don’t realise is that the way we have lived our lives will affect our ability to go through menopause. We don’t realise, because we weren’t taught, that we use up our resources as we age, and we need to replenish them. This is about self care. This is about resting and nourishing our bodies during menstruation, about recovering and healing during postpartum, and ensuring we don’t burn out with overwork, overexercise, and lack of restful sleep.
It is not all bad news
We can transition through menopause naturally. We can replenish our stores so we can transition into our menopausal years. If you are experiencing symptoms, you will need herbal tonics to build up your body’s resources. You will need to make changes to your life style and the way you management stress.
Stress! We hear this all the time. It’s impact is real and we are particularly sensitive to it during menopause. During my own journey with perimenopause and menopause, and what I see in my clinic room, is that stress can aggravate and bring back symptoms of hormonal imbalance. There are life stressors that we cannot do anything about. We need to think about what we do to manage our stress levels. And this is where self care comes in.
Perimenopause and Menopause with ease and Grace.
Restore your health and peace of mind
Tune into your body and emotions
Times of transformation and changes need profound resources. We need resources and resilience to go through change. And we do need to make changes in our life. That is the nature of menopause. That is the nature of any time of profound change in our lives. Our physiology changes and we need to make adjustments. These adjustments may include diet, exercise, sleep and how active we are.
It also means spending time reflecting on our lives, our deep desires, our goals and how we want to live for the rest of our lives.
Relax, rejuvenate and restore your natural ability to rebalance your hormones
Sometimes we need to reflect deeply on what is not serving us in our life. It is such an individual journey that no one can give you the answers on what to do. You can be guided, but you live in your own skin, in your life, and anyone looking in cannot make judgement calls for you.
We need to learn to relax. Our lives are so busy, our minds are so busy. Do you have ME time to just relax. In this relaxation, we can tap into our bodies ability to rejuvenate. Our body, and our mind has the amazing ability to heal itself when it is given the right ingredients. Relaxing and rejuvenation our energy, we can then restore our ability to rebalance our body. Keep a look out for the articles we will write about this. You can also sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about the courses we are developing.
Be open to heal and rejuvenate your menopausal health and wellness
Openness to change is an essential factor in going through our menopausal years. There may be fear and anxiety, knowing we need to change and stepping into an unknown. Our body does change and we need to learn about that change, and embrace it. It is not just a physical change. It is emotional, spiritual, we are stepping into a different phase of womanhood, as wisdom holders and teachers. We can guide the younger generations when we step into believing in ourselves and the wisdom of our own personal journey.