The other evening I was invited to give a talk on the menopause to approximately 30 women.
After introducing myself I wanted to know how they regarded the menopause so I asked for a show of hands of those who viewed it negatively and those that embraced it? I wasn’t surprised to discover that almost everyone in the room viewed it as a negative experience and stage of their life.
This is hardly surprising if we consider the symptoms that women experience when they are going through this stage of their life. There are a whole host of symptoms that will be thrown at us as our bodies adjust to the fluctuating hormones.
Thankfully not everyone will experience them but people usually report experiencing at least one or two of the symptoms such as hot flushes, anxieties, mood swings, digestive disturbances, insomnia, feeling bloated, weight gain, migraines/headaches and even memory loss/brain fog.
Then we also have the emotional side of the menopause and some of the things I regularly hear are:-
“I keep thinking back to when I was young and newly married” – this is normally around the time when children are fleeing the nest.
“I feel like there’s no one to talk to” – they might feel they no longer have anything in common with their partner.
“I really can’t face getting out of bed in the morning” – they might feel it’s the end of the road for them.
“I feel tearful and alone” – the house feels empty.
“I feel old, unattractive and afraid my husband will go off me” – fear of ageing.
All these negative thoughts and emotions can start to affect people’s lives and people can find themselves in a downward spiral.
I really enjoy encouraging and inspiring women to look at this chapter in their life as new and exciting. It’s a time to start looking forward, it’s a new dawn and your time to shine. Time to rediscover who you are, do the things that you never had time to do before the kids came along, e.g. take dance classes, cookery classes, meet up with friends, get to know your partner again, in fact anything that takes your fancy.
I have a toolbox of over 3,000 homeopathic remedies to use and love supporting women who are going through the menopause. If you would like to find out more about how I can help you using homeopathy which is a safe , gentle and non-toxic form of medicine please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat.
It really is your time to shine.