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Sweats, vest & pants. A drug free solution to menopause sweats?

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Vests and pants are not the first thing you’ll think of when you are in the middle of hot sweats right?

Time to think again!  I am very, very careful about recommending anything (as you know) but this week, I have to give a huge shout out to BeCome™ women’s menopause clothing.  One of my students has now bought their sweats reducing vest and reports a massive improvement in her sleep pattern. She is actually able to sleep through the night wearing her vest. Imagine that! A whole night’s sleep, undisturbed.

The material is much, much lighter in weight and texture than I had imagined and silky to feel (and that is a first hand report!). The lady in question says that although her sweats don’t disappear, the severity is so reduced as to be very manageable.

I have spoken at length to the company and they tell me that the returns rate is 3%. All of their range comes with a full money back guarantee within 30 days so – there is no real potential for anyone to be out of pocket.

I love what BeCome™ are doing and why they are doing it. They design smart clothing to help women in los of other ways too. This women-driven start up is now a  multi $ business but has not lost sight of  it’s core ethos.

“Not submitting to stereotypes, Become™ has been keen to break down traditional barriers surrounding the menopause right from the word go. Too often, menopause is seen as a time when women wind down, or when they stop being seen as sexy or cool. Become™ thinks differently.”

 

And they have generously given me a code to share with you.

 

Use the code letters: DEVREIS at their checkout to claim your 10% discount!

 

Go get your anti sweaty vest now!

 

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Menopause and money. Financial future or financial failure?

menopause money,Have you every considered that money is also menopause issue?

 

Why would you? You’re probably too immersed in peri menopause, life and all of that. But think about it: if you are to continue working into your 60s, (and in the UK state pension age is moving up to 66 and beyond) how will you maintain your current financial status?

Do you know how will you provide a pension for yourself, and have a sufficient amount of funds to pay for holidays, cars and so many more things, once  you have retired? Relying on someone else is a nice idea, but not always a good one.

Most advice on ‘getting through’ menopause focuses on physical wellbeing but rarely mentions the physical necessity of keeping well, financially. And this matters.

Not every woman in menopause will be in the workplace. But more than 3.5 million women in the U.K. aged over 50, are. Of those 3.5 million it’s likely that 25% will be feeling the physical effects of menopause and this can negatively affect ability, (note: not capability) whether that’s ‘brain fog’, exhaustion, sweating or emotional upset.

“ITV Tonight” is a British news programme that carried out research into the attitudes and issues facing menopausal women in the workplace.  They found that:

 

Yes, employers have a duty of care to the health and safety of their employees, and yes, there is already legislation (in the 2010 Equality Act) that protects people from discrimination of all kinds, and provides for employees with more than 26 weeks service to request (note; request, not expect) flexible working arrangements.

If you can have the conversation about your health needs in the workplace during menopause, you will be also setting a standard for all the women that follow you. I also know that many employers would not listen, will not have the conversation and make it difficult for women to even want to mention their symptoms. If  this is the case for you, seek help from outside.

 

Some women have struggled so much with their symptoms, that the resulting work errors and inefficiencies have been noted as ‘performance issues’ by their employer who did not realise the underlying cause.  This can lead to disciplinary situations and potential loss of status or promotion possibilities. In 2018 the Scottish courts found in favour of a woman who had been dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’. The underlying cause of her error was found to be menopause symptoms and  she was awarded a compensation for the employer’s breach of law.

 

I have clients who have indeed given up jobs they ‘used to love’ but could no longer cope with, leaving behind great salaries, benefits and fulfillment. “Nothing wrong with that”, you may say, and I’d agree. If you have a big, fat financial safety net, or a willing and stable partner, you’ll probably get to 66 (or the age your private pension kicks in at) and you’ll be home and dry. But I would never recommend this as a strategy for financial safety.

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For one thing,  reality often differs from our expectations.  Financial pressure in marriages is cited as one of the top causes of divorce and depending on another for your financial wellbeing is not a sound strategy. It’s very likely that a divorced or newly single woman in her 50s, working a low paid and sometimes part time job, is going to struggle to make financial head way. Finding great new roles isn’t easy in your 50s  and if the woman is the main care giver to children or elders, she already has limits on the time available for a demanding role.

So when menopause announces itself, one way or another, it’s also a great time for a financial wellbeing review. Make sure you do this regularly. You need to support yourself and good information and money habits will help you feel emotionally clearer and stronger, I promise.

If you are in a relationship and it’s not yet part of your lives, then book a “money date” with your other half and make it a habit. It is surprisingly reassuring (even if the numbers scare you) to discuss these matters and get a handle on them

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  • Current income: Make a complete list of all your outgoings, personal needs, investments and savings contributions, and see if you can afford it fully, now. If not, you need to do some work to establish what you can do to afford your life.
  • Pension: When do you want to retire and how much will you need in your ‘pot’? How much have you got now and what contributions will you continue to make and how?
  • Home: If you own or co-own a property, and there is a mortgage, how much is it, and how long is it until it’s paid off? Is your name on the title deeds?
  • Safety net: What if the car goes ‘bang’, the dog needs expensive veterinary procedures. What easily accessible savings are in place for emergencies (tip: you need at least 3 months’ worth of income to hand).
  • Insurances: Only keep those that are necessary but make sure they are fit for purpose, so insuring your buildings, cars, health and possessions as a priority. Weed out expensive policies where saving money in an interest-bearing account may be a better idea (e.g. when you buy electrical appliances).
  • Wills: Keep them up to date, and consider having a ‘living will’ (advanced healthcare directive) which specifies what actions you want or don’t want, should you become incapacitated or unable to speak for yourself.
  • Investments; Monies you set aside to ‘grow’ and never touch. Are they in the best place? When do you review them and how?
  • Consumer Debt: Do you have any? If so, how much? How much will it cost you to pay it off and when does it get paid off? Can you ‘blitz’ it by increasing your monthly payments? Do you really need a credit card (No. REALLY – read this – “borrow £3000 at 20 and you’ll be almost 50 when it clears”) https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/minimum-repayments-credit-card

 

This is a very high level guide to what needs to be managed in your money life. It’s intended as a prompt, a wake up call, and it comes from someone who walked into her divorce blindly and with none of this information, or even a shred of an idea that some of it existed, so it comes with a passion for your financial wellbeing, in menopause and afterwards.

See what my friend, Dr Nikki Ramskill (aka “The  Female Money  Doctor”)prescribes for mid life  money health!

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Menopause and the three gatekeepers of power.

Menopause, tantra, yoga, Bagalamukhi

In Yoga, the presiding Deva of this time is Bagalmukhi.

 

(A Deva is a divine spirit; to me it is a form of energy with a unique feeling and power).

 

In images,  you see that Bagalamukhi  holds a noose to call you back inwards to your self and a cosh to stun you into inner silence! The more you struggle to get away from this passage, the tighter her hold becomes.   She who holds the chattering tongue of the inner demons, is going to be your archetypal overseer for the next few years. Relax, she means well!

Once you know what she is there for, and how to play and live with her, struggles can subside somewhat. She is not unkind  but she is stern. The more you struggle to ‘do’ your old self, waste energy in idle chatter and keep old dramas alive, the more she will make her presence felt and usually, by your feeling exhausted or not being able to escape the dramas.

But  you can choose to learn, through Yogic enquiry as well as other paths and forms of inner exploration, how exciting it is  to dig deep into your inner world.  You will recover the gems of your deepest self,  and you won’t want to skip this part of your life, or numb it out of consciousness, I promise you.

And I also must  introduce you to Chiron, who is waiting in the wings until you are around 50 years of age. At this point, The Centaur, Chiron, will present you with a gateway opportunity to find and release your core soul wounding freeing you up to be more of who you were born to be.

 

chiron, menopause, mid life crisis

 

Then there’s the whole technology of the Kundalini (s0metimes called ‘Serpent” energy)  and its interaction with your etheric body systems. You need to know how to clear your energy field and your psyche and keep it that way. Grounding methods  and the pelvic floor organs are tools you simply have to have working for you,  while you embody these powerful influxes of energy.

natural menopause

 

And of course, you’ll want to deal effectively with anger, grief and resentment so you don’t carry old injuries forward into the next phase of life. Natural menopause really demands you clear all that no longer serves  you so it doesn’t lurk in the basement of your psyche – and if it does, you know how to clear it out.

 

Menopause is physical – yes – and it is also a super sensitive time for life change supported by a whole, unspoken of, technology of its own. Am I going to get a mainstream doctor to agree with me? I doubt it. But nevertheless, this ancient understanding and esoteric knowledge still exist – and they are sorely needed by women so they can birth their wisdom and power anew and live life fully again.[/av_textblock]

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Let’s talk about how working with me could  be the perfect solution to giving you a much better experience of menopause – and a sparkling, sensually passionate future! Just book a  ‘chat slot’ in my calendar – or contact me via email: debs@debsdevries.com

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Perimenopause as the gateway to a new life? Is that ridiculous or reasonable?

perimenopause helpLife begins at 50?

No, not really. Life simply continues – but there are some ‘portals’ on your journey, such as perimenopause when you have a golden opportunity to reset and refocus. And I am in no doubt that perimenopause is one of those magical, messy, and sometimes crazy making, but ultimately rewarding portals.

Have a listen…and please comment, it helps us get the message to ears that need to hear it!

 

As we continue to evolve as a species, some of the ideas about women reaching the end of their ‘useful’ lives (i.e. productive, and/or childbearing) are beginning to look a bit feeble. There are plenty of ‘useful’ women in high profile and less well known situations, contributing their awesome gifts in a myriad of ways.

I started to research how many women, over 50, are in influential positions – and the sheer volume was very exciting. I have simply taken the names of the first 7 who came to mind. No preferential order is given but I did have a feeling I should put Queen Elizabeth 2 at the top of the list. Seems respectful to someone who is 92!

Queen Elizabeth 2, (92)

Angela  Merkel (64)

Theresa May (61)

Germaine Greer (80)

Susan Wojckicki (50)

Mary Robinson (74)

Dame Viven Duffield (78).

 

I am not saying that any of us ‘has’ to go do something world shattering. I saying though, that the days of women over 50 just fading gently into the background, are well past. Thanks be!

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Menopause symptoms – signposts to change

menopause symptomsAre you surfing the web just now, looking to piece together the symptoms you are experiencing because you wonder – if it could be menopause? (And perhaps you’re hoping it isn’t – you’re not ready yet!).

Perhaps your medical practitioner has told you “you’re too young – come back in a couple of years and I’ll test your hormone levels”. Or maybe you’ve been told that this is the run up to menopause and you’ll need HRT now to keep your symptoms at bay.

That’s it, for most women in the west (this phenomena doesn’t affect women in other countries in the same way). On offer – HRT, anti-depressants and a pat on the back. You’ve reached the end of your productive road and the medical profession don’t have the time, money or interest to look any deeper than this being a fault of your ovaries. Even though many would love to and a rare few specialise, it’s still not a sexy area of medicine.

 

The story seems to be that your ovaries have it wrong?  Apparently (according to whom I know not but someone will tell me ) it is not time for them to reduce estrogen production. I challenge that.

Your lungs now how to draw air in, your heart knows how to beat – your thyroid is constantly calibrating what needs to be done in your system – your body knows what to do  and when. But this seems to have been overlooked especially following the whole ‘estrogen failure’ thing from the 60s.

 

So. Is menopause an illness? No. It is a natural life event. Can it give rise to symptoms that need treatment? Yes, it can if they are allowed to become severe.. And the best way to manage them is to prepare your body for the change even before perimenopause arrives. Makes sure you do and make sure, please, that women you know do to. It matters. It matters that we stay well and live to enjoy the ‘third third’ of our lives.

 

In a nutshell – here are the usual signs and symptoms  of menopause that medical and other practitioners describe: –

 

  • Irregular periods.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Chills.
  • Night sweats.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Mood changes.
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism.

Please remember – anything that worries you – especially bloating that doesn’t go away, or very heavy periods (and if there is a persistent low back pain and a feeling of fullness) MUST be checked out thoroughly by a medical practitioner qualified and interested in womens’ health.

But what about the emotional component of these changes? Irregular periods not only throw you into a tangle when it comes to planning – an event, an outfit – a stay away from home – but that stability is leaving and that can make you feel vulnerable. Likewise, vaginal dryness – a new barrier to confident love making perhaps – can leave you feeling like a slightly broken piece of equipment. Sleep problems not only make your day foggy  and hard to deal with but affect weight – leptin that should be produced to (in a healthy way) suppress appetite, is impacted as is the rest of your metabolic system.

In this short piece, I won’t give a run down of every response to every symptom, but I can give you a rule of thumb to apply.

 

  1. Decrease stressors (including foods and environments, people and self-imposed pressures) so that cortisol production is slowed. This is critical.
  2. Increase periods of rest, peace and calm. This is also critical – your adrenals must – MUST – be healthy now so that they can pick up some of the estrogen production.
  3. Ask for help.

From a Yogic/healers perspective what I see is the constant energy drain from an energy body we refer to as the sacral chakra. Think of your womb space as being a resource of personal energy that is leaking. This centre (chakra) also has a correspondence with the throat chakra and it’s so often the case that women do not or will not express their needs -their simple, basic needs – for support – and in perimenopause – they – you – will absolutely be challenged to stand up for them. To stand up for yourself.

 

I work exclusively with women who want the best experience of menopause. A passage that is about to a new place of deeper power, passion and peace. You too can experience the deeper meanings and mysteries of perimenopause, learn the tools and practices that make this a learning and growth experience like no other – buckle up and talk with me.

 

You can find my video series on YouTube where I give more information on the symptoms.

 

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Mid life weight gain: a menopause issue or a feminist issue?

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I recently met a lady who told me a  weight gain story that is – sadly – not uncommon. First of all, this lady is a health care professional herself. OK, that doesn’t necessarily mean she is doing ‘everything’ right – but she is really  taking care of her physical needs by eating well (avoiding overeating, sugary and refined foods and lately, alcohol) and exercising adequately.

 

She noticed (well, how could she miss it?) a roll of fat appearing around her belly area and try as she might, it would not shift. It worried her. It puzzled her. It made her feel uncomfortable in her clothes and embarrassed in her work situation. So she went to her doctor. He did not ask her any questions (intelligent, or otherwise): he did not even dignify the conversation by noticing that she was upset about this change – over which she seemingly had no control.

 

He simply said “Eat less and exercise more”. She was crushed. She left that surgery feeling like an idiot and also with no support or answers. If he had questioned her properly, he would have developed a  picture of her healthy lifestyle, she might even have shared with him some more factors (which she shared with me) that would shout out to all and sundry, that the lady was suffering from too much stress. She had developed a ‘cortisol’ belly. She was having nightmares – not ‘just’ nightmares, but the kinds of dreams that are SO vivid, that they appear real for hours after waking.

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Menopause is SO much more than a physical change. Yet, it is vital to keep the body as well as it can be. The stability of the body helps everything else to settle and transform, over time. Doctors in general practice really don’t have any training or much focus on this key passage in a woman’s life so we must measure our expectations against that knowledge. Let’s face it, most biology books  don’t mention a woman’s body, after the onset of  fertility and child birthing. So, it’s up to us, we  women who are in transition, to find those that can help us, want to help us and have taken time to understand menopause and hand on that wisdom.

 

Weight and weight gain,  is and has been a ‘feminist’ issue for aeons. “Fat” women are seen as being lazy, stupid and out of control. Not to mention ‘not very feminine’. The Rudd Center for Food Policy &  Obesity at Yale University highlighted this in a report as far back as 2008. (“Fat bias worse for women”).

And the trend continues. Women are more likely to be dismissed, demoted and just ignored in the work place if they are perceived as ‘fat’

 

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No wonder it’s hard for most women to deal with weight gain and I salute those brave souls who embrace a larger body (larger than what, or who, I wonder?!) and live without apology in it.

 

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Challenge your health care professional to explain to you the link between stress and the belly jelly roll. If they can’t, then go find someone who can. And as you know, excess weight also increases risk of heart disease, joint pain and stress, and related issues – some big tummies can be as a result of internal changes, for instance, ovarian cancer. Weight gain is not always about personal irresponsibility.

 

So IF you know you are taking healthy steps and nothing is changing, do not be fobbed off with a simplistic and sometimes, offensive answer. (One other friend was told by her GP (who was wolfing down a packet of biscuits while he spoke to her) to “pick a number and let’s see if we can get you to that age”). I shiver, I really do.

 

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Menopause, sexuality and sensuality.

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Menopause seems to be shackled, at least conceptually, to a long list of (very real) woes and laments. I get that. I had those experiences too. Sexuality seems to be the least highlighted but often, one of the most missed parts of a woman’s life experiences during this time.

 

But I do believe there is a vision – a powerful one –  and  better, healthier framework for menopause,  that is rarely shared. It’s not a surprise that it’s almost a secret. Where, in any of my  – or your – school biology lessons,  did womens’ bodies get a mention beyond ‘reproduction’. Menopause wasn’t important.  It wasn’t even visible! Do you think I’d be  I be getting too ‘over the top’ if I assert that this was, at least in part, because the female gender wasn’t  very important anyway and once female ‘productive’ years had finished, who would waste time writing about menopause?

 

Sexuality is always a defining aspect of humanity. And for most women, it has taken a very long time (and it’s a work in progress) to claim it for our gender as a multi-dimensional aspect of our lives (I mean, we ‘have sex’ for reasons other than procreation or being ‘good partners’). Sexuality, in this context  has purpose, pay-off – an end result. Making babies: feeling bliss and pleasure (sometimes!): being intimate: making money: staying safe: being dutiful: trying to ‘grow up’:  pleasing someone else: having to bow to someone else’s needs – perhaps even being forced to.  Being a victim in war, peace or  in the supposed safety of your own home because of someone else’s uncontrolled needs.  All, some or none of these affect most women.

 

Menopause brings with it the opportunity to withdraw from active sexuality for a while. It offers, through what I call it’s ‘hidden technology’, a  precious time to go inward. It’s a time to  protect and save your energy for inner work (physical and emotional) so that when the primal force returns (your Kundalini flows powerfully again, in Yogic terms) you are more connected – not  less.

 

menopause meaning

But this  new cycle  of life  is more about sensuality than sexuality.  It is about how you feel, with or without sexual activity,  a partner, or sexual stimulation that is external.  Your newly enhanced system is coded for sensuality. Sensuality for some, is bliss experienced simply from standing in a field and having the sound of a bird’s song pierce your skin and heart so that you smile and cry. It’s the feeling of formerly forbidden pleasure waves that convulse you as you stroke the velvet patch on a horse’s muzzle, the satin of a cat’s fur or run your hands over the cool smoothness of marble. The sun on your back can generate peaks of pleasure and dreams, dancing and dining can take you to some very ecstatic places.

menopause sensuality

This is one of the great and unsung rewards of riding the peri menopause waves with knowledge. Your central nervous system can become more powerful and more sensitive, so that your feelings, sensations and experiences are translated in ever-more exquisite ways. With the ‘right’ partner, sexual encounters deepen and transform your body into a palace of pure pleasure. But guess what? You don’t need a partner, you just need to keep deepening your own practices of connection. You are your partner: you are, ultimately, your beloved.

 

My top practices are still Hatha Yoga with some Tantric practice: mindful eating, meditation, walking and self-care (and I don’t mean I do this 100% but I do keep my awareness around the topics).I run the high frequency energies of Transference Healing ™ every day and that one has probably been my life saver.

 

I choose words and use them with care: I intend to feel all my feelings deeply and working ‘with’ them and not against them. I love being in nature in all her moods. And  I practice gratitude.

Practice it until it’s as natural as breathing. Gratitude for everything will open your heart (and it contains it’s own special cells, ‘sensory neurites’ which are like brain cells) and help your energy systems to calibrate to the powerful, indescribable pulses of joy which literally ripple through the grid of our planet all the time.

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My vision is that menopause gets the balanced framework and press it deserves. Women have felt (and allowed themselves to feel) undervalued, cheated and overlooked for too long. Nature has a treat in store for us, at least, that is my belief, but working with the natural forces, opening heart and  mind and getting information, support and knowledge are, as in everything else, key.

 

Don’t short change yourself or your families, colleagues or society. Learn the rites of this passage and reap the amazing rewards! I offer retreats, mentoring that includes energy work and of course, there is my book, ‘ Menopause Magic “which I had entirely forgotten about until I started this article! Now I can’t blame that on peri menopause. I’m 61!

 

 

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Perimenopause support – who wants soggy undies anyway?

perimenopause, pelvic floor,

 

I first heard the word ‘prolapse’ when I was pregnant. In fact, what I heard was ‘rectal prolapse’ and that random phrase galvanised me like a 1000 volt cattle prod poking into my stately rear end.

Peri menopause brings presents – and perils. One of the perils that can be managed is that of pelvic floor weakness In other words, the floor of muscle and ligament that supports your womb, bladder, bowel, rectum and associated plumbing can slacken and weaken. It may have been prompted by giving birth, especially to a large baby, or with forceps assisted birth. Carrying excess weight strains the pelvic floor too, so it’s not all down to menopause. But it will certainly show up now if it’s going to.

 

As the muscles slacken, various organs can move downwards, resulting in discomfort (well, that word covers a multitude of sins) –  leaking urine when you don’t want to – uterine position changes and more. Let’s not dwell too much on this but do be aware.

 

The other aspect of this problem is an emotional/psychological one. A woman in this stage of life may feel pretty vulnerable anyway.

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Finding that you can’t control your bladder so well, or noticing the unwelcome feeling of damp knickers, has a very unsexy effect on a girl’s psyche. Or so I found. The knowledge that things are sagging can  make you feel as though this is really the slide into Tena pads.

Take heart. The drop in estrogen does cause some elasticity to seep from your precious tissues. But getting to know those muscles intimately, and making sure they are healthy, exercised and hydrated and that you carry your pelvic organs correctly (remember ‘deportment’ at school? Bet that’s not what they meant) are going to make a big difference. Orgasm is negatively affected by slack pelvic floor muscles too – and positively improved by a bouncy, muscular, vaginal canal, I can assure you!

 

Things to do:

 

  1. Get intimate: what does your pelvic floor look like? A bit like this…perimenopause, pelvic floor

 

2 Build pelvic floor exercises into your day. Easy to do anywhere, especially while waiting for check out!

You can find out where the pelvic floor muscles are and how you control them next time you go to the toilet. As you wee, try to stop the flow briefly. The muscles you use to do this are your pelvic floor muscles.

Don’t do this more than once, though – it’s not good for your bladder to stop mid-wee and doing it regularly may lead to a urinary tract infection.

Once you’ve found your pelvic floor muscles, try stopping an imaginary wee rather than a real one. Once you can locate them like this, you can exercise them any time you like by tightening and lifting them.

To tighten and lift your pelvic floor muscles, imagine doing the following at the same time:

  • Squeezing your bottom as if stopping a poo
  • Squeezing to stop the flow of wee
  • Squeezing as though you’re gripping a tampon in your vagina.

You can do pelvic floor exercises anywhere you like. Nobody will know what you’re doing – as long as you don’t raise your eyebrows each time you squeeze!

You can exercise on the bus, while you’re on the phone or waiting in the supermarket queue.

3. Discover the power of breath and correct posture to support and enliven those organs and that tissue. This is where a knowledgeable Yoga teacher is invaluable.

Although the classical information about squeezing the pelvic floor muscles is all fine and good, but  does not describe the power and relationship between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor.  This is gold standard information. I recommend you start out by investigating a living legend, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and her Yoga work for women’s health:

http://www.wombyoga.org/events-and-courses

 

So, no more waiting and pushing it to the back of your mind. The sooner you strengthen them, the better you will feel!

 

As ever, contact me for details of these teachings. I will be teaching full breath and pelvic floor work,  at my next retreat or just ping me an email

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Belly fat, sweating & exhausted? Is it really all because of the menopause?

 

 

If you are suffering from unwanted saggy belly fat, sweating during the day and at night (or having gruesome chills) and feeling exhausted, you’re likely to be told that it’s the inevitable result of the dreaded menopause.

belly fat, menopause,

 

But why would 75% of women never report these symptoms? Or even tell you (as my ‘best’ friend did) ” I just sailed through it” Hmm.

 

Is it REALLY all because of the down regulation of your ovaries? Or could there be other factors at play? Factors that you may be able to work with… have a look at what Dr Berg has to say:

 

 

Have you got your copy of my “30 day sweat reduction programme”? It’s a good place to start taking back control.

Even if your flashes don’t respond and you need more support, you’ll learn a lot about your body and mind. Menopause is not just about your body – it is – in my opinion anyway – a doorway (well, a long tunnel sometimes) to a new and freer life. So don’t write it off, arbitarily medicate it away or feel you are being penalised. Honestly, messy as it can be – a gift awaits you on the other side.

 

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What type of menopause change agent are you?

So – what type of menopause ‘change’ agent are you?

 

It helps to know when you are setting out on this journey.

First of all, ask yourself – why is menopause often  mysteriously and rather secretly, referred to as “the change?”

Having been through it, I know why.

It literally caused me to change a lot of things in my life. And I am very happy that I did.

My  5R Sweat Reduction programme is also a mini ‘change’ programme. It’s a way of finding out what doesn’t work for you so you can make changes that will support you. Night sweats are often a real sign that your body is in perimenopause and make life very, very tiring and difficult.

But what kind of ‘change’ agent are you? Depending on your ‘type’ you’ll find that managing change is either a breeze – a bore – or just hopelessly frustrating.

Check it out – which  one are you? Or are you a combination of more than one? Read more