#11.0 Life Beyond the Menopause

One day, you will wake up and realise that you are through it.

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One of the positives of coming through menopause is that we often feel so much better, as if the clouds have cleared and we can see the view more clearly again. Everyone’s ‘view’ will be different but will reflect the changes you have gone through and the choices you have made to take your life forward into your later years.

Menopause can be a time of many changes and these may include making major decisions that rock your world but they may also lead you to a more fulfilled life. Maybe you have thought about making those changes or maybe you have already implemented them.

Our new found freedom can be one of the most joyous and liberating times in our life, though as with everything we all go through as a woman we will all be different. You are a woman who has ridden the waves of time, gathered experience, weathered many storms and moved forward to a stage of your life that you can embrace and hopefully enjoy to the full.

Focussing on the positives of ageing, I believe is one of the most powerful things we can do as a woman. You can’t be that 20 year old young woman with the flawless, wrinkle free skin. But the face of a young woman does not show years of wisdom and experience.
Your body may be softer, fuller and have lost the tautness of youth, but it is a body that has done a magnificent job. It has taken you to places and through experiences that a young woman hasn’t yet been and I am sure you can thank your body for many amazing things it has done.

Your mind may not feel as sharp as your young brain and you may feel you can’t learn and remember information as you used to. However it is full of so much information, so many memories and thoughts that perhaps it’s a lot to expect to cram in even more!

You most likely will have suffered loss, disappointments, hurt and heartbreak but I believe these things teach us so much about ourselves and make us stronger. Life with its ups and downs teaches us so much. Finding a positive can sometimes seem impossible but when we can it is so powerful.

One of my aims in this program is to instil positivity. I have generally always been a very positive person but like all of us have had times of negativity, self doubt, lack of confidence and uncertainty.

I know that my transition through the menopausal years presented me with physical challenges, sleep deprivation and several of the typical menopausal symptoms! But without truly realising it, the regular exercise I take, my love of nature and fresh air, my love of good food and my love of my work helped me get through it. Again it wasn’t something I was deeply thinking about at the time but I know that my naturally positive attitude and my acceptance of the ageing process helped further. Without realising it, I was generally following the path that I would suggest to other women now!

However, it had its ups and downs and I know I could have done so much more to improve how I was feeling. The knowledge I have now would have been of great use to me and I wish I had already gained it before my Years of Change. But I have it now.

My mission is to pass on that knowledge, along with my help and support, so that other women have the power to manage and control their Years of Change and their ongoing life.