How do I talk to my doctor about menopause?


At the best of times, it can be difficult to talk to doctors about what’s going on with us. And during menopause it can become almost impossible. Here’s how you can prepare for a discussion of your menopausal symptoms with your health care provider: Track your symptoms at least a month in advance, and don’t …
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Observing and accepting according to Eckhart Tolle


I discovered Eckhart Tolle on YouTube a couple of years ago when I was in the throes of anxiety attacks and menopausal overwhelm. In very simple language, Tolle emphasises the power of the present moment, and explains very clearly how to observe and accept what is without resisting. I’ve found his talks and meditations incredibly …
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Sleeping during menopause? Is that even a thing?


One of the most difficult challenges a lot of us will face during our menopausal transition is sleepless nights. We read all the time these days about how essential sleep is for our overall health and wellbeing, but nobody seems to have told our hormones that… I asked a few similarly mid-menopausal friends this week …
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Steering towards wellness – integrating health and fitness into our menopause transition


Navigating the tides of menopause is a journey that presents not only challenges but opportunities to transform ourselves into stronger, more vibrant human beans;). As we step into this new life phase, taking charge of our health by moving our bodies in ways that are right for us as well as eating foods that nourish …
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Understanding the ripple effects of menopause


From hot flushes to mood swings, sleep disturbances, and even depression, menopause can be an overwhelming time in our lives. So it’s important to remember that these symptoms don’t exist in isolation. They affect us as women experiencing them, yes, but they also affect those around us – our partners, children, friends and work colleagues. So we have to know how to communicate and …
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A foggy brain week


Last week I was visiting my parents in Dublin. An attack of brain fog set in that had me forgetting bags, leaving shoes behind at the gym, falling on my face in the middle of a main road because I wasn’t concentrating, and almost spending 450 euros on new flights as I couldn’t find the …
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Oh libido, where art thou?


Libido is basically synonymous with “sex drive”, right?  Hmm, I’m not so sure about that anymore.  As we move into midlife, we can start to expand our sensual experience – if we allow ourselves to – and it can be wonderfully transformative.  Everything is changing at this time of life, our physicality is changing, our bodies are …
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Menopause in society


Menopause is a topic that has been taboo in many societies for a long time. It’s a natural part of life for women, so why do people feel uncomfortable talking about it?  In many cultures, menopause is seen as a sign of aging or even something to be ashamed of.  This can make women feel …
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Menopause in simplified English


Menopause is a big change that happens to women as they get older. Menopause is when a woman’s body stops having periods for 12 months in a row. It usually happens around age 51, but it can happen at different ages. During menopause, women’s bodies have less of certain hormones like oestrogen and progesterone. This …
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Why do I feel crazy during menopause?


Menopause is a natural part of your life cycle, but that doesn’t make it any less challenging. It’s a time when many changes occur in your body, including hormonal fluctuations that can affect not just your physical and emotional well-being but also your cognitive health and balance.  A common issue women have during menopause is …
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Menopause and families


Menopause is a significant life transition that not only affects women but also their families. It’s important for families to understand the changes that women may experience during menopause, as well as how they can support their loved ones through this time. Physically, menopause can bring about a range of symptoms, including hot flushes, night …
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