reclaim your power
If you’re like most women, you entered midlife clueless about the physical and mental changes you were about to experience. You may have been blissfully unaware of the dozens of symptoms – from hot flashes and weight gain to painful sex – that are associated with perimenopause and menopause. And then you started to feel them.
What happens to women's bodies during midlife?
Many women begin to notice troubling physical and emotional symptoms in their early forties, although the process may start sooner for some women. When our muscles and joints start becoming stiff, brain fog makes us forget things, or we experience heart palpitations, anxiety, hair loss, decreased sex drive and other symptoms, we often brush them off or assume we're just stressed.
Menopause is defined as having no menstrual periods for a year.
Perimenopause refers to the time leading up to menopause when your ovaries start producing less estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Perimenopause typically begins a decade before menopause and is characterized by fluctuating hormone levels that are associated with a variety of symptoms.
Most of us were never told how the three major female hormones – estrogen, progesterone and testosterone – affect our bodies and minds. In midlife, you may discover firsthand how declining hormones can wreak havoc on your identity and wellbeing.
If you’re tired of suffering in silence, feeling alone and uncertain how to get back to feeling like yourself, we can help.
Navigating perimenopause and menopause
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reclaim your power and receive the support you deserve.
Educate yourself. Learn as much as you can about the changes that are happening to your body, and about the treatment options that are available to you. Gaining knowledge can help reduce your fears and empower you to advocate for yourself with doctors, coworkers, family and friends.
Find a doctor you trust. Make an appointment at a menopause clinic or interview specialists nearby to find a doctor you're comfortable with. Pro tip: Perimenopause is a moving target so make sure your doctor is willing to answer ongoing questions and even adjust your treatment plan as you go along.
Make changes to your lifestyle. Midlife can unfortunately be the time when our unhealthy habits catch up with us. To give yourself the best chance to thrive, consider making healthy changes to your eating pattern, getting more exercise and rest, cutting back on alcohol, proactively managing stress, and quitting smoking.
Build a supportive network. Perimenopause and menopause can be extremely difficult to navigate. Surround yourself with people who care about you and will show up when you need them. Join a support group, lean on kind-hearted friends, or hire a therapist or a qualified health coach to support you. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Remember: you're not alone. We're here to help you create a vibrant, healthy life where you can be your full, amazing self in midlife and beyond. Let's start this journey together.
It’s time to reclaim your power and get your life back on track. Coaching is a powerful tool that can help you navigate the menopause transition and create the future you deserve.
Understand how menopause can impact your physical, mental and emotional health – and your relationships
Learn what to look for when choosing a doctor or other healthcare provider
Know how to choose a treatment option that meets your unique needs
Create enjoyable, healthy eating, exercise, sleep and self-care habits
Reclaim your identity and purpose as a strong, vibrant, capable woman
Get information and support from a certified coach who specializes in helping women thrive in perimenopause and menopause
Contact us today for a free consultation.