WWC – How to Navigate Menopause with Ease_Pt 2

Episode #80 – How to Navigate Menopause with Ease_Pt 2

This week’s episode of the Wise Women Conversations Podcast is another solo one from me. I share with you some recordings from the recent 7 Day Hormone reset that I ran.  This week I cover Pillars 3 and 4.  

Pillar 3 is environment and liver health, specifically avoiding toxins that can cause imbalances in your hormone.

Pillar 4 addresses the stress in your life.  Stress is the underlying cause of the majority of symptoms that women experience as they move through menopause.

If you are ready to navigate menopause with ease then why not join the Thrive in Menopause Collective, a monthly membership that has been created to support women as they move through their menopause transition.  As part of the Thrive in Menopause Collective you will learn more about your hormones and the steps that you can take to look and feel great.  To learn more click HERE 

WWC – Intimacy and Menopause

Episode #79 – Intimacy and Menopause

In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I am talking with Janet McGeever who is the Co-Author of Tantric Sex and Menopause (with Diana Richardson). This was a beautiful conversation with Janet gently sharing how it is possible to be intimate after menopause despite the changes that happening in our body’s. Janet’s book and this conversation is about relearning what we think we know about intimate relationships. She shares the importance of understanding energy, receiving and giving, when it comes to intimacy.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Janet, her voice is so gentle and she holds space while we talk about a topic that can be a sensitive one for many women. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her book and had many ahha moments as I was reading through. There is so much that we can still learn about intimate relationships, things that are completely different to what we have learnt in the past.

I hope that you enjoy this conversation and if you would like to learn more about Janet you can visit her website www.janetmcgeever.com or www.makingloveretreat.com.au. You can also find Janet on facebook and instagram as @janetmcgeever.

I would love you to leave us a review about what you thought about this conversation, let me know what you think. The more reviews that the podcast gets the more it will show up in the various podcast platforms search options. I will be back next week with another Wise Women Conversations.

WWC – How to Navigate Menopause with Ease_Pt 1

Episode #78 – Navigating Menopause with Ease Pt 1

In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I am sharing the first 2 Pillars to navigating menopause with ease. Menopause doesn’t have to be a struggle there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce your symptoms and enjoy this next stage of life and it doesn’t need to include taking any pills or potions. You have the ability to be in control of your health simply by choosing what you put in your body, the way that you move, the toxins that you expose your body to, the amount of stress you have in your life and your mindset around ageing and menopause.
It is you choice. When you make different choices you will feel differently.
Over the next few solo episodes I will be sharing all 5 Pillars that I teach my clients. These 5 Pillars have made a significant difference in my life and in the lives of my clients and once you know what to do it is remarkably easy to stick to.

WWC – The Power of Laughter

Episode #77 – The Power of Laughter

This week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations was a fun one when I had Bron Roberts who is a Laughter Yoga Teacher. I had heard of laughter yoga before but I wanted to find out more. Bron shares the years when she lost her laughter and what she did to get it back. Bron also found that laughter got her through some tough times when her Mother was very sick.
There was so much fun and laughter throughout this episode particularly when Bron shares the story of the time she turned “crazy old lady” to get a flight upgrade. Bron has so many fun stories to share and she is proud of her “crazy old lady” status.
You will also learn a quick exercise to help you start laughing, follow along with Bron and I guarantee no matter what mood you are in, you will very quickly feel your mood lift as you experience the healing effect of laughter.

If you want to learn more about Bron you can visit her website www.letslaugh.com.au or find her on LinkedIn as Bron Roberts.

WWC – Improving Brain Health

Episode #76 – Looking After Your Brain as You Age

Many women are afraid of deteriorating brain health as they age, this is particularly significant for women who have had a parent with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. This week is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness week so I thought I would talk about what you an do to improve your brain health and reduce your risk of neuro-cognitive diseases.

I share with you 10 things that you can do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. The earlier that you address these 10 things the more likely you will remain healthy and alert as you grow older. It is believed that there is a window of opportunity between 40 and 50 where women can prevent the progression of neuro-degeneration.

We know that women are more likely to experience neuro-degeneration than men and now there is research being done to see the role that menopause plays as well. This research is showing that there is a hormonal switch that occurs as oestrogen starts to drop that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you an do to protect your brain.

Listen to the entire episode to learn the 10 steps that you can take, you will find that they are very similar to the steps that I often talk about when it comes to navigating menopause with ease.
Please share this episode with another women who you think would benefit from learning more about improving her brain health as she ages. Also let me know in the comments what you are going to do to improve your brain health or ask me any questions that you might have.
 
The brand new Thrive in Menopause Membership is currently open. There are 20 Founding Member spaces available at $25/mth or $250/yr, once these spaces are taken the price will be going up. To find out more or to join the membership click HERE

WWC – Stepping into Midlife with Confidence

Episode #75 – Stepping into Midlife

In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I am honoured to welcome Deb Johnstone as my guest. A few weeks ago shared an interview that I did with Deb for her Re-Inventing Midlife Summit so I thought it was time for me to have her as a guest to share her wisdom.
As a Life Coach who works with women as they reach their midlife, Deb has a lot of wisdom to share. Deb helps women who are feeling lost and confused to get clarity and confidence to step into the next phase of their life. She also shares the importance of feeling the emotions that might come up for you rather than trying to bury them.

Deb is running a second free Re-Inventing Midlife Summit in early November, if you want to be a part of this fantastic event you can register at www.womenreinventingmidlife.com/summit2

WWC – Time to Sleep

Episode #74 Time to Sleep

Sleep is one of the most common issues that concerns women as the move through menopause. As your progesterone levels drop you can find yourself having problems with your sleep but it is not only progesterone that can cause issues with your sleep. Your sleep habits play a very big role and many people have unhealthy sleep habits.

This week’s episode of the Wise Women Conversations Podcast is a recording of a facebook live that I did during the recent 7 Day Hormone reset that I ran. In this recording I provide an overview about sleep cycles and what impacts them plus I also share some simple things you can do to support healthy sleep cycles so that you wake refreshed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can navigate your menopause transition with ease why not grab my free e-book called Understanding Menopause here – bit.ly/menopause_ebook

WWC – Creating Calm with Horses

Episode #73 Creating Calm with Horses

In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I am chatting with Lynn Jenkin from Horsanity. Lynn has lived a varied life in many countries and had many different careers but the one constant in her life has been horses. Now Lynn combines her love of horses into her coaching business.

Lynn shares that the horses don’t do anything except “be” horses but it is within this beingness that we can learn to connect to ourselves and to the horses. We talk a lot about energy, the energy we give out and the energy that horses can give us. Lynn also shares some of the stories that she has seen played out when different people experience the energy of the horses.

This was a very calming conversation, Lynn has obviously learned how to use energy like a horse with all of her years living with them. Have a listen to the entire episode to learn about the role that horses can play in helping us re-write our stories and to connect with ourselves.

For more information about Lynn and her horses visit www.horsanity.com.au or follow her on facebook or instagram, she also has a facebook group called Horsanity Herd.

WWC – Menopause and Anxiety

Episode #72 – Menopause & Anxiety

I recently posted on my instagram account asking women to ask questions about what they were struggling with when it came to menopause, anxiety came a up a few times. On this episode of Wise Women Conversations I decided to talk about anxiety, what it is, what causes it and what you can do to manage your anxiety without having to take pharmaceutical drugs.

Anxiety is different for everyone, some women feel over-excited, others have a racing heart, other women will simply shut down and freeze. It is often accompanied by a shortness of breath which can cause pains in the chest, dizziness or a sense of doom.

Lowered levels of progesterone can play a role in the increase in anxiety attacks as women move through menopause but anxiety can also be caused by an imbalance in brain neurotransmitters, GABA and Glutamate.

There is a difference between stress and anxiety.

Stress is the body’s physical response to a physical or emotional threat, this threat can be real or perceived. Stress is about the past, a remembering of a previous situation that caused trauma or an emotional response (this is all sub-conscious and you don’t know it is happening)

Anxiety is an emotional response to something that might or might not happen that can leave you feel like things are out of control. Anxiety is a fear of the future, of something that doesn’t exist anywhere except your own mind. Whilst anxiety is an emotional response you can have a very physical response to the anxiety e.g. panic attacks, addictions, cravings and more.

There are many ways that you can control your anxiety and it starts with self- care. In this episode I share with you many tools that you can use to manage your anxiety. These tools include diet, exercise, herbs, nutrients, essential oils plus more.

Learn how you can manage other symptoms associated with menopause naturally by downloading your free copy of the Understanding Menopause ebook. Click HERE to download.

WWC – Body Changes

Episode #70 – No your old body won’t return

I often get asked will my body return to the way it was and my simple answer to that question is – NO! In this episode of the Wise Women Conversations podcast I am sharing why your body won’t go back to the way it was. I talk about how the changes that happen with your body at menopause change the way in which your body works and how it can never go back to functioning the way that it did.

But this isn’t a bad thing.
Do you really want to have a monthly period?
Do you really want to worry about falling pregnant every month?
Do you really want to continue paying for sanitary products?

There are so many benefits to being in menopause. The biggest benefit is that this is your time to create the life that you want. It is time for you to own your inner wise woman. It is a time for you to be a role model for younger women. You have so much potential in this time of life.

Menopause doesn’t need to be a struggle, you can make a decision that you will embrace the changes that are happening and make the decision to work with your body rather than against it. If you are ready to learn how you can navigate this time of life with ease why not join the free 7 Day Hormone Reset that kicks off on Sept 20th. Click HERE to register