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

WWC – Women Re-Inventing Midlife

Episode #69 – Women re-Inventing Midlife

Recently I was a guest on the Women Re-Inventing Midlife Summit with Deb Johnstone and Deb gave me permission to share the interview on this podcast. Deb and I chat about the changes that happen to women as they come to mid-life and how important it is to look after your body at this time of life.

I believe that if you can reduce your physical symptoms then this reduces your emotional stress and you can look at the world through a brighter lens. It is really difficult to have a positive outlook on life when you are in constant pain, or your body breaks out in a complete sweat every 30 minutes.

This is why I help focus women on addressing their physical health first and when they feel better they naturally make better decisions for themselves.

Deb is a Life and Career Coach and you can learn more about the work that she does at her website – https://www.debjohnstone.com.au/

If you are ready to Re-Invent Your Midlife why not join the 7 Day Hormone Reset that starts on September 20th, 2020.  Over 7 days you will learn about your hormones and what happens to them at menopause.  You will also learn the 5 Pillars to navigate this time of life with ease.  But this 7 Day Hormone Reset is not just about learning, you will be provided with some simply actions steps that you can take to start to look and feel great.  Click HERE to register to join us.

WWC – Stop Blaming Menopause

Episode #68 – Menopause is not to blame

This episode of Wise Women Conversations is another solo one from me and it is a bit of a rant. I am not sorry that I recorded this episode because I think that we need to shift our thinking around menopause but I do apologise to anyone who might be offended by what I have to say, it is never my intention to upset or harm anyone with my thoughts.

I am sick of hearing the phrase “menopause sucks”, then followed by a litany of symptoms that someone might be experiencing. There also seems to be many symptoms that are being blamed on menopause when there are many different causes. In fact menopause doesn’t CAUSE any symptoms but it might TRIGGER symptoms to occur, if there is something underlying that is not supporting your health and wellbeing.

Women who are alive today are privileged to be spending so much of their life in menopause, because if we go back a couple of generations women simply learnt living long enough to spend much time in menopause.

The female body was designed to reproduce, that is it’s role in nature and when they are no longer of reproductive age their value in nature declines. Of course we live in a modern society and women definitely have a societal and personal value once they stop menstruating but our body starts to breakdown and needs more care to recover and regenerate. This means that we, as women, need to change the way that we see our body and how we treat it.

The main message of this episode is that menopause is not the end, it does not need not be a struggle. Menopause is the beginning of the next stage of your life, which hopefully will last for 45+ years. You have the opportunity to create the life that you want in the future. You have the opportunity to do the things you have always wanted to do. You have the opportunity to be the woman you have always wanted to be.

To create what you want will require you to change.
To change the food that you eat
To change the way you move your body
To change the amount of toxins you are exposed to
To change the amount of stress that you live with
To change the way that you think about menopause and ageing.
Are you ready to change?

Grab your free copy of the Understanding Menopause E-book to learn more about what is happening to your body and what you can do to live the life that you desire. Click HERE to get your free copy

WWC – Changing your fashion style as you age

Episode #67 – Changing your Fashion Style as you age

As we get older our fashion style can change due to a changing body shape, the differences in your skin and your (possible) change in hair colour. Just because everything is changing doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of style. This week I am chatting to Silvana Patrick who is a Personal Stylist about how we can maintain a sense of style as we age.

Silvana has a background in the fashion industry and spent some time working for Vogue New York. But with a sense of disillusionment she left and spent the next few years working in the corporate world. Luckily for the world Silvana realised that she could help women and men discover their personal sense of style.

As someone who thinks that I have no style whatsoever, I was pleased when Silvana shared that everyone has style whether they realised it or not. One of the key things that Silvana said that really resonated with me was that she helped women “fall in love with the mirror.” This was a big ahha for me as someone who has avoided looking in the mirror in the past because I didn’t like what I was seeing. I also experienced a lot of shame about my weight and bodyshape over the past few years when I put almost 15kgs as I moved through menopause. I have now lost 13kgs and am more comfortable looking in the mirror again, I am not quite at the falling in love stage yet but using some of the tips that Silvana shared I think that I will get there.

Regardless of whether you dress for how you feel (like me) or how you look, Silvana has some great advice to share in this conversation.

To learn more about the work that Silvana does and to get a 30 minute free consult you can visit her website – www.silvanapatrick.com (mention this podcast to get your free session). You will also find Silvana on facebook as Silvana Patrick.

Download your free copy of the Understanding Menopause E-book HERE

WWC – Finding Your Courage

#71 – Finding Your Courage

In this week’s episode of wise Women Conversations I am chatting with a dear friend Franziska Iseli about her new book The Courage Map. Franziska is an adventurer who wants to make a positive impact on the world. Franziska is always looking for great moments of humanity and she found many when she decided to take a motorbike ride across one of the most difficult and notorious highways in the world – the Silk Road.

Whilst she was on her journey Franziska had many different adventurers and met so many people who showed her those moments of humanity that she was looking for. This is a fun conversation with Franziska as she shares stories from her journey and what she learnt about courage from the back of her motorbike.

You can learn more about Franziska and get a copy of her book The Courage Map on her website – www.franziskaiseli.com.

Courage Map by Franziska Iseli

You can also get a free copy of the Courage Map Journal from her website as well, so that you can start your journey of courage.

If you would like to see some of the videos that Franziska created of her journey check out her youtube channel

Grab your free copy of the Understanding Menopause ebook to learn more about how you can navigate this time of life with ease. Click HERE to download today

WWC – Creating a New Normal

Episode #66 – Creating a New Normal

Many women tell me that they want their body to feel ‘normal’ again but maybe what you think is normal was really your hormones protecting you from the harm that you have been doing to it through your food choices, the toxins you are exposed to and the stress that you can been under.
In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I speak about change and accepting that your body will never be the same as it was when you were in your mid 20s.

If your hormones are protecting you, then as your hormones drop that natural protection drops as well and this means that if you want to feel better then it is up to you to make some changes so that you can create your own new ‘normal’ way of feeling. It is possible for you to feel energetic, vital and full of life as you move into the next stage of your life, you simply need to embrace the changes that are happening, start to put yourself first and nurture your body.

embrace your inner wisdom

If you are ready to create a new normal for your life why not check out the embrace Program. The next round of this program kicks off on Oct 1st 2020 and you can get your name on the waitlist by clicking HERE. The embrace program is a Health & Lifestyle Program which is designed to provide you with the tools so that you can create the life that you desire.

WWC – Medically Induced Menopause

Episode #65 Medically Induced Menopause

In this week’s episode of Wise Women Conversations I am speaking to Doris Mounsey about her health journey and how that led her to experience medically induced menopause. I often speak about natural menopause but when you have medical conditions or treatments that result in you being in menopause prematurely things can be very different. Women in this situation often experience sudden and severe symptoms as the body has to quickly adjust to the dramatic loss of hormones. This was Doris’s experience and she was left feeling lost and alone as the Drs didn’t really have any solutions for her.

Have a listen to the story that Doris has to share, of how she found a way to manage her symptoms naturally and now helps other women who are on a similar journey to what Doris has been on.

You can learn more about Doris on her website – www.dorismounsey.com or on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/YogaKinesiologyWorkshops/

You can also read the article that prompted me to have Doris as a guest on the show here – https://instituteforintuitiveintelligence.com/spiritually-fierce-magazine/

If you have enjoyed this episode or any of the previous episodes of Wise Women Conversations please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you are listening to this podcast.
Grab your free copy of the Understanding Menopause E-book by clicking HERE

Grab your free copy of the Understanding Menopause E-book by clicking HERE

WWC – Creating a Vision for your Health

Episode #64

This week’ episode is another solo one from me and I am talking about having a vision. Now you might wonder what has having a vision have to do with reducing your hot flushes or losing weight. It has everything to do with it.

It is quite easy to get stuck in the pain and discomfort of the various symptoms that you are experiencing. I don’t want to dismiss the way that you are feeling but if you don’t have a vision for how you want to feel it is very hard to make changes.

Einstein is quoted as saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.” Often women ask me how to ‘treat’ menopause, my first answer is that you can’t ‘treat’ menopause because it is a natural stage of life. I know that they are often looking for a pill to fix how they are feeling, but a pill won’t fix anything it will only mask what is really going on.

If you want to feel differently you need to do things differently.

It is so much easier to make change if you know what it is that you want rather than trying make things go away. If you spend your life focusing on everything that you don’t like about your body and your health, you get stuck in this place. Creating a vision for something is the easiest way to start moving forward.

Download your free copy of the Understanding Menopause Ebook click HERE