Hi there gorgeous, I’m glad you’re here 🙂
I LOVE to help women feel like …well….like a woman again!!
The peri-menopause years start in your 40’s, most women don’t want to think about menopause in their 50’s let alone in their 40’s.
Your forties are a time of change, I’m sure I read once that’s when the fun starts. The body changes and you cannot stop it.
I want to help you accept it and embrace it…..cellulite and all!
I want to help women shine in their mid-life years and beyond. I want to stop women writing themselves off when they hit their 40’s and 50’s. I am passionate about SELF-LOVE and SELF-CARE. As women we (generally) spend our time looking after others (family, friends, husbands, partners, kids, animals, parents). Nothing wrong with that HOWEVER we need to look after ourselves FIRST.
Using the oxygen mask analogy…….if you were with your loved ones and on a aeroplane that was going to crash you must put on your oxygen mask FIRST so that you can save your loved ones. The same goes in life…..if you don’t look after yourself FIRST then how can you look after others? If you don’t love and value yourself then how can you expect others to?
Hot flushes, night sweats, low libido, weight gain…..we all hear the horror stories…..most women try and treat the symptoms but how about treating the cause? I believe in getting down to the nitty gritty and making the deeper, heart felt changes. Looking at relationships, sleep, stress, relaxation, self image, nutrition and exercise. This I believe is the way to make long lasting change and feel like a new women as we move into this new era of our life.
Every women is individual and has different needs, we are genetically different on the inside as we are on the outside and her approach to change needs to reflect this. When I work with women I help her find her individual way to change, her way to find Happiness, Health and Hormonal balance. These are the three pillars in my coaching systems, talks and workshops.
I believe in a more gentle, self-loving, heart centred approach to change. Looking at the whole female psychy, mind, body and soul.
If you are ready for change and would like to see how I can help you then all you need to do is book in for a complimentary phone call to discuss your needs. There is power in sharing with someone who understands what it is like to be at the mercy of your hormones. You don’t have to do this alone, let me help you.
A bit about my story…..
We are taught about puberty in school and what we should expect from it and how it affects us physiology and psychology. There is a huge amount of information for expectant mothers and women planning to become pregnant. What about the Menopause? The M word that no one really talks about. The M word that will affect every single women in the world. Why don’t we talk about it?
To be honest in March this year (2011) I hadn’t thought about the menopause. I hadn’t had a period for 8 months and I was definitely was not pregnant as I had done numerous tests. I wasn’t too worried as I had been on the coil previously and my periods were very hit and miss. I thought that I had better go to the doctor to see if I could get to the bottom of it. I had blood tests done and was told that because my FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) level was high it is a strong indication that I could be starting the menopause!! I was 38, menopause, hello?
I was a bit stunned. It took a while for me to get my head around. Even though I have two gorgeous children and hadn’t planned on having more, I now wanted more!! That was it, my life was over!!
Once I got over the shock I decided to start doing a bit of research. A GP who is a nutritionist and trained in Bio Identical Hormone Therapy fell into my path. I saw her privately and we discussed my case. Looking back I had been experiencing hot flushes at the end of 2010 but hadn’t really worried about it. I had also been suffering rollercoaster mood swings and mild depression. It had been a dark place. I hadn’t associated any of these symptoms with the menopause. The doctor recommended more thorough blood tests. It seemed my hormone levels were all over the place. She prescribed a hormone cream based on the blood tests. The cream did help. I have seen her a few more times over the last 6 months and had the creams adjusted to how I was responding and feeling. The doctor said that there is always a chance that the bio identical hormone therapy may well start my periods.
My hormone levels still fluctuate wildly and my moods can be erratic. I have experienced PMS symptoms and I thought that I was going to have a period over the summer but nothing happened. My hormones have been all over the place for the last few weeks so I have had more blood tests. After 16 months without a period I had one last week!! Ah the joys of the human female body. As I write this I am waiting for the blood results.
Now why have I decided to share this ? Menopause symptoms can start in the mid-thirties. I use to have severe night sweats 5 years ago (my mid thirty’s) which in hindsight was probably the start of my body changing. We need to be able to recognise these symptoms in ourselves . These symptoms can be debilitating to a woman. When she is tired, hormonal and putting on weight for no apparent reason she is close to the edge.