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How to ENJOY Christmas (not just ‘survive’ it) 🎄🤶🏻🎅🏽

How to ENJOY Christmas (not just ‘survive’ it) 🎄🤶🏻🎅🏽

I’ve received a few emails from people I follow advising me how to ‘survive’ Christmas. I’d really like to enjoy it rather than endure it 😃 I appreciate that there are many reasons that people don’t like Christmas and that’s cool too. Christmas can be a time that (generally) women, mothers, wife’s can end up utterly exhausted! All the preparation, wrapping, shopping, organising we end up doing on top of everything else is usually unappreciated and knackering. One of the best Christmases I had was when I went to Spain…..very little consumerism, lots of family and friends time and great food 😉 ….oh and sunshine lol Yesterday I was grumpy and making everyone around me aware of it! I have a look that makes all of Santa’s elves whither and disappear…. I felt resentful, tired, unorganised and I was going around in circles getting nothing achieved. Bah humbug! Why? Not looking after myself; skipping meals, a few late nights, trying to cram too much into my days and…. Lack of gratitude….I was focusing on all the lack in my life rather than all the amazing things i have. I had really high expectations of myself what I wanted to achieve before Christmas (finish all my work, a gleaming house, presents wrapped and distributed, food shopping done….etc. etc.) It’s progress not perfection right? I was taking LIFE waaaaay too seriously AGAIN! I easily slip into this when I’m in DOING mode and not BEING…. So my remedy is Gratitude (writing gratitude list and telling people you appreciate them is great) Expectations (have zero expectations of how the next few days go…..living one...
How To Feel Bloody Brilliant!

How To Feel Bloody Brilliant!

Hiya…. It’s been a wee while since i posted 🙂 I’ve been on holiday to Australia, had horrible jet lag and then was ill. In a way I’m pleased that I was so ill as it’s kicked started me back into focusing on my health and happiness. I’m two weeks in and I’m feeling BLOODY BRILLIANT. How ? working on my mindset Eating well Cutting out the cap Meditation Movement getting outside Having fun and not taking life/myself so seriously!! None of the above is new information to you and I right? Lack of information isn’t the issue in our world of Google…….but implementation is. So what stops us doing the things that make us feel better? fear? mindset? limiting self belief? Probably all of those and more 🙂 We feel stuck, we repeat patterns and feel like we go around in circles……all the time adding fuel to the ‘see i told you you couldn’t do it’ fire. This is where asking for help comes in (hello feeling ‘less than’ and vulnerable). Maybe a friend, coach, mentor, therapist, expert or similar? Oh this bit has turned into a mindset/head kind of post….i digress… The last couple of weeks have not been perfect. I’m defo not ‘on a detox’ or regimented plan. I’m being curious and listening to my body and I got advice….from a professional. Even though I’m qualified to and help women who are feeling poop I cannot self treat as i cannot be objective (what do you mean hobnobs aren’t included?) My way clearly wasn’t working…..i was tired, grumpy and my mojo had disappeared 🙁 I’ve pushed...

Review: The Magic of Menopause

As you can imagine I read a lot of books, magazines and websites that deal with nutrition, womens health  and menopause. Lorraine Miano (TheMagicOfMenopause.com) contacted me a while back to tell me about her book and asked if I would write a review. I want to do more reviews on this blog so I thought “why not?” I only blog about products I have personally tested and endorse. I felt like Lorraine’s book had been written for me when I was going through the menopause. One of the reasons I connected to her book is because I love Lorraine’s positivity, humour and frankness as it reminds me how I write 🙂 “I soon realised that, as a menopausal women living in the twenty-first century, I still had thirty percent of my life ahead of me. That is a damn long time! That is an extremely long time to ave to deal with the effects that menopause may wreak in our bodies and in our lives. I want to live my life to the absolute fullest! I don’t want to ave to deal with any symptoms that may keep me from doing just that.” I particularly enjoyed Lorraine’s story telling which I think is missing in many of the books on menopause. Many other books have been fact heavy and feel dry ‘excuse the pun!’ which makes them hard going when your menopause brain can’t concentrate. Stories have been used for thousands of years as a way to pass on information and us human beings are drawn to it. As well as the stories Lorraine has included case studies which again...
The A-Z of menopause

The A-Z of menopause

  Attitude – Having the right attitude towards this stage in life will help you get through it! It is a big change …think of it as a positive stage in your life and try and keep your sense of humour 😉 Blood Sugar – Keep it balanced to help keep your mood balanced, reduce menopause symptoms, increase energy levels and reduce belly fat. If you have energy crashes in the afternoon this is a sign that your blood glucose levels may be ‘out of whack’. If this is you; eat regularly, avoid skipping meals, reduce sugar and refined carbohydrates, exercise regularly and keep hydrated. Bone Density – Women lose 20% bone density going through menopause and 2% every year after that regardless of health/fitness levels. Keep those bones strong to prevent osteoporosis. Get plenty of sunlight to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin D (you could get your levels checked by your GP). Eat green leafy veggies, pumpkin seeds, and almonds to get adequate magnesium. Vitamin K is important in bone health so eat green leafy veggies, fermented foods, cabbage and broccoli. Get moving and include weight bearing exercises (walking, running, resistance training, dancing etc.). Calcium doesn’t just come from dairy try other sources including dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, tofu, almonds, black beans, and blackstrap molasses. (see osteoporosis below) Carbohydrates – Get them mostly from vegetables and unrefined wholefoods. Avoid simple starch foods like bread, cakes, biscuits, crisps and many processed carbs. As we age we become less tolerant of ‘carbs’; they will increase our waistlines and deplete our energy. Digestion – This can become sluggish as...
Dear menopause body ………

Dear menopause body ………

Dear Me, Hey body……WTF!! Please tell me the jokes over…..I mean whats going on? I can’t keep up with you just now. Hot then shivery. Happy, manic then depressed and suicidal. I feel I have no control over you any more…..It’s scary, daunting and hopeless…. I feel exhausted, invisible and completely dis-connected to who i used to be but maybe I just can’t remember who I used to be because of my shocking memory. Oh the irony that what I do remember is that I once had a libido, zest for life, mojo and a waist! Ha flipping ha! Let’s not even talk about the hair situation! I’m surprised I’m not bald with the amount of hair that comes out in the shower, my bikini line is heading down towards my knees and what’s with the thick, black chin hairs! *cue witchy cackle* My muffin top has turned into a blancmange, my oestrogen depleted boobs resemble naan breads and my skin is dry EVERYWHERE. Oh yes while we’re here let’s talk about my once juicy mucous membranes (vagina, anus, eyes, nose and digestive system) now feel like the Sahara desert. Even if I felt so much as a spark of desire it involves so much effort to get warmed up that ….CBA (can’t be arsed). I only have to look at food and it seems to stick to my ass by osmosis. The time in my life when i need every bit energy so I can exercise and look after myself Mother Funking Nature has decided to drain every last bit  from me …….please tell me this is all...
BMS – British Menopause Society survey results

BMS – British Menopause Society survey results

Today the British Menopause Society released the results of a survey it conducted revealing that three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their lives and over half say it had a negative impact, highlighting the greater support needed for women experiencing the menopause in the UK. Alongside almost half of women surveyed experiencing symptoms such as hot flushes (46%), night sweats (37%) and low levels of energy (37%), the survey also highlighted that women experienced other less talked about symptoms including increased urinary frequency or urgency (33%), sleeping problems/insomnia (33%), joint aches (32%) and vaginal dryness (24%). Despite these symptoms, a third of the women who were experiencing or who have experienced the menopause, hadn’t tried anything to reduce or prevent their symptoms. In addition: Over half (51%) of women also said that the menopause had affected their sex lives. Furthermore, over a third (34%) said that they were less active since experiencing the menopause and a further third (32%) said they no longer felt like good company. To note, almost half (45%) of women, felt their menopause symptoms have had a negative impact on their work. My dear Sisters, Those results aren’t much of a surprise right? If you’re reading this then I assume you are experiencing some symptoms of the hormonal flux? Reading these results urge me forward to continue my mission to helping women not only ‘manage’ their symptoms but feel happier, healthier and full of self confidence than they ever have before. “Despite the average female life expectancy in the UK being 83 years, and many women living in the post-menopausal...
★Your Wisdom – Create your unique ‘menopause manifesto’ in 7 days★

★Your Wisdom – Create your unique ‘menopause manifesto’ in 7 days★

★ Your Wisdom★ ∞ create your menopause manifesto ∞ Create your personalised ‘blue print’ for your menopause transition We get bombarded with information, so much so that we feel confused and don’t know where to start. Every women on our planet is uniquely different. There is no one on earth like YOU – wow right? YET we still expect to be able to follow a plan, book, system and get the results we want. Sometimes this works but mostly it doesn’t’ We wonder ‘what’s wrong with me?’, ‘why didn’t it work’ and feel discouraged. There is nothing wrong with you…..you just haven’t discovered what it is you uniquely need 🙂 One of the wonders of menopause is our developing women’s wisdom. This isn’t something you can learn from a book. This comes from age and experience. Life will feel so much easier when you understand what it is that you (not your friend, mother or sister) NEED. Welcome to Your Wisdom – Create your menopause manifesto in 7 days.   You will walk away from our time spent together having created your own unique ‘menopause manifesto’. This is your own blueprint to take you forward through the menopause transition. You will understand what you need to support yourself as you navigate the choppy waters of menopause. Not only will you learn what happens to you and your body when it transitions through the menopause you will create who you want to be the other side.  You will understand how Mother Nature is working with you not against you. Learn to listen to your inner wisdom and the wisdom of your menopause...

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Founder, Mrs Menopause
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, flabby bits and all!

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