Friday, 29 November 2019

A difficult transition

The panic attacks and occasional agoraphobia were debilitating. My sense of self diminished. All of who I thought myself to be was slipping through my fingers as words escaped me. 

I have to say that menopause wasn’t a great time for me. The doctor was no help. “You’re just stressed”. 

My personal trainer kept me moving - sometimes only turning up to take me for a walk! 

Thankfully clients were understanding. Even more thankfully the herbalist transformed the symptoms. 

Peri-menopause and menopause are a transition for all women - a transition that has many symptoms. Each woman having a different experience. 

Mindset has a part to play during the transition and perhaps as much so after. An 'after' where who we are changes. 

We have a choice to inhabit a mindset of ‘old crone’ where everything is downhill from here! Or embrace and inhabit ‘wise woman’, a new archetype where the world is our oyster. 

It’s still early days for me, but I’m loving exploring being a wise woman. 

If you’re starting out on your transition, explore the options for support to help diminish the symptoms. If you live with someone going through the transition, talk to others who have transitioned to understand how it feels & please don’t try logic.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Is it time to turn over a new leaf?

Is it time to turn over a new leaf...or an old one for that matter?

Sometimes all the logical persuasion in the world might be having limited impact on the situation.

Whereas, getting out into nature, using your body and engaging your inner wisdom through metaphor means shifts in perspective are achieved.

You may even notice a shift as you watch, and hear, me turning an old and new leaf or two 😉

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Mind or body. Which do you listen to most often?

Mind or body. Which do you listen to most often?

I was on a retreat a couple of weeks ago. My mind was not calling the shots of constant busyness, emails, and much more.

My body had nutritious food, daily exercise, stretching, massages, and rest. Oh, and sun, sea, and fresh air too.

No to-do list, no emails and not even any business planning or development for the mind to be distracted by.

Since coming home, I’ve made a commitment to not allow my mind to ignore the very structure upon which it depends. No skipped meals because I’m busy; no rushing straight into the office before I’ve even given my body some movement; and no mindless shoving food in between one activity and the next and calling that a meal!

So, do you listen to your mind or to your body?