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.