Menopause = Meant to Pause
What is Menopause? What does it mean to you? I have come to understand that Menopause is a time in a Womans life, more towards the end of her journey, for her to “pause”. Just like when we were young and our bodies were starting up, revving up for impending “womanhood”, we are now in the process of winding down. The reproductive part of our bodies is slowing to a standstill. And although we have gone through motherhood and possibly even grandmotherhood, it is now time to mother again. But now we mother ourselves. It is time for us. And it is a journey, another journey about ourselves. Possibly the grandest journey!
My Menopause journey started early, as did my mother’s. I’m not sure why hers started early, but mine was probably a combination of hereditary and surgery. At 45 years of age, I decided it was time to have my “tubes tied”. It was a decision I had wrestled with for awhile for various personal reasons, but the decision was made and carried through. By the time I was 46, I was in full on Menopause…symptoms and all. I had read and heard all of the horror stories, and I am sure that there are women out there that DO suffer I was extremely lucky and believe me I am thankful for this. However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t go through, and still go through symptoms…almost 15 years later.
Here are some resources that may be of help during your Menopause Journey:
An article from doTerra:
An article from Medical News Today:
An article from Healthline:
I am sharing my journey with you, the ups and downs, the wins and losses and what did and didn’t work. I am sharing all this in the hopes that it may help YOU out there. I didn’t have a wise, older woman in my family, or even a friend to show me the journey’s way. Perhaps I can be that for you, my dear friend.
If you have any questions at any time, I am here for you…and I mean that! 24/7, just contact me below or find me on my social media channels. You are not alone.
In health and wellness,
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If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I will get back to you as promptly as I cant. You are important to me and your journey is important to me. YOU are not alone.