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Rock bottom

Rock bottom

When a lady’s first message to you reads… “I am perimenopausal and really struggling with symptoms. Things got very bad about a year ago and although I started HRT last year, it’s still having a massive impact on my daily life. Things have gotten worse again...
‘Red as a beetroot’

‘Red as a beetroot’

Embarrassed – adjective – feeling or showing embarrassment. I am never surprised and can completely understand other people’s embarrassment when the topic of menopause is raised, but it makes me wonder… Why should you feel embarrassed to talk...
“I need to leave”

“I need to leave”

Take a moment to re-read the title of this blog. This employee isn’t saying she ‘wants’ to leave or ‘has’ to leave she is saying she ‘needs’ to leave. It’s time to think back… Have you ever received a resignation from a...
More men than women!

More men than women!

My menopause presentations are not just for women going through menopause.  I always ensure every workplace I present to understands that my presentations are for all ages and genders and that all are invited.   Why?  Menopause does not just affect the person...
What a year!

What a year!

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas with my Christmas logo designed by my 11 year old son! If this year has taught me one thing; it is that life cannot be perfect and therefore when my son offered to design my Christmas logo I decided I would be delighted with and...
Reflection

Reflection

The 11th Anniversary of World Menopause Day is on Sunday 18th October 2020 and is a worldwide awareness for women who face health issues before, during and after the menopause.  The lead up to this day has encouraged me to reflect on the last 12 months of my work...
Have you asked your Mum?

Have you asked your Mum?

I fully understand that we are not all fortunate enough to be able to talk to our Mum, for many different reasons; but if you are, why not ask? Ask your Mum about her menopause journey. How old was she when it started? Did she understand what was happening? How did it...
When I was at school…

When I was at school…

At school I was taught about puberty before it happened. I knew what to expect when my period started at the age of 12 and I discussed it with my Mum and friends. At school I was taught about pregnancy. When I first saw that blue line on the pregnancy test, I had an...