- your attitude matters
about our feelings?
noticed that there are many articles about the physical symptoms of the menopause
and how to deal with them, but what about the many feelings that come up, often
of fear and confusion, when this major 'change' starts happening?
know from my own experience that when your emotions are all over the place due
to hormonal imbalances, the last thing you need is to be patronised, because lets
face it, only a woman of a certain age could possibly know what you're actually
menopause is not an illness
of the main things to remember, (no matter what your GP implies), is that the
menopause is not an illness, it's a hormonal imbalance just like you find during
puberty. Unfortunately in our society there is a lot of emphasis on the downsides
of menopause. It's as if something terrible is going to happen and you'll never
be a proper woman again.
does the menopause have such bad press?
over the years the menopause has been seen as something to dread, when in fact
this time could be viewed as a point in a woman's life where she has many years
of healthy living ahead, more independence if she has been bringing up children
and no more periods!
can be confusing
can be a confusing time for women. This is also often a time when we become part-time
carers of our own parents and of course this can have the effect of making us
fearful about own health, especially when our parents die.
can be a time of shocks to the system from these massive changes. Then we're looking
in the mirror thinking, 'oh no, I'm not young anymore!'
response to that is: so what? Not all societies worship youth. Some cultures look
up to the wise woman and find such strong and powerful women, who are being completely
themselves, very attractive.
I have written an e book called The
Menopause - What Every Woman Needs to Know. You can purchase it for £3.99
by clicking: www.menopausesupport.co.uk
written by Daphne Nancholas
has helped women through the menopause for the past 10 years.