Perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause — or, as I like to say, the menoshift — is a stage in a woman’s life that can be challenging and confusing. Symptoms like brain fog, hot flushes (also known as hot flashes), night sweats, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability mean that it can be a time of uncertainty for many women. But there is good news! There is a growing wealth of information, support, tools, and resources available to help women navigate this transition. So, I’m excited to announce the launch of the menoshift blog, dedicated to all things perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause!
“The first time I came across the word ‘shift’ being used to explain some of the positive changes encountered during the menopause, I’d been browsing the health and wellness shelves of The Portobello Bookshop, and spotted Sam Baker’s book, The Shift: How I (lost and) found myself after 40 – and you can too. In the book, Sam says how women emerge from the menopause, ‘different, changed. Shifted.’”
Over the coming weeks and months, I’ll share things I’ve discovered along the way that may help you through the different aspects of your menoshift. The blog will cover a wide range of menoshift topics including:
The blog will also feature guests who will share their personal experiences, tips, and advice.
I aim to provide you with plenty of information, resources and support to help you manage the physical, mental, and emotional changes that come with this stage of life.
As you take the next step along your menoshift journey, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are many women out there who are going through similar experiences, and by following this blog, you can find out where to connect with them and find empathy and support. Not only can you gain valuable knowledge about this primarily midlife stage, but you can also find companionship and understanding. Plus, by being part of a community, your transformation journey will become smoother and more enjoyable.
When I was going through my perimenopause, I was in my early thirties, making me one of the younger women to experience this stage of life. I didn’t have the same support and understanding that is available now. This made it difficult to comprehend and explain the array of difficult, sometimes distressing, and seemingly ever-changing symptoms that I was going through. I was living in Shropshire at the time, feeling like I was constantly seeing my local GPs about this symptom and that symptom, trying to get answers and help.
However, no one ever suggested that I could be perimenopausal. I suppose this was because perimenopause is usually expected to start when you’re somewhere in your forties or fifties. I felt misunderstood, both by myself and by others, which made me feel isolated. If only someone had suggested that I was perimenopausal, I could have connected with others going through the same stage of life!
I understand how overwhelming the menoshift transition can be, so I’m here for you. That’s why I’m passionate about creating this blog and connecting with you. I’m thrilled to have you join me on this journey and provide you with the tools, resources and support to make it a pleasant experience. So, be sure to follow the menoshift blog and come along with me as we explore all things perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause! Together, we’ll make the transition smoother, more informed and more enjoyable.