I'm Dixie. 50+ Biology and health educator, qigong practitioner, beauty and wellness founder, empty nester, and all round life lover.

Shifts Happen: Menopause & Career Changes With Trae Bodge

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Women’s feelings about career changes during menopause are complex and multifaceted. While some women embrace the opportunity for personal and professional growth, others may experience anxiety and uncertainty. The physical and emotional challenges of menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue, can impact job performance and confidence.

Some view menopause as a catalyst for reevaluating their goals and seeking new opportunities. They feel empowered and excitement while others who are confronting unique challenges plus societal stigmas, taboos, or age-related biases may feel hesitant to embrace the changes.

In this podcast episode, lifestyle and smart shopping expert Trae Bodge explores the often-overlooked intersection of menopause and career changes. 

Trae shares personal experiences and insights, discussing the challenges of menopausal symptoms, self-care strategies, and the power of “reclaiming who she is” – the person you are and the person you’re becoming.

This episode highlights career transitions during menopause and emphasizes the importance of support networks. Listeners gain valuable insights and inspiration, learning that menopause can be a time of empowerment and self-discovery, offering new opportunities for fulfilling career paths and a fulfilling life. 

Let’s (peri)MenoPause and prosper!

In this episode:

00:00: Preview

01:03: Intro

01:40: The importance/benefits of sleep

03:09: Trae’s transition to a money-saving expert

06:55: An important note about the sleep statistics regarding non-binary and Black women

09:06: Entering perimenopause and the connection to her confidence

11:42: The person responsible for her increased confidence

16:12: The support that allowed her to fly after leaving her beauty business

19:22: Her perimenopausal journey, including challenges and ways she sustains her well-being

25:21: Creating a simple, sustainable lifestyle that allows her to live as healthily as possible

28:50: Her self-care rituals for well-being

33:18: The best parts of menopause

35:52: Stepping into your power and embracing this phase of life

38:17: Advice for those struggling to career choices, changes and pivots during this phase

40:21: Tips on where to get started if you have a biz message to share but feel afraid or intimidated

43:02: Tips for prioritizing recreation and entertainment on a budget

46:22: Fave apps to saving money

48:46: If you were a health reporter and had to produce a piece on menopause, what would that be and why?

51:05: What the future holds for Trae Bodge

54:24: How to stay connected with Trae.

Resources mentioned in this episode:


Paypal Honey

Coupon Cabin

Connect With Trae Bodge:

Truetrae.com (Website)




X (formerly Twitter)



Connect With Me:

Instagram – The Pause Pod

Instagram – Personal






Additional Resources For Support:

Take the Menopause Quiz: Find out if you might be experiencing (peri)menopause

Menopause blog posts: Various posts about the menopausal phase

The symptoms checklist: A checklist with over forty symptoms you can check off

The menopause question list: A list of questions to ask your healthcare partner

Facebook private community: Private Facebook Community. Click the link to Join


I am by no means a medical professional. I am a Licensed and certified Biology/Health teacher/educator and award-winning beauty/wellness founder. Any information shared on this and future podcasts is my point of view or that of the guests. Please consult with your primary care partner for advice and treatments for your health and well-being. Please read the entire disclaimer Here.

I'm a teacher, beauty/wellness founder, and Qigong Instructor. My work exists to support women and people experiencing the menopausal transition on their health and wellness journey. I believe in the sacredness, wholeness, and expansiveness of well-being and the menopausal passage, and I care deeply about teaching and creating experiences and safe spaces that provide support.

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