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:
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:
Connect With Trae Bodge:
Connect With Me:
Instagram – The Pause Pod
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.