Finally! I’m back on the podcasting scene; this time, it’s a menopausal pod. It’s been a long time coming. So yeah!
There were many hiccups, but I chose to lean into the high-vibrational stuff that was working, and guess what? Everything else worked out. It’s recorded and posted.
My passion for health and wellness was ignited by my grandmother, who was, more or less, our family “bush doctor,” aka medical practitioner. Growing up in a small village meant that doctors weren’t readily accessible. So grannie concocted herbs from the garden of Eden in our yard and got us right.
When perimenopause came knocking at thirty-eight, It didn’t dawn on me that my body had begun priming for menopause. It took some time before I realized what was happening.
But once I did, there was no stopping me from obtaining ways and means to move through this phase as healthily and vibrantly as possible.
That’s when I realized the lack of awareness and education around this rite of passage. Initially, I felt alone. My friends, both my age and older, weren’t saying anything, my family was tightlipped, and my healthcare practitioners didn’t seem to recognize that my body was changing. So yeah. Talk about a silo.
I’m now post-menopausal and determined to thrive and prosper, preferably in a community.
(Peri)menopause has long been shrouded in secrecy, leaving many ashamed and embarrassed about seeking and extending support. This podcast is a space for supporting people experiencing the menopausal phases.
During my twelve-year perimenopausal experience, I learned many valuable lessons, and I’m gonna share them with you.
Let’s (peri)MenoPAUSE and prosper.
In this episode, I share:
- 00:00: A peek into my past
- 10:17: Impetus for The Pause Pod
- 18:00: Early menopause symptoms
- 23:45: Why this podcast & who it’s for
- 25:41: 5 pillars of menopausal care
- 34:42: My POV on 2 big problems related to menopause
- 41:28: Where to find the podcast
Additional Resources For Support:
- Take the Menopause Quiz: Find out if you might be experiencing (peri) menopause
- Menopause blog posts: Various posts that cover symptoms and more
- The symptoms checklist: A list of symptoms you can check
- The menopause question list: A list of questions to ask your healthcare partner
And, oh, reminder/disclaimer. I am by no means a medical professional. I am a teacher. So any information shared on this and future podcasts is my point of view or that of the guests. Consult your primary care partner for advice and treatments for your health and well-being.