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

A Transformative Approach to Nourishing Your Whole Life With Michelle Dwyer

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In this episode of The Pause Pod, I chat with Michelle Dwyer, a holistic health coach and certified nutrition consultant, about her journey into health coaching and her personal experiences with perimenopause.

Michelle discusses the importance of considering the whole person for health and well-being, including routines and habits that support a holistic lifestyle.

She shares her own health challenges and how she overcame them by working with a holistic practitioner and making dietary changes.

The episode also covers stress, particularly during perimenopause and menopause, the significance of small self-care practices, and the need for workplace accommodations for menopausal employees.

Michelle also offers resources for whole life nourishment and emphasizes the importance of community support during this life stage.

For more, take a pause. Get cozy, and join us in The Pause Pod. Let’s Perimenopause and Prosper!

In this episode:

00:00:00: Episode Trailer

00:00:24: Intro

00:01:07: Introduction to Michelle Dwyer

00:02:14: Michelle’s Journey to Health Coaching

00:05:17: Healing Journey and Holistic Approach

00:08:31: Impact of Nutrition on Health

00:10:30: Perimenopause and Personal Journey

00:13:22: Empowerment and Knowledge in Menopause

00:16:02: Whole Life Nourishment Concept

00:18:06: Blue Zones and Longevity

00:21:29: Understanding stress and its impact on women in perimenopause and menopause

00:22:01: The physiological effects of cortisol and its impact on the body

00:23:06: Manifestation of stress-related symptoms in perimenopause and menopause

00:25:14: Approaches to managing stress and cortisol dysregulation

00:27:38: Recognizing the impact of stress on overall health

00:28:43: The importance of not feeling stressed about stress

00:29:34: Understanding cortisol dysregulation and its effects

00:31:22: Breaking the cycle of stress and overwhelm

00:32:33: Prioritizing self-care and honoring the body’s needs

00:37:28: Strategies for bringing calm and ease into daily life

00:40:32: Micro Moments

00:43:07: Self-Care and Stress Management

00:50:52: Holistic Health and Mindset

00:54:42: Her Self-Care Rituals

00:58:43: Workplace Policies for Menopausal Employees

01:03:53: Amplifying Impact

01:04:16: Global Impact of Menopause

01:04:53: Conclusion and Gratitude

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Additional Resources For Support:

Join The Menopause Lab: A six-week course for people experiencing menopause

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

The Pause Pod FB 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.

I'm Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

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