This biological stage, marking the end of a woman’s reproductive years, carries more than just physical transitions. As ovaries cease egg production and hormone levels fluctuate, these changes profoundly affect a woman’s mood and overall well-being. Notably, the intertwining of depression and menopause has garnered attention, as many women report heightened emotional disturbances during this phase.
Emotional swings are a normal but annoying manifestation of the menopause transition. Anger can come out of nowhere and blindside you as well as unsuspecting others around you. Thankfully, Maya Flores shares invaluable advice and expert tips to help us manage irritability and anger during menopause. We can navigate menopause mood swings with these effective strategies.
Enjoy Part Ii of Ann Marie’s inspiration and journey.
Why I started Hotflash Inc Part II
I launched the first edition of Hotflash inc in June 2020 and have not looked back. More than 175 issues of the newsletter, a podcast heading to 100 episodes, robust social media, and overall, a community of more than 30,000 women.
When I started perimenopause, there was a dearth of information to help with the menopause journey. So Menopause Goddess Blog was born out of the collective experiences of our core group of goddesses. These days, there is plenty of information, a glut actually, (not all of it helpful) and it can be difficult to sort out what’s relevant. One of my favorite sources is Hotflash Inc, Ann Marie McQueen’s carefully curated repository of wisdom. I asked her to write her story and tell us how she came to start and continue such a helpful, heart-filled space. Her story was too long for one post, so here’s Part I – Part II will be posted next week. Enjoy!
Before I met (virtually) Talia, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a sleep coach. What a perfect idea! Sleep problems are part and parcel of the menopause transition for most women. Reclaiming our sleep can be a lifesaver. Read on for Part Ii of her informative guest blog. Enjoy.
PART II – WORKING WITH A SLEEP COACH TO OVERCOME SLEEP CHALLENGES DURING MENOPAUSE
When people experience sleep challenges, it’s often due to stress, disruptive behaviour or lifestyle habits that have been ingrained over a long period of time and then people get stuck in these negative sleep spirals. It may also be due to medical issues or nutritional or hormonal imbalances. Often it’s a combination of things.
Sleep (or rather no sleep) is a major difficulty in perimenopause and menopause. Sleep coach Talia Shapero shares important information in this guest blog post. Enjoy Part I of II.
PART I: MENOPAUSE AND SLEEP CHALLENGES
Menopause is a significant time of major hormonal, physical and psychological change. As levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decline, this can have a knock-on effect on mood, appetite, energy, sex drive, cognitive and emotional function. And then come the sleep disturbances…
Enjoy this informative guest post from Maya Flores. Gen-Xers, this is important info for you as you approach and enter perimenopause.
Menopause, a natural phase marking the end of a woman’s reproductive years, is often associated with physical changes, but its impact on mental health is equally significant. As the body undergoes hormonal shifts, women may experience many emotions and cognitive changes that can disrupt their overall well-being. Let’s learn all about the impact of hormonal changes on mental health during menopause and explore effective coping mechanisms to navigate this transformative journey.
How important is estrogen for memory across women’s lives? How do ovaries, estrogen and the brain affect each other? To answer these questions, a Canadian study wants to compare cognition in four groups of women: young women with ovaries, young women post ovarian removal, (on hormone therapy or not), and menopausal women. Finally, someone is taking brain fog seriously. The point of the study is to provide information to women considering ovary removal of possible outcomes so an informed decision can be made.
Some of you may have already begun perimenopause, that beginning of the menopause transition where hormones peak and dive like a freaking roller coaster.
5 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Menopause
Hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and brain fog—we must be talking about menopause! These are among the most common symptoms that affect women during this transitional time of life.
Yet that’s far from where the story ends. In fact, there are over 100 symptoms of menopause based on our research