13 results for tag: peri-menopause


The Map For The Menopause

Menopause, with all it's disturbingly foggy symptoms, is a time you can feel like the carpet's been pulled from under your feet and you are totally lost. It really only starts to make sense when you discover that menopause is a transition, a liminal time when you are turning into a rooting-tooting, bad-ass, mighty powerful wise woman!   I present to you the map for the menopause the five phases that you will go through to get through to the promised land of renewed energy and focus.   Not yet peri-menopausal? You need to read this too! These five phases are also present every month during your bleed-time and are a rehearsal for ...

Womb Love

Do you feel disempowered or that experiences from the past are stopping you from moving forward? And what about the feminine? Is there something about it that just makes you feel weird?   Womb Love is a unique practice that will bring you in touch with your womb, inviting healing for past sexual and emotional trauma and bring you into your power. Combining Womb yoga Visualisation Self-care abdominal massage Breathing practices you can relax and deeply let go, safely releasing what no longer serves you and embracing your essential nature. Is essence, bringing you home to yourself. Womb Love is a bespoke tailored session ...

The secret to surviving menopause

I often ask myself, "Am I going mad?" As the brain fog rolls in and my energy drastically dips. But then I remember the secret to surviving menopause and feel that yes, "I am going mad, but in a good way!" But it's not madness that's dogging me, it's the process of transition that's causing the chaos. Menopause is a time of transformation, we are preparing to give birth to ourselves and as any mother knows, giving birth can be an intense process! There are so many beliefs about myself, identities and ways of being that must be let go of if I am to travel safely to the other side. It's like being pregnant and giving birth to yourself, except it ...

You know you’re peri-menopausal when…

My 40's were the most amazing decade; I had  a second child, I found my calling in my work and I really started to step into my power. Little did I know that these are the rewards of perimenopause (except the baby, that was just good fortune). Aging is not popular in our society and most especially aging women and because nobody talks about this stuff, most women aren't even aware that they're in perimenopause. Here are 20 ways that you know perimenopause is working its magic.

23 Ways Menstruality Will Rock Your World

In its simplest form menstruality is the process of tracking your energy and feelings as you go through your menstrual cycle each month. Just the process of mindful observation can create amazing change. I'm just back from a 5-day immersion at the Women's Quest Apprenticeship where we've been delving deep into the process of cycle awareness, it was quite a process for a non-cycling woman! While I'm digesting my experiences, I thought I'd share these 23 ways that menstruality will rock your world.     You'll be your own guru No need to pay someone to tell you what to do, your body tells you what you need to heal.   Auto...

How often should I have a massage?

I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.   Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.    If you're well-resourced What does that mean? Here are some of the goodies you might be lucky enough to have ...

The Self-Care Massage You Could Be Giving Yourself Every Day … But Aren’t

I am delighted that Mind Body Green decided to publish my article about the self-care massage this weekend; it has introduced 1,000's of women to the practice. A revolution in kindness and self-care! As Leora says; "Every woman should be able to experience this amazing practice!" You can check out the article on the Mind Body Green website and if you have experienced the benefits yourself, why not add your voice in the comments?

What are Love Your Belly workshops for exactly?

Here are Leora and I spilling the beans on what happens in our Love Your Belly workshops.

Download a Free Cycle Chart

You can now download a free cycle chart for you to learn your unique rhythm and develop your own self-care. It's designed to be suitable for women at all stages of life, with 32 spaces to accommodate the fluctuations of peri-menopause and cycle irregularities. So where ever you are in your journey, you can be the expert on you. Download your chart here Once you've downloaded the free cycle chart, print off a few copies and note the day you started your period on day 1. Add in the dates, I like to add the days of the week too, but it's not essential. Count forward until you get to today and note down the predominant emotion/feeling. There are more ...

Best Blogs of 2014

In this slightly weird time between Christmas and New Year, I have been reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2015. It has been an amazing year for me, I have been on a training-bender and have been very lucky to have learnt from some great teachers - Fertility massage therapy with Clare Blake Well Mother, pregnancy massage retreat with Suzanne Yates Menopause; unveiling the hidden power with Alexandra Pope Womb Yoga training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli   You can see the full list of my yummy adventures here but all this has had a nourishing affect for my clients too! I have seen the healing affects of the abdominal ...