December 2021

Menopausal Hotties - Ho ho ho, ‘tis the season to be jolly…

The hottest topic in town: Menopausal Hotties...

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Ho ho ho, ‘tis the season to be jolly…

Or are you feeling (g)old, frankincensed, and ‘meh’?!?

As a hottie these days it may feel more of an uphill struggle than before we embarked on this peri/menopausal journey. Not that we have suddenly turned into bah humbug gremlins, but we may struggle to find the sparkle and wonder where our joie de vivre is hiding.

Are you feeling bewildered, a little lost, or simply just ‘not yourself’? Well you're not alone hotties, as more and more women are speaking out about their experiences and its occasional/frequent (delete as applicable) negative impact on mind, body and spirit.

It’s widely reported that peri/menopausal women report feelings of sadness, anxiety, loss of confidence, or even fear of losing one’s mind.

With brain fog, lack of concentration, hot flushes, night sweats, weight changes, shape shifting, mood swings, aches and pains to name a few, it’s no wonder we feel a little out of sorts.

Well while I’m sad to say - and I hope I don’t spoil Christmas for you, but Santa Claus is not real - there is no fairy godmother who is going to grant our wishes (ohhh now that definitely sounds bah humbug), however, there are a lot of gifts which we can gift each other and ourselves.

The best gifts are knowledge, understanding, acceptance, time, non-judgement, support and kindness. It’s not our fault hotties, we are a’changing, we are evolving, and change can be difficult, although without it nothing would grow.

The drop in our female hormones - estrogen being one of the main culprits and which governs how our minds and bodies function, along with whatever symptoms we may (or may not) experience.

It’s an individual journey, but as we like to remind and reassure you, you are not alone and there is help out there: medical, psychological, educational, natural and physical.

Hotties you are beautiful in all of your glorious, multi-faceted changing forms and it’s not just for a season, it’s for life. We aren’t just the wrapping paper, we ARE the precious gift.

Let’s get those jingle bells out and ding-a-ling-a-ling, singing out loud and proud, and make our hotness felt! With the increased awareness of this stage of our lives, there has been a welcome rise in menopausal support groups, both online and off, with meet-ups of Facebook and other social media communities, and menopause-specific yoga and general wellbeing workshops.

Hell yes there are even specific skin care cosmetics especially for us. Now let’s click our red Dorothy heels and say out loud “there’s no place like home” and forget about the yellow brick road.

It’s ok to love your ever-changing self. While it may be cold outside and we let it snow, one thing we know for sure is that we will always bring the fire with our hotness. So shine hottie shine like the brightest star guiding the way for all to follow.

Julie x

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