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Would You Delay the Menopause If You Could? With Dr Lisa Holland [PODCAST #27]

Nov 29, 2019

A few days ago, I read an article featuring a 39-year-old woman who had part of an ovary removed so that she could delay the menopause and perhaps even have a baby when the time was right for her.

As a trusted women’s health coach who helps guide women through this challenging time, I couldn’t help but become a little introspective.

Would I delay the menopause if I could?

It’s such an interesting topic.

So when I sat down to record this podcast with Dr Lisa Holland, women’s health advocate, life coach, certified yoga therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy and spirit-led entrepreneur, we couldn’t help but discuss what we thought about the topic. As I’m sure you’ll agree, we came to come very interesting conclusions.

But we didn’t stop there. As with all great conversations, we moved through various topics such as what it means to be a woman in the 21st century, how our bodies aren’t what make us female, what meditation is really...

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Will You Feel Fulfilled in 2029?

Nov 16, 2019

Can you believe that it’s almost the end of the year once again and that we’re about to enter a new decade?

When I look back to how life was at the end of 2009, things seemed so very different compared with how they are now, don’t you agree?

I’d just graduated from university and Nicole had just started her own uni life. I was single, looking for a new job and life was good. I had lots of friends around me, I felt happy and optimistic and perimenopause wasn’t even on my radar.

I don’t think I even noticed that we were moving into a new decade, did you?

But the ten years since then have taken me on a very different journey than the one that I would have expected.

I faced a debilitating illness which turned my life upside down. My path back towards optimal health lead me into the work I do now. I had to say goodbye to my dad and also care for my ageing mother through the various ups and downs.

It has been a decade of happiness, fulfilment and joy....

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#26: Why Posture Does Matter with Kathryn Peden  [PODCAST]

Nov 02, 2019

When you hear the word ‘posture’, what comes to mind?

  • Maybe you instantly think of a teacher at school telling you to sit up straight and pull your shoulders back.
  • Perhaps you were made to walk whilst doing your best to balance a book on your head.
  • What about those teenagers who sit slouched over their tablets and other devices for hours?

If any of these thoughts came into your head, you might be surprised to know that good posture isn’t just about being polite and elegant. Not is it just kids who need to be mindful of their posture.

It’s us adults too. Most of us have bad habits that we’ve been carrying with us for years.

We sit for much longer than we did when we were kids, and much longer than the generations before us. We slouch when we read a book. We slouch when we sit watching the telly in the evening. We aren’t as physically active as our bodies need us to be, and then we find ourselves becoming less mobile and suffering from various...

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Do We Need to Use Lubrication When We’re Over 40? 

Oct 18, 2019

This week I was chatting to a female novelist who's in the process of writing a novel about women over 40. It’s going to be quite saucy by the sounds of it!

We got onto the topic of sex and how we only seem to hear stories of women who have lost their libido, that are struggling with dryness and have given up on connecting with another human being that way.

We never get to hear about those women who are thriving post-menopause and enjoying intermittency unashamedly.

Yet there’s absolutely no reason why your sex drive has to decline, why you have to feel dryer ‘down there’ or why sex has to feel more uncomfortable once you hit 40.

Learn how to support your body naturally and you can continue to enjoy your sex life for many years to come.

Today I’d like to explain a bit more about what’s going on in your body once you hit the perimenopause, explain what can make any problems worse and give you some quick solutions that can help.

What is the...

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Is it Possible to Reverse the Ageing Process? 

Oct 04, 2019

One of the biggest struggles we face when it comes to the perimenopause or menopause years isn’t what fun and games our hormones are having with our period, our sex drives or our mood.

It’s how old we feel.

We look in the mirror and we start to notice more grey hair appearing at our temples. We see more creases appearing at the corners of our eyes. We feel more tired, our aches and pains can flare up and we often just don’t feel like we used to.

Combined with psychological burden we face when we’re coming to terms with the idea that we are transitioning to a new era in our lives, we can sometimes feel like we’re ‘over the hill’, ‘old’ or simply ‘past it’.

But whilst we can’t undo our menopause, there’s evidence to suggest that we could slow down the entire ageing process so we can feel stronger, happier and healthier for many years to come.

Today I’d like to talk about what longevity means and share...

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Why You’re Never Too Old for Anything! [SUCCESS STORY]

Sep 22, 2019

You could say that I know more than my fair share when it comes to the ageing process and how it can affect us women.

During the many years that  I’ve spent as a women’s health coach and hypnotherapist, I’ve seen the many ways that the years can eventually take their toll on our bodies and minds if we allow them.

I’ve seen everything from alcohol problems and issues with food, hormones that are out of whack, chronic stress that pushes ladies to the brink, menopausal symptoms that make women wonder what they’ve done so wrong to deserve it, declining libidos, wrinkles, grey hair and excess body hair where we definitely don’t want it to be.

As I always like to emphasize with my clients, none of these things are, ‘just part of the ageing process’ or something you, ‘just need to deal with’, even though we often think that they are.

But what I hate the most isn’t the fact that women believe that they need to suffer...

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#25: How Being Sober Can Enrich Your Life at Midlife with Lori Massicot [PODCAST]

Sep 06, 2019

There’s nothing like coming home from a long hard day at work and pouring yourself a glass of wine, is there?

You slip off your shoes, relax back on your sofa and feel the worries of the world slip away with every sip.

Before you know it, that glass becomes empty so you reach out and pour yourself just one more small glass. “It won’t make much of a difference,” you tell yourself. “Besides, I deserve it.”

Before you realise, drinking that glass of wine becomes your salvation.

You can’t get through a week or weekend without having a drink. It gives you courage, helps you feel braver and more confident. Helps you relax. It’s not like you’re an alcoholic, is it?

But as this week’s podcast guest and health coach Lori Massicot discovered, ‘just’ a glass of wine or two can spiral into a problem that feels easy to hide from the world but can be just as problematic as becoming a stereotypical alcoholic.

We sit down...

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How to Tell the Difference Between an Underactive Thyroid and Menopause

Aug 23, 2019

Did you know that there’s a strong connection between our female sex hormones and our thyroid health, especially when we are approaching menopause?

It’s no coincidence that those same years we start noticing symptoms of menopause is also the time when our thyroid glands seem to play up and most diagnoses of hyper- and hypothyroidism are made.

Our hormones play an intricate game with each other and the rest of our bodies. They need to be in perfect balance at all times for us to feel like our most happy and vibrant selves.;

As we approach the years of the perimenopause, our bodies start to wind down the production of those female sex hormones like oestrogen and progesterone which have given us our female characteristics, helped us to bear children and give us our periods.

We start noticing those tell-tale symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, low energy, low sex drive, brain fog and weight gain.

If that wasn’t enough, this shift can also affect the quantity...

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You Want Relief from Your Menopause Symptoms But It’s So Confusing. Here’s What You Should Do

Aug 12, 2019

When you’re struggling with your menopause symptoms, it can be incredibly hard to know where to turn for reliable advice.

Different websites often provide conflicting information, it often feels like you need to sacrifice all those pleasures in life and it’s all so confusing and overwhelming.

One source might tell you that HRT is the best solution, whereas another suggests bioidentical hormones and yet another tells you that they’re all a terrible idea.

One might offer you antidepressants, blood pressure medication or even put you on the pill. Others tell you to exercise regularly, avoid spicy food, caffeine and alcohol, quit smoking, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, practice yoga and Tai Chi, boost your calcium intake, and even consider taking one of the many supplements or herbs that are available...

Phew! No wonder we’re confused. There are too many choices and it feels overwhelming, right?

But you know me. I like to be frank, honest and give you...

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#24: How to Improve Your Memory with Jordan Harry [PODCAST]

Jul 26, 2019

We’re constantly getting told that our memory will start to decline as we get older and that, like our parents and grandparents, we could find ourselves in the grip of age-related memory loss, dementia and even Alzheimer’s Disease.

But this needn’t be the case.

You can strengthen your brain powers, improve your memory and ever forget a name again no matter what your age or current memory skills.

This week’s podcast guest, international public speaker and memory expert Jordan Harry is here to tell you how.

Listen in as he shares his own struggles with learning as a child, and shows us many many tricks that can help you do everything from learn a foreign language, learn more effectively, retain information more easily and even sleep better.

Listen to this episode to find out…

  • Why it’s so important to get great quality sleep and how you can sleep better.
  • The surprising and unsurprising reasons why we forget so many things.
  • Why imagination +...
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