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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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7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Stress Levels and Rebalance Your Hormones

Jul 12, 2019

Have you ever found yourself faced with something frightening and felt your heart race, your palms go sweaty, your breathing speed up, and your entire body get tense or shaky?

That’s exactly what happened to a friend of mine one day when she was running in her local park on a lovely summer’s day.

There she was, enjoying the freedom of being out in nature, feeling that gentle breeze blow through in her hair as her feet flew over the ground. She was running at a comfortable pace and the world felt great.

Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a deer came charging straight towards her.

Reacting instantly, she picked up her speed  and ran like the clappers to get herself to safety. Her heart was pounding hard in her chest and she couldn't think about anything else apart from escaping that deer until she finally found safety.

What happened to my friend is called the ‘fight or flight’ response which helps us to face stressful situations and either rise to the...

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Why Being Busy All The Time is Making You Sick (& What You Can Do About It) 

Jun 28, 2019

If they gave out awards for being superwoman, they’d surely go to you.

For all those extra hours you put in at your workplace, particularly when you were feeling less than great, but showed up and keep pushing on anyway.

For showing up at your child’s school governors meetings or community voluntary group that seemed like a good idea when you signed up but now just drains your time and energy.

For being there 100% when your children, friends, partner and ageing parents need you.

For doing the weekly shopping, cleaning the house, delivering a few gourmet meals, and somehow finding time to fit in a few gym sessions, run a 5k race just for the fun of it and been a sex kitten too...

Gosh, no wonder we feel exhausted by the time we get to menopause.

The problem is, in our modern culture, we’re rewarded with a badge of honour for being busy women and somehow juggling all these different roles and demands.

But we’re leading ourselves on a path closer to stress and...

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#23: How to Say No [PODCAST]

Jun 14, 2019

Most of us find it very hard to say ‘No.’ It often doesn’t sit well with us. It can feel negative. It can feel aggressive.

And besides, as women we want to be providing the best support possible to those around us. This includes family, friends, loved ones and even strangers in need.

However, unless we can say this magic word, we can find ourselves exhausted and overwhelmed with the demands of others. We spend so much time running around after other people that we just don’t have time for ourselves.

Or we’re so ambitious and driven, that we find ourselves taking on far more than we can handle, just so we can achieve our goals.

So for the sake of our long-term health and happiness, it’s important that we learn to say no in a positive and loving way so we can take better care of ourselves.

In this week’s podcast, Kathryn shares more on how we can tweak our lives by making space for ourselves and learning how to say no.

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What is Holding Space for Someone (and Why It Matters)

Jun 07, 2019

Holding space for someone, or someone holding space for you is the way we deepen our relationships and feel valued and loved as part of a community.

It’s a willingness to sit with a person, be present and listen with your heart as another person shares their journey, no matter how hard it might be.

It’s unconditional support.

It’s listening mindfully without trying to fix anything, without judgement and without trying to shape the outcome. It’s being there when someone needs you the most.

But sadly, in our modern world, we don’t live in the same kind of communities that we used to. We don’t have the chance to hold space for others or share our own deepest thoughts, feelings and emotions because we’re too busy getting on with the rest of our lives.

We don’t sit and talk as often as we should. We don’t listen. We struggle to be ‘present’.

Today I’d like to talk to you about the value of holding space for someone...

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