OK, If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan, you know "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink". So you get the title of this piece is a little nod to him, but seriously:
Are you noticing heightened senses some days and your like, WTH is going on?! I mean my ringing ears on some days makes me want to scream and I've been caught scratching my butt more than once lately. My legs look like a crocodile and the smell of Irises and Cilantro makes my gag reflex kick in! This is no joke! I had to get rid of my wool sweaters and turtlenecks last year. I could not stand them on my skin!! Well, I've got a little FYI:
These changes are real. During Perimenopause and Menopause our senses are heightened. Yes, there is a physiological reason for all the weirdness right now.
Hormonal changes effect all the senses, tissues are dryer and thinner, making the skin and other parts more sensitive or less sensitive. Busyness has depleted our adrenals and our vagus nerve (connects brain and gut, and effects everything from mood to digestion), so that taco gives you serious heartburn!! So, what's a girl to do?
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your hips? With Pigeon Pose? Do you shoot dagger eyes at your yoga teacher when they mention hip openers or do you say OOO-La-La! Honestly, I have never seen a more polarizing pose than Pigeon. And I must say, I was once a lover, now I'm a "what else could I try?" kinda girl. Interested in how I keep my hips happy? Read on !
We just got back from a weekend away, a long car ride and my ass is killing me, and the front of my thighs, my hip flexors, EEK! Going from sitting to standing right now, I look like I'm 100 years old, not 55! Anybody else?
When we sit for too long, the muscles and the fascia shorten, the glutes turn off and our whole hip package gets thrown outta whack! and let's face it, we are all sitting more than we probably should.
Want a good stretch, without Pigeon Pose? I got you covered with 6 of my faves!
I want to help you THRIVE during your transition through Perimenopause and Menopause!
Right now there are more women in the 40-60 age group than ever! Way to go you gorgeous mid-life divas!! And this beautiful transitional phase of your life brings with it many physical, mental, physiological and emotional changes, and as a life stage, it's not well understood. A Menopause Doula is a non medical professional trained to care for and support a person's physical, emotional and physiological needs. So what does that mean, actually?
Hello 2022 and hello holiday hangover! Girls, I am tired, slightly disoriented today. Not sure where to begin after two weeks in limbo. Sleep schedule off, eating ALL the foods, drinking ALL the drinks, Lot's of Netflix, lots of family. It has literally taken me two hours to start this blog post!! Can you relate? So here is what I have decided....I'm going to embrace the SLOW, the transition back.
Our health depends on it!
We have to stop rushing. During transitions, our nervous system is very fragile. Really, slowing down is crucial for our health, especially during menopause.
Want to know five simple things you can do to slow down, stress less, transition into the new year? I got you!
Registered Yoga Teacher, Menopause Doula, health and wellness explorer, self care expert focused on empowering women over forty with tools for loving the midlife journey