Oh girl, I remember it like it was yesterday.
Standing in front of about 200 people in a large auditorium, emceeing our annual teacher recognition luncheon. It was like suddenly I was at the end of a hot yoga class, lip and lower back sweating, hair drenched.
Then woosh! The flow unleased and I could feel it soaking my pants! Well, hello, period! I haven't seen you in months! I started to freak out. I looked at my colleague, Charlotte, and my look must have said it all. Thank goodness, she hopped up to the podium and took over the show. I so mortified I hid in the bathroom for about 30 minutes! (later I found out, no one even noticed) At the time I had no idea that 82% of women experience menopause symptoms and 74% say it has a moderate to severe impact on their work! I thought I was all alone!
Ladies! It's crucial that we normalize the conversation around menopause in the workplace. Hormones going wild? I've got some strategies for you girlfriend!
A few other things to remember; dress in layers because, you know, it could be your personal summer or winter at ANY time and sleep is your friend, get plenty of it (7-9 hours a night).
I'd love to hear from you if you have some favorite tips! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Or do you want more tips and tricks for all things Menopause? Go follow me on my socials, I'm always sharing and don't forget to sign up for my monthly newsletter.
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