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Embracing the Menopause rest

As a proud GenX’er, I never thought that menopause would become such a significant part of my life. It felt like a distant event that only happened to older women no I’m one. Little did I know that this transformative phase would knock on my door sooner than I anticipated. But I’ve come to realize that menopause isn’t a death sentence; instead, it’s a chance to shed my old skin and embrace a new beginning.

They say that cells regenerate every seven years, constantly renewing and building to replace damaged ones. In a way, menopause is like a reset button for our bodies, urging us to become better versions of ourselves. It’s a time to be accountable and listen to our body’s wants and needs.

Until recently, many of us, including myself, were unaware of what menopause truly entailed. We associated it with night sweats, fatigue, and dryness, but there’s so much more to it. After delving into extensive research, I came face to face with the true cause and effects of menopause, and it was eye-opening. It could make us feel less than ourselves if we don’t understand it and care for ourselves properly.

Sadly, menopause was never up for discussion in the generation before us. Just like puberty and sexual health were hush-hush topics back in the day, menopause remained hidden in the shadows. But it’s time to change that. Knowledge is power, and the more we understand about our bodies, the better we can navigate through this journey called menopause.

Interestingly, men experience their own version of menopause called Andropause, which is barely talked about as well. It’s essential to recognize that they too face some of the symptoms that women go through. So, ladies, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in this transformative journey.

One of the most common concerns my clients bring up is their sexual health and confidence during menopause. It’s perfectly normal to feel apprehensive and unsure during this period of change. But remember, confidence is a state of mind, and we must not compare our journey to anyone else’s.

Throughout this personal odyssey of menopause, I’ve learned to prioritize my sexual health. It’s vital to have open conversations with your partner and healthcare provider to address any concerns or issues. I discovered that there are numerous resources and solutions available to enhance sexual wellness during this time. From hormonal therapies to lubricants and more, there’s a myriad of options to explore.

Equally important is embracing the changes happening in our bodies and learning to love ourselves throughout the process. Menopause is not a sign of decline but a gateway to self-discovery and growth. By nurturing our bodies with healthy habits, exercise, and self-care, we can make this journey smoother and more empowering.

So, to all my fellow GenX’ers embarking on the menopausal journey, I say this: Embrace it with an open heart and a curious mind. Take the time to understand what your body needs and honor it with compassion. Seek support from those who have walked this path before you, and don’t be afraid to share your experiences with others.

Menopause is a personal story, unique to each one of us. Let’s break the silence and shatter the taboos surrounding this transformative phase. By doing so, we empower ourselves and future generations of women to approach menopause with grace, confidence, and a sense of adventure. Embrace the menopausal reset, for it holds the key to unleashing your full potential and living life to the fullest.

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The story I would tell my younger self about intimacy.

Let me tell you a story about my younger self and my odd ways of thinking about love and relationships. (Like most women who confuse sex and love).

Back in the day, I used to think that my Vagina was some sort of magical bargaining tool that I could use to keep my partners engaged. Yeah, you heard me right, I thought that if I gave them what they wanted in the bedroom, they would stick around forever.

Wrong! No matter how much I tried to please them, they always found a way to cheat on me. And that’s when I realized that my idea of love was completely screwed up.

I thought that love was all about sex, but it wasn’t. Love was about understanding who you are and what your heart truly desires in a relationship. It’s not about manipulating your partner or trying to keep them interested by using your body.

Looking back, I can’t help but laugh at myself. I was so naive and clueless about what real love was all about. But hey, we all make mistakes, right? It’s a part of life and growing up.

Now I know that true connection comes from being honest and open with your partner. It’s about sharing your thoughts, feelings, and dreams with them. It’s about respecting each other’s boundaries and needs, and not trying to change them to fit your own desires.

So, if you’re out there thinking that sex is the key to a successful relationship, think again! Love is so much more than that. It’s about building a strong emotional bond with your partner, and that takes time, effort, and a lot of heart.

My advice to you is this: be true to yourself and what you want in a relationship. Don’t use your body as a bargaining tool, because that’s not love, that’s manipulation. Instead, focus on building a deep connection with your partner, based on honesty, trust, and mutual respect. And who knows, maybe you’ll find the true love you’ve been searching for all along!

I’m speaking to Women of all ages!