• Menopause

    Menopause Monday – how do you know?

    The trouble with the menopause is that no one talks about it. And if no one talks about it how do you know what it is? Especially if you are younger than 50. Surely you are too young for any of that menopause stuff so you dismiss it as something else and just put up with it. That’s what I was doing, at 40 years old I didn’t feel confident talking to people about it. I worried that if I talked to friends about it they would they think I thought they were older than they were! Then I saw Meg Matthews talk on Loose Women about her experiences. She…

  • Menopause

    Menopause Monday – and so it begins

    I’m 40, only for a few weeks, but I’m hanging on to that zero for as long as I can! I starting thinking about the menopause about 6 months ago. I was changing and it wasn’t just the whole hitting 40 thing, my body was changing. It took a shift in my mid 30s, I couldn’t keep the weight off as easier as before, my hair was getting very grey and I was very angry and stressed. Going back on the pill helped with the last two, but the others I had to take into my own hands. After all the excitement of celebrating being 40, (and I really did…

  • Life is a journey

    Mindset is everything

    Over Easter we watched the Masters golf tournament, eagerly following the return of Tiger Woods. This isn’t a golf post, so keep reading even if you weren’t. This was his first Masters in 3 years, since everything went wrong for him. He could have come into the tournament full of enthusiasm and glad to be back. Full of smiles and enjoying his passion. But he didn’t. His body language was screaming I don’t want to be here. I am uncomfortable. I feel the pressure. And what happened? He bombed. His game was off, he made loads of mistakes. His body language got worse, shoulders hunched as he walked the fairway.…

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