The more I reflect on what has been occurring for me psychologically over the last two years of perimenopause, the more I consider it as a journey.
As we enter perimenopause, I feel that we go on a journey and like all great journeys, we don’t know what’s ahead. We have to be respectful of our journey, because transformation occurs throughout this time. Turbulence and road blocks will appear which may need support, our old identity is leaving us, which can leave us vulnerable. However, keep in mind that this is a natural part of women’s lifespan, leading to great personal change as we emerge post menopause.
Even at times when we are confused, and don’t know what is happening to us we need to trust this journey (we are not going mad!). There is huge learning and discovery along the way, the key is to slow down and listen to ourselves. Women have immense power within to know what is best for them on this journey. Self -care, kindness, reflection, and some time alone will all help us along this journey. Ask for help if you need it.
Sharing our stories can be very powerful.I will be facilitating the next Midlife Women Rock cafe on the first tuesday of November from 10am-12 at Waterford Health Park,all welcome.