Hot flushes and night sweats are two of the most common and more visible symptoms of menopause which can start in perimenopause and sometimes last for years if not addressed. Seventy-five per cent of women are affected, so if you’re one of the 75 per cent, or you want to support a woman who is, then read on …
In celebration of World Menopause Day, this Sunday October 18th, here’s a ‘tasty teaser’ of my brand-new monthly column!
Seeing how our Music for the Memory members react to the songs during a singing session is both heartwarming and fascinating. Feelings from the past are often triggered for them and they are more able to express their emotions through singing these familiar songs than at any other time. Singing and music and sometimes even dancing to the songs, can create calm, reduce stress and help them connect with others. It’s a truly beautiful thing to be part of.
We could all say “to hell with self-nurture right now – let’s eat crisps and drink wine”, and that, of course, is an individual’s choice. However, this challenging time will eventually pass and I for one, want to get through it and come out on the other side, along with my family and friends, as mentally and physically healthy as I possibly can be. So for me, self-nurture remains a priority.
The trees in my garden have taken a battering, and I feel the same would happen to me if I ventured outside the front door! I’ve just taken a break from work and made myself some Haldi Doodh (Turmeric Milk).