Are you taking advantage of the good weather and staying at home this bank holiday weekend, or have you booked a last-minute train/plane/car somewhere to get away from it all? Or are you planning an Indian Summer break somewhere on your own?
There’s no doubt about it, menopause is a time of change which can bring some unwanted challenges for most women. It is also, however, a time of great opportunity.
Many women find their late forties and fifties a challenging time of life. This may be due to the huge changes that take place during menopause, but also because this can be a time when children are leaving home, elderly parents might need care and support and perhaps our energy levels and feeling of wellbeing are just beginning to decline.
For many of us, self-doubt can ambush our thoughts at any time and this manifested itself in me at the same time as leaving headship to care for my husband through his illness.
As women get older we produce less oestrogen and therefore release fewer eggs, and this happens slowly over time, this period of slowing down, which can take several years, is called the peri-menopause …