HWAMPodcasts – Series Two, Episode Two

Helen Ford, Nutritional Therapist – we chat about what drives her deep desire to help others, and the importance of nutrition for women at menopause and beyond.

HWAMPodcasts – Series Two, Episode One

Lavinia Winch, Ambassador for the Yes Yes Company Ltd – we have a relaxed but important discussion around intimate health.

2021 HWAMPodcasts: Series One, Episode Four – In this final episode of this first series, Jane chats with Chrissie, who shares her challenging menopause journey with us – openly and passionately.

Chrissie talks us through the shock of being plunged into menopause literally overnight at the age of 33! How difficult birth led to emergency surgery, unable to have more children, years of pain, endometriosis, and then the discovery of something even more sinister. She talks passionately about her journey, the physical and psychological symptoms she suffered, and then finally after much heartache and through her own determination to feel well again, how she was eventually supported. Chrissie’s story is fascinating to listen to. We’ve come a long way in supporting women at menopause, but we also know that there is still some way to go.

2021 HWAMPodcasts: Series One, Episode Three – Jane chats with Deb Winchester, business woman, fitness instructor and founder of Omni Yoga & Mindfulness

In my third and penultimate episode of this first series of HWAMPodcasts, I am delighted to be chatting with Deb Winchester. Deb talks to to us about her induced menopause – saying that having to cope with that and the extreme hot flushes she experienced, was more shocking in a way than the diagnosis of breast cancer.
She felt so alone.
Deb talks about having massive hot flushes during business meetings and how she felt less worthy, less professional, and unable to explain what she was going through. She didn’t want to be that person in the room, dripping or fanning themselves. It has taken her some time to accept that this menopause is part of who she is now and that maybe she has more to offer to others because of this.
Deb shares some uplifting strategies that work for her, that we can all try. She is passionate about women’s health and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.
This podcast is both informative and uplifting.
Listen to Deb here, on HWAMPodcasts and contact her via her website below to find out more about her online Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes, and her mindfulness and coaching sessions.


2021 HWAMPodcasts: Series One, Episode Two – Jane chats with Liz Bewley, reflexologist and ceramicist …

In this episode, Jane chats with Liz Bewley – reflexologist and ceramicist. Liz talks about becoming a mother at the age of 15 and how that shaped her life in many wonderful ways. After finishing O levels and settling in to a new routine, Liz took a crash course in office skills which eventually led to a successful first career in financial services. Then after being made redundant some years later, a chance meeting with a neighbour during a flood, inspired Liz to retrain as a reflexologist. Liz talks to us about reflexology and the impact it can have on our wellbeing, about Zone Face Lifts (which sounds incredible by the way!), and about her other passion for clay – which started out as a hobby, but is now a flourishing ceramics business!


2021 HWAMPodcasts: Series One, Episode One – Jane chats with Paula Stevens, nurse and yoga teacher …

In this first series of the HWAM Podcasts, Jane chats with Paula Stevens. Paula talks about what drew her to nursing. She goes on to tell Jane how she supports menopausal women through her role as a nurse in pre-assessment, having had menopause training with the British Menopause Society. With a passion for yoga, Paula explains its benefits and how she applies her knowledge and training to her nursing career. Finally, Paula talks specifically about how yoga can support women at menopause, supporting both physical and psychological symptoms. We end with Paula talking Jane through a simple cooling pose, aimed at alleviating hot flushes.

Menopause the burning issue – the launch!

I chat with Stuart Baillie, Editor in Chief, Hastings in Focus

World Menopause Day, Sunday 18th October 2020

Have you been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?  We get it.  The Daisy Network.

An HWAM recording for World Menopause Day, raising awareness of POI, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, sometimes known as Premature Menopause.

by Jane Midwinter
An HWAM podcast: World Menopause Day – POI

The Daisy Network is a charity dedicated to providing information and support to women diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), also known as Premature Menopause.

Visit Henpicked for further information, resources and support or visit the ‘Factsheets & Helpful links‘ page on this website.

Lin’s Story

Lin shared her story with me back in September 2018, but it’s just as inspiring and relevant today as it was then. It’s a 35 minute listen, so perfect for popping on to listen to whilst pottering, walking or exercising, or just take some time and put your feet up and enjoy hearing Lin’s story …

by Jane Midwinter

Lin talks about living in the South of France where she runs bed and breakfast accommodation and holiday cottages near Carcassonne, Mirepoix & Limoux. She told me about her life there, and her work as a Macmillan nurse, what was in place for women at menopause where she worked and about having breast cancer.

For information on any subject raised by Lin, please visit my ‘Factsheets & Helpful Links‘ page, Macmillan Cancer Support, and/or Cancer Research UK.

You can also visit Lin and her husband’s website at Chez Dyna here: www.chezdyna.com

Helen’s Story

Helen shared her story of running her own business as a hairdresser, supporting customers when they had hot flushes, HRT and going through a time where she felt invisible …

Please visit ‘Factsheets & Helpful Links’ for up to date information on HRT.

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