On average, women spend $20,000 trying to solve their menopause problems.
It starts when we notice the changes in our body and then we ask things like...
"Why do I feel the way I am?"
"Why do I hurt the way I am?"
"Why do I think the way I do?"
And since there just isn't a lot of information out there on how to manage the symptoms of menopause, it can get overwhelming.
For me, as menopause approached, I had what I like to call an existential crisis (where I went from an atheist to a spiritualist). I was like, "Well, what's my legacy going to be? And how am I going to help people?"
During that time I was still a surgeon, and it's not like I didn't have a high-impact job.
It isn't like I didn't save lives for a living...
But I just didn't find that challenging or fulfilling anymore.
There comes a point in our lives where we do something for so long and we train for years...
And then it just stops being challenging.
In my case, I needed a new challenge—all while I was thinking, "What is going on?" because menopause hit me.
One of my questions during that time was, "Why can't I find any help?"
And that's how we've got the Menopause Movement now, helping as many women as we can to discover that suffering is optional.
Through the MENO-Mastery Academy, women in menopause can join a community of women who are choosing to feel like themselves again.
These women (we call them MENO-Mates) are looking at life differently, and changing their perspective to understand that we have a lot of power in our life.
And they do this one small action at a time.
It's amazing when they share that the experience opens up possibilities that they themselves never even think of.
If you're experiencing hot flashes, mood, swings, headaches, and all the other symptoms of menopause, and you're looking into becoming a part of this community, your questions will be answered in today's third episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast.
Tammy Lemesurier shares her MENO-Mate journey and how the MENO-Mastery Academy was a real eye-opener for her as she started to feel better one day at a time.
She's a regional executive chef nutritionist, mom to two and a death doula.
During the podcast we discussed what her life was like before she joined in the BETA course: Understanding Your Hormones and Managing Your Menopause, the MENO-Mastery Academy, and became a MENO-Mate PLUS:
- The importance of community in menopause and in life
- Tammy's biggest Aha as a MENO-Mate
- How stacking small changes can lead to what feels like a huge change
- Tammy's relationship with grief and loss and how the MENO-Mate way of thinking helped her to reframe it
- The importance of visualization in life
And stay to the end to find out what a death doula is. How it works, how she works as a death doula and why it's so important to her.