Scream if You Want To Go Faster: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 15)

Aunt Flo. Time of the month. Shark week. Got the painters in.  Code red.  Girl flu.  Leak week.  Call periods whatever you like … I’m over the whole thing. I’ve had enough now.  I just want perimenopause to be over.  It’s not funny any more.

The Invisible Symptoms: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 14)

You can see if she having a hot flush.  Her huffing and puffing along with hand-fanning will give away that she’s feeling a tad warm.  If you are talking to her and she mixes up her words or gets flustered, you will know the meno-fog has descended.  But you’ll have no idea about her other symptoms: the ones that are embarrassing, rarely discussed and have a huge impact on her life and emotions.  And not all of them are ‘downstairs’.

Managing the Menopause and Breaking the Workplace Stigma: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 10)

We aren’t asking for Chris Hemsworth to stand next to our desks waving a fan and gently mopping our sweaty faces (might mention that to my manager, though).  Us women are going through a temporary, natural process and all employers need to do is offer support and make us feel valued.

Making the Menopause a More Positive Experience: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 9)

Maybe we are looking at this phase in our lives from completely the wrong angle. Is it possible to change the way we look at ‘the change’? Is there some middle ground in between blissful ignorance and menopausal guru where we can find a happy balance, embrace ‘the change’ and make menopause a positive experience?

Midlife Motivation and Perimenopausal Pandemonium: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 8)

I slept in until 10am, was in my dressing gown until midday and appear to have lost 2 hours in some kind of fog. I’m exhausted and mourn the loss of energy I used to enjoy and take for granted. My get up and go I had in my 20s and 30s has got up and gone.