Chapter One: Redefining "The Change"
Imagine hovering at the edge of a lake. You know the water is going to be cold, but you ease in (or maybe you plunge in headfirst!). At first it's unbearable, but as you work your muscles, the discomfort goes away and you enjoy the swim. For many women, menopause is like this. The transition can be difficult and there may be apprehension, but when all is said and done, it's not as bad as expected. They may even walk away feeling invigorated and full of life.
Millions of women worldwide report the years after menopause as a time of increased confidence and feelings of empowerment. As Margaret...
Throughout life we are faced with many pathways. It is the paths we choose that affect how we live and the way we feel. Some women see midlife as a crossroads -- a time of change and potential. This can be a truly exhilarating time for women who embrace possibilities and maintain their health. It can be a time of profound growth and creative endeavor -- a time to strengthen social bonds and tap into inner wisdom.
The menopause transition is a unique experience for each woman. Many women cruise through it with few problems. But the transition can throw up some real physiological "speed bumps." The erratic nature of...