Good morning everyone!
One of the most biologically frustrating realities of being a woman are the mood changes that come with hormonal fluctuations. I’ve soothed countless friends (and they have comforted me!) through emotional upheavals that felt dire one day, only to seem insignificant the next. The difference in 24 hours? Our monthly cycle.
As we move through life and hit peri-menopause those feelings intensify. They also become random, no longer following a monthly pattern because there is no regularity to your period any more. Relief becomes as elusive and irregular as your cycle. For many women, it can feel like they are losing their minds. Crying one minute and happy the next, it is an extremely challenging time of life that can get in the way of your relationships, your motivation and your outlook.
But fear not—there is so much that you can do to help soothe these feelings, and in today’s video I am going to outline steps you can take to start getting a handle on your emotional wellbeing. Once you understand how diminished estrogen levels affect serotonin levels and it’s impact on mood, you’ll understand how to stabilize your hormones and calm your mind. Whether it’s from PMS, peri-menopause or menopause, there is a lot you can do to find stability.
Stay tuned to the end because In addition to nutritional and lifestyle suggestions, I offer up a practice that can help you navigate the choppy waters of mid-life. Yes, it is true that your hormones are likely making you feel unsteady, but it is also possible that life itself is trying to tell you something about the direction you’re heading. Menopause is a time when many women reassess their path and decide how well it reflects who they are. These thoughts can be uncomfortable because they may disrupt the status quo, making the hormonal mood swings feel more intense. It is important though, to explore those thoughts and feelings so you can better navigate the road ahead. You’ll see what I mean once you’ve watched the video.
Once you’ve tuned in, I’d love to hear from all the ladies out there! Do you find yourself feeling sad and weepy at certain times of the month? Is peri-menopause making you feel crazy? What do you do to stabilize your mood? And for my menopausal sisters out there, what has menopause taught you that has impacted the way you live your life? I’d love to hear your stories!
Wishing you the happiest of Mondays!