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The Heat of Emerging Wisdom

Consider yourself forewarned: this blog entry is just for women!  And more specifically – for women over 45.  If you’ve ever had a hot flash, a mood swing, a sleepless night, or all of the above at the same time, you probably know where this is heading!  Yep, that’s right – it’s time to talk turkey about menopause.

Some women get lucky and hardly experience any symptoms during the change of menopause, but most of us have been blessed with multiple physical and emotional symptoms.  What we don’t hear much about, however, is that this is also the time of one’s emerging wisdom-self.

I once described my peri-menopausal years like that of a jigsaw puzzle thrown up in the air with each piece slowly landing in a new, unfamiliar place.  In other words: lots of scary change, confusion, and a sense of loss of self-control. The good news is that when you finally reach the completion of that cycle and move into full menopause, you experience a renewed sense of self-expression, expanding perception, and powerful magnetic energy! 

Dr. Christine Northrop aptly calls this The Wisdom of Menopause, in her classic book by the same name, for all women going through these changes.  She speaks directly to this emerging wisdom and has empowered millions of women who might have otherwise struggled profoundly.

If we don’t allow ourselves to go into autopilot, but truly stay conscious of the changes, the menopausal years can be an amazing opportunity for personal growth, and ultimately personal and collective transformation.

March 19 - April 30, 2013 I will be co-leading with a naturopathic doctor a new 6-week women’s group called Women Healing into Midlife: Exploring Menopausal Shifts in Health & Well-Being. If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 60, this group might be just right for you. Please click on the link for more information.

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