I remember sitting with my doctor when she said, (very nonchalantly I may add), “yeah, it’s probably perimenopause.” What?! No, I’m too young, I am sure that getting my period every 2 weeks, breast tenderness and never-ending PMS means I am dying, I mean…. I’m not even 40 yet!
Though, when I actually thought about it, I had been getting messages (alarm bells) from my body for a few years prior to that appointment. I had just been ignoring them because I assumed they were “normal”...I was “just stressed” and this is what #momlife was all about.
I was living on caffeine, skipping lunches, and supplementing with protein bars and shakes. My stress level was at an all-time high. I had insufferable mood swings and I was so. damn. tired. When I would finally fall into bed exhausted, I would just toss and turn, even after a glass of wine (or three)...and then wake up drenched in sweat every night.
If I didn’t recognize what was happening to myself... and I am a pelvic floor physical therapist working with women every day...then how does someone who doesn’t work in healthcare feel?!
After that appointment, I became obsessed.
I enrolled in a year-long certification program in women’s health coaching and then focused my study on perimenopause and menopause and all of the special considerations for this phase of life.
Perimenopause and menopause are completely normal, and something every menstruating person will go through. Like puberty, it all happens at different times and to different degrees, but it’s baffling to me that there’s no education, let alone tools and resources for women to navigate this often tumultuous time.
I know I am not the only woman who has felt out of control because I work with women every day who are really struggling. They don’t feel like themselves, but they’re not sure why and they don’t know where to start. Some have been told “they’re too young” or offered sleeping pills or antidepressants.
I created Modern Midlife Reset to help women understand and take control of their midlife body without completely overhauling their lives and just adding MORE to their already full to-do lists. To validate, educate and equip women with the tools and resources they need to master midlife!
I am glad you are here.