How the menopause can improve life
Women spend most of their lives worrying about the emotional roller-coaster that is the menopause. Hot flushes, depression, insomnia, irritability as well as feelings of isolation and a lack of purpose doesn’t exactly sound like a walk in the park. However a recent article in The Times actually highlighted the good things that can come out of your post menopausal years.
The menopause does not only change our bodies hormonally but it also changes our minds and the way we think about things. The Times article points out that what is lost through the hormones that contributed towards our female identity, is gained in other areas. Dr Louann Brizendine wrote a book about the matter. ‘The Female Brain’ explores the notion that postmenopausal woman are less concerned with the nuances of emotions and keeping the peace because these are aspects that are fuelled by the no longer present oestrogen. Instead women are able to experience a heightened sense of clarity, balanced perspective, peace of mind and an energy that has been absent for a long time.
The Times have compiled a list of tips to help women to nurture their new postmenopausal brain:
The whole point of this isn’t to completely reinvent yourself, it is a simple case of a little retuning so you can enjoy the next stage of your life.