Sleep! One of the joys of life. Restful sleep is essential to being able to function well during the day. We all know the consequences of a bad night and trying to drag ourselves through the next day’s chores. This is something we must avoid.
After menopause, women become more vulnerable to osteoporosis. This is a condition where the bones begin to lose calcium and become thin and brittle. The bones are weakened in such a way that with the slightest blow or fall, we can suffer a fracture, especially of the hip, wrist and spine.
Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. Think of it as the transition phase when our body starts to have certain symptoms such as irregular periods, joint pain, mood swings, hot flashes and altered sleep patterns, to name a few. It can start around 40 years of age and last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Dr. Joan Borysenko refers to this phase as the “midlife metamorphosis”, however it is up to us and our choices how well we come out of it.
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Time is a gift. It is the one thing we never really get back. Yet, so often I hear the same complaint from people “I just don’t have the time”. I love to reflect on that single affirmation. Life has taught me a basic principle: We make time for what we really want.