I'm sure there are millions of self help books for women relating to menopause and women's health in general. "Men ... Let's Talk Menopause" by Ruth Devlin is the first I've heard of that's aimed at men. Now I will hold my hand up and say that I didn't really notice it was for men … Continue reading Men …Let’s Talk Menopause by Ruth Devlin – Book Review
I've written before about some of the negative effects that the menopause can have on women. Today, I want to celebrate the good parts of midlife and show that women can still have a unique, alternative style and confidence as they get older. We can still be fab at 50! Menopause is being talked about … Continue reading Changing The Face of Menopause – Ladies With Alternative Style, Still Fab at 50!
Today is World Asthma Day and the month of May is National Asthma Awareness Month. World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. I myself was diagnosed 4 years ago after a longstanding persistent cough. I have recently written … Continue reading World Asthma Day 2019 – Read About my Diagnosis & Stop Smoking Tips
Those of you who know me in person, or have been following my blog for a while, will know that I "live" with mental illness. I have been struggling with my mental health again for some time now. It's got to the stage where I decided to quit my job of 20 years due to menopause related anxiety … Continue reading I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and experiences are my own. I am not a doctor or health care professional and am not offering medical advice. Please always consult a qualified and recognised health care practitioner for advice if you are suffering from any medical condition. Any health issue needs to be addressed by the medical profession, … Continue reading Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul
There are often self-help and thought-provoking statuses that appear on Facebook. Some you scroll past and some you read right to the end then feel a little bit cheated that it's a copy and paste post. Some you realise are shared posts but you can appreciate that people are just trying to do their bit … Continue reading The Hidden Side of Loneliness
Today marks the start of a 2 week period set up by The Ramblers Association called The Festival of Winter Walks. Its aim is to get people out walking during the festive period and take in the beautiful views across the UK. It's a great way to get fit when you get walking, even in … Continue reading Get Fit Get Walking in Winter
Disclaimer: All thoughts and experiences are my own. I am not a doctor or health care professional and am not offering medical advice. Please always consult a qualified and recognised health care practitioner for advice if you are suffering from any medical condition. This post was originally posted for Stoptober, the annual NHS campaign … Continue reading How I Successfully Gave Up Smoking – 9 Tips for You
CANCER AWARENESS FOR LIFE (NOT JUST BLOGTOBER) This post was originally written in October to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month, cancer awareness in general, and the stop smoking campaign Stoptober. However, cancer awareness is important all year round, so this post is as relevant now as it was in October. I hope you'll find it useful. … Continue reading Cancer Awareness for Life
I'm a middle-aged menopausal woman who has put on a fair few inches around the midriff over the last couple of years. "Thickening" is the official term for it. It's another of the many crap things that Mother Nature decides to throw at us as a reward for surviving decades of periods. Now, I exercise … Continue reading Menopausal Beach Body Blues