Change The Face of Menopause – Ladies With Alternative Style, Still Fab at 50!

It’s World Menopause Day today so I thought I’d share this post again to show you that although our menopause symptoms can affect us dramatically, we don’t have to give into it and stop living. Have a read of my post that shares the menopausal experiences of a group of women who still have style and refuse to grow old!

Don’t forget to check out my other menopause and mental health posts too. Happy menopause day!

Tea & Cake For The Soul

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 in the media quite regularly at the moment which is great, but the image portrayed is not quite so flattering. After seeing “midlife” being illustrated by a lady with a fan, Twitter account Behind the Woman started a campaign to “Change the Face of Menopause”.

Middle aged and menopausal women were encouraged to send in their own photos, and what happened next was wonderful. A selection of women, many of whom are struggling with menopausal symptoms, sent in their pics showing their vibrancy and lust for life.

Coming from an “alternative” lifestyle scene of live music…

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Self Help Books About Menopause

Where do you start when there are over 2,000 self help books about #menopause? Here are some of my favourites including useful tips and personal experiences to help you navigate your menopause.

A Cat Shaped Space by Milly Johnson: A Charity Book for Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Book review and poetry excerpt entitled "The Menopause" by Milly Johnson. This comes from the charity book A Cat Shaped Space published to raise funds for Yorkshire Cat Rescue.

The Menopause Monologues 1 & 2 by Harriet Powell

Read my thoughts on The Menopause Monologues, 2 books full of varying personal experiences of menopause. Buying this will also benefit the charity Shelter - find out how.

Men …Let’s Talk Menopause by Ruth Devlin – Book Review

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

Change The Face of Menopause – Ladies With Alternative Style, Still Fab at 50!

16 women with an alternative fashion sense show that although they can suffer with menopausal symptoms, they have got a lot of living to do. They are changing the face of menopause

I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!

My story of how menopause exacerbated the decline in my mental health, and my I decided to quit my job to improve my anxiety, depression and general wellbeing.

Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul

I write about various health topics that include mental health, menopause and pain. You will find self help tips and personal experiences that I hope you can identify with.

Menopausal Beach Body Blues

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

2. My Mental Health Story

My mental health story is long! I’ve not left anything out and it’s how I remember it, but as it started nearly 30 years ago I’m sure my mind has shut parts of it out. It’s not imperative that you read it but I’m writing this to show that you can be in the deepest, … Continue reading 2. My Mental Health Story

How to Get Free Menopause Support from AVogel

I recently signed up to a free 7 day online menopause help programme and found it so useful that I thought I'd share. I realise many of my followers are hitting that certain age. Early each morning for 7 days they send you out an email, which has a link to either read or watch … Continue reading How to Get Free Menopause Support from AVogel