Midlife for many women can be a very stressful time. Many of you are raising children, building careers, helping aging parents, and spending time with spouses (or at least you’re trying your best to). Oh, and you’re also trying to make time for your own self-care and health while on a rollercoaster ride with changing hormones! See more details about hormones in my blog ‘Female Hormones 101 as You Age‘.
There’s a lot of ups and downs in midlife. Hormones are no exception.
And as you slow down and children start to spend more time out of the home, you may have more silence that becomes uncomfortable. You’ve longed for this, but it now forces you to look inward and you may not be happy with your health or life choices.
As a menopause coach, I will help you navigate fluctuating and ultimately declining hormones that are making all of these caretaking roles seem harder.
As your hormones are changing, it’s also not uncommon to have old, unhealthy habits show back up to help you feel better in the moment. I was guilty of this until I developed better habits. I help you recognize this, and we develop ways for you to be compassionate with yourself through healthier choices!
How a Menopause Coach Can Help
Perhaps you have tried therapy in the past or are squeezing in visits now to get a handle on some difficult issues. There are a lot of benefits to getting this help. Aside from working through problems from your past that are still showing up today, you are also trying to feel better surrounding changing hormones.
Maybe you are poring over the internet to get the latest, accurate information (mostly answers!) to get you through fluctuating and ultimately declining hormones — poor sleep, moodiness, dry skin (everywhere), low libido, weight gain, irregular periods, and so much more!
A menopause coach deals with the here and now. We see where you are in your peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause journey. We help you prioritize what you would like to improve or change most. We talk about the role of hormones, what changes the fluctuations are causing in your body and mind, and what health problems you are at risk for. I understand these quite well as a registered nurse.
We devise a plan for you to make changes in your habits that are necessary with changing hormones. Maybe problems are showing up with alcohol consumption, overworking, or over consuming sugar — all to distract from the real issues.
It’s time to develop new habits that you can be proud of as you accept these changing hormones, an inevitable stage for women. But you should not suffer!
I also help you better understand hormone therapy (HT) to see if you would benefit from this. You will then talk to your physician and ask the questions to see about possibly taking estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone.
As a certified life and wellness coach specializing in hormonal changes, I help women prioritize what is getting in the way of them getting healthier. As a registered nurse and woman who has gone through the menopause and all of the changes, I get it!
Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few
I’ll admit, I made a few mistakes. I didn’t initially feel there was much I could change with my health when it came to hormone changes. I went through full menopause at 44 and started seeing changes in how I felt and looked in my late 30’s when peri-menopause arrived.
I kept doing what I always did when it came to drinking alcohol (although my body was metabolizing it differently), eating sugar, trying my best to eat less and exercise more but was not seeing the results I had in the past. My sleep was terrible, I was irritable and moody, and gained 20 pounds!
I finally dove deep into understanding changing hormones. I understood fully how making changes to my nutrition, sleep, movement, stress management, and connecting better with others for support was essential to improving my health — both physically and mentally.
I devised a plan while working with a coach who held me accountable and gave me the support I needed. I finally felt understood! I reached my health goals, lost the 20 pounds I gained, sleep better, feel better, and continue to put my health first everyday.
Looking Ahead to the Future
Certified health, wellness and life coaches take a holistic approach to your well-being. We look at all areas of your life as we help you find balance with the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of your life. We guide you to tap into moving aside limiting beliefs and seeing what is getting in the way of putting you first!
As a certified wellness coach in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey specializing in helping women through hormonal changes, I am passionate about supporting you in any way I can. It’s a time to thrive and not just survive!
Please reach out so we can chat and see if there is anything I can help you with.
I’m a registered nurse for over 24 years with a Masters Degree in Nursing (Education). I am also a Certified Women’s Health Coach specializing in helping women navigate changing hormones in their 30s and beyond after my own difficult experience through menopause. I believe women should truly thrive in midlife and not just survive!