Perimenopause and menopause can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be! The Hormone Hub podcast is full of bite size truth bombs to help you navigate that crazy fatigue, unexplained weight gain, mood swings and the brain fog that is holding you back from living your best life! Join your host Kylie Pinwill, accredited hormone nutritionist and say NO to feeling tired, cranky and frumpy!
107: Navigating Perimenopause and Menopause in the Workplace
From the silent struggle of managing symptoms at work to the social stigma and misunderstanding surrounding perimenopause and menopause, today we look at how you can advocate for yourself.
When it feels like we are wading through concrete, it can be hard when you are also required to be productive and focused.
In this episode I offer practical strategies to help you thrive, rather than barely survive in your professional life despite the challenges your changing hormones can bring.
From prioritising self-care and fostering open communication to advocating for flexible work arrangements, today is all about giving you actionable steps so you can feel more empowered and less overwhelmed.
By equipping yourself with knowledge and support, you can navigate this transition with confidence and vitality. That's why I invite you to tune in to the episode and join me in fostering a workplace culture that supports women's health and well-being.
106: Healing from Trauma
Some conversations are hard. They are crucial but often swept under the rug. Joining me today is Tina from the Blue Butterfly Institute, a true survivor and beacon of strength.
Tina has spent the last seven years consciously healing from childhood sexual trauma and domestic violence. It's a subject we tend to shy away from, but it's time to change that.
At the Blue Butterfly Institute, Tina and her team provide invaluable resources and support for survivors of sexual trauma, regardless of age or gender. From support groups to individual counselling, they offer a safe haven for healing and growth.
In our conversation, Tina sheds light on the common struggles survivors face, from weight struggles through to autoimmune disorders. Through her own experiences and those of her clients, Tina emphasizes the importance of acknowledging trauma and finding support.
If you're looking for a safe space to explore healing and connect with others who understand, I encourage you to check out The Cocoon Podcast and the Blue Butterfly Institute. Tina's dedication to supporting survivors is truly commendable, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share her story with you.
Thank you for tuning in, and remember, you're never alone on your journey to healing.
105: Understanding Early Onset Menopause
Today we delve into an important topic that many of us may not yet have on our radar.
Did you know that up to 8% of women have their final period by age 45?
I’ll break down the terminology surrounding menopause, including premature, early menopause, perimenopause, and menopause itself. We explore the symptoms that might catch you by surprise if you're under 44 and experiencing fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, weight gain, and more.
We also discuss the challenges of diagnosing menopause in younger women, the nuances of conditions like premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), and the various factors that can influence whether you'll experience menopause earlier than expected.
For those navigating POI or early menopause and hoping to start a family, we touch on options such as hormone therapies and alternative pathways to parenthood, such as IVF and surrogacy.
We also highlight the importance of mental and emotional health during this transition and offer practical advice for self-care and seeking support. Discover how menopause can be both a challenging journey and an empowering new chapter in your life.
Let's rewrite the narrative on menopause!
Episode 104: Reaching Peak Performance in Perimenopause
Today we're diving deep into the world of executive well-being coaching and mind-body peak performance with our special guest, Vesna Hrsto.
For over two decades, Vesna has been dedicated to helping high-achieving women elevate their energy, mental clarity, and physical wellness so they can reach their highest potential.
Join us as Vesna shares her journey and reveals the telltale signs of burnout, along with actionable tips to achieve peak performance. From recognizing exhaustion to mastering energy management, this episode is packed with invaluable insights for every busy woman out there.
So, grab your favourite beverage, get cozy, and tune in to this empowering conversation on The Hormone Hub Podcast!
Here's a sneak peek of what to expect:
- The journey into peak performance: Vesna's story
- Signs of burnout and how to combat them
- Understanding peak performance and its impact on daily life
- Tools and strategies for achieving sustainable peak performance
Remember, your well-being matters, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Visit my shownotes at https://kyliepinwill.com/2024/02/16/episode-104-peak-performance/ to grab Vesna's freebie.
Episode 103: Reignite Your Life: Your Transformational Retreat Journey
A transformational retreat is like a powerful reset button for your life. It's a dedicated time away to focus on yourself, away from the daily grind.
Imagine Bali calling your name....
Four nights of total zen, amazing eats for five days, and a resort that's basically a paradise playground.
Transformative and fun wellbeing workshops that'll reignite your spark, topped off with unforgettable cultural experiences into Bali's magic.
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During this experience, you'll engage in activities and practices designed to bring about positive changes in your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
The transformation happens on multiple levels.
Physically, you might experience increased vitality, improved health, and a refreshed sense of energy.
Mentally, it's an opportunity to declutter your mind, gain clarity, and develop a more positive mindset.
Emotionally, you could find a greater sense of peace, reduced stress, and an overall improvement in your mood.
Think of it as a holistic upgrade for your mind and body. It's a chance to step back, reassess, and come back feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on life with a renewed sense of purpose and balance.
Episode 102: Viva La Vulva
Gynaecological cancers include cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, fallopian tube and placental cancers.
As with any cancer, early detection and awareness is the key to a better health outcome.
Today on The Hormone Hub, we speak with Kath Mazzella OAM, who is a 30year vulvar cancer survivor. Kath shares her experience and the work she has tirelessly been doing to bring awareness and break down the stigmas of gynaecological health.
Starting with... using the anatomically correct terminology.
There's more to it than a vagina.
The vulva is the global term that describes all the structures that make external female genitalia. Which includes the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibular bulbs, vulva vestibule, Bartholin's glands, Skene's glands, urethra, and vaginal opening.
You know your body better than anyone, so if you're experiencing symptoms that are unusual, please get it medically checked...
What's NOT normal...
Abnormal or persistent vaginal bleeding – such as bleeding after menopause, bleeding that is not part of menstrual periods, or bleeding after sex
Unusual vaginal discharge (if it's ongoing ask for a swab!)
Pain, pressure or discomfort in the abdomen
Swelling of the abdomen
Change in bowel or bladder habits
Pain during sex
Itching, burning or soreness in the vulva
Lumps, sores or wart-like growths
There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms, but please see your doctor as early detection is always best.
Viva La Vulva!
Great podcast on such an important topic, thank you!
Great podcast with wealth of knowledge shared
Thanks for sharing your knowledge Kylie! Love your podcast and the FB group.
I love this podcast. It’s so practical and helpful and makes it easy to incorporate strategies into everyday life. Love it!