Wise Women Conversations is a podcast for women in their mid-stage of life. We explore the issues that impact women as they transition through peri and post menopause. Join us and become part of the conversation as we explore the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of being a women in her mid-stage of life. Episodes include a mix of interviews with Wise Women as well as some solo episodes from Women's Transformation Coach, Angela Counsel.
Stepping into midlife with confidence
In this week's episode of Wise Women Conversations I am honoured to welcome Deb Johnstone as my guest. A few weeks ago shared an interview that I did with Deb for her Re-Inventing Midlife Summit so I thought it was time for me to have her as a guest to share her wisdom.
As a Life Coach who works with women as they reach their midlife, Deb has a lot of wisdom to share. Deb helps women who are feeling lost and confused to get clarity and confidence to step into the next phase of their life. She also shares the importance of feeling the emotions that might come up for you rather than trying to bury them.
Deb is running a second free Re-Inventing Midlife Summit in early November, if you want to be a part of this fantastic event you can register at www.womenreinventingmidlife.com/summit2
Time to sleep
Sleep is one of the most common issues that concerns women as the move through menopause. As your progesterone levels drop you can find yourself having problems with your sleep but it is not only progesterone that can cause issues with your sleep. Your sleep habits play a very big role and many people have unhealthy sleep habits.
This week's episode of the Wise Women Conversations Podcast is a recording of a facebook live that I did during the recent 7 Day Hormone reset that I ran. In this recording I provide an overview about sleep cycles and what impacts them plus I also share some simple things you can do to support healthy sleep cycles so that you wake refreshed.
If you would like to learn more about how you can navigate your menopause transition with ease why not grab my free e-book called Understanding Menopause here - bit.ly/menopause_ebook
Creating Calm with Horses
In this week's episode of Wise Women Conversations I am chatting with Lynn Jenkin from Horsanity. Lynn has lived a varied life in many countries and had many different careers but the one constant in her life has been horses. Now Lynn combines her love of horses into her coaching business.
Lynn shares that the horses don't do anything except "be" horses but it is within this beingness that we can learn to connect to ourselves and to the horses. We talk a lot about energy, the energy we give out and the energy that horses can give us. Lynn also shares some of the stories that she has seen played out when different people experience the energy of the horses.
This was a very calming conversation, Lynn has obviously learned how to use energy like a horse with all of her years living with them. Have a listen to the entire episode to learn about the role that horses can play in helping us re-write our stories and to connect with ourselves.
For more information about Lynn and her horses visit www.horsanity.com.au or follow her on facebook or instagram, she also has a facebook group called Horsanity Herd.
Anxiety and Menopause
I recently posted on my instagram account asking women to ask questions about what they were struggling with when it came to menopause, anxiety came a up a few times. On this episode of Wise Women Conversations I decided to talk about anxiety, what it is, what causes it and what you can do to manage your anxiety without having to take pharmaceutical drugs.
Anxiety is different for everyone, some women feel over-excited, others have a racing heart, other women will simply shut down and freeze. It is often accompanied by a shortness of breath which can cause pains in the chest, dizziness or a sense of doom.
Lowered levels of progesterone can play a role in the increase in anxiety attacks as women move through menopause but anxiety can also be caused by an imbalance in brain neurotransmitters, GABA and Glutamate.
There is a difference between stress and anxiety.
Stress is the body's physical response to a physical or emotional threat, this threat can be real or perceived. Stress is about the past, a remembering of a previous situation that caused trauma or an emotional response (this is all sub-conscious and you don't know it is happening)
Anxiety is an emotional response to something that might or might not happen that can leave you feel like things are out of control. Anxiety is a fear of the future, of something that doesn't exist anywhere except your own mind. Whilst anxiety is an emotional response you can have a very physical response to the anxiety e.g. panic attacks, addictions, cravings and more.
There are many ways that you can control your anxiety and it starts with self- care. In this episode I share with you many tools that you can use to manage your anxiety. These tools include diet, exercise, herbs, nutrients, essential oils plus more.
Finding Your Courage
In this week's episode of wise Women Conversations I am chatting with a dear friend Franziska Iseli about her new book The Courage Map. Franziska is an adventurer who wants to make a positive impact on the world. Franziska is always looking for great moments of humanity and she found many when she decided to take a motorbike ride across one of the most difficult and notorious highways in the world - the Silk Road.
Whilst she was on her journey Franziska had many different adventurers and met so many people who showed her those moments of humanity that she was looking for. This is a fun conversation with Franziska as she shares stories from her journey and what she learnt about courage from the back of her motorbike.
You can learn more about Franziska and get a copy of her book The Courage Map on her website - www.franziskaiseli.com. You can also get a free copy of the Courage Map Journal from her website as well, so that you can start your journey of courage.
If you would like to see some of the videos that Franziska created of her journey check out her you tube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/FranziskaIseli/videos
No your body wont go back to the way it was
I often get asked will my body return to the way it was and my simple answer to that question is - NO! In this episode of the Wise Women Conversations podcast I am sharing why your body won't go back to the way it was. I talk about how the changes that happen with your body at menopause change the way in which your body works and how it can never go back to functioning the way that it did.
But this isn't a bad thing.
Do you really want to have a monthly period?
Do you really want to worry about falling pregnant every month?
Do you really want to continue paying for sanitary products?
There are so many benefits to being in menopause. The biggest benefit is that this is your time to create the life that you want. It is time for you to own your inner wise woman. It is a time for you to be a role model for younger women. You have so much potential in this time of life.
Menopause doesn't need to be a struggle, you can make a decision that you will embrace the changes that are happening and make the decision to work with your body rather than against it. If you are ready to learn how you can navigate this time of life with ease why not join the free 7 Day Hormone Reset that kicks off on Sept 20th. The link to register is bit.ly/7day_hormone_reset.
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