Midlife women are holding up the world right now. (And, quite frankly, our arms are getting just a little bit tired!) What's worse is that despite running families and companies; running marathons and running for office, media still try to tell us we are over-the-hill. Marketers love to tell women who are navigating perimenopause-to-menopause that they need fixing. And TOO many women still leave medical appointments feeling dismissed and disappointed. Through conversations with health experts, thought leaders and women like you, we are cracking open the conversation on the NEW truths of midlife. Let's replace "hot" with WHOLE and "bitchy" with BEAUTIFUL. Let's point you toward quality information about your health and bring you one step closer to LIVING YOUR BEST MIDLIFE.
Dr. Bal Pawa | Women's Heart Health [LIVE]
Do you remember the saying "cross your heart" from your youth? "Cross your heart" means to tell the truth. And that is exactly why we invited Dr. Bal Pawa, integrative physician and women's health expert, to this special LIVE edition of #LiveYourBestMidlife. During this conversation, Dr. Pawa shares the truth about how women's heart health differs from men's, the role of estrogen in protecting our hearts, how to know your own unique risk factors for heart disease and stroke...plus some fascinating facts and interesting case studies too!
Sheela Zelmer | Why pelvic floor physiotherapy?
If you're reading this, you have a pelvic floor. But what is pelvic health, how does it affect your overall health (including your sexual health) and why is optimal pelvic health essential to a woman's quality of life. We unpack all these questions (& answers!) with pelvic floor physiotherapist and sex & intimacy expert, Sheela Zelmer.
Dr. Jerilynn Prior | Why is progesterone so important?
Progesterone is every bit as important as estrogen in the perimenopause-to-menopause (& beyond!) conversation. Outdated thinking, had estrogen at the forefront, and mistakenly told us midlife hormone transitions were all about hormone decline (some health providers still talk this way unfortunately!) But thanks to the research work of Dr. Jerilynn Prior and others, we now understand the essential role of progesterone--for managing hot flashes, calming our mood, enhancing our brain function, offering essential sleep...and preventing bone loss and osteoporosis.
Looking to have a conversation with your health team about progesterone? Dr. Prior offs some great "script tips" in this episode!
Learn more about Dr. Prior's work at www.cemcor.ubc.ca
Live Your Best Midlife | Trailer
Midlife women are holding up the world right now. So, who is holding us up?
Marci Ien | Off Script & Living Out Loud
Trust your inner voice. That is the crystal clear message I got from devouring media icon Marci Ien's new book "Off Script: Living Out Loud." Marci was the first Black female news anchor in Canada, and as my career was growing in the 90s, I got ready for work every morning alongside Marci's trusted voice on Canada AM. Years later, I would break for lunch with Marci and her co-hosts on The Social on CTV. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Marci said YES to being my first guest on Live Your Best Midlife. Listen in as she inspires thoughts for what it means to change careers...relationship status and continuing to trust your voice in our 50s and beyond.