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Join menopause health coach and mindfulness practitioner Clarissa Kristjansson as she takes you on a journey to learn how to holistically take control of your menopause symptoms.

Every week Clarissa covers topics from sleeping better to dealing with anxiety to improving your relationships. She introduces you to a wide range of guests who bring their expertise, insights and practical tips to help you better manage your menopause and its challenges. So you can thrive rather than survive this life stage.

Find out more about the podcast by visiting thrivethrumenopause.com and follow Clarissa Kristjansson on LinkedIn and Instagram @thrivingthrumenopause

Thriving Thru Menopause Clarissa Kristjansson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Join menopause health coach and mindfulness practitioner Clarissa Kristjansson as she takes you on a journey to learn how to holistically take control of your menopause symptoms.

Every week Clarissa covers topics from sleeping better to dealing with anxiety to improving your relationships. She introduces you to a wide range of guests who bring their expertise, insights and practical tips to help you better manage your menopause and its challenges. So you can thrive rather than survive this life stage.

Find out more about the podcast by visiting thrivethrumenopause.com and follow Clarissa Kristjansson on LinkedIn and Instagram @thrivingthrumenopause

    SE4: EP 18 How Cannabis Can Provide Relief During Menopause

    SE4: EP 18 How Cannabis Can Provide Relief During Menopause

    Struggling with anxiety, finding it hard to relax or wishing you could improve your sex life? Medical Cannabis might just be the answer.
    My guests this week are Dr Leslie Apgar an OB-GYN and Gina Dubbé a business entrepreneur who are taking the cannabis industry by storm.
    They are making you rethink everything you know about this ancient medicine. Elevating medical cannabis as a powerful aid in one's wellness journey.
    These best friends and business partners combined their unique skillsets to build a progressive business within a male-dominated industry, starting with a medical dispensary called Greenhouse Wellness and followed by Blissiva, a line of doctor-formulated cannabis-infused products designed for women.
    In this uplifting conversation, we talk about
    How cannabis plays a role in providing relief from menopause symptoms Why it's not about getting highTips for women who are interested in using cannabis for common women’s health issues?Why did they decide to open a cannabis dispensary?What is it that’s unique about their line of products, Blissiva?
    You connect with their dispensary Greenhouse Wellness https://www.greenhousewellness.com and learn more about their Blissiva range https://www.blissiva.com.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and share it. Please leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening to podcasts. Thank you!
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    • 33 min
    SE4: EP 17 How To Get Started with Decluttering and Organising Your Home and Life

    SE4: EP 17 How To Get Started with Decluttering and Organising Your Home and Life

    Menopause can be a time of life when we can feel overwhelmed by our stuff and mess. Or we simply want to do a massive clear out, after all this time life has been called The Great Clean.
    But before your get started tune into this week's episode. My guest is Ingrid Jansen, a professional organiser, declutter expert, and owner of Organise Your House and The Declutter Hub. Past President of APDO – Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers in the UK with over 1200 decluttering jobs under her belt.
    We talk about:
    Why did Ingrid and her business partner Lesley set up the Declutter Hub?What are the key emotions involved in clutter?Where do you start when your whole house is a mess?Why is preparation so important when you're decluttering and what is a donation station?Are there other benefits to decluttering?
    My biggest takeouts were that
    Preparation is key for a successful declutterYou need to start small and in easier areasDecluttering and organising are not about the stuff, but about the emotions connected to the stuff.
    You connect with The Declutter Hub through their website https://declutterhub.com/, learn more about their work, and their membership programme, tune into their highly successful podcast and join their Facebook group.
    Do check out my blog on the website too https://declutterhub.com/menopause/ and my interview with Ingrid.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and share it. Please leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening to podcasts. Thank you!
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    • 34 min
    SE4:EP16 Time to Rise, Be Loud, Be Bold, Be Unapologetic

    SE4:EP16 Time to Rise, Be Loud, Be Bold, Be Unapologetic

    My guest this week is Lesley Michaels equity warrior, speaker, entrepreneur, transformational coach and author of On The Shoulders Of Mighty Women. Throughout the years, Lesley has been a dedicated voice for bringing attention to the challenges, dehumanization, and legalized inequities delivered upon members of marginalized communities.
    In our conversations we discuss:
    How women struggle to hold up more than just their half of the sky.How women have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated by the patriarchy and are walking around with internalized misogyny, pushing away from other women.Why a highly competitive stance with other women is feeding the patriarchyThe importance of coming together conversing, communicating and supporting each other. The power of educating each other instead of taking oppositional stances in menopause.Asking yourself 'how are you going to use your privilege to enhance someone else's life today? 'The power of stepping up to break down those silos and create our collective, stronger, cross-generational inclusive voice
    You connect with Lesley through her website https://lesleymichaels.com/ Tune into her weekly podcast Women We Should Know and get a copy of her book On the Shoulders of Mighty Women


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    • 34 min
    Nervous Energy: How To Harness the Power of Your Menopause Anxiety

    Nervous Energy: How To Harness the Power of Your Menopause Anxiety

    In menopause and experiencing anxiety? You are not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms and it can feel overwhelming. But how we respond to anxiety will determine whether it will create havoc or whether we can use it to motivate ourselves.
    This week I am joined by Dr Chloe Carmichael a licensed clinical psychologist, an internationally known speaker, USA Today bestselling author, and female entrepreneur. She is the author of Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety She appears regularly in national media and sits on the advisory board of Women’s Health Magazine.
    We talk about harnessing anxiety and stress for success and in particular
    What are "high-functioning people" and could we can be high-functioning people without even knowing it?“Nervous Energy” - What is nervous energy and how can we use this type of energy to feel productive and fulfilled?
    Chloe outlines the nine anxiety tools that she uses to help people harness their nervous energy for good. And deep dives into her favourite three anxiety tools in more detail.
    You connect with Chloe through her website https://www.drchloe.com/, get a copy of her book and follow her on social media
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and share it. Please leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening to podcasts. Thank you!
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    • 39 min
    The State of Menopause - What Is Going On?

    The State of Menopause - What Is Going On?

    My guest this week is Ann Marie McQueen who is not only going through perimenopause herself, she brings 25 years of award-winning journalism experience to her coverage, with recognition for excellence in health and feature writing from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
    Hotflash Inc has been a newsletter I have subscribed to over the last 12 months and I love how Ann Marie covers the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance and more via the Hotflash Inc weekly research letter, podcast and across social media to a 20k+ global perimenoposse that is growing fast.
    Hotflash Inc subscribers include some of the top CEOs, doctors and practitioners in the space, alongside curious, open-minded women seeking to connect the dots and find their own solutions.
    In our frank conversation we talk about the following:
    Menopause differences around the world and what Ann Marie has observed across N. America, the UK, Australia, the Middle East where she lives, India and moreDifferent narratives around menopause and how they impact discussion and treatment; Why do Ann Marie and I have a problem with the deficiency/disease narrative that has gained ground in the UK and is spreading to other countries?Why do we always talk about estrogen and often leave progesterone and testosterone out of the conversation?Ann Marie touch on some of the newest areas of research; and her own tips and tricks from covering health and wellness, and going through perimenopause for so long.
    Top takeaways
    1) it's okay to take your time and decide what's right for you - and change it if you need to
    2) recognizing the differences in and impact of the way we talk about and approach menopause (deficiency versus transition)
    3) there is growing body research, supplements, hormone therapy and startups behind these serving perimenopausal and menopausal women

    Follow Ann Marie on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok where she is HotflashInc and subscribe to her newsletter https://hotflashinc.substack.com/ it 100% worth it

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    • 34 min
    SE4: EP 13 The Midlife Journey

    SE4: EP 13 The Midlife Journey

    This week my guest is Gwen Floyd the founder of Wile a female-founded and female-formulated business.
    There is a blank space in the health industry. Wile is trying to help fill it through education and products and culture that could not only provide science-backed, highly effective solutions for the challenges women face during this life phase, but also support women to identify with a new narrative about the power and promise it holds.
    We talk about how perimenopause + menopause isn’t the end of youth, fun and being carefree, and how women are embracing this next stage of life.
    Why Gwen believes the life phase that starts around 40, which we call “Grown,” is the best, most aspirational time of a woman’s life
    We delve deeper into:
    What inspired her to start Wile?How did her own journey mirror her mother's journey?Why Wile targets stress hormones in addition to estrogen and progesteroneWhy is it important to speak and be open about perimenopause and menopause?How is Wile helping to remove the stigma of midlife with its concept of 'Grown'
    You can connect with Wile here https://wilewomen.com/ and follow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wilewomen/
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave us a 5* review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening to podcasts.
    You can listen to other episodes at https://www.thrivethrumenopause.com/
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Maya Acosta- Health Lifestyle ,

A podcast every woman needs

Thank you Clarissa for creating this wonderful podcast to honor women at their later stage of life. Every woman will experience menopause at some point in their life. I feel that we need to share this information with all the women in our lives. I am a new subscriber. Can’t wait to learn more.

sobervibes ,

Much needed.

Awesome episodes and is women need to hear it all about menopause.

OrganizerJanet ,

Over 50

As someone who is over 50 I truly appreciate this.

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