I get it! I have been there too!
Until 2014, I was an ex-corporate, frazzled and unfulfilled marketeer, and a mother of three boys who saw more of their nanny than they did of me.
For decades, I had put myself at the bottom of the list. I was juggling every aspect of my life; working with my husband running our family business and looking after my boys as well as ageing parents. This is why they call this the ‘sandwich generation’ – divided between caring for our children and our parents and working hard to pay the bills. You get it I’m sure – sometimes you feel like a piece of cake and everyone wants a piece of you until there is none left. I was trying – but often failing – to ensure that my own mental health and wellbeing was adequately supported.
After years of self-neglect as I started to reach my mid forties things started to change. My mindset wasn’t strong, I started noticing my body change and ageing became evident on my skin and in my body. Depressing to say the least. What was happening to me? I started to feel anxious and definitely saw a change in my moods and my patience – as did those around me.
I needed to make some major changes towards living a healthier, happier life – for me as well as for my family. Without my own health and wellbeing, how could I possibly support those I loved?
It took me nearly 4 years of investing in coaching, mentoring and studying nutrition, menopause and health coaching to allow me to understand the importance of helping myself before I could help other women at this stage of their lives to tackle life’s obstacles and to flourish.
Make the changes you want
The words ‘midlife crisis’ put a negative spin on this period. But it doesn’t have to be bad; it can be a wonderful opportunity to re-evaluate your life.
Why not take the chance to pause and spend time and energy finding out what’s meaningful to you?
As a child, I was told that I had to strive for success and my strong work ethic is evident in my passion, only now I am applying it to something I absolutely love: helping women regain positivity and good health through their menopause experience, encouraging and coaching them to see a clearer direction for a more joyful and fulfilled midlife – and beyond.