"I'm so glad you brought out this book. I love the friendly and practical approach. It feels like the right size for me...not too huge and has just the kind of practical tips and information that I can use."
I’m Aisling, and I’ve created My Second Spring to provide a voice and resource for all of us during the time of transition and growth that is the menopause. Menopause is often an uncomfortable topic, still taboo for many of us.
Ruby Wax is famed for her chutzpah, her down and dirty approach to life in general, and, to mental health issues specifically. When I heard a few weeks ago that Frazzled, (her fabled one woman show based on the book of the same name) was sold out in Dublin, I managed to pull some strings, namely, beg my Goddaughter who works in the O’Reilly Theatre, to get me a ticket…
I conceived the idea of a website about the menopause early in February 2013. What a coincidence that it has taken me nine months to bring it to fruition and launch on 18th October 2013.
During my research, I learnt lots about the menopause, and here are some key findings:
Menopause is complete when we have had no periods for 12 months.
Most symptoms take place during perimenopause - the 4-8 years before menopause.
Only about 10% of women will need medical treatment for menopause symptoms.
100% of women will benefit from positive lifestyle adjustments in areas such as diet, exercise and stress management.
If we have unresolved life issues we may have a more difficult menopause.
Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease - it comes upon us without warning symptoms.
During the website's 9 month gestation I also learned a lot about computers, website design, affiliate marketing, search engine optimisation, blogging and persevering. So if you've got any inkling to pursue a business, follow a dream or start again in any way, go ahead and take the first step today! You'll find lots of support here.
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