Welcome to My Second Spring!

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.


Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? It’s a real possibility

Menopause, with its associated symptoms, can be a risk factor for developing Type 2 Diabetes. But menopause is also a time when undiagnosed pre Type 2 Diabetes can appear, as women tend to have more health screenings around this age. Each can exacerbate the other's symptoms, so it can be a very tricky time. Knowledge is power, though, and reversal is a real possibility, as health coach Siobhan Dee outlines.....,



The Best Friend’s Guide: Anxiety - A Practical Toolkit For Moving Beyond Anxiety at Menopause - €12

I've read a lot of books on anxiety and what I really like about this one is that I feel it's speaking directly to me as a midlife woman - would recommend to anyone who is feeling anxious or suffering from panic attacks Lynne

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Preparing for My Second Spring

Preparing for My Second Spring

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.

Aisling Grimley


We arrange gatherings for women to learn from expert speakers and from each other. Join us and be inspired, the atmosphere is always buzzy, relaxed and fun.



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