Today is the 1st of December, we are nearing the end of 2019.
What a year it has been for menopause! It was great to be a part of the summer menopause awareness that occurred through social media and national tv and press. Perimenopause, early menopause, menopause and post menopause is now being discussed more openly.
Menopause within the workplace is now being taken seriously and women are able to access help and support from their employers.
There is still some way to go but we are heading in the right direction to help the younger generation to know what to expect and for the current menopause age woman to gain much more information and support.
If you have been following PeriMenoPost on social media you’ll know that not only do we talk socially about Menopause on all things digital but we can also help your business/brand to talk menopause friendly too!
I am Lorna Ive Founder of @PeriMenoPost and a digital mum graduate. PeriMenoPost can help your business to grow with strategic social media management.
I had a bolt of inspiration to help other women going through all stages of menopause. I wanted to create an online tool to help provide women with a friendly, fun and informative community. Navigating women through the rollercoaster ride of menopause with the help of social media platforms, Twitter – Facebook and Instagram with a weekly blog and competitions.
Perimenopost began as my campaign in January 2019 for my digital mums training, I was then able to put my lightbulb idea I had formed into action!! Perimenopost has helped to make menopause become more accepted and discussed in social conversations online and in real life.
Is your brand talking menopause friendly?
Do you have a business or brand that you feel can help women manage their perimenopause or menopause journey? Are you a brand that would like to reach out to the menopausal woman?
No longer a taboo, menopause conversations are now taking place. Let your business join in the conversation and help to raise brand awarenes and helping women at the same time.
Let perimenopost take your brand to the next level and create a winning formula!
Perimenopost is a resource for women to use online to be a part of a friendly, fun and informative community, to gain further information and understanding with a postive mindset helping to make informed choices.
Contact PeriMenoPost today.
Starting the conversation about all things #earlymenopause #Perimenopause #Menopause and #postmenopause. Breaking down the taboo one post at a time ..
This week’s real life meno 60 seconds interview is Jane Milner, read Jane’s story of her journey with menopause and her own personal story.
PeriMenoPost 60 Second interview with real life #Menowarriors
1) Best Part of menopause?
Being able to blame everything on the menopause!
2) Tell us your best #Menomoment?
Understanding that everything I was feeling was due to the menopause and that I wasn’t having another breakdown. I’d been very worried about a deterioration in my mental health, and the thought of another period of mental illness had been quite overwhelming, so to learn there was an explanation for it was a huge relief.
3) What has been the worst part of your menopause?
Currently, appalling skin. Dry , itchy, red, inflamed, spots (I appear to be 15 again!), hives, you name it. It’s driving me scatty.
4) Have you taken the NHS or Private Health route to treat your menopause?
5) Have you been supported within your workplace?
Yes, in the sense we have a very open and honest work environment, and there are colleagues going through it as well. My boss has also been very understanding as I’ve kept him fully informed of what I’ve been feeling/experiencing in so far as I feel it may be affecting work. He probably sometimes thinks it’s TMI but I tell him anyway!
6) HRT or natural/alternative treatment for Menopause?
I’ll try anything! Currently awaiting HRT (long story), but also taking High strength evening primrose, and a “menopause support” type supplement.
7) What advice would you give to a younger you prior to Perimenopause and Menopause?
Be more prepared. I had no point if reference as my Mum died young, so I think I presumed I was too young (I’m 49). Also, research possible symptoms. I had no idea of the range of things that could happen – see answer 3!)
8) Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Without a lottery win? Still working, but hopefully fewer hours than I do now. Still in this house but hopefully having been able to do all the work to it that I would like, and still with the boyf – we’ve been together less than 2 years, but he’s a keeper.
9) Who would you like to give a shout out – mention too?
Who has been supportive and instrumental in helping you through menopause? Shout out to every other woman to whom I’ve said “I’m menopausal” who has given me that knowing murmur of understanding, or shared symptoms, or remedies or idea for coping. It’s so reassuring to know you’re not alone through it.
10)Who is your favourite #Menowarrior?
I adore broadcaster Jane Garvey, she’s intelligent and funny and an absolutely fierce champion of women and our issues and rights. Being able to hear someone talk openly about their own experience on national radio brings a normality to the situation which really helps. If you haven’t discovered the Fortunately podcast with Jane and Fi Glover, you’re missing a joy, I can’t recommend it highly enough – you can thank me later 😉
Thank you Jane for your story and thank you for the fortunately podcast suggestion, sounds very empowering and interesting! Thankyou for raising awareness about how menopause can make changes to your skin, this came as a surprise to myself too! Fingers crossed that you win the lottery!
You can follow Jane Milner at Twitter @FannyIngabout
If you would like to take part in a Real life Meno 60 seconds interview, Direct message PeriMenoPost.
Christmas will be upon us before we know it, as women we like to rush around and do absolutely everything! Does this sound familiar?
Before the busy weeks arrive, why not take some time during the day just for you. This could be a peaceful walk, visit a friend, join in with christmas carols to get in the festive mood! Even a cheeky nap! Whatever you need to help you get through the season feeling positive and refreshed, it is a time of giving, why not give some important time to yourself.
Try not to over burden yourself with too many lists, chores and parties! A christmas film and mince pie does wonders!!
Have a super week Menos!!!!!
Keep smiling #Menotribe!!