Here you will find recordings from some of the amazing guest speakers we’ve had in the past. Look for more to come!
Ever get that feeling “if I only had a little more time in my day I could get more accomplished?”…I know I think that regularly, but would doing more support my health as I get older? Would I have enough time leftover for my own self care? Instead of wishing for more time let’s see if we can carve out time for our health right now.
Carve out 10 minutes in your morning to do a checkin with your body – add some deep breathing, maybe some meditation or some stretching. Listen to what your body is saying – is it tired or ready to go?
Connect to our social circle at least once a week – get out for a walk, play cards and laugh, have tea or coffee or go to a Pilates class together.
Take 5 minutes to stand or sit still (eyes open or closed) and take a few deep breaths in and out. Feel the tension that may have been building from your day slip away and check in with your body’s needs.
Visit the local sites and sounds of your city or maybe plan a little trip to a town near you to see art, hear music or visit museums.
We all know that sometimes there are distractions that can veer us off track and suck us down into a crazy vortex – this can come in the way of social media, interruptions from co-workers or family members or using work to avoid the things that need to get done in your day.
It is important to get a good nights sleep, so set a time to shut down all of your technology and enjoy some quiet time just before bed. Try to go to bed at a good time regularly so that your body gets into the habit.
I may not have the Western medical knowledge about Menopause, but I do love to research and support female doctors that provide amazing information about all of the changes we go through along the way. Please check out Dr. Louise Newson’s Menopause library…it is full of everything you might want to know about menopause through the eyes of Western medicine.
Chinese medicine is a holistic practice that views our body, mind and spirit as a collective – all are affected by each other and all are dependent on each other. They view blood specifically as a provider and transporter of nutrients and energy, flowing freely within our vessels to support our organs, bones, tissues, skin and reproduction.
As we get older and stop making as much blood and essence (made by our kidneys and responsible for our growth and development) our hair begins to thin and our bones get weaker. Our brain, eyes and ears don’t get the same nourishment…which is why our thinking may not be as sharp, maybe you can’t recall as quickly, you may experience some vertigo, tinnitus or poorer eyesight. When our menses stops, our body tries to retain what’s left of our precious essence, which we need to help keep us healthy and strong.
These changes in our menstruation are normal and we all go through this differently. Menopause is actually a natural way of slowing down the aging process, so it’s super important to really take care of yourself. Traditionally, acupuncture and herbs are used to help reduce any symptoms of menopause while maintaining vitality within the body. Exercise to maintain the strength of your bones and muscles, eat well, sleep well, reduce stress and seek help from a therapist or your doctor if needed.