On August 31st I watched the Dr. Oz show on Peri-Menopausal Rage. View the episode HERE.
I certainly understand this rage as I was experiencing it myself in my mid 40′s before I realized what I could to do keep it under control – it just kind of creeps up on you with no warning. The slightest thing can set you off into a place that you never thought that you could go, lashing out at all the people that you love in your life…because that is the easiest place to vent.
I have been meditating since the age of 17, however, when I was in my mid-forties it went by the wayside along with eating well and exercising. It seemed as if I were punishing myself for being so “out of sorts”. I also found that because of the sleepless nights (night sweats) that this also contributed to my moods.
One day the light bulb went on and I decided enough was enough and I had to do something. I decided to start meditating again using a very specific technique that I devised myself and also put together some techniques to use on the spot when I found myself getting angry. Low and behold they worked and thus began my journey back to “sanity”. I became calmer, less frustrated by little things, started to work on my weight-loss and began to exercise.
At the end of the show Dr. Oz mentioned that women going thorough Peri-Menopausal rage should contact a psychologist. Well, I have to disagree. I believe that if I had a Menopause Coach to work with throughout my journey things would have been a lot easier. A Menopause Coach is a woman who has experienced everything that you are experiencing, and has the ability to help you navigate through one of the most challenging and exciting times of your life. She has done the research about menopause and knows what to say to you and how to help you articulate what you are feeling, eat well and give you exercises that are compatible with you and your stage of life. A psychologist is trained in psychology and Peri-Menopause is not a psychological issue it is a hormonal issue, a self-esteem issue, a confidence issue, a weight-loss issue and a relationship issue.