So, we are nearing the end of January – I know how observant of me – many folk dread these introductory months of the year, ending up hibernating until they see the first signs of Spring start to emerge.
Menopause in the workplace – this topic unbelievably remains, even in 2018, one of the most taboo subjects to be addressed within many areas of work. Managers and HR departments remaining reluctant and on occasion resistant to even acknowledge it as a natural transition in a woman’s life that can, for many, have a huge impact.
Sleep – what a difference it makes when you get a good nights sleep, to wake up feeling rested instead of feeling a bit ’punch drunk’. For an incredible amount of women this becomes the eternal battle. The average amount of sleep required by adults is said to be around 7 hours, quite a lot […]
Breast and heart hormonal updates… Dr Heather Currie past chair of the BMS delivered a talk at the recent BMS Conference in Stirling on breast and heart hormonal updates – she has to be one of the best speakers I have come across – you know you can have complete confidence in what she is […]
Another interesting and informative talk at the recent BMS conference was on Vulval health which was presented by the delightful Dr Kay McAllister who is based at Sandyford Glasgow – I know what a topic, discussed even less than vaginal health, but equally as important. Ok can we just get this down in black and white […]
Just attended another extremely informative BMS conference up in Stirling which you will be pleased to hear was packed with HCPs (health care professional) – predominantly GPs with a sprinkling of specialist nurses, sexual health practitioners and the like there too. I would say if you are a HCP, interested in female health and not […]
Apologies for not posting for a while – life , as for most of us got in the way over the summer. Anyway I hope you are all fighting fit or at least fighting those menopause symptoms in one way or another. I just had to comment about this article written by Janice Turner in […]
Hormones affect all generations, if we all communicated a bit more across those generations and shared our knowledge we would all be better off! Has anyone else noticed that as females, regardless of where you are on your hormonal journey through life, there is a predominance of words beginning with P used to describe each […]
Tumeric cake A friend recently made this cake for us – brilliant recipe – I had to pass it on to you all…plus it works every time! The spicy aromatic flavours combined with the almonds make this a delicious, moist cake that lasts for quite a few days. If you want a gluten-free option, simply […]
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Nicky Gaylor, a director of the company called Sylk that produces a fabulous hormonal and paraben free moisturising lubricant – an essential item for the peri and post menopausal woman! I recently asked her a few questions to hopefully give an insight into this topic. […]
I have had the pleasure of chatting to Teresa Isabel Dias, a Canadian pharmacist, who is doing a fabulous job educating and informing about the menopause over there, where it sounds like they are even more reluctant to talk about it than over here in the UK, if you can believe that! She recently wrote […]
Menopause and mental health The psychological symptoms that are associated with the menopause are often overlooked and very much misunderstood. They are very common including symptoms like anxiety, low mood, forgetfulness, varying enormously for each woman. In some cases they can be extremely debilitating especially when trying to cope within the workplace, which makes it […]