Menopause in making

Well, where should I start? Hot flashes, nightmares, headache, mood swings, depression? Fatigue, lack of lust? Recognize any of above symptoms? Add weight gain in not so flattering places and a feeling of being invisible? It’s like you don’t recognize yourself.

It’s a terrible and uncertain time to go through menopause. You never know how fast it will be over, how strong it will hit you or how it will effect you. If you are like me you want to feel normal without taking a bunch of supplement hormones. Hormones is what throws us of balance in the first place – right? For sure this time around it’s the lack of it.

Well sister I am here to help you out and to give you some hope in this uncertain time. Firstly it’s time to start caring for you. If you’re like most women you’re a pleaser, helping others have been a priority in life for the last decades. Raising a family, takes a lot of time and let’s face it, time flies and boom – you lost a decade and a half to others. Not that that is wrong. But now is the time to refocus on yourself. Time to give yourself love ❤️.

So what has this to do with menopause? Well it’s a new phase in your life and the changes should be recognized as something good. This is the time of bringing YOU back in focus. Because now is the time you really need it.

Let’s face it we are no longer 20 and we need to act accordingly to that. Everything is going slower these days due to slower cell turnover. Your body is slowing down and so should you, in certain areas. And you also need to fuel your body with good nutrition to keep up with living a healthy life.

You are what you eat. And what you eat stays in your body a long time. So ladies please take a good lock at what you eat! Is it mostly leafy greens, little or no meat?few (if any)dairy products and no gluten. Good that’s a good start – this will help keep inflammation at bay. Remember you have walked the earth for a couple of years now, things are bad things are trapped in your system that along that with air pollution can cause damage to your body.

When it comes to hormones- and imbalance. It needs to be approached from all angles. It’s easy to follow a good healthy diet if you know that it will help you feel and look your best. And I promise it will be worth it. You have a lot of years a head of you the aim is to make them your best.

I don’t want to mix with hormone replacement therapy, at least not artificial once. So I am taking wild yam as a natural estrogen kicker. There is different progesterone alternative that I am also looking in to as a supplement to get my self in balance.

Another thing you need to invest in is your exercise routine. I don’t care if you only set out for short walk, you need to move your body. Best is to break a sweat, this will not only clean your system of toxin. It will kick start the development of growth hormone and serotonin your happy hormone, something we really need.

So ladies, make yourself a priority. And let’s go through this together 💚

The price of getting old

Wellness in all ways is positive. But what happens as we get older and loose the ability to actually live? Been visiting my parents who are approaching 80 (not that old) and was quite chocked how fast things can go downhill.

They have always been very active and use too travel a lot. Lived a life free from illness and hardships. They both had careers and been active in different groups as they retired. My dad have held a high position and was well thought off. It took him a good 3 years to really let go of work and actually cope with the fact that his service was no longer needed. My mom on the other hand always had us kids and never really had the same problem with letting go of work. As we kids and her grandkids is/was her soul purpose in life.

They choose to move to a smaller town when me and my sister where adults. A really sad thing I must say. Even as they retired they choose to stay. That way visits have always been around busy Holidays, these normal everyday interactions has never been there. Now I can clearly see that would have been good for them and us. My dad refuse to move closer to us and that is what my mom wants to do now more then anything. So we have a dilemma for sure.

Last year have been tough on my dad who always been the “brain” of the family, as he start becoming dement. All of a sudden me and my sister have to take on a new roles. Becoming parents to our own parents. Its extremely sad and quite paralysing. Teaching my mom to do things my dad use to do, and teaching my dad to let go of the control. I am happy (with a sadness in my heart) to help them as they have been wonderful and loving parents, but it is truly sad to see them like this.

It’s like there are alive but not really living.

And to be honest it makes me start think about my own life. And how valuable all decisions are in life and to always make sure you make the most of your time and life. How crucial it is to take care of body and soul and treasure this thing called life. As nothing last forever and things will for sure change.

Cooping in odd times – a change for the better?

Hope all of you are doing fine, even though this times are very strange. Have your thoughts changes s in anyway during this Covid pandemic? When all this is over, will you do things differently?

For me, I have become more aware of the now! How important it is to follow your own journey. I have worked harder than I have ever done before, and I feel absolutely drained. My spirit is slowly dying. Even though I am so pleased to have a good job that pays a decent salary, it still not worth it!

I know having a job is something to be grateful these days. But if this is the price to pay? I am not paying it. Maybe it has to do with age or finally realizing my worth. And I am not buying it anymore.

So I have set up a goal to bail out from my current job before the beginning of next year. Starting my own journey once and for all. My time should be spent on things that makes a difference in the world.

Aging with confidence

So how do you look at aging? do you look at it with curiosity, fear, hate or love? I look at with mixed emotions. First of all, a part of me still crave youth, yes, sure, looks is a part of it. But not as much as other benefits of being young. The skin has lost it’s i moister and plumpness, well, lets face it, you need to put more effort in to it if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Skin turnover is slowing down and need an extra caring hand, some dry brushing followed by some good moisturizer cream will go a long way.

Extra moisture underneath the eyes

Flexibility is another example, my body needs a lot more stretching (in my case Yoga Flow) to handle the not so charming stiffness that sneaked up on me last couple of years. Yes things are kind off going south as well, the body is changing and you need to rethink your overall body/mind strategy.

Time to get tough

Now is the perfect time to kickstart new routine and work on areas that need extra care, such as belly, butt and arms (if you are a woman).

But with all that said, I love becoming older as it’s like entering a new phase ,where you have the confident and hopefully gain some self respect to finally show the world who you really are.

You can stand up tall and be proud of who you have become and the skin issues as well as the body issues is only a sign that you should give yourself more love and caring.. because you earned and deserve it. So before the world wake up from it’s isolations you now have time to really kickstart something good with focus on some self care.

Aging is a gift in more than one way, enjoy it, walk through it with confident and show the world the true YOU

Workout when working from home

You would think that squeezing in an hour of workout during the day would be no trouble at all, working from home. If anything my initial thought was to use the “forced” isolation to my advantage.

Make time to really get in shape. Well going on day 25 in isolation and I have barely made it out the door. I work harder then ever before and feel totally exhausted when the day is over. I stick to my morning routine to get some kind of structure. I do my morning yoga (thank God) and I even get the gym outfit on, but that is about it.

All of a sudden the day has passed I am standing there with my gym clothes on making dinner. Well I guess all I can do is laugh. That’s it. At work, I would use my lunch hour to go to the gym, I would also always ride my bike to and from work. But now nothing, and I feel it everywhere. Stiff, trouble sleeping, my skin feels “dirty” like it needs to detox though sweating intensly.

Well no one can change it but me- I need to get my act together and use the opportunity when working from home. Turn it around and maybe if we are lucky. We might start moving outside again next summer (2021) and by then I f I start now I will be in excellent shape.💫

Totally out of balance

Something is definitely wrong with me, well beside going through the isolation due to Corona, witch actually is going better than I ever expected. I actually enjoy working from home. But beside that I have some sort of unbalanced in my body.

I have felt it for quite awhile now, and I really need to fix as it is destroying my life. I really dislike going to the doctor, getting my blood taken just to get the information- you’re test came back in the normal range! Well Ok, but I don’t feel fine at all. Actually don’t want to take medicine, I am taking the tests at the doctors office to figure out what is wrong, so I can help/heal myself.

I am a strong believer that your body heals itself, if given the right nutrition. But that requires finding out where the imbalance is. As for now. I believe is has to do with my thyroid, and when having an issue with that, it can often lead to iron deficiency witch I know I have. So when trying to figure out how to assist this imbalance through Google ( yes I know) my body is really suffering. Or I should say I am really suffering and I don’t want to feel like this. It is not me. I am tired, my skin is super dry, I can’t think at all! hair loss, brittle nails total brain fog. Finishing one task takes forever, and if I include something like a job report (that usually takes under 1 hour) it takes forever. I feel dumb.

My energy is gone, I don’t recognize myself at all. And that is not an option for me. The body is such a complex machinery. So healing is on my agenda, through meditation, exercise, good nutrition and maybe if needed some medicine at least to get my self up to a normal level. . And self love ❤️

Please feel free to help me out if you have any tips.

Cope with the Virus – without loosing your mind

What a strange period we all are going through right now, The time is filled with uncertain as well as fear. I am amazed of how things changed in a just a couple of weeks. I have been in quarantine for 2 weeks now, working from home, due to visiting a risk zone.

For me it have been a time of some stress but also a a time of reflection of-course since the days are all the same. Work meetings are handled from the computer with a request of video first, witch require that you get out of your PJ’s and get somewhat reasonable. One girl even started an group video chat daily just to have a quick catch up.

Times like this is hard, I am blessed I still have a job, my family is healthy, even though I have a feeling we all have had Corona. We had all the symptoms and been visiting the ski area that was recognised as a riskzon. No runny noses only some cough and slight fever one day and bronchitis still feel it even though it´s been over 3 weeks since we got home.

So how does one cope with sitting at home day after day? well you need to have som kind of schedule if possible, and you need to get out of the house to at least get a glimpse of sunshine and fresh air . I start my mornings the same way as I always do a flow yoga pass.It is my own space and time, this is where I kickstart my day, this is were I set the attention. That follows with regular mornings routine as if I am getting ready for work.

The toughest thing is with the kids, but so far it has been OK, Home schooling has a new meaning, and even if it might be easier to just let them sleep, we still keep the “sleep in days” for the weekends.

This is actually a really great time to start all over with a good habit, a cleanse or detox.. I might even do that 🙂

How are you cooping these days?

Take care

Let your body decide be kind🧘‍♀️

Going through what I believe is perimenopause, I consider myself quite lucky. I do experience some difficulty sleeping, However that have always been an issue for me. A good night sleep for me is 7 hrs tops. I don’t think my body needs more rest. And after 4 children and the total lack of sleep each child brings, I guess my body adjusted to less sleep.

Hot flushes nope, I can sometimes feel a bit warm but nothing major. I exercise regularly and during these classes I sweat like crazy, so I am probably removing all lot of excess sweat then. However something has changes, my exercise regime or actually my preference of exercise has changed. I prefer shorter not as intense gym classes. And I have fallen in love with Yoga-flow. That is a bit strange, considering what I thought about Yoga some 7 years ago! I found it to be really boring.

But as I become older, I believe my body wants to slow down. I use to run about 10-15 km 3 times a week before, and now I can’t care less about the long runs. It’s not that I can’t, I just don’t feel for it. It might have to do with the slower cells turnover, my body craves more of a slower pace as well as more of good recovery time. And that is OK, I need to care for me, and listen to what my body wants.

Anyway – my recommendation is to listen to your inner voice. You might have to change your workout routine to match what your soul requires. And that is OK.

But as one of my goals 2020 is to work on my body (and soul) shape it without an exercise routine looking as I am preparing for a marathon.

I will update you.

When beauty travel inward – aging

A look in the mirror, puts me back in my seat again. It’s not that I dislike what I see, but somehow I always expect to see a younger version of myself. And yes, it reminds me of a lost time. Time that is so fragile, and at your service when you are young.

It also reminds me how many worries and insecurities I had, not feeling pretty enough, not being smart enough. Trying to fit in to everyone else’s world. Not feeling secure enough to strive for my dreams. And I see younger girls in my surroundings acting exactly the way I did when I was their age. Stunning and beautiful inside out and not to mention- they are smart. If anything these girls should rule , but most of them don’t – the men still do.

And I want to scream out , girls stand up tall. You own your world – show it.

And as sure as I am getting older, I become more secure, mature and beautiful inside. I it’s almost as the beauty travels inwards and feeds the inner soul. I love whom have become, I wish I knew what I know today when I was in my twenties even my thirties. Could it be that my inner beauty is a way for the universe to thank me for everything I have been through over the years?.All the sorrows, confusions, for all the times I didn’t love myself.

Could that be it? Well thank you universe for finally making me understand what beauty is really all about. Loving yourself inside out.

Middle-aged skin?!

I consider myself healthy and young at heart and soul, I managed to keep my weight trough-out my adult life. That is until now, when I am guessing I am going though menopause. Over night (it feels like) my skin went from being somewhat plump to loosing it’s softness (superdry) and plumpness.

Yes, I get it, hormones play a huge part of it but this is ridiculous. Not only did my skin loose all its moist in one day, the collagen just took off. The moist and collagen must have joined forces and decided to leave my body at the same time.. I use good products, eat clean (most of the time) and only use good natural oils for massaging my body, to try do get some moist back.

But without luck, I take all kinds of supplements and collagen to try to help my body in the best way possible. But still – what the he** happened? And most of the what can I do to change it? Does anyone have a clue?

Not ready to give up on my skin and body yet. So all you middle age women out there, do you have any tips? no hot flashes or anything else, but really dry and un-plumped skin. So any miracle cure out there that you can share?Dry bushing? what else?