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PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 2 - Episode 9. Fiona Catchpole, Founder The Menopause Directory & #AskCyberGran

PeriMenoPost Oct 28, 2020

PeriMenoPost Podcasts // Season 3 - Episode 6 - Julia Granacki and Ellie Dvorkin Dunn, Founders of Circling The Drain Podcast from NYC.

PeriMenoPost Podcasts // Season 3 - Episode 6 - Julia Granacki and Ellie Dvorkin Dunn, Founders of Circling The Drain Podcast from NYC.

Join me today as I talk with the fab duo that is Julia Granacki and Ellie Dvorkin Dunn from Circling the Drain Podcast based in NYC. 

We had an absolute blast recording, I am pretty sure our followers will appreciate the humour, raw honesty and a true account of how life is as a midlife perimenopausal and menopausal womxn in 2021.

We discuss the differences from across the pond and in the UK, how menopause is regarded and treated within the workplace and medically. 

If I recall we also mention which way the wind blows? You'll know when you hear this pod exactly what I am talking about here. 

You will never be able to walk through a park again without giggling, I know I do!

Julia and Ellie have been friends since college and have been there for each other through life's transitions and now they join together in Circling the Drain, which I have to say is one of the best pods out there! I loved every minute of chatting with the girls we could talk all day.

Ellie is an entertainer, writer, host and is of the part of the musical duo "Mel & El" Julia is currently training in health and nutrition and is a certified Pilates and Instructor. 

You will laugh with us and also cry with us on our podcast today, please do give the girls a follow they are so refreshing and normalise this stage of our lives with good humour and honest conversations.

Looking forward to recording with Julia and Ellie again very soon, watch this space......

Follow and support Julia and Ellie and give them a listen and cheer for creating such a brilliant podcast!

@Circlingthedrainpodcast - Twitter

@circlingdrainpodcast - Instagram

@Circlingdrainpodcast - Facebook 

Oct 28, 202150:32
PeriMenoPost Podcasts // Season 3 Episoder 5 - Ann Garnier, CEO & Founder Lisa Health App.

PeriMenoPost Podcasts // Season 3 Episoder 5 - Ann Garnier, CEO & Founder Lisa Health App.

I am proud to announce my podcast with Ann Garnier, CEO and Founder of Lisa Health. A San Francisco Bay digital health tech company specialising in transforming menopause and midlife for women.

Join Ann and myself as we discuss how the narrative is changing with the menopause and conversations surrounding it. How important as women we all strive to support and lift each other to ensure all generations are aware and educated about the stages of menopause.

Ann is passionate in believing that good things happen from midlife and menopause and is a an active campaigner and healthcare leader.

We discuss how Menopause is discussed and supported in the US and UK and how technology is evolving to make a difference to women's lives.

Discovering we both have not only a passion for empowering women's lives but Hawaii too.

Pull up a chair, get comfy and tune in.

If you would like to talk with Ann, you can reach out to Ann via her website or across SM.

Ann Garnier CEO & Founder 

Social Media 

@Lisahealthapp - Facebook

@LisaHealthApp - Twitter 

@lisahealthapp - Instagram 

Oct 28, 202130:59
PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 4 // Maryon Stewart B.E.M. - Menopause Expert

PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 4 // Maryon Stewart B.E.M. - Menopause Expert

PeriMenoPost is talking with Maryon Stewart, B.E.M.  The pioneer of the natural Menopause movement. A Campaigner, Columnist , Author and awarded the British Empire Medial for services to drug education for the Angelus Foundation, in memory of her Daughter Hester.

Maryon played an instrumental part in setting up the first PMT Clinic in London and a strong advocate for natural and alternative treatments for Menopause. Maryon has written over 27 books on the subject of Menopause and she has a wealth of valuable knowledge. An absolute delightful guest who is dedicated to helping women through the transition of menopause and to live a better quality of life.

Our transatlantic pod was an absolute joy and so informative, we discuss Maryon's new venture and book. "The Midlife Refuel Club"  and book "Manage your Menopause Naturally" 

Prior to our Pod, Maryon had aired on American TV discussing Menopause and promoting her book. She divides her time between her homes in Floria, New York and London. Also a  fellow Women of Wearables Member, I am looking forward to Maryon's new ventures and exciting projects. aI  I hope you can take as much information from our Pod as I did!

A Menopause Pioneer!!

You can reach Maryon;

@maryonstewartmenopause - Instagram

@maryonstewart - Twitter

@MaryonStewart - Facebook 

@midliferefuelclub -Facebook

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Oct 28, 202132:54
Season 3 - Episode 3 - // Kelly Newton Founder - BP3 Underwear

Season 3 - Episode 3 - // Kelly Newton Founder - BP3 Underwear

Let's talk underwear! Today I am joined by PeriMenoPost Partner Kelly Newton, Founder of Running award winning BP3 Underwear!! 

We discuss Kelly's journey with her brand and her plans for more dynamic underwear are in the horizon. Her story of how BP3 arrived and her passion to help women have confidence from leaks. 

The brand has gone onto not only help women who experience incontinence but also help mothers after childbirth and women during menstruation, sweat and discharge. A dynamic and sustainable brand dedicated to helping all women, with no VPL! The underwear is so comfortable and feminine, tried and tested at Perimenopost HQ.

Hear our comparisons of lockdown life with teens, working from home and washing piles! We discuss Kelly's journey with Menopause and her own personal issues of bladder leakage.

It was an absolute pleasure to have Kelly as a guest and partner with

Onwards and upwards for BP3 !!! 

To contact Kelly and BP3 products:

@bp3underwear - Instagram

@Bp3Underwear - Twitter 

@bp3underwear - Facebook

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Oct 28, 202140:20
PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 2 /// Lisa Talbot - The Pocket Stylist

PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 2 /// Lisa Talbot - The Pocket Stylist

Are you looking for some style direction?  

You are at the right place! Join me in today's podcast with the fashionable and stylish Lisa Talbot.

Style Columnist and Radio Style Expert! 

Lisa shares her tips for looking great through the transition of menopause, what to avoid and how to put together a comfortable and stylish look.

A Personal Stylist and a love for fashion Lisa is founder of The Pocket Stylist a membership group and the Online Wardrobe. You can book a personal shopping experience or window review session with Lisa. When Lisa is not helping women with fashion tips and advice you can listen to her Podcast "The Pocket Stylist - Podcast" 

If you're looking for inspiration for the summer you can check out the Pocket Stylist Free summer inspiration catalogue, we will be!!

Lisa is a born people's person and a great guest to have within perimenopost pods, looking forward to many more.

You can contact Lisa for appointments and enquiries:

@lisatalbot1 - Instagram 

@ThePocketStylistbyLisaTalbot - Facebook Group

You can fInd Lisa on Clubhouse @lisatalbot 

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Oct 28, 202125:03
PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 1. //   Lavinia Winch YES CO Brand Ambassador

PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 3 - Episode 1. // Lavinia Winch YES CO Brand Ambassador

Season 3 PeriMenoPost Podcast is BACK!

Today we are kicking off season 3 pod for International Women's Day 2021 with Brand Ambassador Lavinia Winch of the YES Company.

The Yes Company is an award winning plant based, organic, vegan, vegetarian, hypoallergenic intimacy products for sexual wellbeing and management of vaginal dryness and atrophy.

It was a joy to record with Lavinia who is incredibly knowledgeable about the stages of menopause and how this can affect a woman's sexual wellbeing and enjoyment. Vaginal Dryness is a menopause symptom that is rarely discussed and needs more awareness of the symptoms so women are able to receive correct treatment and management.

Lavinia shares her own personal experience of menopause and symptoms as well medical and science based information for THE YES Company products.

We discuss the THE YES CO top best sellers - VM Vaginal Moisturiser and lubricants. How the products help women to overcome painful and debilitating vaginal dryness from the effects of menopause and for some after cancer treatments. Lavinia mentions her public speaking at the Breast Cancer Haven and is dedicated to helping women.

Lavinia also offers her menopause reading recommendations to gain more understanding of which she highly recommends, Dr Philipa Kaye - Author of The M Word book. My Menopausal Vagina written by author - Jane Lewis is also another great read from Lavinia.

To dispel the myths of sex toys, Lavinia also mentions in detail how using aids can help manage symptoms. We discuss the work of Samantha Evans Founder of JO DIVINE who uses skin safe materials for her products.

Use the link below to direct you to THE YES CO website. THE YES CO also offer a telephone consultation service that will help to guide you to use the right product for your needs.

OB - oil based

WB - water based

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May 13, 202146:38
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 10 -Julie Conlan, Founder Secret Whispers - Kegels kit.

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 10 -Julie Conlan, Founder Secret Whispers - Kegels kit.

PeriMenoPost is talking to Julie Conlan, Founder of multi award winning Secret Whispers - kegel kit. A PeriMenoPost Member and fellow #SBS Winner. 

Join us as discuss all things pelvic floor and how important it is to connect with your pelvic floor before menopause arrives.

Julie was horrified to learn that women are led to believe it is "normal" to cross their legs when they laugh or sneeze.  That urine incontinence after childbirth is almost expected is challenging the message of multi-national companies, profiting from the sale of incontinence pads, that bladder weakness is normal.

Dedicated and a passionate to dramatically reduce the current statistics of 50% of women who suffer from incontinence with providing education and support on the importance of Kegel exercises.

Secret Whispers is a women's healthcare company and has been named top 100 trail blazing small business in UK Winner and was invited to the House of Lords! 

Julie is also a keen supporter of the charity Sling the Mesh and proceeds from the sale of the Kegel kits go to the charity to help women who are experiencing pain and incontinence support.

To order your very own set of Kegels, PeriMenoPost followers can use a discount code - PERIMENOPOST12 

Use the code when ordering to receive a 12% discount code.

As we enter another lockdown, take some time for yourself and unwind.  Discover more about pelvic floor health and join in our conversation to #UndoTheMenoTaboo

If you would like to contact Julie you can reach her at the following links or via

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Nov 04, 202028:51
PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 2 - Episode 9. Fiona Catchpole, Founder The Menopause Directory & #AskCyberGran

PeriMenoPost Podcasts - Season 2 - Episode 9. Fiona Catchpole, Founder The Menopause Directory & #AskCyberGran

Today I am talking with Fiona Catchpole AKA #AskCyberGran Facebook specialist, educator, grandma and presenter.  Also known for her dancing and laughter.  Founder The Menopause Directory, a one stop nurse led service for menopause, diagnosis, HRT Treatment and support.

Fiona discusses her own journey with perimenopause and how The Menopause Directory began and how it is now growing into a expanding business. We discuss Menopause Parties, a vision from Fiona to bring Menopause into the discussions for women.  To raise awareness, offering expert advice from menopause nurses who are a part of the team at The Menopause DIrectory.  Tried and tested a Menopause party, it is a great way to meet other women and to gain information with expert advice and support.

Fiona also has a side hustle, she is Founder of  #ASkCyberGran a digital online business for the older generation to learn, understand and use technology for personal or business use.  

We discuss the conversations that need to take place for women to have regarding menopause and to not feel ashamed or embarassed.  

Fiona is determined to make The Menopause Directory a resource available to all women who are looking for support and correct treatment for menopause.

You can reach out to Fiona at https


@menodirectory - Instagram

@TheMenopauseDirectory - Facebook


@AskCyberGran - Facebook

Sit back, grab your ear pods and join in the menopause conversation with us today. 

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Oct 28, 202035:24
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 8 - Amanda Thebe, Fitness Trainer, Blogger and Author Menopocalypse -

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 8 - Amanda Thebe, Fitness Trainer, Blogger and Author Menopocalypse -

Join PeriMenoPost today as I talk to the awesome Amanda Thebe AKA the resilient bitch about her Amazon top selling book "Menopocalypse" launched 18th October 2020 #WorldMenopauseDay.  A refreshing and honest discussion about stages of menopause with helpful and supportive tips for fitness, nutrition and lifestyle from Amanda,  in her frank, fun  and direct personality.  Will be ordering our copy!! Amanda is one talented and strong woman determined to help women during midlife. 

Amanda Thebe is a force of nature for women who are experiencing menopause hell and want to start feeling healthy and fit in their 40s and beyond. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Amanda is a highly regarded expert on women’s fitness and health. A popular guest on podcasts and online summits, she brings a refreshing humour and no-nonsense approach to subjects usually shrouded in shame. Through her frank articles, hilarious social media posts and inspirational and entertaining talks, Amanda continually inspires the loyal readers of her website,

Her exercise workouts and fitness tips have been features in Shape, Prevention, Health Line, Global News Canada, Lifehacker, Breaking Muscle, Girls Gone Strong, and Ultimate Sandbag Training. She lives in Houston, Texas.


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Grab my 12 Week Core Program, ABS ON FIRE

Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too! - all buying options listed here.

Amanda has a growing and thriving social media community on Instagram and Facebook, which total approximately 35k.  She is the host of her own podcast Fit n’ Chips Chats with a growing audience of 30K downloads to date.

Amanda has been on a number of podcast interviews which include;

  • Lifestyle Newshound Podcast hosted by Emma Forbes TV Personality, and the show is exclusively hosted by British Airways.
  • Old Chicks Know Shit
  • Revolutionary You
  • Balance 365 Radio
  • The Fitness Blitz
  • Muscles to Masses

Her exercise workouts and fitness tips have been featured in:

  • Shape
  • Lifehacker
  • Prevention
  • Healthline
  • Global News Canada
  • Breaking Muscle
  • Girls Gone Strong
  • Ultimate Sandbag Training

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Oct 21, 202001:01:28
PeriMenoPost Podcasts - S2 Ep 7 Sara Witter, Counsellor & Psychotherapist - @counselling_heart_and_soul - Early menopause

PeriMenoPost Podcasts - S2 Ep 7 Sara Witter, Counsellor & Psychotherapist - @counselling_heart_and_soul - Early menopause

PeriMenoPost is talking to the wonderful Sara Witter a Counselling Psychotherapist,  MBACP.  Sara bravely discusses her journey with early menopause.  

A strong and beautiful soul who really wants to help other women going through menopause. Sara offers counselling within her role as a psychotherapist to help women to come to terms with the rollercoaster ride of emotions and symptoms during stages across menopause.

Perimenopause hit me early when I was 19, now at 32 I am postmenopausal and don’t I know it! 

There wasn’t really much information out there 12/13 years ago but I knew that talking therapies helped me immensely try and work out my inner conflict from an emotional stance. 

I now feel so privileged to sit with others in their emotions and provide that safe and accepting space for them to just ‘be’. 

I work face to face and online via platforms such as Zoom and Vsee. 

My mission is for everyone to feel heard, understood and alive to thrive. To find our own voice and uncover our unconscious feelings in order to make sense of the often “conscious chaos” we may find ourselves in. 

Having that non-judgemental environment to really explore and grow can be so empowering, sometimes even life changing. 

As a fibromyalgia sufferer myself, too, I am very interested in working with the emotional effects of pain, particularly chronic pain/fatigue and healing through psychotherapy, one soul to another.

It was such a pleasure to record with Sara and to understand her journey, helping to raise more awareness for early menopause.  Looking forward to working with Sara again in the future, keep posted Meno's.

Sit back, grab a nice warm herbal drink and relax and enjoy today's podcast.

You can contact Sara directly by email or via her instagram page, 

Instagram - @counselling_heart_and_soul

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Oct 14, 202022:19
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 6 - Michelle Zelli - Coach

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 6 - Michelle Zelli - Coach

Welcome to PeriMenoPost Podcasts.  Today I am talking with the wonderful Michelle Zelli, a world renowned life coach, a public speaker, vlogger and writer  who is also a  PeriMenoPost Founder Member.

With legendary boardroom grit and spiritual grace, Michelle has over 40,000 hours coaching experience, an enviable portfolio of global clients and a passion for delivery, packed with a punch.  Expect wisdom, laughter and a few tears when you join her live coaching, you won’t be the same person who arrived!

Whether it’s business, emotional, spiritual or meta physical, Michelle will blow you away with her depth of knowledge and laser intuition.

Experience for yourself, bring your questions and life dilemmas for deep insight and fast change.

We discuss how the rollercoaster ride of menopause can leave you feeling low on self esteem and of the feeling of every day joi de vie.  Touching on how important it is to accept and embrace menopause.  

Michelle shares her own personal menopause journey, when it arrived as a huge shock and very nearly derailed her.

Michelle shares her experience and offers an insight into life during menopause and beyond.  Describing the later stage of menopause as a superpower and how you can live the life you want to lead.  She knows her stuff and is one of the kindest, strong, fun and determined person I know!

Enjoy the pod and regain your superpower and join in the menopause conversation with us.

Facebook @michellezelli, human potentialist 

Twitter @michelle_Zelli

Instagram @michellezelli

Linkedin @michellezelli

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Oct 07, 202031:47
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Ep 5 - Ros Thompson. Founder, Remedies by Ros.

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Ep 5 - Ros Thompson. Founder, Remedies by Ros.

PeriMenoPost is talking with the lovely Ros Thompson,  a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner since 2013 and she became  a holistic therapist in 2005. A Reiki Master, Reflexologist, Kinesiologist and Indian Head Massage therapist. 

During lockdown Ros has turned her talents to the Bach Flower Therapies which she has been working with full time,  throughout this difficult period. 

We discuss the emotions of menopause and how the power of Bach Remedies helps women with the the transition during the stages of perimenopause, menopause and beyond menopause.

Ros explains her own personal journey of her own hysterectomy at the age of 32, how she managed and coped to raise her young family during these times.  We discuss her HRT journey and also how Ros coped with breast cancer.  Kindly offering her wellbeing advice to younger women prior to perimenopause. 

Ros has been working with children, adults and even animals helping with their stress, anxieties, fears, and negative emotions.

With over 38 Bach Flower Remedies,  Ros can make up to 7 remedies which will be blended specifically for your problems and as part of your consultation.  After a full discussion these will be then sent or delivered to you. Over a course of  3-4 weeks, the remedies are taken with 16 drops per day and very quietly they will help you feel much better. Ros's remedies are posted to you and delivered within the UK and Europe.

We are looking forward to sharing her blog she has written exclusively for PeriMenoPost followers detailing how Bach remedies can specifically help women during perimenopause and menopause to ease the symptoms that are felt. 

Very much looking forward to working with Ros again and wish her every success with her remedies. 

I can personally mention that I have tried and tested a remedy Meno's, Ros offer's a great service and a product that works! 

@ros.thompson - Instagram

@ros2413 - Twitter 

@RosThompson -Facebook - Bach Flowers Remedies with Ros thompson 

contact Ros at

Website -

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Sep 30, 202025:28
S2 Episode 4 Laura Heikkila - Ageless Women Society @so_this_is_50 - Balancing Hormones Naturally.

S2 Episode 4 Laura Heikkila - Ageless Women Society @so_this_is_50 - Balancing Hormones Naturally.

PeriMenoPost today talks to the amazing Laura Heikkila, Founder of Ageless Women Society. She is based in California, USA. 

Ageless Women Society is a health and wellbeing society for women over the age of 40, Laura's advice and programme helps to transform women's bodies so that women regain control of their bodies.  

Laura has a wealth of knowledge about hormones, diet and exercise.  A Naturopath, hormones expert and Fitness Trainer.  She offers programmes to follow helping to transform bodies and weight loss and a complimentary discovery call to discuss the best way to help you change your lifestyle, diet and nutrition that will all help towards balancing your hormones.

The Stay on track programme is a brilliant programme to follow, from personal experience I have followed the programme and it works!!! 

A 5 day detox, and a 8 week programme with Laura's guidance, is a absolute must! The detox was so helpful with eliminating not only foods that are not healthy, detoxing beauty care! I really recommend signing up today! 

Find out how you can balance your hormones naturally with Laura's advice and top tips during our podcast today.

You can follow Laura at Instagram @so_this_is_50

Facebook @AgelessWomenSociety

I am looking forward to collaborating with Laura in the future, keep posted.


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Sep 23, 202022:50
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 - Ep 3 Karen Lee- Founder The Sensitive foodie

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 - Ep 3 Karen Lee- Founder The Sensitive foodie

PeriMenoPost Season 2 Podcasts have arrived!

Today I am talking with Karen Lee, Author of Eat Well LIve Well and Founder of The Sensitive Foodie Kitchen who is based in Portugal. 

During a period of illness,  Karen discovered that she was intolerant to many foods that were causing her to be unwell. 

Karen has Multiple Sclerosis,  a degenerative neurological condition.  From her own personal experience, the benefits of a healthier diet and lifestyle can really help you to feel at your best.

We discuss Karen's journey with food, her illness, menopause and her hysterectomy journey. how her diet and lifestyle has helped to manage post menopause. 

The Sensitive Foodie blog was launched as Karen had noticed by changing her lifestyle and diet it was helping her to manage her symptoms.  Whilst living in India,  Karen studied nutritional medicine and experienced the benefits of whole food plant based diet was for health.

A trained intensive care nurse, her experience of patient treatments a poor diet and lifestyle choices for patients.   She was only too aware of how much this was affecting peoples health. She believes that a plant based whole food diet is the best way to promote lifestyle and diet for one's health.

Karen has kindly shared he downloadable Managing menopause food chart for you to be able to use 

You can download from PeriMenoPost Social Media posts .

Retreats - Karen offers virtual wellness retreats.

One to One sessions- Call Karen to book your discovery call today.


EAT WELL LIVE WELL COURSE - Hurry and book your place on September 2020 accredited course! 

Covering health problems, help with weight loss, a course for health professionals, Cooking for someone with dietary restrictions, allergies or intolerance and for the plant curious.

Author of her own book, Eat Well Live Well, you can order Karen's via the link or Amazon.

To buy £15.00 (UK)

Download Ebook £4.99 (UK)

Facebook - @ The Sensitive Foodie

Instagram - @the.sensitive.foodie

Twitter - @lee_foodie

Pinterest - @Karen Lee

Enjoy the pod and book onto Karen's courses and order her book!

It was an absolute pleasure to record with Karen and look forward to many more! 

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Sep 16, 202041:00
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 2 - Amanda O"Rourke - Happy Coach

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 2 - Amanda O"Rourke - Happy Coach

Today PeriMenoPost talks to Amanda O'Rourke, Coach, Mentor and Speaker.

Amanda is Founder of her business, Inner Calm Coach to High Achieving Women in Business,  based in Horsham, West Sussex.

A business owner for over 13 years Amanda has insights and experience of how to run a successful business.  She offers 1:1 coaching, co-active coaching and business mentorship.  A certified youth mental health first aider, Amanda volunteers her time to help GIrls Network.  Amanda has appeared on TV as an expert cleaner for the programme 'What not to buy"  Featured in the Business Franchise, The Lady and The Franchise Magazine.  A winner of pointless TV quiz show!   A regular speaker upon the Get Mindful podcasts at The Mindfulness Cafe. 

We discuss Amanda's Coaching business and Amanda offers her top tips and advice for women experiencing some symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, such as anxiety, low mood and midlife mindset.

Although Amanda is yet to experience perimenopause and menopause, she discusses openly about her Mother and that of her Sister's journey through these stages of a woman's life.

Amanda offers mindful and calming advice on how to deal with a panic attack.  Helpful strategies to gain a calm mindset and how best to deal with symptoms within the workplace. Tips on how to talk to your manager or if you're a business owner, how to look after yourself and your well being.

If you would like to work with Amanda you can call today for your discovery call, call Amanda 07714249303 or email 

You can signup to Amanda's free webinar - Five truths to running a business without burnout.  

Signup today at

You can follow and connect with Amanda O'Rourke on Social Media;

Instagram - @amandaorcoach

Facebook - @amandaorourkecoaching

Connect with Amanda at LInkedin 

Linkedin - Amanda O "Rourke

Podcast - Get Mindful

So join in the conversation and enjoy.



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Sep 08, 202030:28
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - Debbie Baisden AKA Dolly Slatemen Her and the Change in Me

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - Debbie Baisden AKA Dolly Slatemen Her and the Change in Me

PeriMenoPost Season 2 Episode 1

Welcome back to PeriMenoPost Podcasts!!

I am so excited today to be launching the next season and also my wonderful and very funny guest, Debbie Baisden.





Debbie has come into acting and comedy during her forties and she has found it to be an empowering and positive experience.

Her and the Change in me is Debbie's comedy hit show full of menopause moments and also talking openly about the challenges women face whilst experiencing "the change"  I have watched Debbie perform and she is very talented and gifted with her comedy and her confidence really shows helping you to embrace menopause and that it is a natural stage for all women to go through. One woman, four menopause voices. Dolly Slateman has to be my favourite and once you watch Dolly you won't forget her! 

Leicester University approached Debbie to work with them to change  the perception of menopause and helping to tackle the taboo and stigma that surrounds menopause.  I think Debbie is succeeding with this with her show.  Unfortunately due to CoronaVirus Debbie was due to perform in this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival, do not fear as she will be there next year performing.  Book your tickets as soon as they are available, I will be!

When Debbie is not performing she runs her own Bistro pub, Rayleigh Arms in Essex.  I've heard the fish and chips are delicious.

During Lockdown every wednesday evening at 8pm.   Debbie also hosted her Brit pub LIVE quiz's to help fundraise money for refuge.  They were good fun and Dolly also makes an appearance, I fully recommend taking part and joining in!! 

Make sure you watch Debbie perform her show on World Menopause Day 18th October 2020 online, check her Bio for more information.

Enjoy our podcast as we discuss how midlife and menopause arrives unexpectedly and how during these times you can regain your confidence.

* Recording took place at the start of Lockdown Apr 2020 

You can follow Debbie on Instagram: 









@Dolly Slatemen


For Debbie's blog and show more information is at her website:

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Sep 02, 202030:29
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 1 Episode 10 Breeda Bermingham, Founder of Midlife Women Rock Project.

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Season 1 Episode 10 Breeda Bermingham, Founder of Midlife Women Rock Project.

PeriMenoPost talks to Breeda Bermingham,  Founder of Midlife Women Rock Project,  a Midlife  Women's Health Advocate and Researcher.

Breeda is a mum of four children and lives in Ireland.  A previous nurse and midwife, Breeda later qualified as a public health nurse.  

Following the birth of her fourth child and deciding to work part time.   She enrolled into full time education and studied a degree in psychology.  Her thesis involved researching midlife and menopause.

During her research her findings became clear that the cultural beliefs of female ageing has to change and she believes in a positive approach to menopause and is on a mission to change this mindset.  Her three top issues to highlight are fear, shame and denial, she believes these are all the top main feelings women feel during this stage of their life and wants to change this. She also feels that the next stage of menopause should be talked about, for women to come forward to discuss their journey of post menopause and relay any fears to younger women.

Breeda is currently finishing her masters on menopause and she holds regular MidlifeWomen Rock cafe's each month for the women in her surrounding area of Waterford.  Held at the Waterford Health park, Waterford city for support and conversation surrounding menopause.  She would like MidLifeWomen Rock to be available for all women of Ireland and to have access too.

Midlife Women Rock project is a continuation of a 60 day facebook posting to change the narrative for midlife and menopause.  Her research found that women collaborating together becomes a powerful force and can achieve great change! 

A must to break down the menopause taboo!!!

Breeda is very passionate and genuinely wants to help women at this time during the stages of menopause, listen in to our conversation and enjoy.  If you would like to reach out to Breeda you can reach her at her website or on social media. 

@midlifewomenrock -Instagram

@midlifewomenrockproject - facebook 

Breeda Bermingham - Linkedin 

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Jul 01, 202029:17
PeriMenoPodcast Episode 9 - Bea Marshall Founder - Yes Parenting and EFT

PeriMenoPodcast Episode 9 - Bea Marshall Founder - Yes Parenting and EFT

PeriMenoPost is talking the lovely Bea Marshall, a parenting expert.  Bea is both the Founder of Yes Parenting and an Energy Therapist. She is also a proudly Autistic Advocate for Neurodivergent individuals and families. 

A proud vegan, she has a genuine passion to connect with people and to connect to a higher energy for those around her.  Bea is fa character that is full of life with such a vibrant and kind personality,  she is a very positive person and has a real passion to help other women.  

Bea talks openly about her own real life journey with perimenopause and how her diagnosis of autism has affected in midlife and reflects upon her journey.   One brave mama she also explains how she manages to cope with her symptoms and life as a busy mum of two.  

Bea supports parents around the world to pursue respectful, compassionate and kind ways of raising their children, in alignment with current neuroscience and developmental understanding. Everything she does  seeks to help others find a Yes to joy, peace and connection whether in parenting, relationships, their work environment or life in general, so they can thrive.

She frequently contributes to the British Media as a Parenting Expert, has delivered a
TEDx talk and regularly features in publications as an Expert Contributor.

f you are interested to find out more about Bea's YES parenting courses you can reach Bea at the following;

Bea offers parenting expert advice and offers a YES parenting digital pack that you can order 

Instagram @yesparenting

You Tube @Bea Marshall subscribe today!

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Jun 24, 202034:35
PeriMenoPost Podcast Episode 8 - The Mamapause - Blogger

PeriMenoPost Podcast Episode 8 - The Mamapause - Blogger

PeriMenoPost talks to Samantha Phillips, founder and blogger of The Mamapause blog.  

We discuss how the importance of social media has helped to create more awareness for all stages of menopause and a support network for women to be able to have access too.  Samantha discusses her journey and how she created her fantastic blog The Mamapause.

Sam aka themamapause, is a 51 year old mum, grandma and daughter, navigating life as a single middle aged Gen X'er juggling a full time job and family life.  Whilst managing the symptoms of perimenopause.  Prompted by the frustration of not being understood by those closest to her and the medical profession (who just wanted to prescribe antidepressants), Sam started writing a blog which she felt completely stopped her from going insane by journalling her thoughts, feelings and experiences of the menopause years.  When Sam is not working, instagramming,  babysitting or cleaning, she loves to bake and decorate cakes for her family and friends.

You can follow themamapause on Instagram @themamapause and website A keen tweeter too you can find Sam @themamapause

You can find out how our joy of big girls pants began too.

Give the  themamapause pod a listen and a follow, her blogs are a great read a real honest and refreshing view point of life during the stages of perimenopause and menopause.

Enjoy menos.

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Jun 17, 202031:12
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 7 Sarah Kern Real Life Meno Warrior

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 7 Sarah Kern Real Life Meno Warrior

PeriMenoPost talks to Sarah Kern a real-life meno warrior AKA @pink_lady51 Twitter & Instagram.  A Meno mate and supporter of PeriMenoPost.

Sarah talks today about her own personal journey with hormones, menopause and hysterectomy.  A refreshingly honest and helpful discussion with Sarah to help raise awareness for other women to know and learn more about the stages of menopause and hysterectomy.

Not only a talented baker of cakes, check out her baking I think GBBO is calling her name! @bun_and_grind They look delicious!!1

Sarah is also a Barista, serving her own blend of coffee you can join Sarah at her Women's coffee collective @brewherher

When Sarah is not baking, blending coffee or helping other women with menopause advice you can find Sarah @thegoodlifeheatons A waste-free market place for all your sustainable home products.

Enjoy and listen to our conversation to help you to understand more about menopause and the journey of hysterectomy.  

I look forward to working with Sarah again, enjoy menos.

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Jun 10, 202056:05
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 6 - Rebecca Smith Editor & Founder of Goldie Magazine

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 6 - Rebecca Smith Editor & Founder of Goldie Magazine

PeriMenoPost talks to Editor and Founder of Goldie magazine,  Rebecca Smith.  Rebecca runs the magazine with Weef Smith, Art Director and Rhoda the Goldie team.

A digital online fun, fashionable and vibrant magazine that brings all ages together.

A fellow Menowarrior that  always brings a breath of fresh air,  positivity and much fun!!

We discuss menopause, magazines, life at the start of lockdown with some fabulously simple solutions.

Rebecca and Weef, have created a magazine that includes a variety of content from happiness, ageism, sustainable fashion, body positivity, positively ageless fashion.  A following for people of all ages and showing a side to midlife that is still fun, trendy and current.  A Face magazine for the over 50's, relevant, colourful and interesting! 

Rebecca breaks the barriers with her positive thinking and creativity! 

Always evolving and keeping up to date with trends and current debates, sustainable fashion, ageism, life for over 55's, silver spenders fashion, art, culture,  photography and fun events!

Her love of dressing up , her love of baking and fun is infectious and it is a pleasure to have made this pod with Rebecca today.

Check out the Goldie magazine schedule on social media - Instagram;


Monday madness

Tuesday stories

Wednesday heart 

Thursday masquearde

Saturday bond

Sunday steam

Always #WearingWellbeing join in the fun and join us in our conversation.  We have always been discussing how we are going to collaborate together, watch this space....

@goldiemediauk -Twitter 

@RebeccaWeefSmith - FB 

Pod was recorded 18th March 2020 - just prior to UK Lockdown. 

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May 13, 202024:41
Episode 5 - Naomi Murray - Botanica Health

Episode 5 - Naomi Murray - Botanica Health

PeriMenoPost Podcast talks to Naomi Murray Co-Founder of Botanica Health a natural health clinic and boutique health store in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Naomi runs the business alongside her Husband Alan Murray and her sister Sophie Lamb who practices herbal medicene within the boutique store. 

Botanica Health is a great go to for all your health issues, Naomi and her team will go above and beyond to help you to be more healthier and they are always up to date with current information.  You can order online via the website link which is listed below.  

Herbal Medicene

Ayurvedic herbs




Natural Skincare

Whole food

A supportive team of health practitioners to help with your health concerns.

Naomi and her sister Sophie Lamb together have over 30 years of experience with botanical medicine,  a wealth of nutrition expertise and both support positive emotional wellbeing.  Their Father was a renowned Herbalist in Scotland and they have continued to follow in his footsteps.

Alan Murray is a sports massage therapist offering health support.

Featured in Healthy Living magazine, Hello magazine, Country File, Runners Radar.  Both sisters held a TED Talk in Tunbridge Wells promoting good health, nutrition and lifestyle.

Please read Botanica Health Blogs,  they are an invaluable a great read with interesting and informative information to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.

You can find Naomi, Sophie and all the team at Botanica Health;

This Episode was recorded prior to CoronaVirus Lockdown

If you are seeking serious medical expert advice please seek help from your GP.

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May 05, 202022:38
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 4 Nicki Phillips, Founder of Niix Fit

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 4 Nicki Phillips, Founder of Niix Fit

PeriMenoPost Podcast talks with Nicki Phillips Founder of Niix.Fit.

 After a career in marketing, Nicki retrained as a fitness instructor following an injury.  

Pilates was instrumental with her recovery and rehabilitation, Nicki then trained as a Pilates Instructor and now teaches from her own pilates studio in East Sussex and is the founder of Niixfit the app.

I am a neighbour and I am very lucky indeed to have such an inspiring and lovely neighbour and friend indeed who can help with my fitness too!

Using a mix of cardio and pilates for women for more than 12 years, Nicki is passionate about helping busy women and mums to incorporate into their daily schedules a workout to keep fit and live a healthy lifestyle.

Nicki offers workouts online workouts via her website and app, her classes are available on you tube and social media.  Classes offered are:





TONE UP 2020



Workouts vary between 10 -30 mins, give it a try. Nicki is great at technique and her love for fitness and health is infectious.

Find out why exercise, nutrition and lifestyle are so important before the arrival of perimenopause and menopause.

You can find Nikki ;

You can download the app and use from your phone.

Instagram - @niixfit

Facebook -  @niixfit


you tube - niix 

Check out Nicki's website for your chance to get involved with a crowdfunding chance.

Wishing you every success and good luck with and the the Shed - studio.

Nicky has kindly offered a promotion for PeriMenoPost followers a discount code and a chance to win a prize for a years free subscription to app!

DISCOUNT CODE TO USE niix45b for 45% off subscription.

TO ENTER COMPETITION Follow and @perimenopost on Instagram for your chance to win!

Terms and Conditions.

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* This podcast was recorded prior to coronavirus pandemic. Please exercise at home and be safe. 

Apr 22, 202018:50
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 3 - Petra Coveney - Menopause Yoga

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 3 - Petra Coveney - Menopause Yoga

In this podcast, I’m joined by Petra Coveney, Founder of Menopause Yoga - the UK’s first specialist style of yoga to support women going through the menopause.

Petra, who is a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) for health practitioners and a senior yoga teacher and trainer, developed Menopause Yoga to meet the physical and emotional needs of women going through menopause. Last year, due to demand from women and yoga teachers, she launched the world’s first Menopause Yoga Teacher Training course at Newson Health, which is accredited by the UK’s main governing bodies the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. Her aim is to train a yoga teacher in every town so that women across the country can practice locally where they live.

In this podcast, I talk to Petra about:

  • Petra’s own menopause journey,
  • What inspired her to develop Menopause Yoga,
  • Combining western medical science with eastern Indian Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine,
  • The Chinese concept of post menopause as a woman’s ‘Second Spring.’
  • How yoga, breathwork and meditation can support women to transition positively through menopause,
  • How to reduce stress levels, master your hot flushes and change your perception of menopause.
  • Why it is important to Educate women about the menopause, to feel Empowered and Embrace post menopause.

We also chat about sex and relationships during and after menopause!

Petra Coveney’s Four Take Home Tips include:

  • Stressful thoughts exacerbate all menopause symptoms. Learn simple breathing exercises to calm your mind and tap into your parasympathetic nervous system that helps you to Rest & Digest.
  • Writing a daily Journal will help you to release negative, stressful thoughts and recognise which foods, drinks, activities, thoughts, etc trigger your menopause symptoms. Every woman is unique. Gaining insights into your triggers will aide your self-growth.
  • Nourish & Nurture yourself. Eat well, Sleep well. Pamper yourself.
  • Give yourself permission to take a Meno-pause from your hectic lifestyle. Menopause is an opportunity to take stock of the life you’ve lived, celebrate what brought your joy – and recognise which thoughts, habits and behaviours no longer support your physical and emotional health. Then have the courage to let go of these so that you can transition to the next stage of life feeling lighter, healthier and happier.

You can find out more about Petra’s Menopause Yoga classes and teacher training courses on her website:  and on Instagram: @Menopause_Yoga

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Apr 15, 202041:01
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 2 - Sue Blair - ChangenThrive & Taming Crazy
Apr 07, 202027:33
PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 1 - Sam Palmer Midlife Makeover

PeriMenoPost Podcast - Episode 1 - Sam Palmer Midlife Makeover

PeriMenoPost talks to Sam Palmer of MidlifeMakeover to find out why movement and exercise are so important for helping to alleviate menopause.

Sam discusses her business and her passion to help women in their midlife regain their confidence and to understand what is happening to their bodies during this stage of women's lives.

A trained nurse and now Menopause coach, Sam is on a mission to help as many women to have more understanding and knowledge of what a woman's body is going through, Sam provides;

Online video Menopause coaching

1:1 Coaching

Public speaking



Secret Facebook Group 

Fitness and Movement classes

 Wishing Sam every success and good luck with MidlifeMakeover!!

You can find Sam;


Facebook - samsmidlifemakeover

Instagram - sampalmermidlifemakeover

A link to the details of Sam's Course 

Course details here -

Course programme here -

If you would like to talk with Sam for a 1:1 discovery call here is the link for you.

Book a discovery call to chat about the course here -

Sam is offering PeriMenoPost Followers a special discounted code 

                                                                                                    quote - 8SINVBX.

Since recording the podcast  interview things have changed and she is now offering online live interactive fitness classes. This menas that any woman looking for a friendly age appropriate fitness class can sign up and join. Sam is offering a free trial class too -

During these unprecedented times, PeriMenoPost would like to send a heartfelt message to all our followers and to everyone to stay safe and to stay healthy during the CoronaVirus crisis.  

PeriMenoPost recorded this pod prior to the outbreak in January 2020, some offers and events may be subject to change due to the current circumstances of social distancing and lockdown.

PeriMenoPost is not medically trained, we aim to support and empower women with the correct information and support.  If you are experiencing serious symptoms of menopause, seek medical help.

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Mar 31, 202022:17


Menopause and skincare

Have you noticed a change to your skin since menopause? Has your skin become drier, have you developed eczema? Listen to todays podcast to hear my advice.

Oct 11, 201904:58



Welcome to PeriMenoPost Podcasts.

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You can find us on social media or via our website

Twitter @PeriMenoPost

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Facebook @Perimenopost


Weekly blog

PeriMenoPost Podcasts will be discussing with local guest speakers all things perimenopause - menopause for everyone,  in the West Kent and East Sussex area of the UK. 

Join us for a fun, light-hearted and honest discussion to create a friendly community.

Guest speakers will be taking part in our real-life meno 60 seconds interviews too and offering their own views and advice on how to manage menopause symptoms, all from the hub of PeriMenoPost Hub -  the kitchen,  along with the two pugs!

So join in the conversation too, lets all break down the taboo of menopause one post at a time.


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For strategic social media for your menopause friendly product contact

To book your meet mighty meno - workplace coffee group or menopause friendly event contact

Contact perimenopost today to book your consultation.

Until next week menos - keep smiling

Oct 04, 201906:04