The Menopause Project
By Clarissa Kristjansson
The Menopause ProjectJul 24, 2018
Cracking Open the Conversation on Perimenopause ând Menopause
70% of women don't have anyone to talk to about menopause.
In this episode Clarissa talks with Shirley Weir, founder of Menopause Chicks about how her own experience has led to the founding of an unbiased and judgement-free zone. Menopause Chicks is a space of connection, information and support so no woman has to suffer.
As women we are ready to crack open ad change the conversation around this life transition and to banish the myths, misconceptions and media stereotypes forever!!
This is an episode for all women who are ready for something better!!
How to create a Relationship that is REAL & beautiful
In this episode relationship mentor Michele Willmott shares her story of going through menopause and how that time was transformative in how she showed up in her own relationship.
She shares her wisdom and insight into how you release your attachments and surrender your control in relation to your partner. The importance of boundaries to get the understanding & support you desire from your partner.
How embracing vulnerability is the key to greater intimacy, trust, honesty & connection with your partner.
As we go through menopause our most intimate relationships can feel rocky but taking steps to stand up and state your desires can create a relationship that is beautiful.
An episode for many of us who've struggled at with our partner on any level.
It's time to raise the conversation!!
In this episode I talk to Emily Barclay , who was diagnosed as in the 'menopause' at 39 but as a perimenopausal woman spent too long trying to get answers. She has gone on to establish The Perimenopause Hub where perimenopausal women can share, chat and find support from each other and relevant experts.
An episode for any woman going through this life stage
Embrace Your Divine Feminine Energy
We talk about how as women we can embrace our divine feminine energy. Why that is critical today in a culture of patriarchal masculine energy has created a world that is out of balance.
In a time of uncertainty and inequality Sheree highlights how vital divine feminine energy is to saving our planet, humanity, and every sentient being. It’s through embracing feminine energy that we will truly create a world that works for all.
Hand in the Cookie Jar? How to Overcome Emotional Eating
Why are you emotionally eating? And what steps could you take to change that and get your health goals back on track
In this episode Cassie Christopher, Registered Dietitian and Health Coach talks with host Clarissa Kristjansson about emotional eating, why it's normal and how you can drop the weight loss conversation, treat yourself with compassion and find better ways to reach your health dreams.
Plus we talk about why the current Covid-19 might be making you reach for the cookie jar .
An episode for every mid-life woman who wants to overcome emotional eating with science and grace
How to Communicate Compassionately to Build Better Relationships
How to Improve Pelvic Floor Strength
FACT 1 in 4 women over the age of 45 will have a degree of incontinence and 1 in 5 will suffer faecal incontinence. But too often women are suffering in silence and not getting the help they need.
In this episode Clarissa is joined by Jade Blinkhorn women's health and menopause expert who brings her vast expertise is in supporting women with pelvic floor issues to provide practical advice for any woman suffering through perimenopause.
Simple changes to your diet, hydrating more, finding the right fitness regime and easy to do pelvic floor exercises can and DO make a difference to the quality of your life.
Get in touch with Jade https://www.jadeblinkhorn.com/ if you need honest and practical advice.
Alcohol, Stress and Tired of Pretending to Have It All
Have you been wondering why you feel so stressed? Are you using alcohol or another coping aid to deal with your everyday life? In this episode Clarissa interviews Kari Schwear, founder of Gray Tonic. She share's her story of how drinking crept up on her even though she though she was fine 'fine'.
And how she is now on a mission to empower and support women, what is gray drinking and taking the steps to a breaking through the self-defeating addiction behavior. And finding your zest of life. not just existing but truly living!
If you're women who relies on 'wine time' to cope this is an episode for you!!
When Things Don't Go To Plan
Are you used to planning how things will be?
This week's guest thought she could plan her menopause her way - but her body decided differently. Maria Franzoni shares her story how she wanted to manage it, what and actually happened - which is not what was planned.
Insomnia is one of the biggest issues for women going through menopause and for Maria the impact of feeling exhausted made her irritable with colleagues and family. HRT was her saviour at this time.
The Sandwich Generation
This can leave us struggling to balance taking care of ourselves.
In this episode Clarissa chats will Gill McKay as she share her story of caring for two sets of ageing parents, grief and how in the midst of menopause alcohol became her crutch. This honest conversation will resonate with many of us and we take inspiration from Gill's journey and how she has quit the ' wine time'.
Playing the Victim? Be that Mermaid You've Always Wanted Be!
If so episode that will totally inspire you. Dawn Bates, international best selling author, speaker, coach and sailor joins Clarissa from the southern most tip of Chile to talk about how you can master your time, harness your power and break all the rules, choosing you and choosing to live life your way,
Master Your Mind in Menopause
How does the body-mind connection affect women during menopause?
In this Clarissa talks to Tracie Kelly a professional counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist about negative thinking styles and how approaches like mindfulness. CBT and hypnosis can help women to navigate the challenges of menopause-
We also talk about the ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness - Ho'oponopono can help restore feelings harmony for menopausal women
Tired of Dieting and Feeling Miserable? Time For a Life Reboot
Tired of dieting and feeling miserable? Caught in traps of diet and comfort eating?
In this week's guest is Fiona Whitfield Health and wellness professional for 20+ years. Specialising in health and empowerment coaching for women 40+ supporting them to become healthy by honouring what their body is crying out for.
A Personal Experience with Early Menopause
Most women associate menopause with women in their late 40's and 50's but for a number of women menopause occurs before the age of 40 This is premature, or early, menopause.
In this episode Clarissa talks with Carolyn Hobdey who went through the menopause at 24 years old, but didn't discover she had until 32 when trying for a baby. Carolyn shares openly how she coped with the impacts of her medical status, her osteoporosis diagnosis in her late 30s, the psychological fallout from early menopause and the treatment or lack of she received from the medical profession, and coming to terms with childlessness...
It's a story of courage and hope against adversity. And also highlights the healthcare discrimination that too many women experience under our current system
If early menopause is affecting you, there is a specialist website: http://www.daisynetwork.org.uk you may find useful.
The Wiser Woman
She has spent years researching what causes the emotional and physical symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause.
Tania shares how she became free of her own range of perimenopause symptoms, simply and naturally. And how through coaching women and sharing her knowledge, Tania is helping others transform their experience of midlife change and return to their innate wellbeing.
Are you a business leader that feels like you are sleepwalking through life right now? Then this podcast episode is for you
In this episode Clarissa talks with Lisa Duerre the CEO and co-founder of RLD Group. As a featured speaker, business coach, #1 International bestselling author, and many times a work-from-home parent, over the last 25 years Lisa has helped more than 25,000 employees build a more meaningful connection between work and home.
Lisa shares how she guides business leaders in bridging the gap between the life they desire and the one they’re living through right now. She shares steps on how to get what they need in order to be successful.
And we talk about how to open great conversations rather than the usual ' how are you? I'm soooo busy ...' Instead how to get your work noticed without bragging and open the way to curiosity and conversation. It is easy and fun!!
From Battling Upstream to the Effortless Flow of Life
Irina shares her personal journey from Soviet to building a new life in the US. She shares insights into her Radiant Mastery System™, that has taken her more than 20 years to develop and perfect. Sharing how when you apply spiritual solutions to physical problems you can live effortless in flow. Irina gives great real-life examples of how she has helped her clients transform their lives in all areas of life including money, career, health, relationships and even happiness.
Gifted By Grief
This week's episode seems very pertinent as my FB feed is filled with friends dealing with death and dying. And sadly it is a feature later in our lives as we get deeper into mid-life.
In this episode Clarissa talks with Jane Duncan Rogers, an award-winning author, Life and Death coach and speaker who is passionate about creating a world where dying, death and grief are considered a natural, normal and nourishing part of conversation, with end of life plans becoming as commonplace as birth plans.
We talk about what a good death means; how to prepare well for the best end of life possible (even when we don't know how or when that will happen), and bringing death to life.
And the link to mindfulness? Living mindfully is about awareness, acceptance and choice and one which we think fits well with creating a death plan.
RELATED LINKS: Author's Website: http://beforeigosolutions.com
Online program: https://beforeigosolutions.com/the-big-method/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beforeigosolutions/
Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs
Today more women than ever are starting their online businesses because they want to be independent, do work that they LOVE and have more time for their families. In this episode Clarissa talks to visionary digital entrepreneur Lauren Kinghorn. A heart centred influencer, writer and founder of a number of niche websites.
We talk entrepreneurship, balancing family and work passion, the importance of mentors and how A Course in Miracles helps to support to support Lauren as she continues to build her business as a digital entrepreneur bringing women together from around the world.
If you are a female entrepreneur looking to connect and grow check out Lauren on LinkedIn and get involved https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenkinghorn/
Navigating Your Life Through a Sea of Change.
Is there a correlation between coaching and sailing? My guest Taryn Laakso, a life coach, would a resounding yes to that!!
In this episode Taryn shares her love of the human dynamics that are called forth when encountering difficult choices in the space of divorce and parenting, She shares the wisdom she has gained from her own real-life experiences as a single mom holding a full-time job and raising two amazing daughters.
And how her passion for sailing , the need to Set your course (Goals, Seek out a crew (Community) and Grab a life preserver (Self Care) is central to how she is helping her clients discover personal strengths so they can live full and authentic lives by helping unlock the amazing potential inside them.
How Mindfulness Makes You More Productive
One big challenge that a lot of people face is the number of distractions that keep us from doing our most important work. While work boundaries can be difficult to establish. So much so that we end up thinking about work all the time, even when we're resting or on vacation
In this episode Clarissa talks with Travis Baird is a mindful business coach, speaker, and founder of Mindful Productive where he helps ambitious professionals to get the clarity, confidence, and control they need to do their best work without burnout or overwhelm. Travis shares his journey from classical musician, burnout and finding a new away to live and work.
If you're looking for insights into managing those distractions or how do you approach getting focused in the morning and maintaining that focus during the day. Tune in!! In addition here is 5-minute mindful morning routine (made just for you )it: https://mindfulproductive.com/little-breathing-space
Re-Birthing Your Identity
Can we re-birth our identity and if so how often should we do this?
In this episode Clarissa interviews Melissa Howard. Melissa left her full-time job to re-invent her life on her own terms. She believed there were more fulfilling and creative ways of living — and she found it. Today, as a professional confidence strategist, coach, speaker and empowerment photographer, Melissa ignites the lives of others to create lasting change and reach their highest potential by developing a peak performance mindset in a way that is fun, honest & filter-free!
Bridging the gap has never been so god damn fun and filter-free.
If you have enjoyed this episode and feel it's time for you to re-birth then connect with Melissa on https://www.e-volveglobal.com/
Growing Beyond Burnout
In this episode Clarissa interviews her colleague and fellow coach Sarah Bellorini about her remarkable transition from career crisis in middle management marketing to a connected leader creating sustainable change for others.
Sarah shares her journey from a burnout that precipitated an early menopause. And how she made the internal transformation from confusion and low confidence to clarity about who she is today
In the interview we touch on energy leadership, creativity and mandalas and Sarah's unique offering to others wanting to ditch their confusion and become connected, confident and creative leaders.
Life's A Dance
How do you use FUN and PLAY to stay in the present moment? That's what I asked this weeks guest Lora Cheadle - Life Choreographer™ Author, National Radio Host, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Dancer,
We discuss how our bodies are the external expression of ourselves, our minds are the internal expression of our being. Because our minds create our reality, we can change our reality by changing the way we think.
Changing the messages we give ourselves starts by recognizing and transforming self-defeating thoughts or beliefs. Through hypnosis, visualization or imagery, our minds become actively engaged in filtering out negative, non-beneficial messages and our body and spirit respond to our mental state and become attuned to the positive that is around us.
Mind Body Joy
You know those moments when life throws everything at you and you think you will never be happy again?
My guest in this episode is Joy Fairhall, positive psychologist and mindfulness teacher with a special focus on grief. In her own “I began my journey to learn more about the mind and body and joy over 21 years ago when my husband passed away quite suddenly when I was 37 and my children were 12 and 14,” Joy explains. “That moment changed our lives forever.
Joy works with people to create a better awareness about their unique mind-body link in the knowledge an individual’s strengths, even during the most challenging times of life, will support them to live the life they desire and deserve.
Healing Through Horses
As a horse lover I know that horses can be our best friends and they understand use, they can see into our hearts and truths.
In this week's episode I interview Andrea Halt a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach who with her 7 horses run Withers Whisper in Eaton, Colorado. She helps professionals needing to find balance in their life or looking to discover what makes their heart sing again. She also works with couples who are wanting to take their relationship to another level. If divorce is the answer she and the horses help them heal the unfinished business.
For more information you can connect with Andrea at https://witherswhisper.com
Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of “to do”…pulled in different directions juggling and playing catch-up but wish you could take time off to feed your soul and recharge your batteries?
In this week's episode transformation coach and healer Devora Gil Berkowitz shares her own personal story of trauma, recover from PTSD, and struggle with chronic illness. And how self-compassion helped her transform and the ways in which she supports people pulled in different directions -- to tap into their Divine Connection for better work-life balance.
We talk about how we can feel more present and calm ,healthier and happier. The importance of giving yourself a pat on the back, appreciating yourself and allowing a little breathing space into your life.
Eat What You Want, Stop Dieting and Still Lose Weight!
Would you like to eat what you want, stop when you want, lose weight and do this all without having to diet or exercise? Sounds like my kind of thing. In this episode hear host Clarissa talk with Sora Vernikoff the author and founder of the Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program about why diets don't work and how using two simple eat and stop yourself techniques so that now you can be a healthy weight without having to diet.
Focus and Slay Your Goals
Hear host Clarissa interview David Essel who has been highly endorsed by individuals like the late Wayne Dyer, and celebrity Jenny McCarthy says “David Essel is the new leader of the positive thinking movement.“
We discuss his 10th book, a number one bestseller, called “focus! Slay your goals. And why FOCUS! Is what it takes, to create the life you want right now. Why multi-tasking, work-balance, and the law of attraction are holding you back!
How does a person become “open more to love?
Could bringing love and awareness to the dating process change many of our experiences in a digital world where swiping has become the norm?
This week Clarissa talks with Catherine Auman LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, CA on how to bring a mindful approach to today's dating scene.
We talk about how is Tantric Dating different from conventional dating,
And how we can see dating as part of our spiritual journey.
If you are in midlife, single and looking for love this podcast episode could be just what you need
Clearing Your Head Trash
Specializing in clearing ‘head trash’, Sue Lester is Australia’s leading expert in optimizing unconscious blueprints™. Sue shares her insights on creating lasting behavioral change through mindset shifts, ‘head trash clearing’ and unconscious blueprint optimization. She helps successful people shed the imposter syndrome and put the ‘I’ back into their L_VES so they feel successful inside too, reigniting their sense of purpose and zest for life’s challenges. Sue Lester is the author of "The Face Within: How To Change Your Unconscious Blueprint"
Change your mind, Change your life.
Lisa is owner and heart-centered CEO at www.smallsteps2bigchange.com, a happiness and success coach, writer, blogger, and author of the upcoming book “Get What You Want-The Mindset: How to Get Clear, Get Real and Get Going to Create a Life You Ridiculously Love”
In this episode Clarissa talks with Chris Stefanick life coach and host of the podcast Choice Conversations about self-sabotage, why it happens and how to overcome this common habit.
As a life coach, Chris works one on one with those who want to take their life to the next level. Specializing in holistic health, habit formation, and overcoming self-sabotage. Hear his tips on how to make the positive changes he discusses on Choice Conversations.
Using Yoga To Cultivate Your Inner Shine.
Jag Kan Allt Jag Vill
Vi diskuterar hur han började med mentalträning, hur mentalträning har hjälpt med med Mattias stammning. Vad det är för likheter och skillnader mellan mindfullnes och mentalträning. Och Hur kan vi använda mentalträning i vardagen.l
Releasing Limiting Mindsets
Yoga for the Brain
Menopause is a fact in every woman’s life. Unfortunately, most women choose to ignore it until it hits them. Information is plenty, but what can be believed.
Women are confused about changing hormones, suffering from lack of sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability and loss of sex drive.
In today's episode hear Clarissa talk with Irene Hogan author, pharmacist and menopause expert working with women's health and wellness whose integrated approach helps women survive and thrive through menopause and beyond.
If you want to go into the menopause empowered and with the right attitude then there is no one better to listen to than Irene with her blend of knowledge, common sense and practical advice.
Simple Steps to a Better Night's Sleep
Laughter is the Best Medicine
These are just some of the questions I posed to this week's guest Rebecca Brown a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Rebecca coaches businesses, teams and individuals to bring more joy into their everyday lives and into the workplace.
Take Back Your Personal Power
Hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with health coach and author Cynthia Brace about putting the brakes on stress and anxiety and her 8 steps to feeling (and looking) awesome!
Cynthia Brace is also a holistic nutritionist, reiki practitioner, and reflexologist. She is the author of the book, Redesign Your Interior: 8 Steps to Reclaiming Your Health and Creating a Balanced Life- a book driven by her desire to help people take back their personal power.
Mind to Matter
The Intelligent Body
5 IQ's to A Succesful Life
For over 15 years, Doc has proven an outstanding reputation as an executive success coach and change agent for high achievers. Clients include Fortune 500 CEO’s, entertainment celebrities, professional athletes, and more. He is a recognized expert and authority on the psychology and methodologies of peak performance, including personal, professional, and organizational transformation.
Clear the Clutter, Create More Peace
letting go of fear, shame and conditioning around sexuality frees up tons of energy and creates a space for your full magnificent self to emerge.
This gives you access to greater clarity, vision and purpose as well as reconnecting you to pleasure, joy, intimacy and connection that deeply nourishes your soul.
Discover Your "Life with Breath" EQ +IQ = New You
Living Life on Purpose
You Own It
Rupy has been my coach, and there are NO words for how much I have learned from her and how much she has helped me to build my confidence. And in her work for disability rights in the UK, she is untiring. Rupy - you rock! Hear the full interview here