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A Mindful Approach to Menopause

A Mindful Approach to Menopause

Menopause: How adopt a mindful approach and thrive

Today 1 in every three women in our workplaces are menopausal so why is menopause still taboo?  80% of women in the West report symptoms. Yet 70% claim to be unwilling to discuss their menopause with their friends or partner let alone their boss.

The menopause happens to all women and is just another stage in life’s rich journey. However, it’s not something most of us feel comfortable talking about, and it’s only recently that it has been getting more mention in the media but even then is it ever positive? Also, doctors often automatically hand out pills for it as though it is an illness rather than a natural phase of life.

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HEADS UP GUYS – MEN, STRESS, AND MINDFULNESS AT WORK

HEADS UP GUYS – MEN, STRESS, AND MINDFULNESS AT WORK

How men can better manage stress

Today there is a significant conversation about stress and especially about stress at work about women. The number of people signed off due to stress-related ill-health has grown at an alarming rate.

As a mindfulness coach, I see many women reaching out for support. Mindfulness training in and out of workplaces, yoga, meditation and the like appear strongly skewed to females. Therefore, it’s essential that we talk more about men and stress in the workplace and beyond. And find more ways to encourage men to participate in mindfulness training.  So for International Men’s Day, I put together a short overview of stress with a focus on men.

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Nature Therapy

Nature Therapy

Go outdoors and connect with nature

We all need to do more getting outdoors and connecting with nature!

Because of how we live there is a massive disconnect with nature. Science is showing us the spending just 2 hours in nature can reduce our stress by up to 800%, so that seems like a pretty significant reason to spend time more time outside

 Here are some ways that can you can get outside and take in some nature therapy wherever you live.

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