Most women experience dramatic hormone changes as they enter their 40’s, some even sooner. These hormone shifts are often at the very least, uncomfortable. When our hormones are out of balance, it seems life is also out of balance and as difficult as the symptoms we experience. This is natural because our perspectives and attitudes are often masked or shaded by these physical symptoms.
But these changes are manageable and you don’t have to take possibly harmful hormone replacement drugs. Much of the discomfort that can alter an otherwise fine day is avoidable. Lifestyle enhancements help ease hormonal changes providing balance with a new perspective and improved mind-body-heart health. No matter what your age you’ll find these four tips help manage the common symptoms and complaints of menopause and life beyond.
Be Gentle with Yourself.
Find a calming and easy self-healing practice you enjoy. This way you will not want to miss it even for one day. Meditation, Slow, Yin, Gentle or Kundalini yoga, Tai chi, Swimming, Painting, Singing, Dancing, or Walking are a few practices that keep you in balance physically, mentally and emotionally when life is demanding or your body is naturally changing. They also have the added benefits of increasing flexibility, decreasing fat, negative thinking and …wrinkles.
Food is Medicine
Include more pure water, organic veggies and fruits and reduce or eliminate caffeine, alcohol, meat and sugar in your diet. Whole organic foods have warming and cooling properties along with the nutritional values that can balance your blood sugar and hormones while energizing you naturally. Let me help you find your bodies unique nutritional needs for your best health.
Breathe Clean Air Deliberately
When we experience any kind of stress, it’s natural to hold our breath.Ironically, this is when we need our breath to find ease. Conscious deep, full breathing is a natural remedy for stress and anxiety relief. One deep breath can change your whole perspective on a matter by clearing your mind and calming your heart. It also cools down a ‘hot flash’ and night sweats.
Live from your Heart.
Accepting and embracing your true nature, recognizing what makes you ‘tick’ and what ‘ticks’ you off is key to living stress-free and healthy – especially as you age.
- Indulge yourself as you would a pet or a child to experience new or old dreams.
- Discover and support what your body, mind and heart desires and avoid distractions such as unhealthy relationships, activities, food and substances.
- Practice mindfulness to stay connected to your heart
- Spend time outside to know your true nature
When you live life this way, you age gracefully, experience authentic loving relationships and handle what happens inside or outside of your body with ease.
To learn more read Heal from Your Heart with Breath, Rhyme and Art