Menopause on the Move – Homeopathy

I asked my colleague and friend, Melanie Tomsett, to provide some more advice about how to use homeopathic remedies on holiday.

Homeopathy was established as a form of medicine by Samual Hahnemann (GP., Chemist and Translator) in Central Europe over 200 years ago. It is based on the use of highly diluted and potentised substances and the understanding that there is a direct link between your symptoms and the remedy prescribed.

Your symptoms are considered as a unique expression of you. As a  result, homeopathy emphasises…  read more

Menopause on the Move

Do you find that going away, particularly to hotter climates, has special challenges for you as a woman at the menopause or perimenopause stage of life? Traveling can affect your sleep, lead to more frequent or intense hot flushes or lead to weight gain.

The holiday season is nearly upon us and I do enjoy travelling and visiting new places. I am excited to be visiting to be visiting India for the first time this month and it got me thinking about what I have…  read more

What can mentoring do for me?

This week I am welcoming mentor and business coach, Alessandra Alonso to explain the benefits of having a mentor.

‘In recent years, mentoring has become a buzz-word. You only need to pick up a women’s magazine, a business publications or Google the word to find out that many thousands of pages have been written on it. But why?

Mentoring is as old as humankind. The word transports us back to ancient Greek mythology, to the time when Ulysses…  read more

Y is for ‘be Yourself’

It is most important to be Yourself at every stage of life. You are unique. Your experience of menopause unique.  This is not your mother’s menopause or your sister’s or you best friend’s, it is uniquely yours.

There are a number of factors that can affect your experience of menopause.

  • Genetics. One indication of your possible experience is what happened to your mother and your close female relatives during their menopause. But remember, you only share 50% of your DNA with your mother so your…  read more

O is for Options

Having options means that you can take control of your life and that is the start of reducing stress and anxiety. Many women are unaware of the options that they have for dealing with their menopause symptoms. They think that there is  HRT or nothing.

Women who believe that they can take action in difficult situations experience reduced levels of stress and a better experience of menopause at home and at work.

I believe that there is a range of actions that you…  read more

J is for ‘Joy’

The J in  ENJOY™ is for Joy. Your mid-life years can be the happiest and most productive time of your life.  Staying happy and positive during this stage of your life is important to your overall health and wellbeing.

Happy people live longer.

Laughter really is the best medicine.  It can:

  • Benefit the heart
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower stress hormones
  • Strengthen abdominal muscles
  • Relax the body
  • Reduce pain through the production of endorphins

Happiness is a habit and it is a habit that you can learn.  Here are some suggestions of…  read more

N is for Nutrition

The N of ENJOY™ is for Nutrition. You are what you eat and this is about discovering the right foods to maintain a healthy weight and control your menopause symptoms.

If you are experiencing frequent or intense symptoms you can start by looking at foods that act as triggers.  By keeping a food journal you can start to identify triggers.

Common triggers for hot flushes, mood swings and migraines are:

  • Red meat
  • Spicy foods
  • Sugary foods and drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol

You will be amazed how much better feel you feel when you eliminate triggers…  read more


The E in ENJOY™ stands for Energise. Many women go to see their doctor in their 40s and 50s reporting  feeling TATT – Tired all of the time!  At this stage of your life you may be dealing with multiple demands on your time, from your job, dealing with children, helping elderly parents and making time for your relationship.

Let’s talk about how exercise and time management can help to energise you


Exercise can boost your energy. Research carried out in Australia found that women in the age…  read more

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