ENJOY ™ 2016

How was 2015 for you? I guess for most people there were highlights, wonderful new memories created, challenging situations and people, and lessons learned. What are your plans for 2016? Have you made any resolutions.

I am resolved to help more women live their best possible lives, regardless of their age. I want you to ENJOY™  the years before, during and after menopause. Are you shocked to think that you could ENJOY™ your menopause years?

Menopause is a term that is so often…  read more

Recipes for a Cool Yule


Christmas is nearly upon us and the shops are full of weird and wonderful foods and drinks.

Eating and drinking different things and the disruption to your usual routine can lead to sleep problems. For women experiencing menopause symptoms it can also lead to hot flushes and night sweats.

Many women don’t notice the effects of the food they eat on their health and their symptoms.  Food has an impact on your physical, emotional and mental health. At this time of year some women…  read more

Positive about menopause

My passion in life is about creating a positive attitude in women about their experience of menopause. The word menopause seems to have so many negative connotations in society. To be described as a menopausal woman is never a compliment.

And yet for me this is a very positive time in my life. I aPat 102m doing work that I love. My son is successfully launched into independent living. My husband is enjoying his retirement. I have time to travel and enjoy my hobbies. I am not as young as I was…  read more

Are you harming your breast health every day?

It is a well-documented fact that the majority of women wear ill-fitting bras, IN FACT OVER 85%. Not only does this lead to discomfort but it can also have health implications, not just for your breast health.

According to medical experts ill-fitting bras can lead to numerous health and posture issues including:

  • Respiratory Health
  • Shoulder pain
  • Constipation
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Depressed sweating
  • Suppression of salivary melatonin
  • Risk of breast cancer
  • Lengthened digestion time of food
  • Influence stress hormones
  • Disturbance of menstrual cycle

Wires have been used in bras for a number of decades…  read more

No Added Sugar

Back at the beginning of August, I decided to have a ‘no added sugar’ month. That meant that I could still eat fruit but I eliminated any foods to which sugar had been added as an ingredient. Now you might think that just means no cake, chocolate, biscuits and fizzy drinks. However it goes further than that. You might be surprised how many processed foods have added sugar. Pat 31

So how did I get on? Here are my five top lessons learned:

  1. You can lose weight easily by eliminating sugar from your…  read more

Things I learned from myself next year

I can’t believe that it is nearly time for my birthday again.  That year has flown by.  Last year I celebrated my 60th birthday, an age that we used to think of as time to slow down and perhaps retire.  But in the last 12 months I have surprised myself with the things I have done and accomplished.   Cake Book

Back in June I launched my third book, Cool Recipes for Hot Women, by having a stand at the East of England Well-being Show with co-author and nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche.  We…  read more

A positive approach to stress

I wrote recently about stress.  The years around menopause can be a very busy time for women.  There can be demands from your family, from older parents and at work.  One cause of stress is believing that you don’t have any control over what is happening to you, that there aren’t any options. Pat 108

There are always options.  You just have to get good and recognising them.  A useful model to help with this is the 4 As approach.  In any situation you can look for opportunities to:

  1. Avoid the people or situations…  read more

Adding value to change

by Siobhán Fitzpatrick

So I would regard myself as one of the lucky ones. At the young age of 19 and through pure fluke, at I stumbled upon the career I knew I wanted to do for the ‘rest of my life’.  It was to create and deliver magical and inspiring event experiences.  Every morning I would wake up with excitement to go to work.

My dream career found me living in the city of DREAMS – NYC, where I got to work with incredible companies and travel the world doing what some referred to as ‘work’ but I could only describe as ‘enriched experiences’. After seven years there, I moved to London to further my career growth and expand my experiences.

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