22 Dec Navigating Perimenopause
Perimenopause is the time before menopause when our menstrual cycles naturally begin to wind down. It can be an unnerving and difficult time of transition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Most women and people with menstrual cycles begin to experience perimenopause in their mid-to-late forties, but the window is anywhere from late thirties to late forties. This class will affirm that perimenopause is a normal, natural part of our reproductive lives and while it can be challenging, it does not have to be pathologized. In many ways, perimenopause is like puberty and we are moving into a new life and body stage that should be celebrated. This is the vital transition from mother to crone that can be a gateway into our full power if we allow it. We will discuss the signs of perimenopause including changes in the menstrual cycle, changes in mood and emotion, changes in energy, changes in libido, and other bodily. We will discuss what is a health and normal part of perimenopause as well as what is not. Additionally, we’ll look at holistic ways to support our bodies and minds through this change, with the idea that the more knowledgeable and prepared we are, the less scary this time can be. While this class is focused on the female reproductive system, it is open and inclusive towards all genders.