#Menopause Attitude!Published July 1, 2019
We have found that many women in the U.S. don’t like to discuss menopause although the majority of us go through it. Women in other countries are more open to discussing it, supporting each other through it and advocating for better understanding amongst employers and the general population. Why are we less open to talking about menopause in the U.S.? Could it be that we are more obsessed with staying youthful, and admitting that we are menopausal might indicate that we are indeed maturing despite our youthful appearance?
As we know, what we think about a topic is important to how we handle it. You know, our attitude determines our frame of mind, our posture, presence, and our strut. Therefore, when we talk about menopause, let’s acknowledge the phase proudly and wear the attitude like a new pair of sunglasses. When a sister is complaining about hot flashes, forgetfulness or anything that she may relate to menopause, share your experience to let her know that she’s not alone and that this too shall pass. Of course the menopause experience may be different for each of us, but the process still provides a common thread for women. We could look at supporting each other through menopause similarly to supporting each other when shopping for accessories – we give feedback, share tips, give our opinions, applaud each other on choices and have each other’s back even when we don’t agree because everyone’s taste (and experience) is different but relevant.
MENO-Vations is a unique book that can provide a common starting point for conversations relating to menopause from a humorous and artistic point of view.