Have you snapped at a loved one when a crazy mood swing takes you over?
Do your hot flashes have you pulling on and off the covers all night long?
Burned out. Exhausted. Just don’t feel like your happy, beautiful self?
Menopause should be a time in our life when we have the freedom to do what we love, make time for our health and happiness and create a lasting legacy. Rather than feeling scattered, too exhausted, miserable, and at the mercy of our changing hormones.
HERE’S WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW: I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE. YOU CAN TRANSFORM HOW YOU FEEL.
I help menopausal women like you break free from the distress and discomforts. I guide you on leveraging the power of your body, mindset, and lifestyle through proven strategies to enhance your hormones and overall wellbeing.
We will work together to help you identify underlying triggers while creating healthier habits to transform your discomforts, regain energy, wellbeing, and confidence so you can do what matters most in your second half of life.
SET UP A FREE 30- MINUTE CONSULTATION AND SEE IF MY COACHING PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
I HAD NO IDEA THAT MY MINDSET AND LIFESTYLE WERE CREATING HAVOC ON MY HEALTH AND LIFE UNTIL THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF MENOPAUSE WOKE ME UP.
I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, in extreme poverty and violence. What became clear to me at age 9, the only way I was going to change my circumstances was to be my own rescuer. The first real opportunity came when I landed a girl Friday job right out of high school.
I knew I needed to work harder than anyone to prove myself. I took no vacation, worked unpaid overtime, worked through lunch breaks, and jumped at every opportunity to take on projects that far exceeded my abilities. I became the model employee, and in no time, I moved up from the girl Friday with no desk to one of the managers. This brought many other business opportunities my way as I became a part-owner of two businesses while going to university for my undergraduate degree. With the boost in finances, took on the financial responsibility of my family as we headed into middle-class life.
BUT THAT HECTIC LIVING DIDN’T COME WITHOUT A COST. At around age 23, I started to experience changes in my wellbeing for the first time; difficulty concentrating, sleeping, and feeling, which didn’t make sense to me as I never got sick, ate healthy and exercised. My doctor said I was suffering from too much stress and prescribed medication, which I took and continued my hectic lifestyle.
Fast forward a decade, I suffered the gut-wrenching blow of losing my mother. I wanted to cry, scream, and curse every fucking thing, but I couldn’t.
I felt I needed to be the strong one to take care of everything and everyone. But inside, I was a basket case. But losing my mother helped me to realize I wanted a new life. So, when the opportunity came to migrate to America, I didn’t hesitate to walk away from a very successful life.
Starting over in America wasn’t easy.
MY MENTAL STATE, IDENTITY, AND ABILITIES WERE TAKEN THROUGH THE WRINGER. I couldn’t land a job even though I had extensive senior executive experience and a master’s degree – I was constantly told I needed “American Experience.” At times, it seems it was my accent. And before I could stand on my legs, I was going through divorce and loss of savings. My thoughts were chopping up my worth. And my gut had me running to the gastroenterologist more than I cared. Rather than packing my bags and going back to Jamaica, where I could easily rebuild my life, I took the hard road.
I made a radical choice to support myself, and I saw a therapist. I had stuffed and swallowed a lot of biased shit about myself, my past, and I needed someone to give witness to my story. It helped me to rechanneled my thinking and energy into going full blast to redesign my life. I started my accounting services. I published a book. I started a charity. I did humanitarian work in Africa and Jamaica. I was in good health. I ate clean. I nourished my soul. I exercised. I lifted weights. I felt good, maybe for the first time.
UNTIL MENOPAUSE CHANGED EVERYTHING
Something was off. I couldn’t tap into my good feelings or feel calm. Instead, I was anxious and irritable, and it was unnerving as if I lost control of who I was. But I doubted at first that there could be anything wrong; I thought it was just my body misbehaving. But then my gut issues got really bad. I was dealing with leaky gut, SIBO, candida, and then came high blood pressure, brain fog, and no bowel movement. What the hell! I was seeing numerous doctors and specialists for each complaint. I was angry. I blamed my doctors. I felt helpless.
My thoughts felt like they were on speed and stuck in a cesspool of negative thinking. I was worried that I was losing my mind.
Eventually, my primary physician said, based on my age and the issues, that I might be perimenopause without the real explanation of what this transition into menopause meant.
When I tried to tell my doctor how bad things were, he was very dismissive. “It can’t be that bad,” he said. His solution was antidepressants and sleeping pills. Neither helped; in fact, I quit the antidepressants after I found out their side effects. I fell into depression, lost my apartment, was forced to stop working, and amassed a huge debt. This wasn’t how I had envisioned my midlife.
But I wasn’t ready to give up. A little voice in me once again told me I had to be my own rescuer.
I TOOK MATTERS INTO MY OWN HANDS AND STOPPED FEELING LIKE A VICTIM.
With this realization, I learned everything I could about holistic health and wellbeing to empower myself with accurate information and practical tools. I made changes to my diet, worked with an herbalist to detox my body, boosted my supplement intake, and added some natural hormones. I detoxed my personal care and cleaning products and started using only natural products. I created evening routines and bowel management protocol. Eventually, I began to experience improved sleep, better gut health, no more hot flashes, clearer thinking – retested hormones were no longer Estrogen Dominant. I started the uphill climb once again to rebuild my life.
However, something was different. I couldn’t go as hard and as fast as I once did. I couldn’t juggle multiple tasks without really feeling stressed. I couldn’t tap into the flowing energy I had even when I double up on my supplements. Lack of energy made my self-care practices fall off. And my gut issues returned along with more extreme symptoms of hot flashes, brain fog, irritability, anxiety…
This time around, I knew I needed to go deeper within, as I knew the answer was in me. I started meditating more. More self-reflection and deep-dive questioning. Listening to the feedback from my body. I found the missing underlining issues – poorly functioning adrenals and limited and negative self-talk.
I now realize not only were my thoughts triggering stressful feelings, but they kept me shackled to working patterns and behaviors that were also creating more stress – such as working long hours without a break, trying to do everything myself, or reacting to every and anything…
I KNEW IF I DIDN’T FIX MY MIND, I WOULDN’T GET MY STRESS LEVELS UNDER CONTROL AND IMPROVE MY ENERGY.
I went back into student mode once again to better understand cognitive behavioral processes and practices. I learned how to transform the limiting beliefs and build an empowering mindset which not only transform my stress but empower me to change my lifestyle so I could commit to a better way of caring for myself. And when I fall off, which happens before the symptoms can become a stumbling block, I now have the tools to nip them in the bud and get back on up.
But it was taking back my mindset that I could tap into the unstoppable confidence to reinvent my myself in my second chapter in becoming a coach and a speaker to inspire women like you.
HERE’S WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW:
You can take charge of your menopause experience and transform how you feel.
You have to take full responsibility for how you feel at every phase — Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause — to create physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, starting from within.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO STRUGGLE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.
I’ll show you how
I am a fiercely passionate women’s holistic health coach for driven, professional menopausal women who are stuck in cycles of distress. I am here to help you create the mindset and lifestyle so you can manage your discomforts, regain your energy, wellbeing, confidence and get on with living a full and rich second chapter.
SET UP A FREE 30- MINUTE CONSULTATION AND SEE IF MY COACHING PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS I HAVE CREATED TO HELP YOU HAVE A BETTER MENOPAUSE EXPERIENCE
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