So after years of cramps, bloating, and PMS – you finally bid farewell to your period. But, before you can even complete a sigh of relief, you are reminded that you now face a variety of health risks such as Diabetes, Hepatitis C, Gout, and Osteoporosis. Can’t a woman get a break? Well, while the internet may paint a pretty scary picture of postmenopause, it is not all doom and gloom. Your health is most definitely your priority, and with the support of quality supplements and a nutritious diet, you can prevent the likelihood of those risks coming to fruition. This will be made easier by staying up to date on health and nutrition, where sites like Mommy Authority can keep you informed. Now with those stresses subsided, you can focus on other aspects of your life in which postmenopause has ushered in a plethora of possibility.
Just because your uterus is getting old, that doesn’t mean you are! Statistically speaking, the ‘average women’ experiences postmenopause at the age of 51; which leaves you with at least three decades of your life. If you haven’t taken a moment to reevaluate your priorities – now is the time. Kick your bad habits and implement better ones, cut out toxic relationships and spend your time with people you care about (and those who care for you too!). Ever wanted to travel to a foreign country? Well, start planning your trip. Do you have a passion that could turn into a business venture? Why not see if you can make it happen? The same zest that mysteriously makes men buy a statement midlife-crisis-mobile is the same force that can help you take back control of your life.
As the hot flashes tend to dissipate and any unruly mood swings start to decline; you develop a woman-of-steel type mentality. And why not? From period cramps to childbirth, the ‘teen’ years to living (and flourishing) in a patriarchal society and workforce – you have earnt the right to be known as a wise and resilient matriarch. As you allow yourself to encompass your confidence, you give yourself the strength to try new things and continue developing into the phenomenal woman that you are.
You know? The things you use to do before you had a demanding career or a family to rear? And while those responsibilities may not (if ever) completely disappear, their demand for your time may start to decrease. Hello “me” time! This is an opportunity for you to rest, relax, and do things that bring you great joy. From treating yourself by testing every type of massage technique, to exploring your creative potential with a new form of expression, getting in touchwith your spirituality with meditation, or taking joy in a new physical activity. Your “me” time is only limited by your imagination to perceive and your desire to achieve.
There have been studies that support the notion of women having more orgasms during the menopausal and postmenopausal stages of life. While the way that you have sex may change from your younger years, postmenopausal women know what they want and are confident enough to communicate those desires with their partner. If you are looking for a way to generate some excitement, explore Tantra Yoga. It is a yogi practice that is rooted in pleasure and bliss while extending far beyond sex. Once you have energized your body with a few of the poses – combined with your deep self-understanding, some strengthening kegel exercises, a little erotic aromatherapy, and perhaps a quality lubricant – you will be flipping through the pages of the Kama Sutra in no time.
Postmenopause offers you a plethora of positive potential in your life; affording you the opportunity to expand your horizons by reflecting on your needs and desires, encompassing your iron confidence, enjoying some well-deserved ‘me’ time, and experiencing new sensual heights. So what that you now pee a little when you laugh? There is so much opportunity for joy in your life, you should be laughing more often! And yes, you may be getting old, but honey, you are aging like a fine wine.