Episode 072: Awash In Stress, Wading In Past Trauma And Clinging To The Side Of The Hormone Pool
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During one of my spiritual pleadings early on in perimenopause, I vowed that I would not let another woman suffer through peri like I was, if I just made it through it!   Ever pray to the porcelain gods?  It was like that but the nauseating head-spinning feeling did not end in 24 hours or less... I was having a very difficult go at it and looking back, I’m not sure how I held on in the beginning.  I’m still in the throes of peri, but I am no longer suffering, nor am I going it alone.  And you don’t have to either. I found that the source of my suffering was awash in stress, wading in past trauma, and clinging for dear life to the side of the hormone pool.   Once I dialed in a workable approach to all three aspects at the core of my suffering, I began to heal, really heal.   I’ve experienced, and continue to experience, the kind of healing I’d only flirted with before.  

I thought I was “doing the work” by attending seminar after seminar, reading book after book, and taking course after course.  I was just rearranging the furniture in a hoarder’s house.   If I only knew then what I know now.   Though Brené Brown says you cannot manage an unraveling in her seminal blog post, "The Midlife Unraveling", I believe you can minimize the fallout.   In this episode I share how I put an end to my suffering by getting my head, my heart, and my body into congruence.  As a result, the suffering stopped.  And the clean up from the unforeseeable and unanticipated fallout continues.  

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