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Emotional Eats Podcast


Mar 25, 2024

Welcome to the Emotional Eats Podcast!

 

“Midlife is the best life” - Mary Lee

 

I had the pleasure of hosting Mary Lee of Emme Elle Coaching, a menopause doula, who took us through the many facets of the menopause journey. Mary , brings a unique and compassionate perspective to understanding and supporting women through this pivotal phase of life.

 

Mary shares about the societal silence surrounding menopause, highlighting how previous generations, like that of her mother's, rarely spoke about or understood the complexities and emotional upheavals accompanying menopause. This silence has left some of us filled with mood fluctuations, physical, and cognitive changes without any explanation.

 

I ask Mary to share everything about being a menopause doula.  Mary haphazardly came across the Menopause Doula certification course and promptly enrolled with Doula Training Centre based in Toronto, Canada. Since completing the program Mary has continued in her learning journey with numerous other qualifications including Ayurveda Principles,  Menopause 2.0 with Dr. Stacy Sims, Brain Health for Menopause with Dr. Fiona Lovely, Women’s Health Coaching Certification through Girls Gone Strong, and Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury through the Love Your Brain Foundation.

 

Her role is so important as a listener, guide, connector of resources and advocate. This transition, she emphasizes, should not be daunting but celebrated. By empowering women with knowledge, Mary believes we can shift the perception of menopause from a feared end to a celebrated beginning of a wise and fulfilling chapter in life. Mary Lee stresses the importance of advocating for oneself in the healthcare system, where a one-size-fits-all approach to menopause treatment is all too common.

 

Mary Lee shares that menopause is not just a personal transition but a collective experience that brings women closer, empowering them to embrace their wisdom and support each other.

 

Listen until the end. Mary offers 3 powerful tips to empower you in your menopause journey and as a midlife woman.  Highlights:

Mary explains doula and menopause doula. (6:25)

We discuss advocacy for women's health. (12:47)

Mary shares about midlife Identity and values during menopause. (18:55)

We discuss empowering women through menopause. (24:30)

Mary expresses how important Self-love and empowerment are for women. (31:26)We talk about menopause in the workplace and its impact on women. (37:15)

Mary shares 3 amazing tips. (44:54)

Mary  is the owner of Emme Elle Coaching and host of All Things Menopausal Podcast, a podcast that features guest experts in the field of menopause and hormone health -  from the physical and mental to the emotional and spiritual.

You can find Mary at www.emmeellecoaching.com and on Instagram at @emme_elle_coaching

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 Nourish your entire life today and give yourself grace.

XOXO

Kim