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Emotional Eats Podcast


Feb 5, 2024

Today is a” grab a cup of tea and settle in” kind of episode.  I go unscripted and just talk about the real feelings of vulnerability and insecurity as we age and go through menopause.

I am talking about something that many of you have shared with me, and I've felt it too – the vulnerability and insecurity that can hit us in our changing midlife years. This isn't just about the physical changes that come with perimenopause, although they're certainly a part of it. It's about the deeper, emotional shifts we experience.

And then, there's the physical transformation – a body that seems to be rewriting its own rules without our consent. Weight changes, mood swings, forgetfulness. It can feel like our own bodies are betraying us. I've been there – struggling to find words, feeling irritable, and watching my body change in ways I never expected.  I share my stories and some experiences of my clients.

But here's the thing – these feelings of vulnerability and insecurity? They're valid. They're real. And you're not alone in them. Today's episode is about acknowledging that, about saying, "I see you, I hear you."

We often hear that these changes are 'normal', but that doesn't mean we should dismiss them. Instead, let's talk about embracing them, understanding them, and finding ways to navigate through them with grace and resilience.

And let's not forget the societal aspect – feeling invisible or sidelined in a world that often glorifies youth and beauty. These experiences are not just in your head. They're part of a larger narrative and diet culture.

In today's episode, we'll explore all of this and more. We'll talk about finding your footing in this new phase of life, building resilience, and redefining beauty and worth at any age. There's light at the end of this tunnel!

Highlights:

  • I share my own story of midlife vulnerability, insecurity, and cognitive changes. 0:01
  • I discuss menopause-related body changes and insecurity. 3:49
  • Self-doubt, and body changes. 9:48
  • Perimenopause symptoms and self-acceptance. 14:53
  • Menopause, societal pressures, hormone replacement therapy, and self-care. 21:38


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 Nourish your entire life today and give yourself grace.

XOXO

Kim