Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue

Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue?

I get asked this question frequently in my acupuncture clinic. I see a lot of female patients around mid-life (during perimenopause) who are experiencing extreme (also known as “crashing”) fatigue. Does perimenopause cause fatigue? It absolutely can. Many women going through perimenopause, or the initial stages of menopause, experience this overwhelming fatigue. It is absolutely debilitating. Often, the sufferer finds herself unable to continue with her regular day, as she simply must lie down and nap. If she is driving, she may need to pull over at a rest stop and close her eyes. Read more about Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue?

Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Accepting yourself for who you are can be really…challenging.  There are constant pressures from society, from family, from friends to be someone you are not. And it can be hard to hear that quiet inner voice that is truly you, because that’s the real voice you should be listening to. And only by listening to that inner voice can you begin to accept yourself for who you truly are. Read more about Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Become Your Authentic Self

Become Your Authentic Self

What does it mean to become your authentic self…to find your true self? How can you even become something if you don’t know what it is, and aren’t even sure it exists? You need to ask yourself from a place of complete honesty: are you living your truth?

Do you believe that you are fundamentally good and deserving of love, respect and kindness?  Oh, this is a tough one: love yourself. In a world where self-improvement mantras lurk in every magazine article, every selfie and every book on ‘being the best you can be”, sometimes I wonder where self-acceptance and love comes into play. So you get pissed off sometimes! Your nose will never look like Cindy Crawford’s! You just. don’t. like. foreign. movies. Accept that you have 10 pounds that you’d (one day) like to lose  (or not). Accept who you are right now, and forgive yourself for all your constant admonishments to better yourself.
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