It has been a long time since I sat down and wrote a blog. All of this is becoming clearer to me these past two days.
For the past 6 years I have been struggling to find my way to write my 'back to health' story of when I was ill in my 20s with M.E, that debilitating health problem that floored me. I have fleshed out the content, I knew exactly what this would be but... something was holding me back. I ran a few online programmes called ReBalance Me, I began a ReBalance Me Club for people and then I suddenly found myself, slam dunk, right in the middle of something, I felt I was treading through mud. I didn't know what it was.
Then I began to peel back layers and recognised, I was peri menopausal moving into menopause.
My counselling practice sees me supporting many women to rebalance their lives, women who are going through many emotional symptoms, as well as physical (the emotional aren't really talked about).
Fast forward to July 2018, and as I started my 50th year.
Guess what .... I realised that I too am now one of those women.
I am in this phase. I am in the change. I have known this for about 4-5 years and it has steadily got more and more challenging. Worse.
Do I recognise this current Julia? Well, I see snippets of her, but really she's changing.
Then, out on a walk with my Jacks, I realise that I need to truly reconnect with my own ReBalanceMe 7Ways , the one that I wrote many moons ago, and have amended for the last 2. The one that I support and guide other women to look at.
Mmm..... time to listen to my own guidance.
In my research and experience, I hear mostly about physical symptoms of peri and meno, but what isn't discussed much, is the feeling of "change." Self esteem, confidence, desire, low mood, high mood, anxiety, all these hormonal fluctuations that make dealing with all of this, every day, so, so difficult. On top of that we are dealing with the life changes that occur when you're mid to late 40s, through 50s.
My intention now for this space is for you to feel calm, soothed, inspired, less stressed and anxious. I'll share with you my 7 Ways to Wellness that I write about in ReBalanceMe, with the main thread that I am going to be following this too. I want you you take back the reigns and discover your own 7ways toolkit. I'm going to continue my research and talk to people about all of this, ultimately in talking about it with other holistic experts, I will share this via my vlog.