Is your menopause anxiety making you anxious?

Nurses have been on my mind this week. Here in New Zealand over 30,000 nurses went on strike for better pay today, but around the world, nurses everywhere have been doing it tough for a very long time. With the increased stress many have experienced over the past year, I wonder if many also feel […]

The Physiological Effects of Slow Breathing on your Anxiety and Heart Rate during Menopause.

6-10 breaths per minute and diaphragmatic breathing is best. Did you know this? If I sat you down right now with a blank piece of paper and said to you, “What causes you to feel anxious?” what would you write down on the list? Then if I was to say, put some percentages on each […]

Find your ‘flow’ and reduce multi-tasking to manage your anxiety levels in menopause.

There’s a small book sitting on my bookshelf that I treasure. Given to me by my retiring PhD Supervisor when he was cleaning out his office, it reminds me of my sport psychology lectures when I attended Otago University’s Faculty of Physical Education, in the 1990’s. As a naive adult student re-training and moving on […]

‘The Art of Not Falling Apart’ (a book by Christina Patterson) and why menopause makes anxiety worse.

I know a bit about stress. Not only my own ‘butterflies in my gut’ experiences from my former life as a nurse working in fast-paced life and death environments in Intensive Care, but also teaching about athlete stress to Sport and Exercise students. Until I did my PhD, I had never thought about how our […]

Discover why your increased anxiety is not just about your changing hormones in menopause.

We’ve been talking about anxiety this week in my coaching groups and I asked the women on the MyMT programmes a question. It was this: ‘If I sat you down right now with a blank piece of paper and said to you, “What causes you to feel anxious?” what would you write down on the […]