Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Menopausal Hot Flushes - a curse, or could they be a blessing at times?

Hi Everyone,

Is it me or is it hot in here? Flames [[[Matias]]] Flickr


For a number of years now it has been apparent that I am on the menopausal journey that all women must make as they get older, the alternative not really being all that acceptable.

As Susun Weed says in her book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, you know you have started going through menopause when you start asking yourself if things that are happening to you are the first signs.

For me, that started about the time I reached 40, just over 10 years ago. I mentioned a little about this in my post HRT Doubles Heart Risk in Two Years" - Is There a Safer Alternative Way to Deal with Menopause?

More recently, my hopes have been raised that I am almost there when my  usually regular monthly cycle began to become far from regular about 2 years or so ago.

A few months ago I went 92 days before a menstrual bleed; as soon as I thought about it though, bleeding began and I was back to waiting for the 12 months menstruation-free (menopause literally being the very last period you have) to know that I was past the finishing line.

I have now clocked up over 100 days since the last bleed. This time I have cause to think that all will go better this time.

Since about 2007 I have had the occasional hot flush (hot flash), or perhaps it's generally truer to say a "warm flush", and apart from one episode, it hasn't been any big deal.

The one real hot flush was on the way home from Scotland, and I have written about how I used EFT tapping to knock it on the head, and incidentally received insight into what probably triggered it, in the PDF version of the presentation that I gave at the EFT Northern Gathering in January 2011.

During the last couple of weeks I have found myself having quite a number of hot flushes; sometimes triggered after having a hot drink, but equally appearing out of the blue and making me feel very warm indeed.

I remember reading somewhere that flushes can become more apparent the nearer you get to actual menopause.

If you read the presentation pdf you will see that one of the things that I talk about with menopause is a woman's beliefs and attitudes in relation to the way she feels about this time of life.

For many, these over-riding surges of heat  are considered a nuisance or worse. Yet there are women who choose to see things in a more positive light and refer to these episodes as "Power Surges", a term I personally quite like.

For me, I actually found these hot states to be extremely welcome. We've had a spell  of very cold weather over the last week or so, and the surges of heat were most appreciated, spreading through me like a shower of much-needed warmth.

In fact, my only regret was that they didn't extend down below the waist. I'd have loved it if they could have reached my toes!

Of course, as the weather warms, if these flushes persist, then it might not be quite so comfortable. But then, I know that if they do start being a problem, or an issue for me, then all I have to do is start tapping on the EFT points. From experience for myself, and as feedback from others, I know that works effectively nearly all of the time.

If you want to try tapping on hot flushes yourself, you can find tapping scripts freely available on my website. One of them is the tap-along script for the Tapping Insiders Club interview I did with Jessica Ortner.

If you then want to learn more about how you can use EFT tapping to help balance the underlying emotional aspects that might underlie the menopausal symptoms you might like to look into my eBook, Menopause - Hormonal Balance with EFT.

It would be interesting to know how other women view this time of life - perhaps you might like to let me know in the comments.

Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Bringing a smile to the face...

Hi Everyone,

It's a cold day today, with the first real snow we have had in this part of the UK this winter. Thankfully, it's nowhere near as cold as it is in parts of Europe, and forecast to be milder for the next day or two at least. So that means, so far, so good.

As I was going through my Google Reader page I looked at one of my favourite "feel-good" sites and came across this enchanting piece of footage.

I don't know about you but it brought the biggest smile to my face, and the warmest feeling to my heart. Just the thing for a day like this, and to offset all the doom, gloom and despondency that seems to be so around at the moment.

This Mama otter is so endearing as she entrusts her baby to the veterinarians as they give the little one its first once-over.



I hope it brings as much joy into your day as it did mine.

We need rays of sunshine and warmth in our lives; at the right time of year they can be the real thing, but in these colder, darker days something like this can serve almost as well.

Perhaps you might like to leave a comment to say what brings a smile to your face to lighten your day?

Bright Blessings, 

Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more