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Spirit, Sexuality and the Menopause

Reading Time: 4 minutes At my own rather grand 50th birthday party, I found myself in a total physical and spiritual breakdown, culminating in being rushed into hospital with a kidney stone. Not what I had expected. This was the gateway to my initiation into menopause. Since my early 20s, I had been running headlong on ‘superwoman’ energy, bringing […]

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Why Keith Richards Had it Right about Sport! 

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first sport I did was serving orange quarters to Amazonian Australian girls who were on the teams. As these things tend to go, the same girls didn’t just make one team; they stormed onto all of them. As a small, migrant child dispossessed of hand-eye co-ordination, I was forever doomed to be the last […]

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Menopause and Mining your Diamond

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we do not expect young Western women to start their periods without education yet many women find themselves approaching Menopause with no idea of what is happening, unsure where to turn, hiding symptoms and feelings to their own detriment and to the detriment of those around them. If we look at the baby boomers, […]

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Tides in the body: Menopausal Musings

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m still on the edge, and not often there, as yet. Yesterday is only the second time I’ve had an encounter with the menopause. The first time was two years ago, when I didn’t have my ‘bloody days’ for three months in a row – after which I wrote the ‘Celebration of the Circle’ poem, […]

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The Story Behind Silver Tent – A Movement for Post-Menopausal Women

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Christmas after I turned 59 was my dark night of the soul. For the first time, I honestly faced the nagging concern I’d had for so many years – I’d messed up! I’d messed up by choosing not to take my place at university all those decades ago. Fear had kept on stopping me […]