What Happens to a Woman at Age 45?

Midlife & Menopause

Hello peace at any age especially midlife!

One of the things I’m learning in Yin Yoga is the graceful art of surrender… if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you do – yin yoga I mean! 

In the past, I’ve never surrendered gracefully. I have been, what you would call, a bit of a ratbag and there was no way I was going to give up the fight for what I wanted, even when everything in the Universe wanted the opposite. Can you relate?

resisted university and went overseas for a year, not wanting to come back. I resisted marriage and kids and studied and travelled instead.  I did some very reckless things. I resisted most bosses I’ve ever had. I never listened to my parent’s advice. Not till I was much older anyway.

They say the Dutch are very stubborn!

Over the last 2 years since I started my own business, I’ve discovered that resistance gets you nothing. Resistance just slows you down. And so I’ve had to learn to surrender.  

OMG! How hard is it to let go of control!!!  

So… drumroll please… it is with great excitement and quite a few bruises (metaphorically speaking) that I announce that I have finally surrendered to my hearts desire, and pivoted to a new business model. I have chosen to focus on being The Menopause Coach – an expert in midlife transition for women. Now that’s bold!

I will have 3 streams in my business aimed at my favourite group – women aged 45-55: 

1. Life Coaching Sessions – 12 week programs to guide women emotionally and spiritually through perimenopause and beyond
2. Lifestyle Coaching Sessions – naturopathic medicine (minimum of 3) to support the process of biological ageing and the intense stress of The Change.
3. Education & Training – corporate and public training in menopause

Here’s a snippet of what’s pouring out of me as I embrace this lovely audience of “hysterical” women, of which I am proudly one:

This is a message for women in their 40s and 50s and on the journey of menopause. That’s my target audience. 

The veil of compliance is lifting. Oestrogen is withdrawing, and the compliant, “what-can-I-do-for-you-dear” woman is disappearing and then this new, oomphy, “get-it-yourself-dear” power woman is emerging! 

I want to harness that because if that’s not harnessed, all hell breaks loose. You can imagine how hard it is for women who haven’t done much personal development or who’s life has been all about being beautiful, to age gracefully… the temptation is to go into depression or for too much plastic surgery or some form of self-destruction, like drinking too much, or eating too much or suicide. God forbid.

But it’s like, “who the f*ck am I if I now that I’m not a reproductive woman?” And then, because not enough people like me are breaking the taboo and leading the way to show them that there’s something else, they are left out on their own

I look forward to journeying with you. 

Much love, 
Menopause Coach – Life Coach, Naturopath, Wisdom Teacher

Midlife & Menopause wellbeing
How to be happy in your 40s and 50s

Brenda Rogers

With over 25 years experience as a corporate trainer, naturopath, yoga teacher and wise woman educator, Brenda is the head clinician and coach at Quintessence Health.

"A healthy mind and body simply ensures you have the time and energy to fully express and manifest your life’s purpose – it facilitates the unfolding of joy."

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