The Eagle & Her Change Of Life

fly like an eagle

Did you know that in some ways we’re similar to the eagle?

It surprised me, but I recently discovered the eagle is one of the longest living birds with a life expectancy of 70 years or so.

However, there’s a big caveat in there. When she gets to around 40, in order to survive and then thrive she must go through a period of very difficult change.

Sound familiar?

Of course, this doesn’t happen to all of us as women. Only around 20-25 percent of us suffer a lot during ‘the change’, another 20 percent sail through and the rest only experience minor blips.

If, like me, you’re one of the first 20-25% you’ll appreciate this story I’m sure and take strength from thinking of yourself like an eagle.

Enjoy.

Do you want to know the signs of the change of life for us girl-humans? Click here.

#40plusclub #eaglesrock #timeforchange #timeofyourlife

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.