Friday, December 14, 2007

Reflections on Menopause

I think the experience of menopause is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Because of menopause I can now say foresight is 20/20. I have discovered my intuitive self.

What comes after menopause? Don't be afraid. Menopause doesn’t last forever in case you were wondering. That’s the beauty of it. After it’s over it’s like having a hysterectomy without the surgery. Free at last, thank God I am free at last.

Gambling: I went to a casino yesterday and won eleven hundred dollars. Beginners luck? I don’t know about that because I used my post menopausal intuition to find the right machines. Post menopausal women become more focused since they do not have to plan their calendar on a 28 day cycle.
Not having periods is like living in California. The weather is mild ALL year long and there are no ice storms.

There is no cure for menopause because menopause is not a disease, it is a condition. When you arrive, that’s it baby! Let me assure all you young ones out there. You will get it.

As a post menopausal expert, I get to say things like NO. I bought an apron the other day that says “It’s all about me.” Yes, that sounds egotistical but that’s OK. I don’t have to share with anyone unless I choose too.

I don’t know why most of us have to wait until menopause to understand our purpose in life. Even at that point it may not be clear. However, my desire is to teach my children and grandchildren not to make my mistakes just as my mother tried to teach me. Enjoy Life. Good luck.
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  1. Carma, I can't believe this post. It's wonderful. My partners and I just designed a workshop for January titled "This Ain't Your Mama's 50...Busting the Myths of Midlife and Choosing Your Future."

    Guess we're on the same path. :-)

  2. Hi Lisa,
    You know what they say about Great Minds?

    Your workshop sounds like something I need to attend. :)

    I just threw out some comments there and would like to explore them on a deeper level on future posts.

    Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Hello Carma, I enjoyed your article on Menopause but being as I've just started, I am having a hard time. A hysterectomy sounds good right about now.

  4. Hi Robin, I know it can seem overwhelming but there is a positive effect and that is what I concentrated on.