I heard it often said by many women my age but never understood it: perimenopause. What is that? There actually isn’t a precise time for perimenopause because it’s really more of a progression than a series of specific events. Was this just the beginning to a disaster waiting to happen? My yoga instructor said, “Embrace the change Mary.” Forget that … Mother Nature is in for a fight!
My husband saw me suffering with the hormonal imbalance, not to mention sleepless nights, mood changes and weight gain. I didn’t like the skin I was in, I felt thick, my clothes didn’t fit, I didn’t want to go out, I never had anything to wear. My husband and I have been together half our lives. He is my best friend and we have weathered many storms, including the challenge of having a baby and the emotional roller coaster ride involved with it and taking so many fertility drugs. Miracles do happen though and after 14 years we were blessed with our gift from heaven, our wonderful son Matteo. Read More