Menopause! It really isn’t such a bad word!
I used to, literally, fear Menopause! And then it happened! What was I so worried about? When I was younger, I didn’t have the mindset I have today – hence the need to panic over Menopause. Now, however, I have embraced this time in my life and I am finding the laughter and the gift of this new chapter.
There is so much to look forward to in entering Menopause. Aside from the obvious changes in our body, there are the emotional changes which have such a bad stereotype to them. Just so you know, some look at menopause as women losing their minds while going through this new stage, and tend to refer to it as “mentalpause”, but to be honest, when I hear “mentalpause” as a reference, I say, “you know what? You are RIGHT!”
After the shock wears off of the faces of those referring to menopause as mentalpause, I get the last laugh 😂😂 You see, to me, the phrase “mentalpause” means, I have welcomed the right to pause at anything that can affect me either emotionally, mentally, or physically in a negative way. If I feel, something or someone is trying to manipulate me in these ways, then I can take the “pause” and make my choice to change the situation.
With Menopause, we have welcomed the right to take our control back!! This is our time! New chapter!
This perspective has also allowed me to laugh more when others joke about Menopause; lets face it, it can be a challenging time, but it can also be a very fun time! It happens to every woman, so why fight it, why worry about it, why find the negative in it – EMBRACE IT!!
There is so much humor in Menopause! For example, living in Northern Ontario, where I might add, is still snowing, I can pray for a Hot Flash and actually get one within a split second of that prayer, to melt the ice! How about that for a Super Power!! 😉
I can also scare away a potential threat with just the blood-shot look in my eyes! That’s from the lack of sleep by the way! 😉
On a serious note, whether it is referred to as Menopause or Mentalpause, I have taken my “pause” and have honored this new chapter in my life! We don’t need to be the stereotype, we can be something better!
With Good Vibes Only – Menopause Is Not Such A Bad Word! 💖