Transformative phases mark every woman’s journey and one of the most significant transitions is menopause. Despite its universality, menopause is often shrouded in secrecy, misconceptions, and silence.
It’s a sad fact that most women experiencing the menopause transition suffer alone.
While menopause is a natural phase, the lack of awareness and open dialogue can lead to confusion and anxiety among women.
The symptoms of menopause—hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, sleep problems, weight gain, vaginal dryness and low libido, brain fog (lack of focus, impaired concentration), decreased motivation at home and work, mood swings, anxiety, worry, crying spells, isolation, embarrassment, and depressive feelings—can diminish a woman’s quality of life, work, and relationships.
Educating women about menopause empowers them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. By understanding the physical and emotional changes associated with menopause, women can manage their symptoms and navigate this transition gracefully.
Open discussions about menopause break down barriers and reduce the stigma. When well-informed, women are more likely to converse with peers, family, and friends, fostering a supportive network that understands and empathizes with their experiences.
The February 2024 retreat in Bali offers a unique opportunity for women to come together, learn, and celebrate this transformative phase. Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Bali, participants can engage in workshops and expert talks to deepen their understanding of menopause.
Let’s stop the secrecy and the silence.
Teresa Isabel Dias and Leila Lavaee