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Celebs and menopause: how do they cope?

At some point in life, it can become difficult to enjoy the same quality of life that you once had. This is especially true if you are experiencing hormone imbalance issues.

Hormone therapy is just about the hottest cure being promoted to battle the effects of andropause (male menopause). You've probably heard a lot about it on the recent news. There are tons of reasons why more and more women are turning to hormone therapy. It's not so much that they need to turn back the clock with anti aging creams, food supplements, etc. They want to know how or what started causing their premature symptoms of menopause. Possibly even more importantly, they want to stop further progression or begin reversing menopause symptoms now.

It is comforting to hear and understand the stories of inspiring women who have been in the same position as us, and learn from them.

Oprah Winfrey

The legendary Oprah Winfrey saw menopause as an opportunity to focus on herself. “So many women I’ve talked to see menopause as a blessing,” she said in 2019. “I’ve discovered that this is your moment to reinvent yourself after years of focusing on the needs of everyone else.”

Whoopie Goldberg

Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg has spoken openly about her experience, calling it “wonderful and liberating”. Goldberg has said that her sense of femininity had to be adjusted, but that preparing for the sudden impact of menopause can help soften the blow.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The queen of wellness wants to rebrand menopause. “I think when you get into perimenopause, you notice a lot of changes. I can feel the hormonal shifts happening, the sweating, the moods—you’re all of a sudden furious for no reason,” she says. “Menopause gets a really bad rap and needs a bit of rebranding. I remember when my mother went through menopause and it was such a big deal, and I think there was grief around it for her and all these emotions. I don’t think we have in our society a great example of an aspirational menopausal woman.”

Kim Cattrall

The Sex and the City actor took a more serious approach to the topic:. “I feel empowered talking about menopause because I’m going through it and have been going through it for six years,” she said. “I’m very fortunate to have a platform to speak to women about it because of SATC—it was such a dream job. And [Samantha was] also a dream character to play who went through all kinds of changes and challenges related to getting older and being single and being upfront and honest about it. Playing that character really inspired me to be very open in accessing my feelings about what's going on…. Millions of women are going through it; it’s part of nature. But it can be very confusing and isolating.”

The most common and well-known symptoms of menopause have to be the hot flashes and night sweats. Along with these come mood swings, irritability, anxiety, sleep disturbances, depression and sexual problems. Women are told to just “batten down the hatches, put their head in the sand and just wait for it to pass.” Yes, we get that it’s hormonal but what you need is support and information!

That’s where The Healer's Yurt comes in. We are here as your community, a place you can visit often for some support or just to pour out your heart as you read other posts similar to yours.


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