Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Menopause Quotes

“Orangutans do not go into menopause. Chimpanzees do not need extract of mare pee. …Only in human females does the fertility program shut down years before death.”
(Woman, An Intimate Geography, Natalie Angiers)

“In peri-menopause our brains are being rewired to live with more inner wisdom, to adapt to a more direct current (intuition); and we may experience insomnia, forgetfulness and depression. It takes a great deal of courage and faith to go through this change, and some women go through painful breakdowns before they are ready to relinquish the struggle for control.” The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup

“All the emotional and psychological change of the peri-menopausal years are to the entire life cycle as the week before one’s period is to the monthly cycle. All the issues that have been occurring pre-menstrually and which perhaps had been avoided till now- should I quit my job? Should I stay in this relationship – now come up and hit us between the eyes rather relentlessly, demanding that they be dealt with at this time.” (Northrup, Wisdom of Menopause).

"Do not become alarmed when you experience yourself in totally new ways," sighs Grandmother Growth tenderly. "You are changing, getting ready to be initiated into the third stage of your life. Are you ready for the ride of your life?"Susun Weed, Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way

“In this culture we are told to set goals. We are supposed to know where we are going and then take specific steps to get there. But this is not always possible, or even wise. It is the male model of linear, rational thinking. But the life process of women…is more chaotic and disorderly, more circular and intuitive. Sometimes we can’t see the next horizon until we step out of the old life. We don’t yet know where we are going. We may not know the place until we arrive.” A Woman’s Journey to God, Joan Borysenko


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Thank you so much for sharing this information. Indeed perimenopause is a really cruel phase in one's life, especially women. This information and tips would indeed be very helpful to lot of men and women at menopause.

Glenda de Vries said...

I really like these positive quotes about menopause. I believe we are at the point of a new revolution in which we are taking back the natural process of female aging and turning it into something really, really good. We don't need pills to "correct" our femaleness. We need to believe in ourselves and our bodies and the infinite wisdom about how we were made.

Anonymous said...

thanks Glenda, your site Nursing Menopause looks very interesting. I have bookmarked it for future reference. Keep an eye out for my book on peri-menopause, The Tao of 50.

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Indeed, your positive quotes about menopause are so great. Every woman that will read this post will be so happy. It will ease their problem in their menopause symptoms.

Anonymous said...

It is so funny that there are not more comments What gives? I guess women at the age of peri or menopause just kind of muddle through on their own or they get help from their own personal friends, if they are so lucky


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