What a great afternoon of information, fun and food we had at this month's Sunday Afternoon Chats. We were there to learn about menopause and change our perception of this feminine experience from menacing to marvelous. Gail Wyckhouse was the facilitator of the afternoon. She is a health coach with a natural ability to capture our attention and put focus on things that we try to avoid, all the while making it interesting.
We laughed while we learned. We shared stories and it was great to hear from others their perspectives about how they are experiencing their body changes. Menopause can be a spiritual experience because it brings you information about yourself and where you are in understanding your life and your journey.
Gail's message is that the symptoms of menopause can be relieved with naturals methods. Good diet, the right supplements, exercise and good sleeping habits were a few alternatives we discussed.
And oh the treats she made for us. We sampled a great smoothie she made from green vegtables and fruit. Unless you were told in advance, you would have no idea there were vegtables in it. And making it was so easy. Then the wheatberry salad full of whole grains, fruits and vegtables was irresistable. It was surprisingly delicious. And the health benefits of both were far reaching. There is so much we need to be aware of nutritionally. Not just in the content of food, but how it is grown, packaged and brought to market. She said becoming an informed consumer is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
Gail will be presenting once a month on various health topics important to our overall health and well being. Next month she will school us about PH and why knowing what it means will help us balance it with foods and diet. Once again we will get more exposure to healthy foods with the samples she will provide along with great recipes.
Are you ready to be your best self? Empower yourself with knowledge and have fun doing it by coming to one of the Center's events. You may be surprised at how good being good to yourself can feel.