If someone were to suggest to a woman struggling through menopause to simply “see the glass half-full!” they face a high likelihood of getting that glass thrown right back at them. For some reason, it’s a bit hard to stay positive during yet another hot flash.
But menopause is not merely defined by symptoms and challenges–it’s also a transition that ushers in a new set of positives.
Just hear us out. Or, rather hear from five badass members of our community on what they see as the silver linings of menopause. These are bound to get you inspired, no matter where you are in your hormonal health journey.
⭐️ #1: Newfound swagger
“My menopause transition has empowered me to become even more detached from those patriarchal ideas of beauty, and I just move with so much more swagger now! I know who I am and have this confidence and glow that comes from the wisdom I’ve gained through my life experiences.” – Antonietta Vicario, former professional dancer-turned VP of Talent and Training at P.volve
⭐️ #2: Less f*cks to give
“You hear people say this all the time, you know: You hit a certain age and you have no more f*cks to give. You’ve surveyed your field of f*cks and it’s barren.” – Elisa Camahort-Page, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur best known for co-founding BlogHer
⭐️ #3: Tampons, begone!
“No periods. I am ecstatic to have gotten rid of the periods! Halle-bloody-lujah, literally!” – Cindy Gallop, founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn, the world’s first and only user-generated, human-curated social sex video sharing platform
⭐️ #4: A chance to reinvent yourself
“Menopause is the most profound and meaningful reinvention of your life. At that point, you have passed all of the expected milestones required of you to fulfill your ‘female sense of self.’ So it becomes a time to identify who you are going to be for the rest of your life. It’s more than just shedding your skin. Menopause is tough. It is. It’s not to be taken lightly. However, getting to the other side of menopause and going through it is so meaningful to the rest of your life.” – Norma Kamali, fashion icon and author of I am Invincible, a handbook for women through each decade of their lives
⭐️ #5: A health reset
“Menopause has allowed me to re-evaluate my health and my life. The symptoms I have experienced have encouraged me to make tweaks and positive changes to my lifestyle that have improved my health, not only for now but also for the future as I age.” – Tania Dalton, healthy aging coach and personal trainer who is passionate about redefining aging and helping women navigate menopause in a positive way