A woman from Mapperley has contributed to a new book which aims to explore the facts and bust the myths around menopause.
Linda Booth is one of the writers behind Menopause: the Change for the Better, which recently hit bookshelves after being picked up by publishing giant Bloomsbury.
The book has been put together in association with Nottingham-based website Henpicked.net – which is one of the fastest-growing online communities for women over 40.
Packed full of information, guidance, resources and humour, Menopause: the Change for the Better, presents a balanced view of clinical methods and natural approaches, so women can make an informed decision about what’s right for them.
Linda now hopes the new book will help to make a real difference.
She said: “Menopause is not the end or even the beginning of the end. The menopause is when a woman becomes the wise crone of the community in the nicest possible way, and this should be celebrated more.”
Henpicked founder Deborah Garlick said the group decided to take action after hearing so many stories of women struggling to get the right support during menopause.
She said: “Our aim is to inform and educate them about what they can do.
“In addition to the book and our Henpicked.net website, we have educated and worked with over 100 companies in the last year, helping employers understand the need for talking about menopause in the workplace and providing the right support. This includes working with Severn Trent, E.ON and Nottinghamshire Police.
The menopause should be just a natural transition in a woman’s life, we want to help all women sail through it and enjoy their lives.”
You can buy Menopause: The Change for the Better from Amazon (via the link) or all good bookshops
- For more information about how you can support the Henpicked campaign to raise awareness and education on the menopause, please contact the Henpicked community Contact@Henpicked.net.