Did you know that from 35 years old your female hormones already naturally start to shift… estrogen in particular, the hormone boldly responsible for much of your femininity, starts to ease off… literally over the next 10 or so years, estrogen made by your female organs will be replaced by estrogen production by your adrenal glands (responsible also for your stress!).
Many women are confused like I was. Why doesn't my BODY and MIND feel the same as it used to years ago. I’ve not changed my lifestyle, my exercise nor my diet. Why is this happening to me?…
Midlife women often feel exhausted from insomnia, frustrated from brain fog, horrified by emotional rollercoasters, sweaty from wild hot flushes and much rounder, even fat.
The truth is, the “Meno-PAUSE change” happens over 10+ years, with significant physical, emotional and mental ongoing changes that can be difficult and stressful . I've been speaking with Menopause Yoga experts around the world and here are my top tips.
Here’s what you can do if you are one of the lucky ones that is aware!
You can PAUSE…. SLOW DOWN…..GET-AWAY to honour the CHANGE that is happening, REDISCOVER yourself and explore a new toolkit of ancient wisdoms & modern science for stress management & creative expression!
HOLIDAY or RETREAT?
You may be thinking a relaxing holiday is all I need to help me navigate all of this change. Don’t get me wrong, I agree a holiday break to chillax is 100% helpful BUT why after the holiday do women like us still not feel well and healthy like we used to..
A women’s retreat is not simply a holiday in a tranquil location, it is so much more…
Habits such as mindful meditation, yoga, deep relaxation, self-compassion and connecting with people that care – are all beneficial practices - you will explore all of this on your 5 day wellness journey. You’ll connect with like-minded women, laugh, that are ready to support you now and ongoing.
Research suggests that daily practices such as a self-compassion can help you manage stress and I believe help you navigate through the meno-PAUSE with calm and ease.
So that’s why I am inviting you & maybe your bestie to RETREAT with me ...for a Day Retreat by the OCean or a Weekend retreat
Step out of your busy days, slow down, learn the facts about your M- CHANGE and tap into a deeper inner wisdom so you can return home empowered with a new toolkit to flow through this second exciting phase of life & THRIVE 💚
"Everything has been perfect. The food was beyond fabulous. The pace and scheduled events were perfect. Daniella's style is nurturing, kind and inspirational. Thank you."
Jill, Womens Wellness Retreat
YOUR HEARTS SAY YES -
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As a mindful meditator, every morning I wake up to practice a nourishing meditation that helps me to feel centred, creative, confident, kind and connected. Essentially I practice a deep relaxation and a chakra balancing meditation for my physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Too often in my life I have woken up stressed and anxious. Worried about the day ahead and all my responsibilities and struggling to let go of what happened the day before. My meditation is a reset button for me and it works best first thing in the morning. Its scientifically proven that you can train your brain to receive these positive thoughts to set you up for the day ahead to be the best version of yourself.
Today was one of those days when not only did I wake up from being physically ill with a stomach bug but also I received a terribly negative phone call 730am giving me one more warning to toe the line or I’m out. I was accused at work of creating a playground for myself..
As I reflected on the word “playground” it made me smile, as I was grateful to express my child-like self, my true creative self, I pondered that the other extreme is a “prison” which is deeply confined and guarded, constrained, and almost punishing.
Truly grateful to have an attitude that life is my playground and I’m ready to explore it with a sense of curiousity, fun and joy as we connect in life like busy little ants running around with list of things to do, on a path to achieve our goals
Take a moment today to pause, and reflect on whether you live in a playground or a prison.
A daily meditation practice can offer a life of calm, clarity and freedom..
This was published in Mental Health Month. If you are interested in practising meditation with me - reach out email: email@example.com
"The most important relationship you have in life is the one with yourself"
Valentine's day is the time to show a little extra love to the people you care about. Whether you're single or taken, it's important to pamper yourself with the same kind of love and kindness that you'd shower on anyone else.
We often forget that the most important relationship we have is the one we have with ourselves. Valentine Day is about finding guilt-free ways to make “deposits” into yourself to improve your overall well-being, prioritising self-compassion and self-care which have serious benefits for your mental and physical health.
Loving yourself makes you feel at your best and really sets the tone for how you allow others to love you. So here are ten top tips for self-love .
Having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early ?
Too little sleep can be a huge issue that affects your mood, health, focus and general wellbeing.
Having struggled myself with not enough sleep for many years, I am truly grateful that i found a key things that worked for me. My top tip is to be kind and compassionate – acknowledge it and don’t fight it... :-)
Here are top tips for navigating sleep disturbances, particularly for women experiencing. night sweats.
INSOMNIA - 10 TOP TIPS
1. Create your own personal sleep routine – it starts when you wake up in the morning with your intent to sleep well tonight incorporating daily healthy exercise, diet and being in nature. Design a bedtime ritual such as:
- gentle restorative stretch
- journal to empty out your mind. let go of to do list’s & worries or try a gratitude practice
2. Set up your bedroom for sleep so it’s cool & comfortable. Use cotton or bamboo sheets and blinds or curtains to keep it dark.
3. Wear loose fitting sleeveless nightwear, light undies or nude!.
4. Use an eye shade to keep out the light and ear plugs, especially if your partner is a snorer.
5. Eliminate blue light screens after 6pm –TV or computers.
6. Dinner/ snacks are best at least 3 hours before going to bed so you have time to digest by the time you want to go to sleep.
7. Avoid caffeine after 12pm.
8. Reduce or avoid alcohol as its dehydrating.
9. Reduce waking up to go to the loo in the middle of the night then not being able to go back to sleep by not drinking too much, a few hours before bed, & just before bed empty your bladder.
10. If you are waking up due to night sweats, invest in a ceiling or floor fan or try a cooler pillow& cover and turn the pillow over regularly so your head is always resting in a cool place. Add a cold pack under your pillow or at your feet to also keep you cool.
If you need more support, you can try natural herbal remedies over the counter, for instance Black Cohosh shown to reduce hot flushes or Valerian as a natural relaxant. Doctors can prescribe sleeping tablets or strong melatonin but...this is a last resort..
Hope this helps to create your our sleep ritual...
Join me on Flow with Fiery Femininity at Bay of Fires Tasmania 15-19 March 2023 wherewe’ll be nurturing your ability to manage sleepless nights, brain fog, wild emotions & hot flushes.
A Gratitude party is the ideal time to remind myself & share why practicing gratitude is good for your body, mind, and relationships. Today, we had an intimate gathering @Wylies Baths in Coogee to share gratitude as we come to the close of the year.
Daniella Goldberg has a love of yoga and a passion for mindful meditation. Through her Hatha-Flow classes, she gently guides her students to grow strong, be flexible, focused and mindful, on and off the mat.