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053 Comfort During A Time of Change

Inside My Wardrobe

Release Date: 03/19/2020

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If you think that stepping into your Queendom alludes you, have a listen to this episode. A story of dogged determination, poor health advice, employment rejection and then a wonderful turnaround thanks to dogged determination and refusal to sit on the shelf! Serena Gay has spent her entire life as a broadcaster but then along came menopause, coupled with a major relocation and everything seemed to hit brick walls - until she decided that she wasn't done yet, she had plenty to offer and that "no" wasn't good enough! Serena's story highlights the importance of self esteem, awareness and a...

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In this episode with @themenopausepsychologist we talk about navigating the impact that hormones have on our psychological state and subsequent mental health. We discuss the 3 stages of being a woman, from childhood, to puberty through to motherhood and into what has the potential to be our most fulfilling years, post menopause. Until now, hormone influence on our lives really hasn’t been discussed or understood much at all. They affect us from our teen years and learning how to recognise what happens and manage ourselves around our cycles is something that you may or may not have become the...

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Our hormones have for many years been subjected to shameful jibes however, they are immensely powerful and the driving force behind so much of who we are, hence the title of this episode. The thing is, they also change as we transition into the next phase of our lives around our mid/late 40s and when they begin to change, we can find the impact on our emotional, mental and physical health to be a huge shock to the system if we aren't informed about what to expect. If we can understand what’s going on, and manage the change with support, the next phase of life has the opportunity to be even...

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In part 3 of our people pleasing series we discuss the importance of boundaries and saying no. Having solid boundaries is fundamental to not being a people pleaser and the cornerstone to good mental health. You don't need permission to like what you like neither do you need to justify yourself. Boundaries are the lines that define who we are and what matters to us and people will take what you give to them so be sure you're wanting to give what's being taken - if you're feeling burned out and running on empty, sure as eggs is your boundary lines need firming up! So, with World Mental Health...

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This week we talk about recognising the patterns that potentially lead to, or already point to an eating disorder which is a complex mental illness, often misunderstood because of media portrayal. Anyone, can develop one, no matter their age, gender, or background. There is no single cause and people might not even have all of the symptoms for any one eating disorder. Earlier this week we saw Freddie Flintoff’s documentary about his 20 year battle with bulimia in which he began to lift the lid on some of his personal battles (25% of people who suffer with an eating disorder are male) and of...

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Following on with the theme of people pleasing and discovering who we are so that we can have the courage to be our true selves, today’s episode is brimming with ways for you to peel back the layers and release the real you who has been slowly disappearing behind the layers of life that often result in us losing touch with ourselves and what matters to us most. It’s not mid-life crisis, it’s a wonderful time of enlightenment that can be hugely liberating if we are brave enough to go on the journey. Gayle Johnson talks with me during this episode about how writing, as an an act of...

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How to feel good about yourself, accept compliments wholeheartedly, feel confident in your decisions and free from the need to be liked. In this episode we talk about how to establish your values and avoid the need for validation from others, or the feeling of being invisible or not important - you are enough as you are!! This is some fundamental life changing stuff - I hope you enjoy! Click here for the COPYRIGHT 2020 PIPA GORDON

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Fed up with people pleasing and feeling like you're not on top of your own life? Constantly scrolling through social media and feeling like you aren't where you should be? The days of following the crowd have to be numbered if we want to embrace and live our own lives and to do that we need to go right back to the beginning and get to know ourselves for who we were born to be.  As we come out of lockdown, how do we reintegrate with life and establish a new sense of normal without falling back into our old ways and habits? No amount of self help books and podcasts will help any of us if we...

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What is the menopause? When does it start? When does it finish? Is HRT as dangerous as they once said or is it true that the majority of the information was misinformation? We go right back to basics in this episode with Dr Zoe Hodson, GP and menopause specialist who works with Dr Louise Newson on training GPs in how to recognise, diagnose and treat the menopause and more importantly, the peri-menopause which takes up a huge chunk of our lives impacted dramatically by hormone deficiency. I have a feeling we will revisit this topic again but this episode is jam packed with information and...

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Dealing with self sabotage and overcoming our negative narrative .... Books mentioned: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Women Don't Owe Your Pretty by Florence Given All my links are available on Please do join our

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Well what a week! So much has happened since 7 days ago when I last recorded!!

Yesterday I had some very sad news and one of the things that I found really hard was the reminder and awareness of distance from people. I shared my sadness on Instagram not because of wanting sympathy but because now more than ever, I think we need to embrace and acknowledge the entire spectrum of emotions and talk about how that looks. It’s important that we develop the ability to hold both positive and negative at the same time, if we can’t flex, we break.

We have taken so much for granted for so many years. The ability to have a comfortable life, shops filled with everything and anything, deliveries to our doors, flights around the world, weekends away, holidays, pleasures of all shapes and sizes; we’ve been building and enjoying a world that has been so self-centred and driven by desire and literally overnight it’s all change.

I know this is a difficult time, we have children uncertain of their futures, their routine has been thrown out of the window, financially we don’t know what the future holds – but there are things we can do, right now. This quote from The Fellowship of The Ring sums it up beautifully:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time” said Frodo “So do I” said Gandalf “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”

So whilst we don’t know what life looks like ahead of today, we have today, and tomorrow will become today and we will have that too and for a time that is how we will live and in time we will start to see a new future taking shape and to be honest, I’m feeling optimistic about that. The future we were looking at was one that was being polluted by air travel, over consumption and poor lifestyle choices – so this pandemic, as devastating as it might be, ALSO gives us huge opportunity to change the entire way we have been doing things.

Only last month I saw a discussion on how to manage global warming and they said one of the fastest ways to turn things around would be to stop global travel but that no government would ever be able to convince people to stop getting on planes – and suddenly planes are being grounded. Yes, there are awful consequences to business and the economy but there are also potentially long term life saving consequences to what will pass in a matter of months.

This will be hard, but not impossible and if we all pull together, I think we will see a brighter future. Change is never comfortable, sudden change can be traumatic and so managing our response to this is really the make or break.

The panic buying that we have seen taking place has been really ugly, I get people are worried but this attitude of “self” first is not going to help anyone, it just makes everything worse and we really need to start looking beyond self.

So, talk talk talk – please join in on the Facebook group page, also please follow me on Instagram as I will do my best to put up something at least every day either on stories or an IGTV to share a bit of sunshine and positivity – it will get tough but it will also get better and we will be stronger because of it ….all my links are on my website ….

 

Abraham Lincoln – the best thing about the future, is that it comes one day at a time

Miles Davis – Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing

War and Peace – the two most powerful warriors are patience and time