Thriving Through Menopause: Empowering Women at a New Life Stage

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
July 12, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about menopause and empowering women at a new life stage.

menopause woman on beach

Worrying about entering a new phase of life? Well, menopause is not something that is worrisome. Instead as a woman you just have to become a bit more cautious and centric towards your health. Menopause can be seen as a heavy task to bear with, but if you are well prepared mentally, it is easy to imply the precautions physically. 

In most parts of the world, women are recognized as depressed mainly due to the arrival of new phases and the symptoms that come along with menopause. But if you see, some women thrive through this phase by getting themselves indulged in activities that help in the menopausal phase. 

As a reader, you are also willing to achieve some sort of solution to this uncomfortable journey, so worry not! This article provides you with detailed information that carries solutions to thrive through menopause and empower women at a new life stage. So let us begin helping ourselves and other women around us.

For more related information on Simply Menopause, keep reading the guide. 

Hormonal Changes During Menopause

Well, this is the most essential part that you need to take care of when you are approaching menopause or if you are in that phase. Hormonal changes occur in your body when you hit menopause and this is the primary reason that makes you uncomfortable and the reason behind changes happening in your body.

Your body goes through a lot of changes, especially hormonal. During menopause, hormonal activity decreases. And due to these changes, you will face a lot of symptoms. 

The symptoms include:

  • vaginal dryness 
  • hot flashes including a sudden sense of heat 
  • flushing of the face and chest sweats 
  • problems with sleep
  • irritability 
  • mood swings 
  • insomnia 
  • dry vagina 
  • difficulty in concentrating 
  • mental confusion 
  • stress incontinence
  • urge incontinence
  • osteoporotic symptoms
  • depression
  • headache 
  • vasomotor symptoms  


Some of these problems are temporary (they come and go), but some remain and continue to happen. But if you take proper care of yourself, these symptoms are not too difficult to worry about. 

Reading further you will find yourself relaxed as you will get to know the solutions and it would be more helpful if you start implementing them. 

Stages To Deal With

Menopause is the phase in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. This phase begins between the ages of 45 to 55. When a woman enters this phase of her life, this means she is experiencing a mixture of emotions, and simultaneously the body has started functioning very differently. 

This phase has three consecutive stages that are not so difficult to deal with. Your willingness to keep yourself active and healthy is the only solution to all the problems that would begin with this phase. In this part of the article, we are going to explore the three stages of menopause that include solutions to all the symptoms. 


This phase is also known as “around menopause,” which means the woman is about to enter the menopausal phase. A woman who is in her 30s and 40s starts facing symptoms that come along with the perimenopausal phase. This phase is identifiable by realizing the changes in the flow and the menstrual cycle. Tips you need to follow to bare the symptoms:

  • Get proper sleep
  • Make your vaginal area comfortable
  • Eat healthy 
  • Keep yourself active as much as possible
  • Practice some stress reduction techniques


Menopause is the point in time when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. It ends the menstrual cycle and a woman’s reproductive years. During this phase, the ovaries stop producing eggs, and the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body drop significantly.

Tips you need to follow to bare the symptoms:

  • Wear light clothes
  • Sleep in a cool environment
  • Take cool showers
  • Drink cold drinks
  • Try reducing your stress levels
  • Avoid eating spicy foods
  • Avoid caffeine, hot drinks, smoking, and alcohol
  • Exercise regularly
  • Try losing weight if you are overweight

Post Menopause 

Post menopause is the final stage of menopause and begins 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual period. During this phase, the symptoms of menopause may begin to fall back, but other health issues may arise, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

It is important for women to continue to take care of their health during this phase, including getting regular check-ups and screenings. Tips you need to follow to bare the symptoms:

  • Eat healthy
  • Consume enough calcium and vitamin D
  • Maintain a healthy diet 
  • Avoid tobacco products.

Empowering Women At New Life Stage

Menopause is a natural process that every woman goes through. While it can be a challenging time, it can also be a time of growth and self-discovery. Embracing the change means accepting the new phase of life and looking at it in a positive light. Here are some ways to embrace the change and make the most of this new chapter in your life. 

Menopause is often seen as a negative event, but there are many positive aspects to it. You also have the opportunity to explore new interests and hobbies that you may not have had time for before. 

Menopause can also be a time of increased confidence and self-assurance as you navigate this new phase of life. Your body is going through a lot of changes, and self-care can help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Where To Get Support During Menopause

Menopause can be challenging, but with suitable support systems, you can embrace the changes and empower yourself. During this phase, a woman will need much support to get through it. As a reader, you are someone who wants to know how to tackle things when it is the menopausal phase and wants to help yourself or someone else who is in need. This section of the article carries supportive information that a woman will need from her friends, family, and office workers. 

Family And Friends 

Your family and friends can be a great support during menopause. They can support you with emotional support and help you manage your symptoms. It’s important to communicate with your loved ones about what you’re going through and how they can help.

Professional Help 

Professional support can also be beneficial during menopause. Your healthcare provider can help you manage your symptoms through the use of bioidentical hormones and provide resources and information to help you make informed decisions about your health.


Public policies play a significant role in promoting menopause awareness. Governments can implement policies ensuring women’s access to accurate information, healthcare, and support. Policies that mandate menopause education in schools and workplaces can help break the stigma around menopause and create a more supportive environment for women.

Community Engagement 

Communities can provide a supportive environment for women going through menopause by creating safe spaces for them to share their experiences and concerns. 

Community organizations can also offer educational programs and support groups to help women manage their symptoms and improve their health. 


Menopause is a natural part of life that can be challenging but also rewarding. Embracing the change means accepting this new phase of life and finding ways to take care of yourself. By focusing on the positive side of menopause and practicing self-care, you can make the most of this new chapter in your life.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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