What started out as a mission to help even one other women get her groove back during perimenopaouse has turned into the most beautiful community of thousands of women all over the globe getting their groove back in perimenopause, thriving through menopause and swearing by HappyPause™ Balm in postmenopause, too. And then there's our cancer warriors, triathletes, swimmers, early meno, and endo women who love HappyPause. Even if you think you don't need it, a few days of adding vulvovaginal moisturising into your routine and you'll wonder how you ever got on without it.
One of my favourite customers is in her 80s. She's struggled with mircotears and skin irritation ever since perimenopause. She gave up swimming in her 50s because the pool chemicals caused itching down there. Since discovering HappyPause she's back in the pool almost daily. Don't let dryness hold you back from doing the things you love. I can't say it enough, IF WE FEEL GOOD DOWN THERE, WE FEEL GOOD EVERYWHERE!
C'mon get happy!
I'm so thrilled that HappyPause is a finalist in the inaugural @beammagazineaustralia Women to Watch Awards. Thanks to the judges for their time and expertise.
The customer who nominated me made my heart overflow. She wrote, 'Sandy has created a natural product that has been overlooked. Why wasn't it there? It is a must for every woman, beyond menopause, too. I can't believe there wasn't a natural non-toxic non-prescription product out there before Sandy. '
If you're struggling with concentration in the afternoon at work or get fidgety, you might be impacted by dryness without even knowing. Give our magic HappyPause ™ Balm a go. Discover what other women now can't live without all across Australia, and more and more across the globe, too.
I'd be remiss if I didn't shout out two other Beam Magazine Women to Watch 2022 Finalists: @lisa_westgate_ and Sandy Lowres . Lisa from The Misfit Hub and Sandy from @womenbeyondforty & @thegoodgirlconfessional Podcast are the two women responsible for me entering awards with our HappyPause business. They had so much joy in taking home @roarsuccess Awards in 2020 (FYI the founder of Roar Success Dee Stearman is also a BEAM Woman to Watch Finalist.). Behind the scenes they encouraged me to enter the 2021 ROAR Awards for the Wildcat of the Year, which I won- woot! woot! I would never have considered entering any awards whatsoever if not for these two stellar elevators of others. When I talk about women supporting women and together we rise, it is genuine and based on lived experience with incredible women like Lisa & Sandy.
Beam shines a light on women who have made a significant contribution to mentoring or being role model to other female professionals in the business world and I am Finalist!
Beam Magazine Woman to Watch 2022 winner will be announced at Rydges Southbank, Brisbane on the 9th September 2022.
You are resilient. Rise above the pettiness of others.
I know it’s easier said than done sometimes. I know it’s exhausting if you’re a strong person & you have to continually prove that strength to others.
But when you get again find yourself in one of those situations with others who are full of bile and anger, be glad you are not as miserable as them.
Their rudeness denigrates themselves, not you.
There are magical women on this planet who guide us, inspire us, heal us with their words, embrace us, give us courage, remind us who we are. Oprah's favourite guest of all time @tereraitrent is such a person.
I shook with honour and glee when asked to be one of the women to come together from across the globe to share our sacred promises at Dr Tererai's feet. I loved writing my chapter ad astera per aspera - To the Stars Through Difficulties and sharing stories about my brother who we lost to suicide at 39, growing up, resilience, and our inner strength.
Our copies have arrived today. Thank you to all those who preordered who patiently awaited their arrival. And with my current ankle injury stopping me driving, thank you to each and every friend here in Far North Queensland who offered to drive packed orders to the post office during the past few weeks. It has indeed taken a village as I recover. A huge thank you to my hubby today for taking two overflowing IKEA bags of signed books and orders to the post office. Woo Hoo
Women have the capacity to transform, change, achieve things for the better of humanity. Tererai and each of us co-authors tapped into that fountain of feminine and collective intelligence and emotions to create this anthology. It is a testimony of resilience, the courage to overcome, to say yes to life whatever the hurdle.
Dr T leads the way, walks the path and we followed her knowing that she would give us wings to fly.
Sacred Promise is an invitation to be the hero in our own life journey. Thank you @thewomenchangingtheworld Press and all who made this come to life. Foreword by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer
Proceeds from the sale of Sacred Promise go to educational opportunities for young women in Zimbabwe and around the globe through the @tti_foundation
If your signed copy wasn't one of the ones being posted today, order yours here (link in comments below)
I'd been looking forward to giving an in person lecture for the TAAHC's Women's Health Forum for weeks and weeks, but COVID and an immobilising ankle injury felt otherwise.
One of the silver linings to come out of the pandemic is that we now validate remote participation as equal to in person.
So thankful I was still able to particpate and share regional insight into the perceptions of menopause.
We should never be made to feel shame or feel less than for our peri/post menopausal symptoms.
This truly is our time to thrive.
Don't let dryness hold you back!
Add vulvovaginal moisturiser into your daily routine and you'll notice a difference straight away.