Dear Woman in Midlife,
It can be scary to witness the changes in your body as you age, especially when they come at the same time as changes in life circumstances, trauma, or loss.
Popular media reinforces negativity with portraits of midlife women as irritable and unattractive, or worse, sidelined and irrelevant.
If you feel your confidence falter you are not alone.
Common symptoms midlife women face are
Empty nest syndrome
Irritability and fed-upness
Digestive pain and bloating
Caring for aging parents
Job loss or restructuring
Separation and divorce
Grief and loss
Difficulty with concentration
It’s not all bad news. I don’t believe that we only have power and beauty when we are younger. I don’t believe our best days are over. There are natural ways to regain our health and vitality. There is so much good to embrace in this stage of our lives.
The truth is:Midlife is a powerful stage of life when the experience and knowledge of many decades evolve into new depths of understanding, self-expression and freedom.
But believe me, I understand the despair. Several years ago I went through a traumatic end to my marriage. After 20 years together my husband shocked me by leaving suddenly to be with a younger co-worker. The big recession hit, my clients lost their jobs and my practice took a dive.
All this while my hormones went through their biggest change since adolescence. Upheaval was both within and without and brought me face to face with the question of my worth.
I was standing on the rim of the pit of depression and despair. The view was familiar because as a teen I had fallen in that dark pit and it took me years to get back out again.</p?
In my 20s, 30s and 40s I explored many health and personal development practices so that I would never fall that low again. I studied bodywork, nutrition, meditation, yoga philosophy, permaculture, nature connection, creativity and healing rituals.
When I looked down into that pit of despair in midlife, I was able to step away from the edge and put into practice all I had learned. Gradually the light returned and I created a new, rich life full of blessings, love and possibilities.
The truth is Midlife Women are:
The truth is:
We are at the prime of our lives
In traditional societies, elders are revered for their wisdom, and middle-aged women look forward to this special status. In these cultures women experience very few symptoms of menopause.
Because we don’t have broad cultural support, we have to be extra strong, more prepared and very clear about our value as midlife women.
When we have the right mindset, tools and support, the midlife years are an extraordinary passage, and not a long season of despair.
I’m Anasuya Basil. I’m here to help you renew your being and come out of this experience, not just on top of your life, but empowered to be a beacon of light in your neighborhood, your community and your world.
I created a unique coaching program called,
Midlife Renewal Coaching for Women
that blends five key powerful lifestyle practices:
With my support, you will deeply nourish your body and soul – releasing the discomforts and grief associated with the midlife years.
In addition, you will learn to…
- Revitalize your brain
- Increase your metabolism
- Rebalance hormones
- Stabilize moods and energy
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Manage weight
- Connect with your wisdom
- Become grounded, calm and confident.
By rebuilding the energy you gave away in the first half of your life, you can create a phenomenal second half of life that expresses your best talents and gifts.