I've heard women say that it is unfair for men to blame puberty, PMS, pregnancy, post-partum blues, perimenopause and menopause for our whimsical moods. Well, it turns out our female mood swings are very real.
We all have moments when our kids are moody and cranky and we are wondering, "Why is this happening?" Are we bad parents because we can't handle it? Why can't we fix this? I am here to tell you not to worry anymore
How many times have we all asked our children to "smile and say hello politely" when they seem to feel anything but smiley and polite? That is a lot of pressure. And that pressure had me thinking this week.
It's far better to admit you don't know than to constantly attempt to figure out the enigma wrapped in a riddle served on a bed of unpredictable with a little dollop of wtf on top that constitutes the psyche of a woman.
When someone shifts their behavior during the divorce period and becomes more assertive, the other partner, who was used to making more of the decisions, goes crazy. And the now more assertive partner, goes a little crazy too.
Even though my life is calm these days, I plan to continue my practice because I know a new stressor is bound to appear just as certainly as the sun rises tomorrow. For me, yoga is good medicine for body, mind, soul and spirit.
My life has turned into a bad "Matlock" episode, where due to a lack of retention, everything becomes a mystery. The only thing I'm missing is the tall man in the seersucker suit to help me discover what I've forgotten.
With huge numbers of women currently facing menopause, you would think there would be more clarity about it all. But confusion and fear continue to fuel women's concerns. We have come so far in so many ways; isn't it time to be upfront and open about this phase of life?