Today I’m talking to Shirley Weir, founder of, all about THE CHANGE! Shirley and I talk about what perimenopause and menopause really mean, the way our culture treats older women, hormone therapy and what we can do in our thirties and forties to set us up for great health during perimenopause and beyond.

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Heavy Flow Podcast #52 - Perimenopause and Menopause with Shirley Weir

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What we discussed: 

  • How Menopause Chicks started
  • The difference between menopause and perimenopause
  • When “menopausal” is used as an insult and the stereotypical portrayals of menstruation and menopause
  • Taking care of midlife women & the gap in our health education protocols
  • Unlearning the myths of menopause
  • The importance of hormones in our daily lives
  • Positively reframing menopause and life beyond
  • What we can do to ease the perimenopause experience
  • The difference between “common” and “normal”
  • Hormone therapy as an individual decision

Connect with Shirley: 

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

My Life So Far, Jane Fonda
Good and Mad, Rebecca Traister

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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird