Every day, 6,000 women in the US alone start menopause. It’s estimated that by 2015, 1.7 billion women worldwide will be experiencing some form of menopause. Think about it. That’s a lot of women hot flashing all at the same time. We could, inadvertently, adversely affect global warming records. And, perhaps start a few thousand hot flash mobs while we’re at it. Whoo-hoo!
I am on a mission to help women celebrate this stage of life. The change is inevitable… it’s going to happen so we may as well embrace it and have fun with it. Having fun and feeling fabulous is the starting point for the transition from “Hot Mess” to “Hot Flashionista”. Let’s explore the differences between the two.
As a Hot Mess…
Do you notice that it’s harder and harder to lose weight? Have you given up on looking and feeling your best? Are you sick and tired of sleepless nights? Let’s face it, when we start going through the “change of life” all kinds of craziness ensues. If our hormones are out of whack, we suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, skin changes, forgetfulness and the oh-so-dreaded dried up-ness. Thus resulting in us feeling like a hot mess! We feel powerless to do anything about it. Our bodies are changing. We can’t do the same workouts we used to. Losing weight is not the breeze it used to be. Our contents may have shifted. Our sex drive may have taken a nose dive.
When we feel like a hot mess, our moods change and our priorities shift. We may not feel like making any extra effort anymore. We have forgotten that it’s good to be “clothes-minded”. It can be hard to pull ourselves out of a slump. We succumb to comfort clothes too often thinking that it’s the easiest way out. But, that’s true, only if you’re staying in. I want to support you in being your best, no matter what. With the exception of wearing the occasional, inadvisable baggy old sweatpants out in public; in that case, I would be compelled to perform a hostile makeover.
We must not give in to the narcotic of nostalgia. It doesn’t do us any good to look back and grieve and grumble about the way things used to be. What we can do, is step forward into new solutions; which leads us directly to the delicious secrets of a Hot Flashionista!
As a Hot Flashionista…
Are you feeling more vital and vibrant than ever before? Have you recovered from the amnesia of your awesomeness? Do you have a mindset that makes you unstoppable? Yes, of course! Why? Because, we know that, first and foremost, getting our hormones in balance is the key to great health. We understand that a sexual being is a happy being. We know the value of practicing healthy habits with consistency. We are smarter, sexier and savvier than ever before. We want to look our best, feel our best and do our best. And, this is why we never save the best for last. Whether it’s our favorite go-to dress that makes us look smashing or our finest china, we know that every day is a celebration.
Did you know that women think about fashion 91 times a day? A Hot Flashionista puts time into deciding what to wear and she has fun doing it. She knows how to shop her own closet. She’s unafraid to try new things. Have you learned to be intentional with the way you dress? Dressing with intention, from the literal point of view, means being intentional with the message you are conveying. What do you want say? Do you want to be taken seriously? Are you giving yourself permission to dress in a way that’s unique to you? Many fashion rules have fallen by the wayside and it’s positively liberating. Pretty much anything goes now…well, almost. Shoulder pads, jeggings and mall hair will never be back in style, God willing.
We know that connection with ourselves and others keeps us balanced, rooted and grounded. Creating a community of support is what we do best. We are all in this together and together we will make this change of life suck less and rock more!