I have so many reasons to be grateful. For my family. My friends. My incredible Kindra team. For all of you. And, yes, for my menopause journey. Because for me, perimenopause was a literal mid-life awakening—and Kindra has become synonymous with finding my next path. Every day, I'm so fortunate to hear all of your stories about navigating our ever-changing bodies. It’s not easy, that’s for sure. But together, we're starting our second acts with confidence and grace.
The unique thing about this part of our lives is that it feels like there's no new “normal.” Whenever I think I've found a system that works for me, something manages to disrupt my balance. From misplacing my keys (again) to unpredictable emotions, new exercise routines followed by new body aches, sometimes it can be hard to keep my cool. Mix in all my various obligations and all the care and love I want to give out to my family, friends and teammates over the holiday—it's enough to make things feel like they've gone haywire.
Ultimately, it all comes back to prioritizing ourselves. I talk a lot about how the crux of managing our menopausal bodies is that we have to do the work. We have to trek the sometimes rocky trails with hopefully exquisite views. To do that, we must tap into the things that make our souls sing. For me, it's all the ways I plan to make this holiday season as magical as possible for the ones I love, especially after the last few years we've had. That and the not-so-small self-care moments that help fill up my cup. We'll never know what lies ahead, but with the right tools—and great company—we are ready for anything.
Remember, you are not alone. We are Kindra.