Times like these ...
Oh yes! Got a chance to sneak away for some me time. Sitting in front of the falling sun tuning along to my favourite 70's cruise music. Reminiscing. Sooo relaxing ....
It’s been years and years since I’ve allowed myself time to r e a l l y, t r u l y, w h o l e h e a r t e d l y relax.
Why does this happen? As our reproductive hormones, and in particular estrogen, start to diminish before during and after menopause, it sends a biofeedback signal to the brain, which then starts scrambling for more estrogen from other parts of the body - the kidneys, the adrenal and thyroid glands. The lower reptilian brain, our survival brain, then responds as if the body is under stress. So it produces more cortisol, causing the heart rate to increase, resulting in heart palpitations. Night sweats can also accompany this. These are rarely dangerous, though it can be distressing to experience. And it's good to check with your doctor if you are concerned. When the higher brain releases stress hormones, and the adrenals are pumping more and more cortisol, it can prevent the body from returning to normal easily.
Stress is one of the number causes of relationship breakdown and we each have a responsibility to keep our cortisol levels in check, for the sake of LOVE. Do it for you, do it for your relationship. Do it for your family. Commit to at least one daily habit that you can implement easily and enjoy immediate benefits from.
I go into this and the solutions a lot at my Womantime events. Click here to register your interest for future events.
The Making Love Retreat
17th - 23rd May 2020
Sunshine Coast, Qld
Womantime Retreat Dates
Montville, Sunshine Coast, QLD
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