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SE4: EP 19 Proudly NeuroDivergent and Hormonal as Hell

Nov. 29, 2022

For those of us who are already aware of our neurodiversity perimenopause can leave us feeling more sensitive. We can experience that socializing is harder and communication that requires focus and concentration is challengi…

SE4: EP 18 How Cannabis Can Provide Relief During Menopause

Nov. 22, 2022

Struggling with anxiety, finding it hard to relax or wishing you could improve your sex life? Medical Cannabis might just be the answer. My guests this week are Dr Leslie Apgar an OB-GYN and Gina Dubbé a business entrepreneu…

SE4: EP 17 How To Get Started with Decluttering and Organising Your Home and Life

Nov. 15, 2022

Menopause can be a time of life when we can feel overwhelmed by our stuff and mess. Or we simply want to do a massive clear out, after all this time life has been called The Great Clean. But before your get started tune into…

SE4:EP16 Time to Rise, Be Loud, Be Bold, Be Unapologetic

Nov. 8, 2022

My guest this week is Lesley Michaels equity warrior, speaker, entrepreneur, transformational coach and author of On The Shoulders Of Mighty Women. Throughout the years, Lesley has been a dedicated voice for bringing attenti…

Nervous Energy: How To Harness the Power of Your Menopause Anxiety

Nov. 1, 2022

In menopause and experiencing anxiety? You are not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms and it can feel overwhelming. But how we respond to anxiety will determine whether it will create havoc or whether we can u…

The State of Menopause - What Is Going On?

Oct. 25, 2022

My guest this week is Ann Marie McQueen who is not only going through perimenopause herself, she brings 25 years of award-winning journalism experience to her coverage, with recognition for excellence in health and feature w…

SE4: EP 13 The Midlife Journey

Oct. 18, 2022

This week my guest is Gwen Floyd the founder of Wile a female-founded and female-formulated business. There is a blank space in the health industry. Wile is trying to help fill it through education and products and culture t…

SE4: EP 12 How to Better Educate Women About Menopause And Life Post Menopause

Oct. 11, 2022

This we are diving into how we better educate women about menopause. I am joined by Professor Joyce Harper of University College London in the Institute for Women’s Health where she is Head of the Reproductive Science and So…

SE4: EP 11 How To Get A Midlife 'Refuel' with Maryon Stewart

Oct. 4, 2022

My guest this week on Thriving Thru Menopause is Maryon Stewart author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally and 27 other books. A world-renowned healthcare expert, she has helped tens of thousands of women worldwide overcome P…

SE4: EP 10 How nutrition and hormones help to heal your worst menopause symptoms

Sept. 27, 2022

My guest this week is Esther Blum Integrative Dietitian and High-Performance Coach ESTHER BLUM , MS, RD, CDN, CNS. Esther is a 4-time bestselling author whose new book SEE YA LATER, OVULATOR : Mastering Menopause with Nutrit…

SE4: EP 9 Age is Not a Limit

Sept. 20, 2022

This week I am privileged to introduce you to an amazing superwoman, Eileen Greene. Eileen is an empowered and fearless woman who strongly believes there's no age to achieve your goals and dreams. After raising her three son…

SE4: EP 8 Finding Your Second Breath in Midlife

Sept. 13, 2022

This week I am joined by Lira Kay an international artist, futurist and celebrity guide, she has been called a secret weapon behind the sanity and phenomenal success of prominent social and creative enterprises and their CEO…

Menopause Healthy Lifestyle

SE4: EP 7 The Real Weight- Loss Formula in Midlife? MINDSET!

Sept. 6, 2022

This week's guest is Australia-based Dr Lucy Burns, general practice and lifestyle medicine physician. At her clinic Epiphany Medical Weight Loss, through her online business Real Life Medicine, and on her podcast Real Healt…

Guest: Dr Lucy Burns
Menopause Midlife Rest Yoga Nidra Female Leadership

SE4: EP6 How Deep Yogic Rest in Menopause Helps You Unlock Your Feminine Power

Aug. 30, 2022

In menopause, we can feel like life is falling apart. Deep rest can provide us with an anchor when we are going through change and the world feels uncertain. Studies have shown that yoga nidra, a form of sleep meditation, ca…

Guest: Karen Brody
Midlife Emotional Labor

Emotional Labor and Why It Matters in Menopause

Aug. 23, 2022

This week Clarissa is joined by Dr Regina Lark Ph.D owner of Clear Path a professional organizing and productivity business and a feminist historian as well as the coauthor of Emotional Labor: Why A Woman's Work is Never Don…

Healthy Lifestyle Positive Ageing

SE4: EP4 Changing the Narrative on Aging Through Fitness and Healthy Living

Aug. 16, 2022

Fitness has nothing to do with age! My guest this week is pro-ageing fitness enthusiast Gail Gensler who is on a mission to change the narrative around ageing, fitness and embracing a healthy lifestyle from a 'real' woman's …

Guest: Gail Gensler
Menopause Healthy Lifestyle Functional Breathing

SE4: EP3 How Functional Breathing Can Ease Our Menopause Symptoms

Aug. 9, 2022

Panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety are all common symptoms of menopause that can side-swipe us. Today I am joined by Tracey Howes who considered herself a healthy person yet struggled with the above. And then through her l…

Guest: Tracey Howes
Menopause Stress Management Trauma

SE4: EP2 Holding Too Much Tension in Your Menopausal Body? Shake It Off!

Aug. 4, 2022

This week Clarissa is joined by Sylvia Tillmann. We are talking stress, and tension and how the tension-releasing trauma exercise TRE® can be a wonderful way to reduce the stress, pain and anxiety that many of us experience …

Menopause Midlife Positive Ageing

SE 4: EP 1 Revolutionizing Midlife with Dr Amanda Hanson

Aug. 2, 2022

Clarissa is in conversation with Amanda Hanson, a clinical psychologist turned transformational life coach for women. We are talking about revolutionizing midlife and how women can take control of this next stage in their li…

Season 4 Trailer

July 28, 2022

Welcome to Season 4 of Thriving Thru Menopause with Clarissa Kristjansson. Menopause is the single biggest bio-psycho-social change of a woman's life. Although physiology is a big deal, it's not the whole story. Our perimeno…

SE3:EP29 Menopause as a Spiritual Initiation to Our Next LifeStage

July 19, 2022

My guest this week is Vanessa Nixon a Traditional Naturopath, CEO of the natural cosmetics company Natural Look Mineral Make-Up and Professional Belly Dance Instructor, Vanessa loves helping empower women to thrive during th…

Guest: Vanessa Nixon

SE3:EP28 Yoga for Joint Renewal in Menopause

July 12, 2022

In menopause, we can face pain, stiffness, restrictions and limitations in our body as our hormones fluctuate and decline. And in a pain-adverse society, popping pills, and trying to avoid feeling discomfort is our default. …

SE3:27 Food and Lifestyle solutions for Menopause and Longevity

July 5, 2022

My guest Dr Leslie Kasanoff a holistic chiropractor and health coach focused on holistic health and nutrition. She works with women who want to lose weight, address hormone issues, and resolve or reverse chronic health issue…

SE3:EP26 Vaginal Health in Menopause with Dr Alyssa Dwerk

June 28, 2022

Today's episode is for anyone with a vagina and going through perimenopause. I am joined by my guest Dr Alyssa Dweck a practising gynaecologist and the Chief Medical Officer of Bonafide. She is an Ob/Gyn for over 25 years wi…