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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 challenging. Some of us feel completely derailed in perimenopause and menopause. Mor…

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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 entrepreneur who are taking the cannabis industry by storm.

They are making you reth…

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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 this week's episode. My guest is Ingrid Jansen, a professional organiser,…

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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 attention to the challenges, dehumanization, and legalized inequities delivered up…

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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 use it to motivate ourselves.

This week I am joined by Dr Chloe Carmichael …

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As the conversation around perimenopause and menopause hots up globally I am joined by one of the few dedicated (possibly the only one) journalists Ann Marie McQueen aka Hotflash Inc. She covers the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance and more via the Hotflash Inc weekly researc…

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Oct. 18, 2022

The Midlife Journey

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 that could not only provide science-backed, highly effective solutions for …

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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 Society Group.

Joyce is a passionate educator and researcher on women’s heal…

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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 around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. In 2018 s…

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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 Nutrition, Hormones, and Self-Advocacy hits shelves on October 6, 2022.

Esther cur…

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Sept. 22, 2022

Age is NOT a Limit

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 sons, she went on an unrelenting campaign to educate herself and experience l…

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The Power of Intention and the importance of mindset in helping us through menopause and into ageing positively

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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 CEOs.

We talk about why personal, identity and existential crises are inevita…

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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, can help us to manage many of the common symptoms of perimenopause like anxi…

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In this episode Clarissa talks to Dr Regina Lark feminist historian, and founder of A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity about Emotional Labor, what it is and how changes in our executive functioning during menopause i.e.fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety and more make us feel …

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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 perspective.

We talk about:

How not to let age determine our lifestyle o…

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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 love of freediving discovered 'The Oxygen Advantage' by Patrick McKeown and…

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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 in perimenopause and menopause.

Sylvia is a certified TRE® practitioner, R…

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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 lives by adopting radical self-responsibility.

Her brand Revolutionizing Mid…

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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 perimenopause and menopause experiences are shaped by the psycho-social

This seas…

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Hear me talk about mindfulness and menopause as part of my contribution to the Wild and Wisse summit

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My guest this week is Vanessa Nixon, a traditional naturopath also known as the 'Midlife Wellness Goddess.' to talk about menopause, how it is an initiation to the next stage of our lives, how we can meet differently and how adaptogenic herbs can help ease many common menopause symptoms.
You can tu…

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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 the spiritual initiation of their menopausal journey through natural health,…

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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. This is fine as a temporary fix, but it doesn't address the underlying caus…

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