I wrote Life After Menopause for a couple of reasons. The first is that as older women we have so much to offer — experience, wisdom, perspective. How many of us would really trade places with our 20 or 30-year-old self?
And yet, it’s common to be negative about getting older. It’s certainly negative if we lose our health and mobility, because that can mean a loss of freedom, independence, and ‘life’. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The second reason is that as the baby boomers move into their older years there’s going to be an awful lot of older Australian women.
I picked through the research on older women’s health and saw that the findings pointed to five habits based around attitude, resilience, healthy eating, movement, and minimal use of drugs and chemicals. Then I interviewed women who were shining examples of those habits in action.
My aim was to create a book that’s inspiring but also practical and down-to-earth.
“I’ve had to get to know myself again post-menopause. But after reading Rhonda’s book I realise it’s not a loss and I can embrace my maturity and be proud of who I am as an older woman.”
Shane Gould | Author, Businesswoman,
Environmentalist and Australian swimming legend.
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