Midlife: How Our Brains Catch Fire


Article about midlife: “Though our culture leads us to believe that our mood swings are simply the result of raging hormones and do not have anything to do with our lives, there is solid evidence that repeated episodes of stress (…) are actually behind many of the hormonal changes in the brain and body. This means that if your life situation (…) doesn’t change, then unresolved emotional stress can exacerbate a perimenopausal hormone imbalance. (..) Like PMS, as inconvenient as these are, these pains are our allies, begging us to look up and see what’s not working in our lives. Once we determine what the unmet needs are, we must acknowledge their importance (…). We must then simply commit to getting those needs met. We must make meeting these needs our new priority.”


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