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Alexandra Pope is the co-founder of Red School and the co-author of the iconic and hugely celebrated book, Wild Power: discover the magic of the menstrual cycle and awaken the feminine path to power. Together with her colleague and co-author, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, she is pioneering the newly emerging field of menstruality, creating a new lexicon and approach to women’s health and wellbeing; creativity and leadership; and spiritual life based on the power of our menstruality consciousness.

This is the second time we’re having the amazing Alexandra Pope on the podcast and I’m so pumped to get into this discussion on menopause. In this episode, we talk about the problem with our cultural perception of menopause, how menopause fits into your menstrual lifecycle, Alexandra’s experience with menopause, how you can start with menstrual cycle awareness, the work you can do to start to heal from burnout, and so much more!

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Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode: 

  • The problem with our cultural perception of menopause
  • How menopause fits into your menstrual lifecycle
  • Why a healthy menstrual cycle is the bedrock for a healthy menopause
  • Alexandra’s experience with menopause
  • How you can start to prepare for menopause
  • Menstrual cycle awareness as the number one tool for managing your nervous system
  • The psychological changes that come with menopause
  • Society’s perspective on older men versus older women
  • The empowering potential of menopause
  • The core work you do at menopause around self-acceptance
  • Why Alexandra describes menopause as “freedom country”
  • Why you should embrace your 40s
  • Supporting and encouraging yourself as you approach menopause
  • The work you can do to start to heal from burnout

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