I’m Jo Fuller, Menopause and Menstruation ACTP Accredited Coach and I specialise in Menopause and Menstruation.
The Merry Menopause isn’t about glossing over and denying the impact of the hormonal changes that midlife brings, and making everything “Merry.” The Merry Menopause is about
“how do we have a Merry Menopause?”
“What do we need to have a Merry Menopause.”
From my own experience and the experiences of my clients, I believe that to have a Merry Menopause we need three things
Education, Support and Connection.
It’s never too early to start preparing for your Menopause, and lack of education had me, panicking in my early 40s when I started to notice changes. My mood dropped, my skin started to itch, my body started to ache, my sleep became disrupted, my brain got foggy and I started to experience anxiety for the first time and I was still having regular periods.
It took me to the age of 49 to learn that my Perimenopause had started when I was 42, and that was why I started The Merry Menopause, to raise awareness and let women know that their Menopause starts way before their periods stop.
You can learn about your Perimenopause and Menopause by listening to my podcast here
I am an ACTP accredited Coach and an advocate of Positive Psychology. I help my clients and community to look at their Menopause and their Menstrual Cycle differently and positively and to act on the insights and intuition that our hormones bring.
I want to help you break free of a passive relationship with your body and to start to tune in and understand the UNIQUE and powerful changes and limitless possibilities that YOUR Menopause and YOUR Menstrual cycle bring. You don’t need a medical degree to understand the impact of your hormones.
As a Coach, I support you to move forward and work with you to integrate your Menopause into all aspects of your life for more balance and better wellbeing.
Together we unpick your symptoms so you can make sense of how you are feeling and take the action needed so you can have a Merry Menopause.
You can find out more about working with me here
A circle of supportive friends is crucial for our well-being, to meet the demand for female kinship and a shared life journey.
Coming together with other women can create huge shifts by knowing that you are not alone by being part of a group.
That’s why The Merry Menopause Bookclub is more than just a Bookclub, it’s an online community built around learning and support and it’s just £10 a month.
If you want to connect and be part of a safe and non-judgemental space you can join the club here.
In your mid-30s, you are still producing enough hormones to give you good energy, skin, muscle tone and a sex drive, but subtle changes are happening in your ovaries as your egg supply starts to dwindle.
In phase two our hormone levels start to change dramatically and over time we stop having a regular menstrual cycle.
Our egg supply has shrunk, making pregnancy less likely but not impossible, beware!⠀
Your Menopause is ONE day, it is the very last of your last period, your last day of bleeding.
Once you have a clear 12 months without a period you are in Post Menopause.
Our average life expectancy is 81 and the average age at which the Menopause occurs is 51!
So, that’s 30 years of life without sex hormones, which is almost a third of our lives.
If in your early to mid-40s you start to experience anxiety, disturbed sleep, memory loss, inexplicable aches and pains, you are not suffering from mental health issues or chronic physical illness, you are most likely experiencing some of the many symptoms of the Perimenopause or the Menopause.
The Merry Menopause wants to help women. To let women know that they are not alone. The Perimenopause and the Menopause are no longer taboo subjects, but we need to open up the conversation if we are going to understand our symptoms.
Awareness of the changes to our mental and physical health will benefit us enormously. With the right information and the right support we are able to make informed choices as to how we can manage this natural and unavoidable change in our lives.
For The Merry Menopause community to build it needs active members. Members to be vulnerable and ask for help, to share how they are feeling and to offer comforting words, reassurance and good advice to each other.