Finding Your Tribe: Here's Why You Need a Community When Going Through Menopause
Author: Mary Doube
Menopause is no joke and unfortunately, both awareness and access to menopause-related information and services remain a significant challenge in most countries. BUT don’t worry ladies, I will start and KEEP the conversation going!
It's no secret that I have struggled with my health over the last 15 years, and through my own pain & suffering, I have learnt to heal myself and so many women through the principles of Strong Formula. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to go through the pain, but it taught me so much about how the body works and how to revitalise my health, leaving me feeling effervescent, stronger and happier than I have been for a long time.
One of the key factors of my success came from my SUPPORT network.
My awesome COMMUNITY!
Research can confirm that we are actually more strongly impacted by our peers and community than by our genetics. My community – in the form of friends, family, doctors, and even neighbors became a critical factor in my personal quest for wellness. That’s why I’m such an advocate for community-based healthcare. Ensuring that women are in groups where they can be heard by others in similar situations, feel supported, and held accountable - it’s an amazing tool for creating long-lasting change.
I see this over and over. Many of my clients reach out after months or even years of experiencing menopausal symptoms like weight gain, brain fog, anxiety & depression (to name a few), thinking that these issues will just pass or that there isn't anything that can be done about them. Upon joining the Strong Formula community, women realise that there ARE answers, and suddenly, they become positively influenced by others who are focused on cultivating their strongest mindset and body after 40.
It's these strong friendships and relationships that are the key to a healthy life - it’s WHO you spend time with that has a tremendous impact on your health.
Participating in a community bonded by attitudes, values, and goals is an essential ingredient to success. Seek a community bonded by a shared value to improve health to greatly improve YOUR mental health & wellbeing.
So what is the TRUE power of finding and joining a community?! A STRONG sense of community can help cultivate 6 key benefits:
- Give you a sense of achievement and purpose
- Help you feel part of a “tribe”
- Help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
- Allow you to share your story, which can help others
- Help combat stress, loneliness, social isolation and depression
- Help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued
Studies also show that when you're held accountable for your goals, you're much more likely to achieve them. I see this everyday within the Strong Formula “tribe”. The Strong Formula community is built to create a deeper sense of purpose for women going through menopause. Knowing you have others sharing the same journey is key.
Don’t go through it alone! Join Strong Formula’s menopause-focused community today.
Let's get better together sistas!