#WIPMondays: Menopause, with Lindsay Rentz

Did you know that women turn 40, and then 50, and then 60, and so on, and they change as the years go by? I know, I know, that's a lot to take in. The unfathomable aspect of this is how little the inevitable is discussed. These are great years, my friends, so let's talk about them!

Lindsay Rentz is a health coach and yoga teacher who works with women to identify changes in their bodies, shift their mindsets, and establish healthy habits so they can live their best lives throughout the transitions of peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Who doesn't want to live their best life?

In our chat, we talk about what launched Lindsay's interest in championing supportive lifestyle coaching, the fact no one wants to talk about menopause, and Lindsay's recommendation that we all establish a morning routine to find balance in the time of life transitions.

🦩Not incidentally, I connected with Lindsay through a women's leadership group (Leading Ladies with AliceAnne Loftus—check it out). One benefit of getting older is gaining the wisdom needed to be a leader and knowing that part of being a leader means building relationships and learning from each other. Lindsay's new 14 Day Spring Clean Eating Program, in fact, lets each participant bring a friend to build community and accountability.🦩

Lindsay's #WIPMondays action step:

Every woman is different, every challenge unique. But Lindsay shared her guidance for grounding your day in the morning with healthy habits. While Lindsay's clients have personalized wellness plans, these Six Pillars can be adopted by anyone and will guarantee a healthy win for the day. Seriously, if I did just these six things on a given day, I think I could say I was doing alright.

I am loving how the action steps from my #WIPMondays guests are overlapping and carving out themes. Take a look at those Six Pillars. #2: a moment of quiet. Sweta Vikram talked to me about focusing on breathing to attain that quiet. And #5: Move! Beth Graham urged the same: five minutes of movement every day. Just like Lindsay, Sweta and Beth focused on keeping it simple. There's no need for an elaborate meditation room--just breathe. No need for CrossFit or Peloton--just move for five minutes (but do that WOD or that cycle class if that's what works for you!).

When wise women are recommending the same simple grounding practices, there's something there, don't you think?

What we're reading:

Lindsay recommends her go-to book on menopause: The Wisdom of Menopause, by Christiane Northrup, M.D. She just finished (and loved) Monogamy, by Sue Miller, which explores love and friendship and the complexities of life. I'm reading the exquisitely written Waiting for the Night Song, by Julie Carrick Dalton.

In our chat, I also mentioned The Menopause Manifesto, by Dr. Jen Gunter. I had an opportunity to read an advance copy (thank you Kensington Books!). IMHO, anyone who will go through peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause should have this book on their shelf.

Watch our chat below!

Lindsay Rentz is a certified health coach and yoga teacher who provides women goal-oriented coaching through support and education in order to achieve a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. You can learn more and follow her blog at https://www.livingwellwithlindsayrentz.com/. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook.