I am a registered pharmacist with over 25 years of professional experience in community pharmacy and drug information in Toronto.
When I was in my late 40s my son asked me if I was bipolar. I wasn’t, but the question made me look for answers to explain my behaviour. I had mood swings, was irritable, impatient, angry, and I was yelling at my kids (we always take it out on our loved ones). I found some answers and learned that I was in perimenopause.
I realized that if I, a healthcare professional, wasn’t aware of the physical, cognitive, and emotional changes of the menopause transition then there must be a lot of other women who don’t know either. I decided I wanted to help other women understand and navigate the change, so I became a NAMS* Certified Menopause Practitioner. Soon after, I founded MenopausED to educate and support women in midlife, especially during the menopause transition.
I have two grown sons and I’m addicted to swimming and nature!