1) Tell us a little something about your business…
There’s a lack of resources when it comes to the care of women in midlife, and especially during the menopause transition, which I decided to rectify by becoming an NCMP, entrepreneur, and the founder of MenopausED. In general, women aren’t aware of the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes of the menopause transition. Some women breeze right through menopause but many have their quality of life affected by the hormone changes of midlife (40+). I demystify menopause and talk about sexual health. I provide science-based information, support, care, empowerment, and humour-I got rid of the Seven Dwarfs of Menopause and replaced them with The PAUSE-itives. Women shouldn’t suffer alone, there’s help!
2) When was your lightbulb moment?
My lightbulb moment happened in my mid 40s when my teenage son asked me if I was bipolar, because my mood swings were so extreme. That made me look for help, and like most people I went online where I found a lot of marketing disguised as education. When I landed on the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) website I understood what was going on with me and I was very relieved. I knew I wasn’t the only women going through this change and I founded MenopausEd to help others navigate the change and improve their quality of life, relationships, and work.
3) Three words of advice…
Resilience… Patience… Commitment
Teresa Isabel Dias is a pharmacist with over 20 years of experience, a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP), and founder of MenopausED. She’s breaking the menopause taboo by raising awareness and providing education. She provides
one-on-one consultations about menopause, disease prevention in midlife (40+),
and healthy aging, in person and online, workshops, Lunch & Learns, and more.
Visit her at www.menopausED.org
“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”