Surviving to Thriving

Being chosen to be a TEDx speaker is a dream come true. Throughout my life I’ve set goals and worked hard to attain them. But it wasn’t until I had my own health crumble from too much stress, leaky gut and a host of other issues, four years ago that I decided to dig deeper. I’ve been transparent about my own journey, you can read about that HERE. I decided to do the hard inner work required to actually sign up and put myself out there for scary things. I decided to pursue those scary things with determination and an elimination of limiting self beliefs. And most importantly, I decided to enjoy the process!

I changed my life from Surviving to Thriving

To be honest, getting accepted to do a TEDx talk wasn’t simple. I submitted and resubmitted mulitple pitches, topics and outlines. Fears would rise up with a quiet determination to undermine my work. I decided to not listen to them. I knew from my personal experience, and from the many women I have worked with, that this message needs to get out.

I’ve spent over 20 years working as a nurse and a nurse practitioner. I’ve spent the last three years serving women online as a functional nutritionist. I’ve heard countless concerns being expressed by women regarding their malaise related to hormone health and their concerns were not being readily addressed. There is a missed opportunity in our society to help the millions of women who enter menopause. I want women to have the tools they need to look forward to this time in their lives. Current statistics show that 40% of a woman’s life will occur after menopuase. That’s a significant amount of time.

This message is vital to women everywhere.

Please watch my video and help me share this message of improved hormone health and help women go from surviving to thriving.

You can be the very best version of yourself during perimenopause and beyond; tips and tricks to be at your most vital and energetic during this transitional time period in a woman's life. Surviving to Thriving! Nurse Practitioner, Functional Nutritionist and Hormonal Health Expert This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

What TEDx taught me

The physical act of getting on that stage is something I will never forget. It taught me one of the greatest lessons that I have learned so far… I am capable of anything. I’ve been able to conquer health issues, change careers, challenge myself with big goals and now I have conquered my fear of being on a world-renowned stage. There is a self confidence that can only be created from doing the hard things and overcoming obstacles. I’m a firm believer in hard work because I know the postive effect it can have on our mentality.

If I hadn’t done exactly the work described in my talk, I wouldn’t have gone from surviving to thriving.

Have you succumbed to the limiting belief that life ends after menopause? Are you nervous about the future? Have you been told by your health practitioner that “This is just life now!” If so I want you to join me in the education of society to better support women and their bodies.

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~ Cynthia