Menopause v. Womenopause

IMAGENAMEHEREHas anyone out there started a group for guys that gives them all the information they need to have to hand when living alongside an active menopause in full flow?

I first experienced these, difficult to understand, circumstances when a young teenager, living at home, unable to fathom why my mother was sometimes out of sorts to the MAX! Thankfully, I was cherishing my own adolescent upheavals at the time so figured most of the world was 5 steps short of where they should be coming from anyway. Having a parent go off at a tangent as well was neat, but I never realised that they were being taken by the big hormone juggler as well.

Since growing up (well, I try!) I still cannot work out why the metabolism needs to create changes that cause shock waves. I can understand the physiological changes and have witnessed the results but I am none the wiser as to why Mother Nature runs the show in the way she does.

There are a few interesting web sites for women tackling the “change”. I’ve read through many in search of understanding far deeper things than the condition itself, but they are all, quite logically, written from the ‘gurls’ point of view. Athough a few guys post questions to bulletin boards, few get answers that guide them in riding the storms. Maybe, the answers all need working out on an individual basis but like those storms at sea, the more you study the action of the rising and falling waves, the more you learn how to design stabilisers for those making the journey.

Waves ~~~~ surfacing ~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant


OPTIMISMThe optimist in me says that the ‘oceans are clear and blue’, all mountain streams are fresh, rain water is pure and that the glass of water is always full.

The pessimist in me never swims in oceans, lakes, canals, public swimming pools or rivers and buys a very good quality water filter for use in my own kitchen, bathroom and garden!

Whether you are optimist and view a partly filled glass of Water as half full, or a pessimist with a half empty glass of water, you always want your Water to be Clean.

You want to be able to swim at the beach party, shower and make a drink without risking your health. We all want this – all of us on this ‘blue planet’ – all the Whales, Dolphins, Fish, Birds, Plants and every other creature needs clean water to be healthy.

As we steadily pollute the land, sky and waters around us, we damage this planet. The sure ‘slow kill’ of most pollutants often goes un-noticed, unlike an oil tanker disaster where the destruction of marine life can be photographed for the World’s front pages.

I am still an optimist. There’s an old saying that ‘optimists tend to make things happen whilst pessimists tend to allow things to happen’. For things to get better, we need to believe they will whilst designing and implementing balanced progress.

“We are what we think we are and we become what we want to become”

Once we knew a sea full of fish with no fishing quotas needed – now we land on Mars wanting to find life thus water there. We need to look after the water we have on this planet. We need to be thankful for how far we have come and be positive about how far we have to go.

I believe that both optimism and pessimism are self fuelling and become in themselves, self fulfilling prophecies. If people think that things will get better they surely will. Our home, this small blue-planet, needs to be a better ‘home-sweet-home’ for its wide ranging group of inhabitants. We can learn thus make it better or ignore life’s lessons and make it worse.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant