'We've all heard it so many times its almost boring. People love banging on about old women on the change. No longer desirable we are consigned to being ever shadows-invisible to the human eye...weeping and wailing as we say 'sorry for snapping, sorry for this and sorry for that. Well, quite frankly, stuff the apologies. Forget about how women on the change become the quiet unseen forever apologising for their moods, their flushes, their drying up. It is all bunkum. Women of the 'changing' years are more powerful than at any other time of their life, so here are 52 brilliant ideas to help you sail victorious through your Magical Menopause.
Monica Troughton is a mother and grandmother, as well as a full time journalist, writing on education, travel, relationships, and women's issues for several national newspapers and consumer magazines, including Woman's Own, Eve, SHE, Prima, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Closer, Take A Break, Chat, Best, The Daily Mirror, and The Independent. Before she turned to writing full time Monica was a teacher and FE lecturer, spending 15 years as Head of the Performance Arts Faculty in Coventry, and has also worked as a playwright, actor and director. Monica was also a pioneering 'stress manager' for secondary age students, introducing massage and relaxation in schools.