Menopause in Crisis: When Spiritual Emergency Meets the Feminine Midlife Passage by Lynda Wisdo
Each year, millions of women around the world reach the age of menopause—that pivotal feminine threshold when the menstrual cycles cease. While many of these women are able to breeze through this time of transition with little more than a few hot flashes and maybe an episode or two of moodiness, for some women it can be far more challenging. According to recent statistics, 15 to 20 percent of women going through The Change experience such intense physical and emotional upheaval that their lives come to a complete standstill, leaving many with the overwhelming fear that they are losing their minds. Lynda Wisdo was one of these women.
“Still don’t know what’s happening in my brain…am I dying? Am I going crazy…Or do I have a menopause psychosis? Or perhaps a psychosis related to all of my childhood trauma?”
In this powerful memoir, Lynda describes her months-long descent into what appeared to be some sort of menopausal “madness,” a madness that, in time, proved to be not the end of her sanity but the means by which she would finally come to reclaim it.
Lynda Wisdo, author, lives in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York along with her sons, David and Jonathan, and her adorably neurotic feline friend, Blue. She holds an MA degree in Transpersonal Studies/Spiritual Mentoring and is a certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner. Now a full-fledged Crone, Lynda’s mission is to offer support and guidance to midlife and senior women working to transform their menopausal and post- menopausal challenges into opportunities for healing and growth.
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