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Common Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Many women going through menopause battle with sexual changes which may range from vaginal dryness and pain during sex to difficulty achieving an orgasm. But by far the most distressing symptom is the loss of sexual desire. Low libido can impact your sense of self as well as your relationship with your partner. Common Causes […]

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The Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Sex is something we may laugh about, even brag about, but if it’s becoming a problem in our lives and our primary relationship, it’s usually the last thing we want to talk about. For many midlife women experiencing the “joys” of menopause one of the most distressing symptoms is the loss of libido. Unlike hot […]

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The Menopause Almost Destroyed My Relationship

Angie Macdonald was unprepared for the profound effect menopause had on her health and relationship, until she discovered testosterone. In February my partner and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary. But back in 2012 I wasn’t sure we were going to make it. Depressed, irritable and easily stressed out, I found myself experiencing heart palpitations, hot […]

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It’s Complicated: Mourning the Death of my Father

I never got to say goodbye to my father. He died in September, just hours before my flight left London for Durban, South Africa. I had rushed back to London after completing the Cotswold Way, bought my plane ticket and hoped I would make it back in time to say goodbye. But I was too […]

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What is Your Legacy?

When I had some Life Coaching a couple of years ago one of the first exercises I did was imagine attending a function in twenty years’ time where someone is giving a speech about me. What would I want them to say? How I Want to be Remembered I wanted to hear that I had […]

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Technology and the Lost Art of Communication

On the number one tram from Delft to Sheveningen beach last week things felt rather festive. It was a hot Summer’s day as the tram snaked through The Hague, collecting old age pensioners, a party of school children on a day trip, and students on their way to the seaside. Inside the tram temperatures and […]

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Relationships and The Ancient Ritual of Storytelling

Last weekend we celebrated Chinese New Year with our Malaysian friends. It’s become something of a ritual in recent years with the same core group each time. After a huge, delicious lunch the twelve of us sat round a friend’s living room and started talking.  Hours later, when darkness had fallen and dessert had been […]

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Social Distraction: Mobile Phones and Relationships

At the theatre on Saturday night, the woman sitting next to me whipped out her iPad and began taking photographs in the middle of a performance of Uncle Vanya.  The glow from from her iPad screen and the loud click of the camera shutter distracted both audience and performers alike, but that didn’t stop her […]

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The Health Benefits of Smiling

As I walked into the gym last night Carlos was on his way out.  He smiled his usual warm smile and asked me how I was.  While we exchanged pleasantries I noticed the receptionist looking a bit puzzled. ‘Are you guys friends?’ he asked. ‘Or do you work together?’ ‘No,’ I replied.  ‘Our gym routines […]

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Understanding Personality Types with Myers-Briggs®

One of my most memorable moments while walking the South Downs Way was a conversation we had about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) – a method of understanding different personality types. The four of us had been walking together for a few days and our different personalities were becoming more obvious over time. I enjoyed […]

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