When you go through a trauma you start to examine a lot of things in your life. And one thing I realized was that I tried to be fine all the time. I sloughed off my emotions most of the time and ignored my health because it got in the way of what I was doing. I wasn’t on my own priority list—but it’s important to put yourself on your own list. It allows you to find solutions, to live a more qualitative life with joy and happiness. In that respect, my perimenopause journey was a gift to me. It brought me the freedom to put myself on my own list.
-Ellen Dolgen, Philanthropist, Women’s Health and Wellness Advocate, Menopause Awareness Expert, Author, Speaker, Feminist, San Diego, CA