Author: Sandra Scherfler

  • Menopause Mum And Me

    Menopause Mum And Me

    “False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long…” Charles Robert Darwin Mum I now know my mum suffered with a multitude of menopausal symptoms. Back then she was diagnosed with depression. I discovered she was prescribed antidepressants, which she remained on until the later years of her life.…

  • Friendship

    Friendship

    ‘friendships – for reasons, seasons and life’ Midlife gives us time to reflect on many aspects of our life especially who we choose to spend our time with. Does our time become more precious? Maybe we’re more conscious. Needless to say this got me thinking about the people in my life. What’s true for me…

  • Muscles matter

    Muscles matter

    Sport has always been an important part of my life. I was a sickly child, spending spates of time in hospital. Sport, namely swimming not only built my strength but my confidence too. Whatever age, whatever stage we can become stronger. Muscles matter enormously especially as we age. There are different kinds of muscle. The…

  • I’m back…..

    I’m back…..

    I’m back with a bigger butt and thunder thighs. I know it’s not all muscle and that’s fine with me, the extra insulation kept me warm. All worth it after another wonderful ski season. I’m proud to be stronger and fitter. I hope you’re proud of what your body can do too. It takes a…

  • Healthy heat

    Healthy heat

    I went through a phase in my mid 20s of really enjoying a weekly sauna. At the time it was at a sports centre, in the corner of the changing rooms, not a private country club. Luckily for me there was seldom anyone else using it. Now years later I’ve rekindled my enjoyment of saunas…

  • Exercise

    Exercise

    During the festive season we may have over indulged and gained a few unwanted kilos. January is a time when new gym memberships are at their peak, however research shows within a few months the motivation slows down and attendance. New Years resolutions have fallen by the wayside our gym membership isn’t appealing. Most of…

  • The 2nd half

    The 2nd half

    Peri, meno and most importantly post menopause gives me much food for thought. More years behind me than in front. The big question is. Am I living the life I want? Grateful to say yes, however a Hermès Birkin wouldn’t go a miss!! “None of us gets out alive” don’t worry I’m in a hurry…

  • Style

    Style

    “Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel Has your style changed? I have to say mine definitely has. The biggest change was towards the end of my 30s when I left the corporate world and embraced skiing more. I’m much more casual these days. I’ve switched from high heels to mid or kitten and…

  • Midlife

    Midlife

    “The true measure of your potential is not the height of the peak you’ve reached, but how far you’ve climbed to get there” – Adam Grant, author. Perimenopause and menopause mark change, an ideal time maybe to take stock re-evaluate, our health, well-being, career, passions or even purpose. Circumstances might be challenging, you could be…

  • Helping our brain

    Helping our brain

    Vitamin B12 I read by the time we reach 50 the chances are we’re 40% lacking in vitamin B12. Eating poultry, shellfish and dairy products helps. If you’re low signs could be brain fog, memory loss, tingling or numbness in fingers or toes, feeling constantly tired. Tips Choline Choline is an essential nutrient, made in…