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Rock your midlife

WITH DR. ELLEN ALBERTSON

Manage Menopause and Boost Your Mood with Ease: Jill Angelo & Angela Arena

Apr 6, 2022

On this week’s show we’re talking about two once taboo topics: Menopause and depression Each year 1.3 million American women enter menopause – the time when menstruation officially stops. Millions more will go through peri-menopause. Here’s another fact: women at midlife have the highest rate of depression for any group by gender and age – 12.3% about 1 in 8. Hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, moodiness, weight gain – these are just a few things that women may experience at midlife. How do you deal and get the support you need through every stage of menopause? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all regimen when it comes to managing menopause and boosting your mood at midlife. We each need to figure out: What works for me? Fortunately, there are numerous options to support midlife women and help them thrive as they transition through menopause and into their second half of life. Today’s show is going to give you keys that will empower you to take charge of your mental and physical health. Here’s what we’re dishing about:

  • Real solutions to deal with the changes your experiencing as you go through menopause
  • The latest medical treatments for your symptoms
  • Creative ways to manage menopause at work
  • Boosting your mood by hacking your brain’s happiness hormones
  • Plant-based solutions designed for women

More About My Guests

Jill Angelo

Jill Angelo

Jill spent 20 years in technology at Microsoft in Product Marketing and Chief of Staff to the CMO roles. She left her corporate career to re-image women’s health in the second half of life. Jill is a frequent speaker on femtech, women’s health, and entrepreneurship. In 2016, she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Most Effective Female CEO’s. She is also on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington. She loves to cook, ski, run and enjoys time with her three step-kids and five grandchildren. She and her husband of 12 years live in Bellevue, WA. What motivates Jill in her work at Gennev? “I want to change the way women manage menopause. It’s never been done and we’re long overdue!”

Angela Arena

Angela Arena

Angela is a natural health and wellness educator and founder of Kind Lab, a radical wellness company specializing in plant-based solutions formulated to work with and for a woman’s body. Angela is a bad-ass woman. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Her business is not only owned by her but only carries products by other women and minority-owned businesses. Her hemp is sourced from a women-owned hemp farm in Vermont. You are one hundred percent supporting local women when you buy from Kind Lab. A recovering corporate employee, Angela burnt herself out to the max to the point where she had extreme insomnia. That’s when she gave hemp a chance. It cured her sleep deprivation, and she began learning everything she could about hemp. Angela quickly realized the stigma surrounding the plant was all wrong in her experience. Now she’s dedicated to sharing what she has learned to help other women better their lives.

About Dr. Ellen Albertson

Known as The Midlife Whisperer™ Dr. Ellen is a Psychologist, Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mindful Self-compassion Teacher, and author.

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