Lorraine found herself in the Spotlight!
Lorraine found herself in the Spotlight!
“I recently had the opportunity to ask Lorraine some questions about her journey, her book, a unique perimenopausal summit, and her thoughts about how the stress of the past 6 months can affect menopausal women.”
“Reading The Magic of Menopause is like having a conversation with a good friend. Lorraine’s style of writing is inviting and engaging. She discusses her thoughts on becoming a Grandma at 48, deciding to live healthily, and not let the effects of menopause rule her life.”
“Her new book is filled with informative tips and covers all aspects of the menopause experience. Lorraine is an Integrative Certified Health Coach who is very passionate about helping women who are dealing with menopause, and her book speaks to many of us in this phase of life.”
“Reading Lorraine Miano’s book is like getting together with a trusted and wise friend and having a big heart to heart about menopause and midlife.”
“Miano presents a mindful approach to managing the physical and emotional challenges of menopause, including space to journal after each chapter. She combines descriptions of menopause physiology with women’s personal stories as well as recommendations for meditation and recipes for healthy eating”.
“What a fun, refreshing, and joyful take on a time of life that most of us dread. This little gem of a book is peppered with information, tips, and inspiration for any woman who is going through big hormonal changes”.
Lorraine Miano, an Integrative Certified Health Coach, sent me her new book: The Magic of Menopause, A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back. I admit the title set me back a bit – after all, it used to be that books on menopause were either dry medicalese or overly perky treatises that only served as a further irritant during the throes of menopause.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Lorraine didn’t shy away from all the suckiness of the Change. She freely shares stories of her transition as well as that of others. Then she moves on to offer helpful options and solutions for beginning to survive and then thrive during the Big M. With humor and heart, she offers a guide to beginning to indeed “get your happy back”.
Hot off the presses! Lorraine Miano just published The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Getting Your Happy Back. Here’s more info on this insightful, practical, uplifting guide:
Upon discovering she was about to be a grandmother, just as menopause and a hysterectomy were at her doorstep, Lorraine Miano decided she needed to turn her healthy lifestyle habits up a notch. She was not going to be a has-been—she was determined to be a will-be!
Many of us are either creeping up on menopause, or we’re already there. I actually had a hysterectomy last year. So when Lorraine reached out and asked if I’d like to check out her book, The Magic of Menopause, I quickly said yes.
As women, we’ve all heard the horror stories of menopause from the matriarchs in our families. From hot flashes to night sweats, weight gain and more. As if menstruation wasn’t bad enough! In all honesty, I started menstruating at NINE years old, and then at thirteen, I started my battle with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which led to Endometriosis in my adult years. So I was ready for my hysterectomy, but that still didn’t mean I knew exactly what to expect, or how to deal with it and live with it. That’s where Lorraine’s book comes in.
Through her book, Lorraine will give you her secrets to get a better night’s sleep. (God knows, we all could use that.) She will teach you how to balance your hormones holistically too! This was the part I was most concerned about. I’m currently thirty-seven so my doctor has me on synthetic hormones because I’m too young to actually go through menopause. However, when I am ready to be in REAL menopause, I want to take the holistic approach. In her book, Lorraine walks you through the steps to take to a healthier lifestyle.
In all seriousness when we’re healthy, we really are happy. The Magic of Menopause will also give you ways to say goodbye to your anxiety and depression. Lorraine will teach you how to holistically balance your hormones, improve your libido, get a better night’s sleep, and more.
Are you fed up with dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, and rollercoaster mood swings and are looking for ways to alleviate those symptoms without hormone therapy? If so, there’s a new book out there you should read which is called “The Magic of Menopause…A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!” written by Lorraine Miano and is published by www.infiniteYouHealth.Com. The author has written this book with a dash of humor and fun. This book is loaded with information about menopause and how to deal with symptoms holistically. Lorraine Miano’s motivation for writing this book was due to her own personal journey dealing with menopause. Congratulations to Lorraine Miano on her new book and for sharing with us her wisdom in how menopause can be treated by natural means.
Karen Giblin, Founder, Red Hot Mamas, www.redhotmamas.org
WAKE FOREST — Local author and Integrative Certified Health Coach Lorraine Miano of Wake Forest, discusses her first book “The Magic of Menopause” at Page 158 Books in Wake Forest.
The free, meet-the-author event on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. will include a lively Q&A session moderated by bookstore owner Sue Lucey along with dark chocolate and organic red wine for those in the audience who are 21 years of age or older.
A portion of the proceeds from books purchased from the bookstore during the event will benefit Note in the Pocket, a Wake County non-profit that provides clothing to homeless and impoverished school-aged children.
“When I was about to become a grandmother, I knew I needed to make some lifestyle changes to have more energy and fewer aches and pains,” said Miano. “This book is a guide that will help you to live the rest of your life healthy and happy — at any age.”
I am always in search of good health and beauty products for you and for me in an effort to look and feel our best over 50. For those of you going through menopause or preparing for it, you might like this book by Lorraine Miano. She shows the benefits of a healthy approach to this important time of life. FIND THE MAGIC OF MENOPAUSE HERE
Pam Lutrell, founder
The first thing I noticed when I received The Magic of Menopause was its size. Compared to other books I have read on the subject, some of which are tomes, it is comparatively small clocking in at 150 pages. This is NOT a judgment on the book or its value, however, just my initial reaction.
I actually liked this book because it is short and sweet – an easy read. If this book had been available when I was beginning my menopause journey, it might have been a better resource to start to learn about the changes I was undergoing. Knowledge is power, but too much at once, especially for my hormone-addled brain, was overwhelming.
Lorraine has walked the walk of midlife and menopause. The path that brought her to writing this book was a change in career – from stay-at-home mom to Integrative Certified Health Coach – that, in itself, should be inspirational to those of us trying to make similar changes at this point in life. She has experienced many of the symptoms of menopause that a lot of us do, as well as undergoing a hysterectomy which, while not going through this myself, I know of several women who have at midlife.
In writing this book to help other menopausal women, Lorraine is your biggest cheerleader. Her positivity practically pops off the page! As most of us come to realize, there is a lot to celebrate and look forward to at midlife. Her goal is to get you to that point faster and with less discomfort. In each chapter she gives a list of things to do or supplements to take, nicely summarized again at the end with a checklist to help keep track.
As I recently wrote, midlife health concerns are rearing their head for me. I have no way of knowing if The Magic of Menopause might have helped me back when, but I can still follow Lorraine’s advice and make the necessary changes now. As well, there are a couple of other things that struck me personally.
One was the section on anxiety. I do not remember reading anything specifically about this when I was pre-menopausal. That could be because I had not experienced it at that time, so skimmed over any information as not applicable to me. However, it does seem, anecdotally at least, to be a common complaint amongst women at menopause. Knowing that you are not alone (or going crazy!), and that there are things you can do to help it, is invaluable.
Lorraine also mentions counselling for some of the concerns we face at midlife. That people don’t have to go through problems alone is something that cannot be reinforced – or destigmatized – enough. Having an objective ear and voice to shed new light on my problems was one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
And finally for me, I love that there are Gratitude Journal pages at the end of each chapter. I try to be a positive person, but know that I don’t always succeed. However, one thing I do almost daily is write in my own Gratitude Journal. Finding things for which to be thankful may not turn my day around completely, but it does ground me in an important way.
The last chapter of the book is called ‘Get Your Happy Back’, a theme repeated throughout the book. Lorraine, calling herself our menopausal fairy godmother, having given information and guidance – and a hefty dose of pep, leaves us with a quote that I know I, for one, need to remember:
“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda, the Good Witch
As you can imagine I read a lot of books, magazines, and websites that deal with nutrition, women’s health, and menopause.
Lorraine Miano (TheMagicOfMenopause.com) contacted me a while back to tell me about her book and asked if I would write a review.
I want to do more reviews on this blog so I thought “why not?”
I only blog about products I have personally tested and endorse.
I felt like Lorraine’s book had been written for me when I was going through the menopause.
One of the reasons I connected to her book is because I love Lorraine’s positivity, humor and frankness as it reminds me how I write
“I soon realised that, as a menopausal women living in the twenty-first century, I still had thirty percent of my life ahead of me. That is a damn long time! That is an extremely long time to ave to deal with the effects that menopause may wreak in our bodies and in our lives. I want to live my life to the absolute fullest! I don’t want to ave to deal with any symptoms that may keep me from doing just that.”
I particularly enjoyed Lorraine’s storytelling which I think is missing in many of the books on menopause. Many other books have been fact heavy and feel dry ‘excuse the pun!’ which makes them hard going when your menopause brain can’t concentrate.
Stories have been used for thousands of years as a way to pass on information and us human beings are drawn to it. As well as the stories Lorraine has included case studies which again helps the reader connect to the book. Women going through the menopause often feel confused and alone. When reading this book you feel relieved that you’re not the only one feeling like you are losing your mind.
Lorraine covers the main menopause topics like; stress/anxiety, hot flushes/flashes, hysterectomy, sleep, and sex. A really good topic covered is the sandwich generation issue which isn’t really talked about.
I found the book easy to read and I love the ‘workbook’ feel to it where I had space to write and answer questions. There’s something rebellious about writing in a book lol!
There are lots of tips and facts scattered throughout the book which is great but I felt maybe it could have been a little better organized. I would have liked to see how my day could look using some of the suggestions.
What didn’t I like?
I LOVE the book however I really don’t ‘get’ the ‘Fairy Godmother’ of menopause concept and the image used in the book. I didn’t connect with the hourglass silhouette at all. For me, menopause is more about moving into my wise (crone!) years and not being a princess. But maybe I’m a little estrogen depleted and sensitive about my menopause belly ha ha
I highly recommend Lorraine’s book I would recommend it to my clients as Lorraine’s views and methods match my own. It’s user-friendly and I feel a woman going through the turbulent times of menopause would find it educational, practical and do-able.
Well done Lorraine and you’ve certainly given me a kick up the butt to write my book too.
The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back! by Lorraine Miano provides a positive and enjoyable approach to managing the physical and emotional challenges of the menopause transition. Ms. Miano approaches women’s attitudes and adjustments to the physical changes and symptoms of menopause as an exercise in positivity and self-determination. The opening description of her two grandmothers provides the perfect contrast and backdrop for the rest of the book.
As the reader is taken on a journey through anxiety, stress, hot flashes, sex, and sleep issues, there are many suggestions of philosophical approaches that maximize the quality of life. Particularly helpful features include space in most chapters for journaling one’s thoughts while the teachings of the chapter are fresh. Ms. Miano also artfully weaves descriptions of menopause physiology with women’s personal stories as well as recommendations for meditation and recipes for healthy eating. In almost every case for which recommendations are made, the author, who is an Integrative Certified Health Coach, reminds the reader to check with her healthcare provider or health professional before engaging in new activities or diet changes. This is reiterated throughout the book.
Ms. Miano has a focused push toward holistic techniques for managing menopause symptoms. She leverages the power of positive thinking, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. However, there are some topics she covers that may seem a bit controversial to the scientific reader. There is reference to the topic of adrenal fatigue, which is noted in the scientific literature as an entity that may not actually exist. Additionally, there are references to salivary hormone testing, bioidentical hormone use, and multiple, various food supplements. From a purely scientific standpoint, many clinicians feel that safety and efficacy data are lacking on many of these approaches. That said, most of the author’s descriptions and recommendations simply promote a healthy lifestyle, free from smoking, alcohol, and processed foods, while encouraging exercise and healthy eating. Though there may be some caution needed on the supplements and related recommendations, the author does repeatedly advise checking with one’s own healthcare professional before starting any of the protocols.
With the aforementioned caveat of supplement use, the overall tone of the book and the author’s approach are quite refreshing, entertaining, and engaging. The additional pages that are made available for note taking, journal entries, and reflection make the book interactive and practically useful. If the reader can focus on the lifestyle changes and approach to overall positive outlook, this book may prove to be a helpful adjunct to navigating the menopause transition. The fact that Ms. Miano refers to herself as “Your Menopause Fairy Godmother” and creates a coaching feel throughout her method makes the read very enjoyable indeed.
Penny Z. Castellano, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Associate Director and Chief Medical Officer
The Emory Clinic and Emory Specialty Associates
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Emory University School of Medicine
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The Magic Of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back! by Lorraine Miano is a book about the phase in life that most women dread with its symptoms of usual annoyance, “hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, vaginal dryness, and weight gain.” For some women, menopause could be a signal, a sign that life is at its decline. The author of this book felt that way the moment she learned she would be a grandmother, but she didn’t allow nature to dictate what her life would be like. She decided to create the kind of lifestyle she needed to have and undertook the journey that is the fruit of this book, a journey that unlocked hidden doors to happiness and youth. In this book, she shares those gems with women.
In this compelling and beautifully written book, women will learn what it takes to make the positive changes that will allow them to live their lives to the full, beat hot flashes, naturally balance their hormones, improve their libido, overcome anxiety and depression, and a lot more. Any woman advancing towards midlife and getting obsessed with how to handle menopause should read this book. The book is packed with nuggets of wisdom, powerful insights, and tips that will not only allow women to create a healthy lifestyle but will empower them to reach for the best and to increase their sense of self-worth. The Magic Of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back! is a book that offers readers what they need to reach deeper levels of intimacy with themselves and happiness. Lorraine Miano’s book is filled with wisdom and it offers a road map to navigate menopause with confidence.”
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I absolutely loved this book! It’s easy to get through, being only 150 pages long, however, it packs a lot in without the ‘menopause waffle’ that is evident in other more ‘text’ like books.
Lorraine takes the reader through a wholly holistic approach to menopause covering stress and anxiety, hot flushes and other symptoms, life after hysterectomy, sex and sleep, detoxing, the life of baby boomers. There are also recipes and areas after each chapter where you can start your own journalling.
In essence, Lorraine takes you through the steps to get your life and hormones in balance in order for you to discover your own ‘magic’ and get your happy back
What I really loved was the way Lorraine’s grandmothers and friends were interwoven throughout the book – making it a pleasure to read.
Lorraine dedicates her book to her two grandmother’s Marion and Caterina and how we can learn by example or not as the case may be.