#BeyondMyPeriod: “You've always been enough, and you will always be enough just as you are.”
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Let’s continue the Menopause conversation!
For World Menopause Month, August period care and Alloy have come together–because it’s never too early to start talking about menopause.
Next to tell her story is Amber Shaw (she/her). She's a big fan of the education August & Alloy are putting out there to support fellow menstruators.
Amber recognizes the importance of normalizing the conversation around menopause which is why she was so excited to chat with us about her experience!
Introduce yourself! Who are you & what do you do?
Amber Shaw (she/her) is a Mind & Body Transformation Expert and Founder of The Wellness Revolution, a leading global movement for thousands of women over 40, empowering them to rediscover their confidence and create a lifestyle that is effortless and sustainable.
As a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and internationally recognized authority in the health and wellness industry, Amber coaches women all across the world on achieving sustainable weight loss without dieting their way through life.
Amber's work is motivated by her own powerful transformation after a particularly difficult season of life.
In her 30s, she found herself in a lucrative but unfulfilling career, in a crumbling marriage, and at a tipping point after years of struggling with weight & body image issues. At the age of 40, Amber took radical ownership of her life, went on an intentional journey to heal from the inside out, and finally stopped being at war with her body.
Committed to finding the purpose in her own pain, Amber took The Wellness Revolution from a side hustle to a full-time pursuit and in less than a year, she built a six-figure business helping other women transform their lives as well.
Her insights have been featured in numerous media outlets like NBC, Fox, CBS, and Ask Us Beauty, where she regularly contributes as the resident health and fitness expert. She also shares her expertise on her highly rated bi-weekly podcast, The Wellness Revolution, which has featured noteworthy guests like Gabby Bernstein, Anthony Trucks, Julie Solomon, and Dr. Jade Teta.
In her free time you can find her hanging with her two children, Shaw and Avery, and her goldendoodle, Abby. She has a passion for traveling, diving and roller skating!
What is your first period story? If you can remember!
I actually think my period story is pretty uneventful which I am grateful for!!!
I have always had a very open relationship with my mom so she did a great job of prepping me on what to expect. I can remember that I felt excited when I got my first period because I felt so grown up–LOL!
My daughter just turned 11 and so I hope to create a similar, positive experience for her too.
What is a memorable moment you've had as a menstruator?
Ah! I can remember the first time I tried a tampon. I was terrified!!!
But fortunately, I was able to talk to my mom about it and she really helped to ease my fears and talk me through best practices.
How does menopause exist in your life?
I have not gone through menopause but I coach many women through this stage of life.
One of the biggest things I hear is that women feel as though their bodies have been hijacked. They feel frustrated, defeated, and hopeless. What's been so rewarding as a coach is to guide women through this stage and show them how to take their bodies (and confidence) back.
What advice would you give to younger menstruators out there?
You ARE enough. You've always been enough, and you will always be enough just as you are.
Thank you for that advice Amber.
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