Monday, Oct. 17th at 5:30–7:00pm in the Little Theatre
Suzanne and Eve will be the presenters tonight. Below is their experience with their bodies’ journey through this time in their life.
My experience of peri-menopause taught me listening skills. I had no idea how intelligent my body is and now that I have started to listen and heed its sometimes insistent recommendations, I feel more control. I still get hot flashes but I know the triggers. I know what makes them worse and I can control them. This means that I can’t always have that glass of red wine or piece of chocolate so instead I get to experiment and try new things. Different doesn’t mean worse. In fact you may find that change is better.
Suzanne McMurray is a registered nurse with a variety of experience in oncology, neurology, nursing administration and clinical research. She is a Reiki Master and received her Graduate Certification in Integral Theory from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Holistic Health Studies at Georgian Court University. She lives in Allenwood with her significant other, their three sons, and one-year-old yellow lab, Sophie, who helps “balance out the excessive male hormones” in her home.
My experience of menopause has taught me to trust what I’m experiencing despite what I’m told by others (like the doctors who told me I was too young to be in menopause). In order to support this new relationship, I’ve created a “psychic first aide kit” (journaling, meditating, exercise and imagery) which allows me some level of perspective when faced with an emotionally perplexing situation. No matter how bad it seems, my choices in perception can make it worse or better.
Eve Sicurella is a nationally certified massage therapist who has maintained a private practice in Toms River since 1999. Her vast trainings in bodywork and energy therapies have expanded her ability to provide relief of chronic pain patterns in the body. Eve instructed at Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care as well as at Lakewood Community Education Programs. She has facilitated workshops on stress management for the Ocean County Women’s Council of Realtors. Her passion for writing has an outlet through a monthly “Musings” column in the New Jersey Holistic Magazine. Having spent a lifetime as a woman, being post-menopausal since her early 40s, and going back to school in her early 50s, she has great insight into what it means to be a woman in transition.
Hope you all are able to attend tonight!