Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Tamsen Fadal, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

Speaking with Emmy Award-winning journalist Tamsen Fadal. How wrong was the Women’s Health Initiative study? What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? How can we be advocates for our own health? How can we build our confidence? How did Tamsen know that she was in menopause and what did she do? Why is it more important than ever to have the conversation about menopause? 

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Tamsen Fadal, storyteller, newscaster, entrepreneur, menopause advocate, and champion for women in their prime, joins us for the third time on the podcast to discuss her upcoming documentary It’s Not Me, It’s Menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), how to thrive during menopause, how menopause “categorized” her, and more. 

“I want to teach women how to ask questions. If they don’t feel comfortable with the answers, move on to somebody else and keep going after it because they’re not crazy and they need to feel like they’re heard.” 

“I do believe that if you’re doing things that feel right for you and make you feel good, then you have that confidence.” 

“For my first two years [of menopause], it was about just surviving, trying to feel normal again, healthy again, sexy again.” 

“There’s a lot of mental health things that come with menopause. It’s not just one of the symptoms; it really changes a lot about that part of your life.” 

“I had a lot of very dark moments but I didn’t know that was perimenopause; that wasn’t even a word that I was aware of.” 

“You’re never too old to have fun.” 

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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