Pause Library

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Knowledge is power, and in our journey to create Pause, our functional fragrance to support hormonal wellbeing, we were saddened by the lack of conversation around Perimenopause. Many women encounter this overwhelming hormonal passage  towards Menopause with no real clarity around what’s happening to them. Regardless of whether Perimenopause is imminent or a decade away, improving our hormone literacy now will leave us all better served to navigate this chapter of life. The resources below have been curated by our incredible Abel team – a network of global women of varying ages and life stages.

Some of the best bite-sized while incredibly informative reading can be found in the articles below. A great place to start.

Dr Taz – What to expect during perimenopause

Goop – Menopause and perimenopause

Viva – Menopause or Metamorphis?

Get the Gloss – A time to be fearless

For a deeper dive into your hormone health and a broader view of all the hormonal chapters all wxmen encounter across life, we can’t recommend the below books enough.

The Menopause Manifesto – Dr. Jen Gunter

What Fresh Hell Is This? – Helen Corrina

The Slow Moon Climbs – Susan P. Mattern

The Perimenopause Solution – Emma Bardwell

Perimenopause Power – Maise Hill

Hormone Repair Manual – Lara Briden

This Changes Everything – Niki Bezzant

Mokita – Shirley Weir

Wisdom of Menopause – Christiane Northrup

A Strange Period – Sheryl Gurrentz

Menopause Mondays – Ellen Dolgen

I’m Too Young for This! – Suzanne Somers

Estrogen’s Storm Season – Jerilynn Prior

Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause – Dr. Louise Newton

Still Hot! – Kaye Adams & Vicky Allan

A collection of exceptional women who talk openly about their own experiences and/or provide clinical education. 

Lara Briden

Naomi Watts

Davina McCall 

Lisa Snowdon

Dr. Naomi Potter

Dr. Charlotte Gooding

Emma Bardwell

If you’d like to find others to continue the conversation with, these groups offer a safe and open space.

Newson Health Menopause Society

Owning Your Menopause

Menopause Stories

Menopoised

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