The years around menopause can be a particularly stressful time. You are balancing home life, work life and family relationships while at the same time reaching the peak of your career. Stress can get in the way, stopping you from performing at your best and enjoying your life. How is it possible to quiet the mind in the midst of our stressful daily lives with zero effort?
We underestimate the consequences of stress in our body, our brain, and the benefits of having a quiet mind. Loving Meditations co-founders, David Dachinger and Tamara Green, LCSW, are using a new "meditation technology” that is adapted to post-COIVD modern life. It is currently in use with cancer patients, first responders, the Veterans Administration, and prisoners/parolees in Los Angeles.
Through Loving Meditations, David & Tamara are helping people feel better immediately, and effortlessly. They will be sharing their story of being a cancer patient and a caregiver and how they used meditation to get them through the challenges.
Pat begins the show with her weekly news in the media on menopause. Pat shares her top picks of relevant books on menopause. She advises her audience to read a plethora of books to ensure they are reaching a wide range of information because authors tend to be biased on what works and doesn’t work for them. Pat mentions books like Natural Solutions to Menopause:How to Stay Healthy Before, During and Beyond the Menopause by English writer Marilyn Glenville. She also talks about Jen Gunter’s book Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism. Pat went on to share more books and encouraged women to do their own research to see what best works for their body.
Coming back from the break, for the first time on the show, Pat introduced two guests, a married couple, David Dachinger and Tamara Green. David is our first “Hot Man” on the show. Pat talks about David being a retired Fire Lieutenant and a two time grammy award winning composer. David shares his experience with stage four cancer. Tamara talks about being a caregiver while going through menopause. Tamara, who is a psychotherapist and relationship expert, mentioned finding the connection between cancer and the stress of caregiving. She informs us about cancer and stress being inflamed responses. David and Tamara advocate for people going through mental and physical health to stay active and keep your body moving. For David, he found himself meditating during chemo or listening to positive mantras to keep his spirits up. Tamara found herself enjoying yoga and keeping a healthy diet.
After the break, Pat asks David if he practiced meditation before his diagnosis. David talks about practicing meditation throughout the years and the common misconceptions that probably turn some people off from getting into the practice. Tamara encourages anyone going through a crisis to push themselves to do some form of meditation to help get through the stressful time. Tamara also mentioned how focusing on being consciously in the moment helped release some of the built up stress when her husband and son were sick.
After the break, Pat, Tamara, and David shared their top tip for people who are stressed. David avices people to assess where the stress is coming from and to return the energy to the rightful owner. He adds in simplest terms to separate yourself from others' stress. Tamara talked about how we operate in two places, love or fear. She adds where your mind goes, is where your energy goes. She encourages you to reward yourself for the little things. Acknowledge that you got out of bed in the morning. Congratulate yourself for getting to work on time. Before the end of the segment, Pat discussed how David and Tamara are coming to the UK for an oncology convention.