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The Real Heroine's Journey: From Periods to Menopause | Anne Marie McQueen [S3E6]

Season 3, Ep. 6

In the episode of Rooted Within, Anne Marie McQueen discusses her difficult experiences as a journalist and how her personal experience of losing her mother to pancreatic cancer at a young age motivated her to seek alternative paths and eventually led her to the UAE. She mentions that women with mental health challenges, trauma, or adverse childhood experiences often face additional difficulties. She acknowledges that everyone reaches a point where their usual coping mechanisms stop working, and it becomes necessary to find new approaches.


On this episode, Anne Marie discusses:

  • The emotionally traumatizing nature of journalism
  • Trauma lives in the body
  • The unspoken impacts of menopause
  • The taboo around menopause
  • Research on menopause needs more research
  • Midlife crisis is a transformative passage


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