It’s Not Just in Your Head! 3 Ways to Manage “Menopause Brain” & Get Your Focus Back

April 9, 2024

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Where are my keys? Didn’t her name start with an N? Why did I come into this room? Am I losing my mind?

Menopausal (and perimenopausal) brain fog is REAL.

I remember feeling so unfocused and spacey. Once at work, I couldn't even read the words on the teleprompter.

Menopause brain is rarely talked about, yet a whopping 60% of women experience it at some point!

Women in their prime suddenly feel like the rug has been pulled out from under them -- they fear they're facing early dementia or going crazy.

Fortunately, we have people like neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., researching what the hell is happening and what to do about it! 

In her new book, The Menopause Brain, Lisa offers fresh research on how menopause affects cognition and guides readers through regaining control of their symptoms for a healthier, happier brain!

I was thrilled to sit down with Lisa to debunk the myths surrounding brain fog.

Here are my THREE big takeaways from our conversation:

#1 - It’s not in your head. 

Our brains do physically change during menopause! Mental fatigue is real. You're not making it up, and pushing through isn't always the answer. Menopause affects your brain as much as your ovaries.

So if you're experiencing brain fog, focus issues, memory problems, can’t find the right word, or struggling with your to-do list, there's a reason. You're not alone, and you're not going crazy!

Also, experiencing brain fog doesn't mean you're developing dementia.

#2 - You have more control than you think!
We actually have a lot of control over our brain health. Society often focuses on physical health while overlooking the brain. But the brain needs proper diet and exercise JUST as much as it needs word puzzles and stress reduction.  

When we support our brains, they can better support us! 

#3 - Women are actually HAPPIER after menopause 

 “I feel like I can do anything now!”  This is a common sentiment I hear from many postmenopausal women. (Me included!)  And there is science to back this up!

Studies show that postmenopausal women become less reactive to bad things and more reactive to good things, making us more resilient. AND our happiness levels increase as we age. So, there's something to look forward to!

WANT MORE? Check out my full interview with Lisa here. 👇


I cannot recommend The Menopause Brain enough. It provides a clear roadmap to navigate all aspects of the 'menopause brain' and leaves you armed with knowledge and confidence.

Click here to order your copy of The Menopause Brain today. 

If you want to hear from more experts on various menopause topics, click here to join My Menopause Masterclass for free! 

You don’t have to settle for feeling crappy, forgetful, frustrated, or alone during perimenopause and menopause. I'm grateful for people like Lisa who are shaking up the conversation around this season and what it means to grow older as a woman.

The myths, mysteries, and misinformation create a lot of noise -- but together, we can be even louder!

And no, it’s not just in your head, 


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