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Clarissa Kristjansson Independant Podcaster

At 62 Clarissa Kristjansson knows that Menopause can be positive, transformational and an upgrade in our creativity. Clarissa is an internationally recognized Menopause educator, third-age women's health coach, and certified mindfulness and medical qi gong practitioner.

A neuroscientist and former corporate high-flyer it was her own perimenopause experience that set her on a different path to empower women. And by cracking open the conversation about our beliefs and behaviour we can shift the collective mindset to seeing Menopause not as the end but as an opportunity for reinvention and revitalization.

She is the host of the popular Thriving Thru Menopause podcast.

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Se 7:Ep 11 A Holistic Approach To Better Sleep In Menopause &Raquo; 1E7B114D6Cd1Bd867F04B4114137F597
SE 7:EP 11 A Holistic Approach to Better Sleep in Menopause

In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the world of sleep, especially for women navigating perimenopause and Menopause. This week, Clarissa is in conversation with Joya Van Der Laan, a board-c…

In today’s episode…

In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the world of sleep, especially for women navigating perimenopause and Menopause. This week, Clarissa is in conversation with Joya Van Der Laan, a board-certified nurse practitioner and the founder of Nourish House Calls. Van Der Laan has specialized in Functional Medicine for over a decade and a key area of her work is supporting women to sleep better in perimenopause and Menopause. They explore how sleep is interconnected with hormone balance, stress, and overall health. Joya emphasizes the need for quality sleep and suggests tracking sleep patte…

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Se 7 Ep 9 Minimizing Alcohol In Menopause: The Benefits Of Moderation &Raquo; 3D9B1189E98Be2A55Cbfa7A47B76Deed
SE 7 EP 9 Minimizing Alcohol in Menopause: The Benefits of Moderation

Did you know that most of us can benefit from simply cutting back on alcohol without having to claim sobriety or be completely alcohol-free? In this episode of ‪@thrivingthrumenopause‬ , Clarissa …

Did you know that mo…

Did you know that most of us can benefit from simply cutting back on alcohol without having to claim sobriety or be completely alcohol-free? In this episode of ‪@thrivingthrumenopause‬ , Clarissa is joined by the inspiring Molly Watts to delve into a crucial topic for women in Midlife: alcohol and its impact during perimenopause and Menopause. Molly is the host of the top-rated Alcohol Minimalist podcast. She is a trusted voice in the mindful drinking community, an expert contributor to Sunnyside (a mindful drinking app), and Moderation Management,that provides support for anyone who wants…

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Se 7 Ep10 How To Defeat Menopausal Cravings: Proven Psychological Approaches To Take Control! &Raquo; 912B5E6521De807Fad7Ba804Ed28Efe5
SE 7 EP10 How to Defeat Menopausal Cravings: Proven Psychological Approaches to Take Control!

In the second of our two-part series on cravings in Menopause, Dr. Glenn Livingston, a psychologist and former food industry consultant, shares his personal battle with food addiction and how he over…

In the second of our…

In the second of our two-part series on cravings in Menopause, Dr. Glenn Livingston, a psychologist and former food industry consultant, shares his personal battle with food addiction and how he overcame it. And how he went on to write his book Defeat Your Cravings: The Back Door to Weight Loss, which has sold over 1 million copies.In this eye-opening podcast episode, Dr. Livingston reveals: 🔹 The powerful impact of the food industry on our cravings 🔹 How traditional approaches to weight loss and cravings often fall short 🔹 The role of the reptilian brain in our eating behaviors 🔹…

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Se7: Ep 9 Understanding The Root Causes Of Sugar Cravings In Menopause &Raquo; 8Fc897Abab0Fbfc974F82Eb9237A47Bd
SE7: EP 9 Understanding the Root Causes of Sugar Cravings in Menopause

In this episode, Clarissa and Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer discuss the root causes of cravings and why an all-or-nothing approach to managing weight is ineffective. Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer is the physician founder…

In this episode, Cla…

In this episode, Clarissa and Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer discuss the root causes of cravings and why an all-or-nothing approach to managing weight is ineffective. Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer is the physician founder of Well Empowered, where she practices heart-centered, data-driven functional medicine.Dr. Jessie identifies five common causes of cravings: being on the blood sugar roller coaster, insufficient sleep, insufficient nutrients, emotions, and environment. Dr Jessie provides practical tips for addressing each cause, such as starting the day with a protein and fat-centric breakfast, improving sleep qu…

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Se 7: Ep 8 Supporting Adhd Women In Menopause: &Raquo; 0B4F981210657Ee5F5985D292000Ebe4
SE 7: EP 8 Supporting ADHD Women in Menopause:

In this insightful episode of Thriving Thru Menopause, Dana Chapman, a UK-based nutritional therapist specializing in Menopause and mental health through the gut-brain axis, delves into the fascinatin…

In this insightful e…

In this insightful episode of Thriving Thru Menopause, Dana Chapman, a UK-based nutritional therapist specializing in Menopause and mental health through the gut-brain axis, delves into the fascinating connection between ADHD and Menopause. We explore why more women are being diagnosed with ADHD during perimenopause, highlighting the significant role of estrogen in dopamine production. How understanding this relationship helps explain why ADHD symptoms can manifest or worsen during this phase of life. Dana and Clarissa discuss how ADHD often presents differently in women compared to men, empha…

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Se7:Ep7 How To Manage Bladder Leakage And Pelvic Floor Issues In Menopause &Raquo; B2Fd35Edac33A1Fea9549348Bd0622C7
SE7:EP7 How to Manage Bladder Leakage and Pelvic Floor Issues in Menopause

✨ Urinary incontinence may not be a common conversation topic, but it profoundly impacts quality of life. Even small leaks can lead to reduced fitness, low self-esteem, relationship struggles, and e…

✨ Urinary incontin…

✨ Urinary incontinence may not be a common conversation topic, but it profoundly impacts quality of life. Even small leaks can lead to reduced fitness, low self-esteem, relationship struggles, and even anxiety and depression. It's time to take control! ✨This week on @thrivingthrumenopause, we're thrilled to welcome urogynecologist Dr. Sarah Boyles to discuss urinary incontinence and pelvic health. Here's what you'll learn:🔸 Urinary incontinence: A common issue for women of all ages, not just post-Menopause. 🔸 Contributing factors: High-impact sports, pregnancy, hormonal changes, musc…

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Se7: Ep6 The Secret To Boosting Menopause Metabolism &Raquo; Fa88D06A7F56387C89Cccb31C021D386
SE7: EP6 The Secret to Boosting Menopause Metabolism

In this episode, Clarissa interviews Nagina Abdullah, a molecular and cellular biologist and weight loss coach who has helped over 1500 Midlife women boost their metabolism and permanently lose weight…

In this episode, Cla…

In this episode, Clarissa interviews Nagina Abdullah, a molecular and cellular biologist and weight loss coach who has helped over 1500 Midlife women boost their metabolism and permanently lose weight. Nagina shares her journey of losing 40 pounds and discusses why diets don't work. She explains the metabolic changes that occur during Midlife, such as hormonal fluctuations, insulin resistance, and muscle mass decline. Nagina introduces the six metabolism-boosting principles and why she emphasizes the importance of building a sustainable lifestyle rather than relying on restrictive diets. In th…

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Unlocking The Truth About Hormone Therapy &Raquo; Bbc90Cb145596C77C9E491238A8636D0
Unlocking the Truth About Hormone Therapy

Are you confused about HRT and looking for more support and guidance to help you make informed decisions? This week, Dr. Daved Rosensweet joins me to discuss Menopause and hormone therapy and to disp…

Are you confused abo…

Are you confused about HRT and looking for more support and guidance to help you make informed decisions? This week, Dr. Daved Rosensweet joins me to discuss Menopause and hormone therapy and to dispel some of the myths and confusion.Dr. Rosensweet was the clinical physician involved in the very first Nurse Practitioner training program in the U.S.A. and in charge of health promotion for the State of New Mexico. He teaches health professionals about treating women in Menopause with bio-identical hormones.He explains that the confusion arose in 2002 when a study falsely reported an increased r…

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Se7: Ep 4 Skincare For Perimenopausal And Menopausal Women &Raquo; 25E0E487B2B522A022D7Fc5B6B222A53
SE7: EP 4 Skincare for Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women

In this episode, Clarissa is joined by Joy Brown Kirst, the founder of Modern Age Skin, to discuss the importance of skincare for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Joy shares her personal journey o…

In this episode, Cla…

In this episode, Clarissa is joined by Joy Brown Kirst, the founder of Modern Age Skin, to discuss the importance of skincare for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Joy shares her personal journey of struggling with skin issues during perimenopause and how she started her own skincare brand to address the specific needs of women in this stage of life. They discuss the various skin issues that women can experience due to hormonal changes, such as acne, rosacea, melasma, and eczema. Joy emphasizes the importance of addressing inflammation, skin structure depletion, and hypersensitivity in skin…

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'Bones For Life' Feldenkrais-Based Techniques To Improve Bone Health During Menopause. &Raquo; 72103A222Dc8C82Bf38Aad81E0240199
'Bones for Life' Feldenkrais-based techniques to improve bone health during menopause.

This episode of the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast unpacks the connection between Menopause, bone density, and holistic health approaches. From understanding the impact of perimenopause on osteoporos…

This episode of the …

This episode of the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast unpacks the connection between Menopause, bone density, and holistic health approaches. From understanding the impact of perimenopause on osteoporosis to learning simple yet effective exercises for bone strength, Clarissa and her guest, Helen Davis, offer holistic insights into managing health transitions. In this episode, Clarissa and Helen discuss osteoporosis and the importance of supporting bone health during Menopause. Helen shares her personal experience with perimenopause and how it led to her diagnosis of osteoporosis. They also explo…

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Se7: Ep2 Dating In Menopause: Top Tips On How To Make It Awesome Instead Of Awful &Raquo; 61B0Df53Ba1D0Eb320Ce36E1444E5F0E
SE7: EP2 Dating in Menopause: Top Tips on How to Make it Awesome Instead of Awful

In this episode, Clarissa and Laurie Gerber discuss the challenges and changes in dating for menopausal women. They explore the importance of being ready for dating after divorce and the need to detox…

In this episode, Cla…

In this episode, Clarissa and Laurie Gerber discuss the challenges and changes in dating for menopausal women. They explore the importance of being ready for dating after divorce and the need to detox from past relationships. Laurie emphasizes the need to set personal rules and boundaries in the new dating world. They also discuss the impact of online dating and the role of pictures in attracting potential partners. The conversation highlights the importance of managing rejection and navigating the psychological gaming that can occur in the dating process. Dating coach Laurie Gerber shares her…

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Se7: Ep1 Navigating Menopause With Mindfulness &Raquo; 1Cf669Fee3F318B18185D1E7F76C91B5
SE7: EP1 Navigating Menopause with Mindfulness

Today's episode is a MUST listen. If you are navigating #Menopause and experiencing stress, sleep disruption, brain fog and beating yourself up for all of it, then this is for you. Cara Bradley joins …

Today's episode is a…

Today's episode is a MUST listen. If you are navigating #Menopause and experiencing stress, sleep disruption, brain fog and beating yourself up for all of it, then this is for you. Cara Bradley joins Clarissa on the podcast today. She is a mind-body expert dedicated to advancing mind-body education through movement, mindfulness, and the science of human performance. Cara is the author of "On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine," and Mindful.org voted her one of the most powerful women in the mindfulness movement. Clarissa and Cara Bradley discuss the power of mindfulness in navigating menop…

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The Power Of Shadow Work During Menopause &Raquo; E2A62678557C6B78605C278Ea79A4C58
The Power of Shadow Work During Menopause

In this episode of  Thriving Thru Menopause , Clarissa interviews Junie Moon about shadow work and its importance in personal growth. They discuss the concept of the shadow, which refers to the part…

In this episode of …

In this episode of  Thriving Thru Menopause , Clarissa interviews Junie Moon about shadow work and its importance in personal growth. They discuss the concept of the shadow, which refers to the parts of ourselves that we hide or disown. Junie explains how shadow work helps us reclaim and healthily express these hidden aspects. They also explore the impact of shadow work during Menopause and how it can help women break painful patterns and heal generational shadows. Junie shares various tools and modalities for doing shadow work, including plant medicine and journeying. Takeaways Shadow work …

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Healthcare For Women In Menopause &Raquo; 233B7A57D11Ea942Db5Dc481287A9Ec8
Healthcare for Women in Menopause

In this episode of Thriving Through Menopause, OBGYN Dr. Cat Brown discusses the importance of women receiving proper treatment during perimenopause and Menopause. She explains that the founders of Wi…

In this episode of T…

In this episode of Thriving Through Menopause, OBGYN Dr. Cat Brown discusses the importance of women receiving proper treatment during perimenopause and Menopause. She explains that the founders of Winona, a women's health clinic, started the clinic to address the access to care issue for Menopause care. Dr. Brown emphasizes the gap in healthcare and the ongoing stigma surrounding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to negative information from the Women's Health Initiative study. She also highlights the need for healthcare providers to be more comfortable and knowledgeable about treating me…

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Se 6: Ep 23 Can Homeopathy Help With Menopause Symptoms? &Raquo; 23B325519Fb94A3506D7Dea8488064A9
SE 6: EP 23 Can Homeopathy Help With Menopause Symptoms?

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that aims to promote general health by reinforcing the body’s natural healing capacity. It does not treat physical, emotional, mental, or even spiritual i…

Homeopathy is a comp…

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that aims to promote general health by reinforcing the body’s natural healing capacity. It does not treat physical, emotional, mental, or even spiritual illnesses separately but regards them all as interconnected. In this episode, Clarissa Kristjansson interviews Tehilla Aloni, a homoeopath and founder of BioOrgonomy. They discuss the principles of homoeopathy, including treating the person as a whole and using minimum doses. Tehilla also explains how homoeopathy can be used to address menopausal symptoms and bring balance to the body. Additionally…

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Se 6: Ep 22 The Importance Of Corrective Exercise And Body Alignment For Ageing Audaciously &Raquo; 4A1465D6Eaeedb27Ebe48C2E85Ac4696
SE 6: EP 22 The Importance of Corrective Exercise and Body Alignment for Ageing Audaciously

In this episode of the Thriving Thru Menopause Podcast, Clarissa and guest Tracy Seider, a corrective exercise specialist and body alignment coach discuss the importance of proper body alignment, dist…

In this episode of t…

In this episode of the Thriving Thru Menopause Podcast, Clarissa and guest Tracy Seider, a corrective exercise specialist and body alignment coach discuss the importance of proper body alignment, distinct from posture, and its influence on exercise, particularly strength training. Tracy shares her journey from a sedentary job to becoming a movement coach, emphasizing how ageing 'audaciously' is possible by addressing misalignments and movement patterns to avoid pain, increase strength, and improve overall health. The podcast underlines the critical role of alignment in preventing common menopa…

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Se6 Ep 21 Stress, Burnout And Menopause In A Post Covid World &Raquo; 2Cccc94E511B31Db08294B73A12Cce51
SE6 EP 21 Stress, Burnout and Menopause in A Post Covid World

This week, neuroscientist, psychologist, and expert in women's stress and burnout Dr Delia McCabe joined host Clarissa Kristjansson on Thriving Thru Menopause to discuss the complex challenges and str…

This week, neuroscie…

This week, neuroscientist, psychologist, and expert in women's stress and burnout Dr Delia McCabe joined host Clarissa Kristjansson on Thriving Thru Menopause to discuss the complex challenges and stress women face, especially during Menopause in the post-COVID world. They discuss the impact of stress, burnout, technology's influence, and information overload in today's society. Delia provides insights into the physiological differences in stress responses between men and women, emphasizing the need for effective Stress Management, creating new neural pathways, and simplifying life to enhance …

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How Resilience Supports You To Thrive In Menopause &Raquo; Dbf11047Fd70070Ec4D515537553644F
How Resilience Supports You to Thrive in Menopause

Journey In this podcast episode, the host, Clarissa, interviews guest Suzanne Laurie, a nutrition therapist and positive psychologist specializing in Menopause and perimenopause. The discussion centre…

Journey In this podc…

Journey In this podcast episode, the host, Clarissa, interviews guest Suzanne Laurie, a nutrition therapist and positive psychologist specializing in Menopause and perimenopause. The discussion centres on the importance of building mental Resilience in the menopausal journey of women. They talk about the different causes of burnout in Midlife women, such as work pressure, societal expectations, and dealing with major life changes. Suzanne emphasizes the significance of a positive mindset and robust social support systems in combating stress and maintaining good health. She also identifies ways…

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