How to Navigate Perimenopause with Shirley Weir
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Date: February 25, 2019
Women’s health advocate, Shirley Weir, is joining Dr. Risk to empower women in their natural health journey of menopause. Her book “MOKITA: How To Navigate Perimenopause With Confidence & Ease” sets the record straight on perimenopause, menopause and the myths surrounding these issues. With up-to-date information, case studies and relatable human experiences, any woman can feel empowered and confident in her ability to navigate perimenopause, menopause & beyond.
Shirley Weir introduces herself as a Menopause Chick. Now 51, her perimenopause journey began more than ten years ago. Sore boobs, sleep deprivation, depression and brain fog led Shirley to her doctor’s ofﬁce, the book store and “Dr. Google,” but she was left feeling confused, overwhelmed and alone. At 46, she launched MenopauseChicks.com onto the world stage to empower women to talk openly about perimenopause and menopause, to navigate midlife health information and to connect to women’s health professionals.
Since that time, Shirley spoke at TEDxGastownWomen, Pecha Kucha, received a YWCA Vancouver Woman of Distinction Award and Menopause Chicks has been featured in the National Post, Toronto Star, and OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). In April 2016, Shirley hosted the first-ever online menopause party celebrating her own menopause milestone. She and rock star, Bif Naked, discussed learning to love menopause, while women tuned in to share their stories in a private online community. In 2018, her first book, MOKITA: How to navigate perimenopause with confidence & ease reached #1 on Amazon.ca in women’s health.
That private online community now fields an average of 15,000 questions and comments every month. Members regard the group as unbiased, trustworthy and the “go-to” place to get their questions answered and to affirm they are not alone.
Shirley’s marketing & communications career spans 30 years, she holds a certificate in Peer Counselling from the University of British Columbia, and she is mom to two teenagers and one golden doodle.