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The Latte Lounge - reflecting on 2022

It's been an incredible year for The Latte Lounge - catch up on all that we've shared with our community in 2022.

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Time for reflection

Tuesday was a day of extreme highs and lows for me. On a professional level, it was one of the most glorious sunny days at Westminister, attending the Menopause Mandate rally, but on a personal level the day ended with a huge black cloud, hearing the devastating news of the passing of a dear friend of ours.

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Falling off the health and fitness wagon!

This time last year I was the slimmest, healthiest and happiest I’d been in a decade, since I first started suffering with peri menopause symptoms. 

Once my hormones were balanced (which for me meant oestrogen post hysterectomy) I finally felt mentally well again and had the brain clarity, energy and motivation to engage in a really good healthy eating and exercise regime that helped me to lose four stone of peri menopause weight gain, get fit and tone up.

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Why Davina McCall's latest menopause documentary is so timely and important

Sex, Mind and the Menopause looks at the impact of menopause on our mental health, how this affects women at work, the role of testosterone and HRT.

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KATIE'S BLOG: It wasn’t his time - grief during Covid

I’m drained from the bucket loads of tears I’ve shed this week, as we said goodbye to my much loved uncle, my fathers big brother, cruelly taken away from us all, by Covid.

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KATIE'S BLOG: Moving on...out

We bought 3 ducks and hid two when she was born, so that if she ever lost one we’d always have a spare.  Unfortunately one day at the age of about 4, she found the other two and insisted on sleeping with all 3 right up until she started secondary school! I almost wish, like […]

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KATIE'S BLOG: Big girls don't cry... well maybe just a tad!

My beloved @bobbiethecavachontaylor (yes she does have her own instagram account, what’s wrong with that? – sorry for snapping, I’m not currently of stable mind) had made a run for it in the cover of darkness, whilst we were all working at home and had some how managed to burrow her way out of our […]

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KATIE'S BLOG: Feeling Blue Again

Although this lockdown is very much needed (and I’ve sadly seen first hand exactly why) there's no denying the next few months are going to be exceptionally tough this time round. Not just because many of you will be juggling home schooling once again with work/family life whist trying to survive financially too and not […]

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