Episode 105 – How To Handle Menopause In The Workplace with Dyna Vink

Season 7
Season 7
Episode 105 - How To Handle Menopause In The Workplace with Dyna Vink
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We’ve all seen the memes and heard the jokes about the hot flashes, the mood swings and the brain fog, some of them are hilarious.

But let’s be honest here: all of those things can be massively detrimental in the workplace.

Imagine that you’re in a meeting and a hot flash hits, what are you going to do? You’ll probably try to keep it together, pretend nothing’s happening and act like you don’t look like an over ripe tomato and you haven’t really got sweat running in torrents down your face.

Or you’re in the middle of an important presentation and the brain fog descends on you like a blanket of death. Suddenly, you can barely remember your own name, never mind the technical terms you’re supposed to be talking about.

This is a real problem, not just for the menopausal women but also for those around them. Unless they’ve been menopausal, the people around you, male or female, aren’t likely to either understand what’s going on or know what to do about it.

So how do you create an open communication about what’s going on, what those around you can expect and how do you survive menopause in the workplace? Dyna Vink tells us how.

About Today’s Guest: Dyna Vink

Marketing & Advertising Expert, Certified Health & Nutrition Coach, Menopause Expert

There is a lot of stigma connected with menopause in the workplace, and Dyna wishes she knew then what she knows now.

Dyna used to work in corporate high tech marketing and started to experience some strange symptoms that turned out to be related to perimenopause. Soon they were interfering with her work.

Based on her own experiences and extensive research, Dyna gives some guidance on how women can better manage their symptoms in the workplace.

* Workplace accommodations can be simple and inexpensive

* Identify solutions that would help you

* Use the tips and talking points to guide the conversation with your manager

* Avoid performance problems

* Adopt lifestyle approaches to gain control of perimenopause symptoms so you can get back to doing the things you love

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