Celebrate the Rise of the Crone in You. She’ll help you to achieve your potential.

Facebook cover picI remember having thick, long hair.  Now I seem to be developing a bald patch.  I mentioned that to my hairdresser a while ago and he said his wife was the same.  She had gone to her doctor who had told her that it was down to her ‘male’ hormones.

Germaine Greer once termed the time of a woman’s life when she reaches post-menopause as “peaceful’ potency. It is also very interesting that the anthropologist Margaret Mead described a stunning burst of energy and assertiveness in the post-menopausal women of all the cultures she studied.

When you think about it the reason for this is obvious. It is, indeed, why so many of us experience a thinning of hair on our heads at exactly the same time we often acquire some embarrassing facial hair. All of us have the  testosterone in our bodies. As the level of oestrogen goes down, our male hormones begin to assert their influence.  We therefore start to exhibit what some people consider to be “male characteristics” – this sudden increase in confidence and assertiveness.

We post-menopausal women have finally got off that hormonal roller-coaster, which has dominated our lives, defining and to some extent, limiting us.  It really is a new stage in life – a positive experience and perhaps it is finally time to celebrate it, publicly. We should cheer on that rise of male potency in our lives.  It has always been present in our lives, but now it is coming into its full power in time to help us to reach our full potential.


Posted on March 12, 2013, in Being a Crone and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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