Menopause Matters by Shelley Chapman

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My enormous thanks to the author Shelley Chapman for a copy of Menopause Matters – How To Master The Menopause: Survive, Thrive And Feel Alive in return for an honest review.

Menopause Matters – How To Master The Menopause: Survive, Thrive And Feel Alive is available for purchase here.

Menopause Matters 

How To Master The Menopause: Survive, Thrive And Feel Alive

menopause matters

This book has been written by Shelley Chapman, a wife and mother of 3 daughters, who lives in Derbyshire. It has been written as a result of her personal journey through the menopause, which she is now in her 15th year of, but due to what she does, she doesn’t suffer at all and lives life to the full. Because of this, she shares a lot of what she has done that’s made this menopausal stage of her life “uneventful”, in the form of a journal, so that you can benefit from a lot of the tips and advice to help you not only cope, but be able to “master the menopause”.

As she says “I’m here to help you because I understand a lot of what you’re going through and how important it is to get yourself back and become the woman you want to be now. These methods help and work, so please give them a try.”

My Review of Menopause Matters 

How To Master The Menopause: Survive, Thrive And Feel Alive

A self help book for women of a certain age heading through menopause and out the other side.

Initially I thought Menopause Matters might be a little late for me, especially as I seem to have had very few problems compared to some women, but its 28 chapters held surprises and useful information I still need and could have used years ago – not just during menopause.

Shelley Chapman writes with such positivity it’s impossible not to feel uplifted as a result of reading Menopause Matters. Speaking directly to the reader so that it’s like chatting with a friend, Shelley charts her own experiences and passes on the helpful things she’s tried that have helped her and might just help other women too. There’s enthusiasm and humour that helps elevate what could be a dry (in more ways than one!) subject. Shelley’s style is easy to read, engaging and very entertaining as well as providing hints and tips from everything from controlling cholesterol to whitening your teeth. I loved the chapter she made her husband write about the male perspective. Although I was sorry to hear of her husband’s health problems, I was delighted he was able to articulate, in a way men can relate to, just what menopause might be like for the women in their lives. Indeed, I think men as well as women could benefit from reading Menopause Matters – I could see many marriages being saved!

Whilst Menopause Matters is, as the title says, about menopause, it’s also about feeling good as a person, about making the most of your appearance and health and it’s a book about celebrating the good aspects of life so that the reader can live a self-assured and motivated existence. There are blank spaces so that the reader can respond to different suggestions from Shelley that I think would actually make a smashing little self-help book in their own right.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s pragmatic, entertaining and encouraging. Shelley Chapman is right to tell us w are never too late or too old to live life to the full. As a result of reading Menopause Matters, I shall be writing some lists and standing on one leg for three minutes a day – but you’ll have to read it yourself to find out why!

About Shelley Chapman

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Shelley Chapman is a wife and mother of 3 daughters, who lives in Derbyshire. She is now in her 15th year of menopause, but due to what she does, she doesn’t suffer at all and lives life to the full. As she says “I’m here to help you because I understand a lot of what you’re going through and how important it is to get yourself back and become the woman you want to be now.”

You can find Shelley on Facebook at the following pages here to join the discussions or here and on Instagram.

7 thoughts on “Menopause Matters by Shelley Chapman

  1. Shelley Chapman says:

    Thank you for such a lovely review Linda and you’re right, it is a self-help book that can last you years. Women have every right to become the sort of person they’d love to be, especially after Menopause when you can emerge like a butterfly, on your terms. This book gives loads of hints and tips to do just that and more!

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