In the SheShatters community, we know the power of a good metaphor – and fire is a particularly powerful one. 

Cliches like “burning the candle at both ends” and “keeping the flame alive”, overused as they may be, have never been more important and relevant than they are today as burnout continues to spread. 

That’s why we were so pleased when our latest guest, Dana LaVoie, raised a fiery metaphor of her own in a conversation about energy reserves and burnout in menopause. 

As the Founder of Menopause Made Easy, licensed in accupuncture and herbal treatments, Dana has devoted her life to women’s health and eliminating symptoms of menopause. 

Needless to say, she has come a long way since she first sought treatment for a persistent cough from a natural medicine practitioner. 

The way Dana sees it, energy reserves are just like a candle, depleting over time – and the good news is that there are plenty of natural remedies that can slow the burn. 

In this episode, Hannah and Dana talk about everything from the magic of ancient Chinese medicinal practices to the importance of replenishing rituals at every stage of life. 

So what’s this episode really about? 

  • The links between changing environments and energy depletion 
  • Why you need to preserve the energy in your immune system 
  • The subtle sign of burnout you need to look out for 
  • How women’s menopause symptoms are still being misdiagnosed 
  • The options available to women seeking hormone treatment 

Why you should listen 

If you’re not already into learning about energy and hormones, the whole space can seem pretty confusing – but Dana’s help, you’ll discover powerful new links between energy reserves, hormones, menopause and medicine. You’ll also pick up an amazingly simple recipe for Dana’s trademark hormone smoothie. 



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You can quote me on that…

“So many of us, when we get on some kind of plan for feeling better, we’re like, ‘This is working. That’s it, I’ve found the solution.” We just think we’re going to stay on that forever, but that’s not the case – we need to update what we’re doing to stay well.” – Dana LaVoie 

“Stress is like a big hole in the bottom of your guest tank where all your energy reserves are leaking out.” – Dana LaVoie 

“When you’re burned out, and you’re depleted, you don’t have anything left for yourself, let alone your partner, [so you lose] intimacy, sex, and connection.” – Hannah Austin 

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