A Big Welcome To You!

Tess Hansel & Doodle Tess

Hi there and welcome to “Better Menopause Club”.

When I began my menopause journey, I had no idea what lay in store for me. It was never really discussed with anyone and all I had to go on was the memories of my own dear Mum who completely lost it during menopause. At 14 years of age there was not a lot I knew to do to help her and it was a frightening time for a young girl.

Of course, I determined that would never happen to me and I would sail right through menopause without a hitch – because it’s all mind over matter. Yeah, right! Famous last words. But that was what I had heard the specialist saying to Mum and that was what I believed, having no knowledge of the benefits of organic food and ensuring clean filtered water (you would be amazed at what goes into town drinking water).

So, I’ve been a business owner and operator as well as TV presenter for our regional station in New Zealand way back when. I also had a career as a project manager and secretary with years of learning skills and experiencing many facets of business – from different levels of government to private enterprise. From working on mining and construction sites, to top level executive suites, TV production and broadcast, retail, legal and umpteen temp roles over the years. I’ve lost babies, house, business and friendships – yep, it’s been a rocky road at times (not the chocolate type either – wouldn’t have minded that!) and yet nothing really prepared me for my menopause chapter.

I started Dry Swan as a means to help as many women suffering bladder control issues during menopause as possible. It soon grew into a platform to help women travelling through menopause as the journey is multi-faceted and bladder control is just one part of it.

Through suffering and recovering from serious physical illness, hemiplegic migraines (affecting bladder control) I learnt that the only person who can help me is me – and I want to enable you to discover just how strong and resilient you are as well.

It’s all about diet, water and removing as many synthetic chemicals out of your system as possible. That’s when my health turned around.

And that’s what this site is all about – giving you the means, the tools, the information to discover how you can become your own Health Manager.

It’s also about having fun along the way, as there’s just too much doom and gloom surrounding menopause. There’s not much point comparing your experience to your Mum’s or your Grand Mum’s because they lived in a different era. The sky was cleaner, the food was cleaner, the water was cleaner and life, in general, was smoother.

So, I’m on a mission – to help you take back your health and more importantly your health control. To realise that menopause is just another chapter in your life. You will get through it, and by making some dietary changes you will thrive through it.

That’s a big statement to make – but everyone I know who has switched to organic produce, filtered water has greatly improved their health. It’s really a case of trying it out for yourself and then you can decide your next step.

I had no clue about residual synthetic chemical spray on produce, I had no clue as to what that was doing to my health. None whatsoever. It was a revelation to me to discover that we are what we eat. Studying what makes a healthy cell was the turnaround for me.

I hope you enjoy the site. If you’re new here, then check out the online courses. They are simple to go through with some useful information to help you on your journey.

Big Hug

Tess Hansel

Menopause Guidance Coach

Founder Dry Swan Bladder Control