This week on IAW’s podcast Unlimited HERizons our host and president, Megan Bozzuto, chatted with a member, Dr. Andrea Slominski, about reclaiming your passion and developing your purpose after 45. Andrea holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Mythical Studies and Depth Psychology as well as a five-time Joseph Campbell Mythological Studies Scholarship Award. Through extensive research, she created a methodology to help women navigate perimenopause, menopause, and midlife or Regent women.
Generations of women now live past 45 and very little research supports them. Andrea helps them revive their goals through her business, Regency Rising LLC., to navigate the changes.
Here are some of the common aspects of Regent women that Nancy spoke about in the podcast:
Time to Tend Your Own Garden
It is easy to lose your needs while caring for everyone else. “A lot of women that I work with, if not most, when they first start are just so exhausted from tending everyone else’s garden whether it’s a career, family, children, parents, siblings, or friends. Everyone feels it’s now time to focus on me,” explained Nancy. The shift from caring for others to personal focus is natural for Regent women. By focusing on your garden, you begin to realize some of the goals, passions, and legacies you want to build.
Personal Experience of a Universal Passage
Every women’s physical indicators of perimenopause, menopause, and midlife can vary. Yet, it is an inevitable universal experience for all women. “What is there in our collective feminine psyche that we can use as a map, as a mile marker to look at it from a macro view as opposed to feeling under it,” said Andrea. However, it is not common to talk about this period in a woman’s life. Thus, it is even more important to support and discuss as a community. Andrea hosts the Women’s Wisdom Village as a free zoom discussion where she connects the universal experience of a personal transition through myths.
Want to listen to Andrea’s full story and get more advice? Listen to Unlimited HERizons updated weekly with different amazing professional women telling their stories. All IAW members can connect with Dr. Andrea Slominksi in the IAW Community!