You’ve Got Lael: Episode 22: Hormones, Menopause and Life Transitions with Brodie Welch

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When it comes to our emotions, most of us have experienced the influence of hormones. Even a slight fluctuation in our hormonal system can affect how we think and feel.

As I recover from burnout, I keep wondering, How much of what I'm going through right now is related to changes in my hormones? How much of this breaking down and my emotionality is related to perimenopause?

How can I harness the wisdom that comes with this life transition without being jerked around by my symptoms?

I wanted to ask my friend and colleague Brodie Welch these questions. As a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, and someone with immense personal and progressional experience with burnout and menopause, I knew she would have some insight for me.

I want us to normalize perimenopause. I want us to embrace the gifts and wisdom that come with this life transition. I want us to have the information and support to feel as good as possible while we move through it.

I hope my conversation with Brodie helps you see your body, your emotions, and your current life stage with new respect and admiration.

About Brodie:

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, and holistic health strategist. Brodie helps self-aware, high-achieving women break the cycle of stress, overwhelm, and self-sabotage so they can enjoy the lives they’re working so hard to create, and truly embody self-respect.

Working at the confluence of wellness and personal development, she has helped thousands of clients improve their energy, mood, sleep, digestion and vitality through hormonal transitions. A lifelong student of consciousness, Brodie has been practicing meditation, yoga, and qi gong for over twenty years and holds teaching certifications in each of these disciplines. She synthesizes ancient techniques from Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and yoga with the latest research in neuroscience, functional medicine and habit change to help her clients thrive.

As a coach, Brodie helps people bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it – without feeling guilty. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. She offers online classes in qi gong and Chinese Medicine. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. Learn more at

Additional Resources:

Video: Sigh Until You Yawn

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Claudia Welch

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