Jen Marples

I am the self-proclaimed number one champion of midlife women and a cheerleader for all women. I’m an agency owner, keynote speaker, podcaster, and leader in the midlife women’s empowerment movement.




Busting Narratives + Finding Truth in Perimenopause, Menopause, and Midlife with Journalist Ann Marie McQueen

Going through perimenopause and menopause is a challenging time as our bodies go through so many changes. Most women tend to have various symptoms they need help with, and most either don’t know where to begin or are overwhelmed by too much information. Whatever camp you’re in, don’t worry, it’s normal! There are many options, products, and services to help us, but we need help figuring out what to do! That’s why this week, episode 107 of The Jen Marples Show is about busting narratives and finding truth in perimenopause, menopause, and midlife with journalist Ann Marie McQueen of Hotflash Inc.

Ann Marie McQueen has focused on the spectrum of complementary and mainstream health care for much of her 25-year journalism career. Ann Marie launched Hotflash inc in June 2020 to cover the latest clinical studies, treatments, products, guidance, and more via a weekly research letter, podcast, and social media. Hotflash inc subscribers include some of the top CEOs, doctors, and other practitioners in the space, alongside curious, open-minded women and other folks seeking to connect the dots and find their own solutions, all part of a fast-growing 20k+ global community living across 40+ countries.

Ann Marie and I discuss:

  • Our perimenopause and menopause journeys. We get real!

  • How to find the right provider and the difference between naturopathic and medical doctors.

  • The 411 on a variety of menopause solutions.

  • Books Ann Marie recommends for us to read for unbiased menopause information.

  • How to sift through all the menopause products & services to make solid choices for yourself.

  • The importance of putting your health first, listening to your body, and advocating for yourself.

  • Why Ann Marie calls menopause a Hero’s Journey.

This is a lengthy chat that you don’t want to miss, we truly cover so much ground and Ann Marie is such a fabulous resource for us! Remember, you don’t have to suffer, please seek out the solutions you need to support you during perimenopause and menopause. 

Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me on Instagram @jenmarples!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

Learn more about Jen Marples at https://www.jenmarples.com/ 

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