I mentioned in my last blog that for well over a year now I have been part of a big team at QVC working on a very exciting project. This week, that project finally comes to fruition, on all of our platforms here at QVC – online, on air and on our social media. It’s called Menopause Your Way, and it’s the start of an open conversation about menopause, something which I know many of us feel has been a long time coming. Things have changed a little over the past couple of years, with people like Davina McCall talking about menopause on television, but we feel that there is still a long way to go, and that’s where we come in.
And so it begins here at QVC! We’re going to be bringing you menopause experts, online resources, innovative products, lots of TV shows and, we hope, a really supportive community. We will be sharing our menopause experiences with you, and we hope that you will share yours with us.
Jackie Kabler’s midlife journey
For starters, there is now a brand-new section on the website with a wonderful selection of articles – lots of advice and information as well as things you might like to buy to help you on your particular menopause journey. We all experience it differently; some sail through it, others have a frankly terrible time. I’ve learned so much over the past 18 months or so, some of it incredibly surprising – for example, did you know that there are 48 symptoms of menopause, yet research has revealed that more than half of us can name only three? Personally, I feel that I have been quite lucky so far, with just a few strange symptoms. We have filmed some videos with some of us here at QVC talking about our own experiences and you can watch mine above – anyone else suffered from burning mouth syndrome?!!
As well as all of the online bits and pieces, from this Friday the 1st of July we start a run of special Menopause Your Way shows. They will be on Fridays at 4 pm, starting with a five-week run with lots more to follow. I will be presenting most of this first series (there is one that I can’t do, so Pipa will be with you for that one) and I think you will see that they have quite a different feel to our usual shows with lots of chat and advice, so I really hope you can join us. I don’t want to go on about this too long now, as there will be so much to talk about on the subject over the coming months, but do check out the new section on the website. And it would be wonderful if you could get in touch with us during the shows with your questions and also your experiences.
We will also have a great Today’s Special Value offer on Friday, perfect for menopausal skin. It’s from supplement brand Imedeen, and it’s the Prime Renewal 50+ Collection – four months’ worth of supplements that contain a range of vitamins and minerals specially designed for women over the age of 50. This is an award-winning brand, and this is a really easy way to boost your daily skincare routine, targeting your skin from the inside out.
I look forward to chatting all things menopause on-air on Friday – it would be great if you could join us!