We can talk for hours and just laugh. (Pam's husband, Dan can back this up).
Our friendship is based on our ability to put a positive spin on all our challenges and pain: jobs (that left us burnt out and unemployed after layoffs), bills (that never cease– no matter how hard we try to wish them away), motherhood (our changing roles), spouses (ex and current), and a new host of female issues nobody warned us about (sweaty boobs, chin hair, peeing constantly) - trust us, we've covered it all.
So when the hormonal changes hit, we said defiantly, "Menopause? HA! Bring it on!" (Truthfully, we said "WTH??!")
After crying (and drinking a lot of wine), we started researching the hormonal landscape and discovered there wasn't a service JUST for Hot Flashy Babes out there. We also found that women STILL aren't talking about menopause, and when we do, it's mostly complaining. So we got to work unleashing OUR freedom.
We stopped (most of) the bitching and complaining and got to work educating ourselves– taking an active role in our OWN healing, leaving no stone unturned.
Our dream was to start a service business of our own. Something that would support and educate other women, and give them a reason to laugh in spite of the discomfort. Our message to other women is "You WILL get through this and you don't have to go through menopause alone". Because it's when we come together in support and encouragement that we kick ass.
Hot Flashy Box is the result, because we firmly believe this is YOUR time to Be Fierce. Be Fearless. Be Free.
With Love & Gratitude,
Pam and Aida