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Menopause is the beginning of the powerful and fruitful second half of life for modern women, but too often it is treated as a time of loss, something to be feared, or an illness to be cured. Nothing could be further from the truth. Menopause is a beautiful transition, representing our entry into our power years. An empowered menopause is truly a time of ripening, coming into our full power as women. Vivid Menopause was created by Bronwyn Simons and Annagrace Kaye as a community to celebrate, and elevate menopause to its proper status as a honorable life transition, preparing us to come into our wisdom and live ripe, juicy, vivid, and creative lives. Vivid Menopause offers courses, retreats, and community to women wishing to embrace and celebrate menopause, and share our joys and challenges as we enter this new and exciting phase of life.

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Vivid Conversations – Maria Allyn

Vivid Conversations – Maria Allyn

Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments

Vivid Conversations is a weekly podcast for women at midlife hosted by Bronwyn Simons and Annagrace Kaye of Vivid: The New Menopause. This week, Bronwyn talks to Midlife Coach Maria Allyn about living a life of Pleasure, Passion, and Purpose at midlife. Maria is a life coach who works with midlife women (45­ – 60) […]

Sensory Weekend: Breathe

Sensory Weekend: Breathe

Mar 11, 2016 | No Comments

Each month we put together a playlist and Pinterest board which matches our feelings and thoughts around that month’s theme. We find that it’s a fun and interactive way to move our words and ideas from brain to body and heart. Matching the look and feel of the images and music to our monthly Vivid […]

Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

Mar 8, 2016 | No Comments

Early every Monday morning, I drive along the edge of the sea, straight into the sunrise, which comes either as a soft mist or as a breathtaking quicksilver glisten on the horizon. Leaving my car at the edge of a rutted lane, I pass though a rustic wooden gate, then an allée of young fig […]

New Moon Circle – The Ocean of Release

New Moon Circle – The Ocean of Release

Mar 8, 2016 | No Comments

Each month, nature in her wisdom and beauty offers us an opportunity, a clean slate, a shining outward and visible sign of the grace we are always given to move beyond our own shadow and start again. In the night sky, the dark Moon begins to clear her shadow and reveals a tiny sliver of […]

Vivd Conversations – Ronna Detrick

Vivd Conversations – Ronna Detrick

Mar 7, 2016 | No Comments

Vivid Conversations is a weekly podcast for women at midlife hosted by Bronwyn Simons and Annagrace Kaye of Vivid: The New Menopause. This week, Bronwyn talks to Sacred Conversationalist Ronna Detrick. We talk about the miraculous, ordinary lives of women, midlife resurrections, and what it means to leave a legacy. Listen in here on the […]


  • kim-round

    The Vivid Menopause Online Journey called me from the moment I first saw the website, and it did not disappoint. This was a program that I felt I was destined to take. Bronwyn gently and courageously guided me and the other participants into connecting with our past and our new sacred journey as Wise Women. Through this course I met other beautiful soul sisters from all over the world, who all offered wonderful support and encouragement. I also elected to complete the Leadership Course and am honoured to now offer Bronwyn’s and Annagrace’s  Vivid Menopause work in Australia. This is the New Menopause – an empowering and sacred journey and I would strongly encourage you to journey with us.

    - Kim Gillespie, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • kelley-round2

    Stepping into Vivid Menopause took me into the depths of processing and understanding my path up to this point and beyond. I descended and ascended back into myself through encouragement from the course work. I am empowered to create and share the wisdom to support other women. Every woman stepping into their wise women part of their life should embrace taking the course, to be held supported and encouraged to be the amazing person that they are. Bronwyn Simons and Annagrace Kaye were there for me every step of the way.

    - Kelley Ingols, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • peta-round

    Love, Love, Loved the Course! It was a coming home for me as I was guided gently in connecting with myself as an elder woman. The wonderful language used in the course around menopause was positive, empowering, hopeful, insightful, spiritual and freeing. The creative focus in its experiential processes really opened opportunities to explore deeply the true essence of being a menopausal woman. Importantly, the online support was an integral part of the process for me. The feedback from the other wise women gave insightful gifts of understanding that moved me into new places of being in my menopausal understanding. At times it was difficult to explore deeply the aspects of the changing body, soul and spirit of my aging self and the other women gently held me on my journey.

    - Peta Greenough, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • lee-round

    What I loved most about the Vivid Menopause Journey was the connection, support, sharing of stories, and feeling excited about a new way to approach menopause. I benefited in so many ways from the Online Journey: in learning about the importance of sleep, nourishment on many levels, self-acceptance at this time, new ideas for managing symptoms and even better ways to think/feel about them. I felt supported in my personal life. The other women were so brave, beautiful, raw, real.

    - Lee Robin, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • rosanna-round

    The Vivid Menopause Online Course went WAY beyond my expectations. Bronwyn led us through each step with beauty and grace. The assignments were at times challenging, but were also balanced out with art and self-care. The group of women that participated were some of the most beautiful and raw souls that I have ever encountered in one place. I never expected to feel such a strong bond of sisterhood and support online, over many different time zones. This course has changed not only how I view menopause, but my overall outlook on living as well. This course helped me break out and claim power I didn’t know that I had.

    - Rosanna Der, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • fiona-round

    The Vivid Menopause Program was a wonderful life changing experience for me. Bronwyn is a gifted facilitator and she skilfully led us step by step through the program in a very real and authentic way. The connections which I made with women from various countries was invaluable. Together we dropped down into the deep and murky waters and tides of our menopause stories, emerging empowered and renewed with great mutual support and encouragement. I have learned so much about myself and the life-giving juicy aspects of menopause and midlife .

    - Fiona Hughes, Vivid Menopause Journey 2015 Participant

  • dolores

    Thank you Bronwyn for such a fulfilling retreat! The venue was awesome, a fantastic way to experience your leadership and retreat activities. Meeting women who are also experiencing the change and sharing with them was very inspiring. We have experienced great new friendships in this retreat and they are friendships that will last the rest of our lives. I am looking forward to the next one. Thank you for all of your knowledge and love!

    - Dolores Olivas Kent, 2015 Retreat Participant

  • max

    When it was all over we’d each had a good taste of what it was like to feel nourished, whole, and happy. We’d danced, played, created, meditated, ate, and dreamed. We’d set specific commitments/intentions for do-able actions for our physical, mental, spiritual well-being. The retreat was long enough that I was able to go deeper into my meditation practice and also able to finish a couple of art projects. In the end, a reminder that often self-care for me, means giving that precious gift of time to me.  Thanks for sharing the magic, Bronwyn!

    - Maxine Matilpi, 2013 Retreat Participant

  • nicola

    The whole experience was five-star deluxe… I’m so happy I was part of this beautiful retreat!

    - Nicola Ghersen, 2013 & 2015 Retreat Participant

  • laura

    Bronwyn brings light, love and beauty with her presence and her leadership. Her insights, support, experience and wisdom have enriched me in just the one week I was blessed to spend with her in Mexico. This was not my first experience in women’s retreats and I hold it up as an example of what is possible at their highest level. I was inspired and given practical tools to grow in my creativity, body, heart, and spiritual life. This will not be my last retreat with her and I look forward to an ongoing journey with her!

    - Laura Flanders-Roush, 2014 Retreat Participant

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