Our past may shape us.

It may teach us.

But it does not have to define us.

Hello!  My name is Louise Bowditch and I’m the founder of The M Word and Fan Fatale, a tenacious, coffee drinking, shoe-loving, colour mad chatterbox with a nose for a good gin! I’m also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and creative soul who loves flowers.

I am a firm believer in the age-old saying ‘what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger’ … and I can say, in all honesty, that I have had my fair share of challenges. When I’m feeling dramatic, I say it’s a miracle that I’m still here (true story!); but when I’m feeling pragmatic (which is most of the time), it’s fair to say I have learnt to ‘let it go’ and just get on with life.  Of course, it’s not as simple as that (and I’m still a work in progress) but in essence, that’s exactly what I’ve done.

Clients say I have a great energy, I am fun to be with, I am compassionate, intuitive and I always see the positive.

I’ve been on this amazing planet of ours for just over half a century and have endured … oops, I mean enjoyed a rollercoaster of a ride. I have lived through moments of sheer joy, and barely made it through the darkest of times. I’ve had a ‘portfolio’ career, but when I found myself experiencing the wrath and rigour of the big M, I felt compelled to use my own experience to help other women.. It has (and still is), both a gift and a curse, and I am applying a ‘multi-pronged’ approach to my own menopause, requiring both medication and mindset mastery to survive … but it makes me very well placed, experienced and researched to support you too!