This is one of my favourite figurines from the Willow Tree. I bought it for my Mum when my daughter was younger and for me it represents our three generations. Do you see yourself in this figurine? I see lots of women in my practice who find themselves in the Sandwich Generation. This is where they are sandwiched between dependent children and dependent parents. This Sandwich Generation has come about in the last 20th century due to having children later in life and increase in lifespan. When you add in working, running a household and a change in hormone balance it is no wonder many women can struggle with the demands of daily life. October is World Menopause Month with Tuesday 18th being World Menopause Day, and I'm sure we will be seeing lots in the media about the Menopause. There are lots of things women can do to help relieve some of the symptoms of menopause and having the support of those around them can really help. So for all the men reading please continue as you may be able to understand and help your partner, sister, mother or work colleague.