191 results for author: katecodrington


7 Way to Make Your Menopause Work for You

Fear around the changes of the menopause can make physical and emotional manifestations harder to deal with, creating stress and isolation in what can be a time for growth. I was delighted that WellDoing published this article to show how to work with menopause instead of against it. You can read the full article here (Top marks to the editors for finding that rare thing, an image of a mid-life woman you might actually want to be friends with, they are very hard to find!)

Juicy ‘n’ Free

Not hiding her light under a bushel Juicy 'n' Free in her pants This is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. All names have been changed. These pants are born out of an unusual situation because the audio from the meditation was distorted and it wasn't possible to make a transcript as with the other pants, so instead, here's a feeling for the themes that emerged and why I made the pants like this. Juicy 'n' Free had recently emerged from a difficult marriage and through various business ...

How to prepare for perimenopause

Very pleased to have an article in JUNO Magazine this month on how to prepare for perimenopause. There are loads you can do in your 30's to prepare for perimenopause and you'll feel better now too! Mostly it's the toxicity that makes perimenopause painful; the physical toxicity of our environment, the misogynistic toxicity of our culture and our own toxic beliefs. In the article, I share simple ways you can make small changes that have a big impact. You can click on the image below to get your copy.

Just Don’t Tell Me To Grow Roots

Reflections on grounding, first published in the Journal of the Biodynamic Massage Therapists Summer 2019 ISDN 1461-3743 How the vasomotoric cycle, the inner-seasons and the pelvis helped me to ground myself Bloody grounding. I’ve struggled with it all my life: falling over, shaky-kneed, over-excited, too much, too heady. I feel I am highly qualified to write about grounding because it’s not been an easy journey. Just the invitation to ground myself through my feet sends me off, shooting up to my head and ungrounding me.  Grounding is out of fashion Looking at mainstream culture, it seems that grounding is out of ...

The Path of Menopause

Menopause is free spiritual therapy, it offers everything we pray that regular meditation and the perfect therapist will deliver if we choose to engage with it. There are broadly three parts to it: Stripping away of our defences - SeparationAsking us to stand in the unknown - SurrenderEmerging tenderly back into the world - Emergence All physical and emotional manifestations, all the stuff we fear and complain about is in the service of our re-birth as more present, authentic, happier people. But wouldn’t it be less terrifying if we knew the path we had to tread beforehand? This article will give you an idea of the journey of menopause and ...

Yoga Nidra for Menopause

I am very excited to share my four, brand new Nidras I've recorded especially for menopause; one for each phase and then one for Second Spring, which are now available for you to buy in my shop. Hooray! The magic pill for menopause is to slow down and rest, and then when you think you've done that, rest some more. One of the biggest gifts I've received has been Yoga Nidra which I've used pretty much daily for the last four years. Here are the Yoga Nidras I've created for menopause: Separation – bringing release and softness in perimenopause Surrender – bringing kindness and reassurance to both body and spirit Emergenc...

Butterfly Spirit and her Sassy Pants

This is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. All names have been changed. See where your attention is drawn to, where’s the vibrancy here, who wants to speak? It’s like a cerise pink and orange lava lamp landscape, there’s a reluctance to speak, it’s as though someone turned the lights out, I think that’s the stroppy teenager in me. She’s in a strop with arms folded, she’s sulky. It’s about shame, shame around that part of me that thinks to even engage with my womb is shameful. To ...

Too Sensitive to Sleep

My sleepless adventures as a highly sensitive, menopausal woman Understanding menopausal insomnia If you are preparing for or experiencing perimenopause, check out our online retreat 'Am I Going Mad' All through my sleep deprived years I have snatched greedily at any article about how to cure menopausal insomnia, jumping on the latest fix with my claws out, desperate for it to end the misery that sleep deprivation brings. Over the years I have bought and tried the following: Avena sativaMelatoninLavender essential oil5HTPNitolNight time tea of various brandsA ‘Calm the fuck down' tea blended by a herbalistTinctures of valerianMagnesium ...

Ending Biodynamic Therapy

I have had my final session with my therapist. I am deeply grateful for the experience and also very sad, I am mourning the loss of this wonderful supporter as time goes by. It’s been 7 years since I first asked if she would see me on a massage-only basis. I chose her because she was ‘clean’ by which I mean that in the small world of Biodynamic therapy, she had not taught me or supervised me and somehow we had never met. Remarkable in such a small community. In the beginning I started during an intensely busy time; I had full responsibility for the children and the house, two small businesses, I ran a networking group and volunteered for ...

What’s your current menopause challenge?

Taking a look at some of the common challenges that Medicine Circles address. One of the key aspects of receiving a Medicine Circle is creating an intention at the beginning of the process. Making your intention as clear as possible helps to focus the material and makes it easier to integrate it into our daily self-care. It takes a little while sometimes to really get to the nub of what needs answering, but there’s no rule. Sometimes they can be intensely practical – “How do I manage these night sweats?” Through the full spectrum of feeling stuck, physical pain, glum… all the way to spiritual guidance. Here are some of the most ...