Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary.
1. Menstrual cycle awareness
You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case.
“Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”
But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your ...
I started on personal growth pretty young. When I was 13 my big sister was into the (frankly terrifying) Exegisis, a UK version of Est and though I was thankfully too young to participate (thank the Goddess). I was very influenced by listening to her new world view – so refreshing and different to my highly buttoned up middle-class mum and dad.
This went on through Chuck Spezzano workshops, way-out-there healing, voice dialogue, bodywork, Reiki, rolfing, meditation, massage not to mention £100’s of pounds on self-help books. Then the biggest ...
In this video I discuss ‘What is self-care?’ with Leora Leboff, my partner at Love Your Belly. We share why it matters so much for fertility, menstrual and menopause health and what we actually do in our own lives!
To watch the video click here or click on the image above. You can find more articles on other menstrual health topics too.
Have you ever listened to the way you talk about your belly? When you catch a glimpse I bet it’s not often kind.
In any group of friends you’ll hear apologies for being:
The sort of language you would never use to your best friend and yet we routinely treat our bellies as the enemy. The battlefield encompasses food, our clothes and ultimately blasts our self-esteem too. But what would happen if you ended the fight?
Mindfulness is a great tool for changing this kind of self-talk. Just ...
Do you feel disempowered or that experiences from the past are stopping you from moving forward?
And what about the feminine? Is there something about it that just makes you feel weird?
Womb Love is a unique practice that will bring you in touch with your womb, inviting healing for past sexual and emotional trauma and bring you into your power. Combining
Self-care abdominal massage
you can relax and deeply let go, safely releasing what no longer serves you and embracing your essential nature. Is ...
In its simplest form menstruality is the process of tracking your energy and feelings as you go through your menstrual cycle each month. Just the process of mindful observation can create amazing change. I'm just back from a 5-day immersion at the Women's Quest Apprenticeship where we've been delving deep into the process of cycle awareness, it was quite a process for a non-cycling woman! While I'm digesting my experiences, I thought I'd share these 23 ways that menstruality will rock your world.
You'll be your own guru
No need to pay someone to ...
One wombtastic fact for every day of womb awareness week! Check them out on my Facebook page, or you can see some of the images below.
I am delighted that Mind Body Green decided to publish my article about the self-care massage this weekend; it has introduced 1,000's of women to the practice. A revolution in kindness and self-care! As Leora says;
"Every woman should be able to experience this amazing practice!"
You can check out the article on the Mind Body Green website and if you have experienced the benefits yourself, why not add your voice in the comments?
Here are Leora and I spilling the beans on what happens in our Love Your Belly workshops.
Why is it hardest to be kind to ourselves?
I routinely hear women say “Take care” to each other as they say goodbye or, “You should put your feet up” or some such, but why is it that we so seldom actually do it?
We know we should take time out, but it somehow gets lost in the busyness of life; other demands just seems more important that our own.
So many of us have sky-high stress levels, with every moment of our lives crammed to bursting with activity and stimulation. The roles of wife/partner, mother, career woman, creatirix, ...