Perimenopause and her Forgotten Archetype

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Ever since reading Miranda Grays book Red Moon in my 20’s I’ve always used the archetypes of the cycle for my “Map of Womanhood”- Maiden, Mother, Enchantress/Priestess, Crone. (although in recent years I’ve come to use Medicine Woman for the premenstrual enchantress phase.) It popular nowadays for to use the seasons- Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter- same same for me, just …

Stimulants and how they affect us going into Perimenopause!

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Landing home after an amazing week in Spain on a juice detox, I learned a few things about caffeine and its effect on the body…this explains why so many of us are constantly tired, reaching for caffeine and sugar to pick us up, when in fact its the cause of the fatigue. Here I explain a bit more! here’s the …

A Tirade….

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Reading ‘Tirade’ from Ripening Through Menopause by Melissa Assilem. Melissa kindly gave me permission to read from her book, which I absolutely love! Her ‘tirade’ sums up my feelings towards the way women are treated by some Dr’s and I certainly identified this after my experiences of how the Dr’s were with me when I chose my own healing path …

Moon- Pause Sharing…come sit and have a cuppa and a chat with me

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#therealtruthaboutmenopause   Breaking taboos, breaking the silence against ‘menopause’ women are speaking out more and more on their journey to elder. We are going through a process of self initiation, our bodies are initiating us , but while in this cocoon of change, we are changing woman, don’t expect too much from us! Here I share my top tips for …

Balancing Life

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My healing journey with oestrogen driven cancer has forced me to bring my life into balance- and in doing that I’ve also been working to bring my hormones in to balance- which has had a positive effect in lessening my peri-menopause symptoms! Back in 2017 I listed some of the things that were helping me– but what I found was …

Healing with Colour

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Crafting has been a huge part of my healing journey with cancer, mostly putting my energies in to making healing medicine drums, but my love of playing with colour and paint has resurfaced. I have always loved painting and playing with textures and colour and after completing my reiki training in 2004 I dove deep into creating soothing and healing …

Vulnerability or Over Sharing?

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I’m seeing a lot ‘over sharing’ posts across social media these days, used as a way to gain more followers and ‘likes’. Vulnerability seems to be being abused and many don’t seem to know the difference between being vulnerable and over sharing. Let me start with over sharing- these are the posts where you come away feeling slightly violated, voyeuristic, …

Why Does Mummy Bleed? My new book with Stephanie Green

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Where did the inspiration for this new book came from? As a mother, I felt there was a need for a way to explain to our children in a simple picture book about our moontime. My children see my pads and know when it’s my moontime, they have questions about it that of course I can answer, but I felt …

Acceptance…a teaching from my womb

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I’ve been posting over on my Instagram about #selflove and #selfkindness which to me feels a huge part of acceptance and surrender. For me, my cycle awareness has taught me a lot about acceptance- especially now I’m in peri-menopause and I just don’t know what’s going on with my cycle! Because I have practiced listening to my womb for so …

#vaginarevolution It’s Time We Empowered our Vaginas!!

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So in my last newsletter I spoke about reclaiming my power at my cervical examination by asking to insert the speculum myself 🙂 This got me thinking about vaginal health in general, and then pondering more specifically on vaginal dryness that can happen when breastfeeding and more common when in perimenopause, menopause and beyond. I was to start this #vaginarevolution …