Monthly Archives: December 2011

[guest paper] “The Menstrual Cycle: A Feminist Lifespan Perspective”

“The Fact Sheet –four pages of content and two pages of must-have references—was collaboratively written by a team of members of the Society for Menstrual Research. It is available for download [pdf]. Sections include menstrual attitudes and representations, menarche, peri/menopause, … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Menstrual Health

[guest blog] 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas

 by Lissa Rankin, M.D. in Owning Pink  Did you hear the story of how asked me to write this post — “15 Crazy Things About Vaginas” — for their website on the launch day of my book? They had posted “15 Crazy … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Musings

In tune with the moon?

I wonder how many of us are in tune with the moon? Supposedly we bleed with the dark moon and ovulate on the full moon- presuming we have a regular cycle. Over the last 9 months- interestingly since I have … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Menstrual Health, Musings

[guest blog] Nativity Scene…tampons???

Tampon Nativity Gather ’round the manger for the Christmas Miracle. These three kings come bearing gold, frankincense, and…fresh-scented feminine hygiene products. see website for instructions on how to make!

Guest Writings, Musings

Embracing Your Moon Time

Embracing your Moon Time Rachael Hertogs reflects on positive menstruation published in Juno Magazine Autumn 2011  Imagine living in a culture that honoured women’s bleeding time (moon time) as sacred. There used to be a time when women’s sexuality was … Continue reading

Menarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge, Musings

Monthly Ritual/ Womb Prayer

What monthly Moon Time rituals do you have? each month as I celebrate my bleed, I enter my Red Tent /Womb Space and I send healing and prayers to my womb….here’s one I’d like to share: World of the Womb … Continue reading

Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge, Musings

[guest blog] Menstruation and the Moon

an excerpt from The Lunar or Lunation cycle refers to the journey that the Moon makes each month as it travels through its phases – from new moon to full moon and back to new moon again. This cycle … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Menstrual Health

Premenstrual Mother

Years ago, when I first discovered that working with my cycle rather than against it made my premenstrual phase much easier to manage, and those PMT symptoms slowly began to disappear. I made sure I gave myself rest time, time … Continue reading

Menstrual Health, Musings