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 CBSNews.com 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! http://www.tamponcrafts.com/nativity.html

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 menstruation.com 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