A Few Days in the Life of a Peri-Menopausal Woman

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Musings

cup of herbal tea

When oh when will there be a menstruation book for mothers? For peri menopausal mothers? Whilst I am deeply grateful for the wonderful books that led me to the power of my menstruation- Red Moon, Wild Genie, Her Blood is Gold, Code Red, Wild Power and others…there is very little mention of how to live your cycle whilst mothering, let … Read More

Mentoring Our Girls…..Newsletter

Rachael HertogsMenarche, Musings, Newsletters, products, Workshops

Hello my dears, Last Sunday I was privileged to sit in circle with our Mothers and Daughters Lodge where we explored the cycles of life, the seasons, our Moon Time cycles, Thresholds of Womanhood….all taught through the process of making a beautiful earth altar mandala, creating soft clay figures to gift to the earth and willow spirals to hang in … Read More

Viva La Revolution!

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Viva La Revolution! You may not have noticed it…but there’s a revolution happening…. “Is there? A revolution? What kind of revolution?” A Menstrual Revolution….menstruation, periods, cycles, pads, moon cups…they are being mentioned everywhere! Menstruation is finally out of the closet! And what a relief…..because, I for one, don’t want to hold the shame, discomfort, embarrassment or DISEMPOWERMENT of what not … Read More

Advice I wish I’d had….

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Musings

Advice I wish I’d had…. I often ask women, what advice would you give your younger self? (it helps us to remember to go easy on our daughters!) I’ve been pondering this again recently …as I head towards menopause I’m craving the wisdom of elder women to support and gently guide me through this journey. It’s easy in hindsight to … Read More

The Gifts of Knowing your Cycle

Rachael HertogsMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Wow, well, I’m home from a Wild Power day with the wonderful Grandmother of Menstruation Alexandra Pope and the exuberant Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer. Oh how these women (and the women we sat in circle with) inspire me! No matter how many years we’ve been doing “this work”, there are always more layers to peel, more discoveries of the self to … Read More

“Period Poverty” in the UK

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Musings, products

Last week Womans Hour featured a charity worker talking about women and girls in the UK struggling to afford menstrual products, and how girls in particular are missing school because of it. At Moon Times we are responding by sending Natracare pads to our local food banks….if you want to join in, you can donate here. http://www.moontimes.co.uk/ From BBC (14/03/17) “Girls … Read More

Preparing for Spring! Newsletter

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

Greetings Sistars, Spring has finally sprung here in Wales…the daffodils, snow drops and primroses are popping up everywhere, buds are on the trees and the birds are singing their hearts out! My preparations have begun for my Thirteen Moons Journey as well as a second girls lodge and our mum and daughter camp! I’ve also been sewing some new pads … Read More