An Invitation To The Men

Rachael CrowMusings

Dear husbands, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, neighbours, friends, The women of the Red Tent have been gathering over the years; we sit in council, share sacred rites, drum with the heartbeat of the earth, stand in our truth and authenticity. We have circled around our daughters and our young women and together we have held them in our lodge, sharing womens … Read More

Musings of a Peri-Menopausal Woman

Rachael CrowMenopause, Menstrual Health, Musings

“Peri menopause is like being pre-menstrual ALL MONTH LONG.” When I heard that I couldn’t quite believe it, especially since I had done so much positive menstrual work since my 20’s…PMT/PMS whatever you want to label it, it just didn’t exist for me anymore….I had maybe one day- just before my bleed where I was a bit “off”, but if … Read More

Book Review “The Bearable Beast”

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Musings

The author of this book contacted me- the email header was “Valuable menstruation communication tool”- her email went on to say- Hello my name is Brooke Friswold and I am the author of a children’s book that I feel could be very beneficial to your workshop. The book takes a metaphorical instead of a literal approach to the topic of … Read More

Deepening into Autumn Woman

Rachael CrowMenopause, Menstrual Health, Musings

Menopause is one of the most amazing, challenging, life affirming rites of passage women go through in their lives- some women sail through it while others suffer terribly. I wanted to be prepared and step into this phase of my life with awareness and clarity so I’ve been gathering information for almost 5 years now. My initiations in life have … Read More

It Takes a Village…..

Rachael CrowMoon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Moon Lodge, Dance Camp Wales 2017 It’s been incredibly powerful sitting in circle each evening with the women, and sharing with the men was an amazing opportunity. I’ve felt truly honoured to connect and hear so many stories…..but it’s also been sad, sad to hear so many of the wounds we all carry- the men and the women. In all … Read More

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

Rachael CrowMenstrual 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