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

Mentoring Our Girls…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, 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 CrowMenstrual 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 CrowMenstrual 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