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

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Musings

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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

Slowing down…autumn treats…..newsletter

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

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My dear ones, I’m slowing down and entering my moon lodge this week…so here are my offerings to you this week…. In The Shop Autumn is well and truly here now, there’s a nip in the air and my thoughts are turning to all things cosy. So for the ultimate snuggly moon time experience, we have a few  felted organic … Read More

Gateway to Menopause….Standing at the Threshold to Wise Woman

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Gateway to Menopause….Standing at the Threshold to Wise Woman- Rachael Hertogs As a woman who has been working with my cycle for most of my adult years, with a particular passion for celebrating women- young and old…I was noticing a fear arising in me about menopause….I wasn’t really sure what it would bring, not many women where speaking about it, … Read More

Thirteen Moons Journey 2017

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

Next Journey Starts April 2017…..   This years Thirteen Moons journey will guide women though the Nine Passages /Life Spiral of womanhood, as well as including menstrual recapitulation, shamanic drum making, rites of passage ceremonies, meditation, Red Tent and Moon Lodge wisdom, Sacred Scars*, journaling, circling, chanting, crafting, touching nature, staying up to watch the sunrise, all night vigil and connecting … Read More

Nine Passages for Women and Girls: Ceremonies and Stories of Transformation by Gail Burkett

Rachael HertogsBook Reviews, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

Nine Passages for Women and Girls: Ceremonies and Stories of Transformation by Gail Burkett I am so excited to be selling this book in the UK! I’ve been a fan of Gails since reading her Gifts from the Elders (which inspired me and a group of women to start a mother and daughter lodge!) and I’ve been using her life … Read More

Book Review….Love Your Lady Landscape

Rachael HertogsBook Reviews, Menstrual Health

Oh my goddess, Love Your Lady Landscape is fabulous! I have fallen in love with Lisa Lister, she writes about such important issues with humour and forthrightness. I love that she has created her own SHE Flow yoga- no going into asanas you don’t feel like when your bleeding or having an ‘off’ day…its all about doing what makes you … Read More

10 Ways to Help with Heavy Flow

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

Heavy menstrual bleeding happens to a lot of women, and for the most part they tend to see it as normal.  If you were to visit your GP about it, it is very likely that you would be offered medication to help stop or lighten the flow or be offered the contraceptive pill in an attempt to improve it. (Read … Read More

Menstrual Healing

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

Back in July I posted about my Menstrual Staff, well since then the process has become much deeper and more healing than I could ever have imagined! I decided that I would consciously tune into each strip of 12/13 rags at the age I would have been at that time, so I began with a strip that represented my first … Read More