Free Period! ……. Newsletter

Rachael HertogsGuest Writings, Newsletters

Hello Sistars, I opened my Facebook this morning to see this powerful little film that highlights the plight of girls in poverty. Free Period  Ever since being a teenager I’ve wondered why menstrual products aren’t free…well these Scottish campaigners are urging their government to make some changes! Perhaps it’s time the UK followed their example! “The Scottish government funds the … 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

Claim your Wild Power! …..Newsletter

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Newsletters

Hello Lovelies! This weekend I ventured out of West Wales to sit in circle on Mothers Day and be part of a new wave of women birthing of the Redvolution! I was at Alexandra and Sjanie’s Wild Power day where I finally got my hands on their new book- I’m sure its going to be the bible of menstruation for many! The … 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

Moon Time Support….

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

I’m lucky to have a few wonderful neighbours who are happy to chat all things “Moon Time” with me….often this is all we talk about!! A common topic is how, as mothers, we can get some “me time” around our moon time…. we came up with a few ideas… Create a “red box”…. this box would hold things to entertain … Read More

Ruby Cups B1G1 Social Mission

Rachael HertogsMenstrual Health

Women and girls affected by poverty face problems during their periods because they simply cannot afford menstrual hygiene products. Without proper sanitary products, girls and women are forced to use degrading substitutes (like mud or old newspapers), which do not absorb well and often carry serious health implications for infections and diseases. Menstruation is a hugely overlooked barrier to development … 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

Journey into Womanhood, Mother & Daughter Camp

Rachael HertogsMenarche, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings, Workshops

Journey into Womanhood- Mother and Daughter Camp 26-29th August 2016 £200-250 per mother and daughter sliding scale, pay what you can afford between £200 and £250  (includes camping and all meals-vegetarian)   For Mothers and daughters (age 8 and up) to spend a magical weekend in Pembrokeshire, sitting in circle, sharing stories and cooking around the fire, being together on … Read More