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

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

Yule countdown….Newsletter

Maisie BateMusings, Newsletters

Dearest Sistars, The year is winding down and we’re drawing inwards, making time for family, community and rest. We’ve got some snuggly pad sets in the shop and a blog post all about giving yourself and others some TLC, or pop over to our Facebook page for our Solstice countdown and check out all our special gifts we’ve highlighted! Last … 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

5 ways to LOVE your body when you’re feeling gross

Maisie BateMenstrual Health, Musings

There can be times in your cycle when it’s tough to even like your body, let alone love it.  Bloating, cramps, mood swings, headaches, stains and leaks and sore boobs – sometimes it can feel like your body is letting you down. Yet this is the time that your body needs your love more than ever. So here’s my top … Read More

Eat your way to a better period this Xmas

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings

It’s Xmas, and you’ve got your period, perhaps not the best of timing. But, did you realise that your Xmas menu can go a long way to making it better? First up – Xmas dinner! Vitamin B6 can make a huge difference to how your body feels during your period. It helps to relieve pre-menstrual cravings, water retention and bloating, … Read More