Ask Aunt Flo..IBS

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health

Dear Aunt Flo, I’ve been suffering from IBS for a year or so- I’ve tried loads of different things- changing my diet, herbal remedies, de-stressing techniques etc. Recently my doctor mentioned that IBS can be a pre-menstrual symptom and she suggested I note when my IBS is worse- and the outcome the last 2 months has been that it flares … Read More

Celebrating Your Moon Time!

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Celebrating Your Moon Time! By Rachael Hertogs o Contemplate your first period and be grateful to your body for all the years it has supported you and for all you have gone through – your life has brought you to where you are now! o Give your period a name that creates affirmative thoughts about it; Moon Time, my moon, … Read More

Wise Moon Lodge at Quest 2010

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

Last Summer, we had a stall and a Moon Lodge/ Red Tent space at the Quest Natural Health Show- such fun and fantastic reception of our products…. Moon Sponges were our best seller!!   This year we have a beautiful marquee (the Wise Moon Marquee), 9mx6m, which can hold between 20 to 40 people depending on the activity taking place … Read More

Menarche- a Journey into Womanhood

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health, Musings

Menarche- a Journey into Womanhood Published in Juno Magazine issue 20, Spring 2010, and an excerpt from the book  ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. Rites of passage have begun to reappear in our society as we recognise the importance of honouring our young people and guiding them gently into adulthood. Ceremonies, vision quests, men’s and women’s lodges, … Read More

[guest letter] Letter to Proctor and Gamble

RachadminGuest Writings, Menstrual Health

This is an actual letter from an Austin, Texas woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding one of their feminine products. She really gets Rolling after the first paragraph. This was PC Magazine’s 2007 Editors’ Choice award-winner for the best letter sent via e-mail. Dear Mr. Thatcher, I have been a loyal user of your ‘Always’ maxi pads for Over … Read More

[guest blog] Be Creative with your Cycle by Dominique Sakoilsky

RachadminGuest Writings, Menarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

This article is published in ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. Be Creative with your Cycle by Dominique Sakoilsky Our bleeding time is a time to turn inwards- its nice to have a special place to go (this is where the tribal moon lodges came from)…here’s some ideas for you! Give yourself a space, especially for your bleeding … Read More

Menarche in Schools

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Menarche Work in Primary Schools (written 2005) Imagine a school that embraced Celebrating Menarche- a school that invited mothers of young girls to come and talk openly about the changes women face in puberty, to honour their daughters rite of passage and explore their own journey with their moon flow, a school that promoted eco sanitary wear and allowed their … Read More

Celebrating your First Moon

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

Celebrating your First Moon (an exerpt from Thirteen Moons and Menarche ‘a journey into womanhood’ – both available here ) The word ‘celebrate’ comes from an ancient Greek word ‘melpo’ which means to sing, dance and praise! There are many ways to celebrate your first blood- here are a few suggestions- • Have a RED PARTY! Invite your friends and … Read More

Workshops

RachadminMenarche, Menstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

The Power of Menstruation Course A space for women to explore feelings about their cycle, to reconnect, share and heal. The course will run over 8 weeks and will cover; * Charting your cycle * Making a menstrual medicine belt * Natural remedies * Chanting * Visualisations * Journaling * Body consciousness * Healing * Ceremony This course is run … Read More

Red Tent Day

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

Calling all women young and old! Red Tent Day Sunday 4th May 11-4pm drop in any time Boiling Wells Project, St Werburghs           Why have a red tent day? To create a sense of fun around menstruation, to encourage women to take charge of their menstrual and reproductive health, to create greater visibility of menstruation, to … Read More