Going Within

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

How do We “Go Within?”
Most of us live over-committed, complicated lives, with guilt and/or income-generation as our primary motivator. Though we have precious little time in our current incarnation, it is still hard to say no to work, family or group activities that we don’t find personally meaningful. There are so many “shoulds” planning our daily schedule. So be courageous, say “No” to the things you don’t want to do, but feel obliged, clear your schedule of chores and duties, ask your family for support and take some time for yourself.

What is a moon lodge?

RachadminMoon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings

A Moon Lodge … is a retreat place for bleeding women   A Moon Lodge … is where women share their wisdom   A Moon Lodge … is a place to dream   A Moon Lodge … is a place to rest   A Moon Lodge … is a place to just BE   A Moon Lodge … is a … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…Moon Lodge Question

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

Dear Aunt Flo , What exactly is a Moon Lodge? could you explain? thanks Kate. Hi Kate, well, The Moon lodge originates from the Native American Indian tradition. They honoured the moon time as sacred, it was treated with respect. The Moon Lodge is a Sacred Place for women to gather during their Bleeding Time. It was when we connected … Read More

‘Moon’ related web sites

RachadminMenstrual Health, Moon Lodge/Red Tent

websites for reconnecting with your body and your cycle- and for pleasure! Moon Times Moon Lodge- Facebook Moon Lodge forum A space to chat and share Moon Lodge stories https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moon-Lodge/119489838085304 The Red Web Foundation is a member-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a positive societal view of girls’ and women’s bodies and menstrual cycles from first menstruation (called menarche) through … 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

[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