What is Vaginal Steaming, Yoni Steaming or Womb Steaming?

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health

Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naturopathic physician, herbalist, international lecturer, author and teacher of Maya medicine has brought back this ancient practice to modern women. She lived and studied with traditional Mayan healers in Belize for nearly 25 years, and shares that vaginal steaming is very common among women because it works. Yoni steaming has been known by women throughout history to: … Read More

Pre Menstrual Kindness

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, Musings

Back in 2013 I wrote a blog post called “Take a Sacred Day Each Month” and as I’ve moved into my peri-menopause journey it’s become even more important to give myself much more self care and self kindness premenstrually. Whilst taking time out (if possible) is a good practice during your moon time, if you suffer from premenstrual symptoms, this … Read More

Finding Support in Our Transitions…. Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menopause, Musings, Newsletters, products, Workshops

Hello sweet sistars, Blue Moon blessings!  Well my peri menopause journey ramped up this month with more flashes and heavy moontime bleeding, it can be easy to fall into fear when ‘symptoms’ feel unmanageable and all the mainstream support out there seems to lead to HRT. So it’s important for me to connect with women in a similar place who also … Read More

Books I read in 2017

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Menarche, Menopause, Menstrual Health, Musings

I love having books recommended to me, so I thought you might like to have a peek into some of the books I read in 2017… In no particular order! I just LOVE that this book exists! Its a great one to share in your red tent, mum and daughter group and womens circles, the old fashioned ads will have … Read More

Why “Catch Up Ceremonies” are Important…

Rachael CrowMenarche, Musings, Workshops

Having taken many, many women through ‘catch up ceremonies’- whether they are birth, mid girl, menarche, leaving home, closing the bones, croning….whatever ceremony or ritual it might be, the response is always “THAT WAS POWERFUL!” ….and then there’s the positive after effects! For women who have taken part in a menarche ceremony and reconnected to their maiden self, its huge! … Read More

Musings of a Peri-Menopausal Woman

Rachael CrowMenopause, Menstrual Health, Musings

“Peri menopause is like being pre-menstrual ALL MONTH LONG.” When I heard that I couldn’t quite believe it, especially since I had done so much positive menstrual work since my 20’s…PMT/PMS whatever you want to label it, it just didn’t exist for me anymore….I had maybe one day- just before my bleed where I was a bit “off”, but if … Read More

Our vulnerability can be our greatest strength….Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenopause, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Newsletters, products, Workshops

Hello sistars, Well Autumn has crept in here in West Wales; morning mists, blackberries almost gone, rosehips and hawthorn berries are picked and bottled. I’m settling into my new home and new routine…here’s my bedroom morning view… I love seeing the moon and the stars from my bed too! I’ve been sitting closely with my “Inner Spring/Maiden” this month and … Read More