How to Ease Flooding!!

Rachael CrowAunt Flo Answers, Menarche, Menopause, Menstrual Health, Musings, online teachings

Flooding is one of the biggest issues women are coming to me with – from young women just starting their periods, through to women who have just ‘put up with it’ for years, to women in perimenopause who have just begun to experience it. The medical term for excessive bleeding is menorrhagia.

So I want to remind you all, that any sign of imbalance- whether flooding, pain, hormonal migraines, backache, cramps ….are all signs something is not right.
Periods can be and should be without pain, light and manageable!

The first thing I say to women is – Do you rest? Especially the day before and the first couple of days of bleeding? If not, can you find ways too? Are there things you can say no to, cancel, let go of, just for these few days in the month? Can you ask someone else to cook, can you have a long relaxing bath after work, can you have a red bed/work from home day? What ways can you weave rest into your moontime?

The next question is are you giving too much of yourself away? Energetically flooding can be a sign that you’re leaking energy- as well as blood! Often women I’m seeing are running around like headless chickens, supporting their families, clients, work colleagues, friends…leaving nothing for themselves. If you’re experiencing flooding then your body is giving you a clear message to slow down. (Or better still- STOP!) Flooding can sometimes come as a sign of “insecurity” – women who are travelling, living in insecure homes (squats, short rents, staying with friends), women who work in the travel industry like air hostesses, bus drivers, taxi drivers, also those on shift work that always changes – no routine. Flooding is calling you to your inner home, inside, calling for stability and routine.

On a physical level, up your leafy greens and iron intake, most women who are menstruating need to be taking extra iron. If you’re flooding, even more so!

If your flooding has been going on for a long time, then some tests with your GP maybe needed, get them to test your thyroid and scan for fibroids and endometriosis, just to rule these out. Perhaps ask about a hormone test too.

Other things you can do to support yourselfcleansing the liver regularly (see my post about this here) and cutting back on certain foods, caffeine, sugar and alcohol all prevent the liver from dealing with our hormones as its so busy processing the caffeine, sugar and alcohol! This can create hormone imbalances.

Support your gut health with probiotics and fermented foods, take turmeric and foods rich in phytoestrogens such as nuts, seeds (esp flax seeds), wholegrain and legumes.
Cut out/back on dairy. If that’s really hard switch to goat or sheep dairy.
Exercise, even if its a yoga class, move your body!
De-stress– what can you do to relax more? Right now think of something you can do today to help you relax!
Try a womb massage- womb massage an work wonders for so many period problems! I trained with Clare Blake and she lists her practitioners here.

Sometimes we need to make big changes in our lives to bring in balance to our bodies.

To work deeper with me, see my On Line courses, healings and visualisations and for more womb connection, advice and info see my new teaching Love Your Period.

(c) Rachael Crow 2019

Love Your Period….new on-line teaching

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, online teachings, Workshops

Starts 1st September!! Love Your Period I value this at £55, pay what you can.

Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods.
Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it!

Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles!

So together we will look at supporting the body to come into balance, to ease symptoms, bring love to your womb, bring awareness of the whole cycle, self love and self care techniques and tools to make a happier healthier womb…which in turn leads to a happier healthier life!
There will be a Facebook group for support.

This on line teaching includes-
Videos about how to bring your body and womb into balance
Cycle awareness
The Power of your Cycle
Self care in your cycle- womb packs, yoni steams and more
Womb mediations- womb connection and womb clearing
Self Womb Massage techniques
Contraception
Menstrual products
Loads of book suggestions for further reading

Once paid for you will receive a confirmation email with links to the facebook group, once the circle opens on Sept 1st, you will receive a password to the online teaching page with all the resources.
Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles!

Red Girl – Healing the Maiden, Singing our Soul Skins Home, 4 week journey

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menstrual Health, Workshops

Join Eartha and myself in a 4 week Journey

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden, Singing our Soul Skins Home with Eartha & Rachael from Rachael on Vimeo.

Together we will travel part of the passages of womanhood spiral, touching on the Mid- Girl, First Blood and First Flight Passages, looking back over these thresholds, journalling, journeying, receiving medicine tools to support your passages, ending with a ceremony to Singing our Soul Skins home.

September 17th, 24th, Oct 1st & 8th 

10-12pm with the option of a shared lunch after.

At the Red Tent, Hebron, on the Carmathenshire and Pembrokeshire border

Cost £15-20 sliding scale. (women wishing to further the journey into Deepening Woman will be offered a discount)

Booking and Enquiries to info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

It is our belief that together we can create a new culture that sees womens rites of passage as our birthright, that honours our cycle, supports womens choices when they come to birth and offers alternatives to medicating our hormones!

How can we create this new pattern? By starting with ourselves, going back, healing our inner girl and teen, celebrating her menarche, listening to our body wisdom and our cycles and supporting one another! By recovering and initiating ourselves we can hold our daughters and sons in wisdom and strength.

we will lead you through these three thresholds, tenderly holding and guiding your mid girl, menarche girl and first flight threshold, as we create space for healing.

Mini Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters

Hello my lovelies,
This is just a little reminder that Moon Times will be closed while I’m holding the Moon Lodge at Dance Camp Wales. You can still put in orders but they won’t be processed until after the 11th Aug, so please be patient! Thank you!!

I also want to give a big shout out of Thanks to all my customers who have supported me over the years.
I am in a place of indecision about whether to continue with Moon Times- as a small business making pads that are organic and fair-trade, it’s hard to keep costs low, and I can’t compete with the cheaper pads flooding the market. Moon Times just doesn’t pay me a wage any more, so I’m probably going to give it a push for another year and reassess things from then.
In the mean time, to help give Moon times a boost, I would love it if you could send me your testimonials that I could feature on my social media, and if you could share my business with other women, groups, and forums that might be open to these products.
There’s always a 10% code for new customers MT10%OFF .
Big thanks.

Have a great summer!

 

 

 

 

 

www.moontimes.co.uk

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Summer Reading and have a Plastic Free Period! Newsletter

Rachael CrowMoon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello my dears,

I’m writing this in the eclipse portal coming up to the full moon….things feel intense eh? It’s all about healing our wounds- individual and collective! This full moon is really illuminating the deep wounds that no longer serve us, plus the eclipse and mercury retrograde…all lessons in taking time, taking in the wisdom, not over reacting! Sitting with the emotions and then allowing a re-patterning. (I know, its not easy!!) Check out a few of the astrologers on YouTube for deeper information, my favourites are the Pele Report and Sarah Vrba.

Thank you to everyone who exerted my giveaway on social media… have a peek at the posts from yesterday to see who won! If you would like your own energy painting, see my Colour Healing blog.

Products

Books, books, books!! Do you need some summer reading…or maybe a beautiful Earth Pathways Diary for 2020? We’ve got books for cycle charting, celebrating a first period, diving deeper into your cycle, womens wisdom, exploring the topic of menstruation with your children, plus Womanrunes and Daughters in Flower oracle cards 🌸 all available at Moon Times ❤️

Lucky Dip pads are our most popular pads so far this year!! So I keep adding more and more designs…what will you get? And of course, by choosing Moon Times pads, sponges and cups you are joining the plastic free revolution! #plasticfree #plasticfreeperiods

Blog

I wrote a blog a while ago on Acceptance which I updated recently, going deeper into acceptance around people, places…things!! Above all we can only change ourselves, bringing acceptance into our lives allows letting go, which in turn brings in peace and serenity! Acceptance and letting go have all been deep teachings from my womb .


Events and Workshops

Drum Making in the red tent yurt, One place left!! Aug 25th, info here. 

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

last chance to get the early bird price!!  First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- (£75 early bird- ends July 31st!) £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.


Drum Making is being arranged for Liverpool in Oct…email me if you’re interested!

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Mother & Daughter Days- Mid Girl & First Blood

Rachael CrowMenarche, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Workshops

Every Woman is a Daughter

Celebrating Mid Girl – for daughters age 9-12      19th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm
Menarche/First Blood– for daughters age 12-16     20th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm

Each day is £30 per mother and daughter

Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt.

‘The mother-daughter relationship is at the headwaters of every woman’s health. Our bodies, our beliefs about them were formed in the soil of our mothers emotions, beliefs and behaviours’ Dr Christiane Northrup

Celebrating Mid Girl – Mother and Daughter Day
for daughters age 9-12

19th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm at the Red Tent Yurt, Hebron

£30 per mother and daughter

Book by clicking this link. 

Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.

(for mothers we also recommend our Womens Workshops- Healing the Maiden)

“On many days, a girl’s genius will peek out from your protective shields and she begins to discover a depth of passion for her natural gifts. At the crucial moment when she seems different and asks for more responsibility, wrap her up in a community Rite of Passage ceremony.  These are the best years! Do you remember being 8 or 9, 10 or 11? An emergence stage, body-mind-soul enter a synchronization and big girls feel magical, mystical, and filled with fantasy. Allow her to express everything, this is so important; take care not to hush her, the culture will do that. Her relationship with all of Nature and with her core identity deepens, so the world becomes hers alone. The treasure of these years will forever support the woman she will become. She will want more freedoms so negotiate using your own memory of your adventurous, expansive spirit.”  Gail Burkett Nine Passage

 

 

Mother & Daughter Menarche/First Blood Ceremony– for daughters age 12-16

20th Oct 10.30am -4.30pm at the Red Tent Yurt, Hebron

Each day is £30 per mother and daughter

Book by clicking this link

Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming  a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

“How a girl crosses the menarche can cast a long shadow over her menstruating years. It can affect her experience of menstruation each month and how her life journey might play out. Approaching it as a truly special, even sacred moment can ensure that this ‘long shadow’ is beneficent and empowering.” – Alexandra Pope, The Women’s Quest.

 

At menarche a woman enters her power
Through menstruation she practices her power
At menopause she becomes her power
~ Native American proverb ~

Summer, Abundance & Gratitude…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters

Hello Summer Time!

Finally the rain has stopped (fingers crossed) and we’ve had some glorious days, nature feels abundant and my life feels full, busy and abundant too!! Last weekend I travelled London to see one of my favourite intuitives- Lee Harris….check out his energy forecasts on YouTube! On my journey I got a strong intuition to be open to any connections I might make…and I sat next to an amazing woman and  kindred spirit…Indra…she’s Silentmoonimaginarium on Instagram, I love how life works that way! We were the first ones outside on the grass- earthing- in the breaks! You can’t see it properly from the picture below- the slide behind Lee says “it’s time to do something a little different”- oh yes to that!

He also talked about gratitude being super power for abundance- and the book The Magic is a great place to start with weaving gratitude into your life….I always have gratitude lists going in my daily journal. I’m super grateful for the opportunities life continues to show me, to my amazing customers, and to the Earth Mother who nurtures, grounds and feeds me. Grateful for Love, Life and more Love!

Products

Over on my Instagram I’ve been featuring some of my bundles that are fab for travelling, whether its a holiday, festival, camping or hitting the road for a gap year….  check out these sets that include cups, sponges, pads, panty liners…

And I’m so happy the 2020 Earth Pathways Diary is here…Calendars will be out in the next couple of months! Buy here…

Blog

Aunt Flo answers some questions about heavy flow…this one includes a favourite liver cleanse of mine and this one talks about pads for heavy periods.



Events and Workshops

Red Tent retreat Days-  The next few dates have been put on my web page- next week its the Deepening Woman taster with myself and Eartha Love -Monday 8th July.

Drum Making in the red tent yurt, Aug 25th, info here. 

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £75 early bird, £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.


Drum Making is being arranged for Liverpool in Oct…email me if you’re interested!

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

How Stimulants are effecting us, especially as we head into perimenopause

Rachael CrowMenopause

Landing home after an amazing week in Spain on a juice detox, I learned a few things about caffeine and its effect on the body…this explains why so many of us are constantly tired, reaching for caffeine and sugar to pick us up, when in fact its the cause of the fatigue.
Here I explain a bit more!

here’s the link to the Nutritional Healing Foundation who led the detox https://www.nutrihealfoundation.com
Melissa’s book I mention Mad Hatters Tea Party
and my Instagram post about osteoporosis https://www.instagram.com/

To work deeper with me, see https://www.rachaelcrow.co.uk/broken-basket-woman-online-teachings/

Huge Gratitude…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Menopause, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello my Gorgeous Ones!!

I’m just landing back from the most amazing week of my life and I am sooooo grateful to everyone who supported me by adding to my GoFundme, BIG THANKS…I can’t express just how amazing it was and how much gratitude I have for being able to have participated in it! Detoxing in Spain with 36 other awesome women, not only were we detoxing our bodies, we were detoxing thoughts, working on dreaming big, bringing in connection to Source (Higher Power, God, Goddess, Spirit…whatever fits for you!)… connection with each other, community, support… Heres a little glimpse of my week- there were yummy juices, daily yoga, healing tea, meditation on the beach, group work, body oil treatments, facials, shiatsu, acupuncture, massage…. my perfect holiday! I’ve come home glowing inside and out!

Products

Would you like to have a distant healing session with me? I’ve added my options to my shop here– As an intuitive healer and energy worker I will work with you on an energetic level- this starts with an email chat about what you wish to work on, then a distant healing which may lead to guidance with meditations/visualisations, perhaps suggesting some written work/journalling/ cycle charting.

I’ve added some more designs to the Lucky Dip and the sale section continues to grow as I add sets to it!

Blog

My latest blog post is a Tirade!!! Melissa Assilem kindly gave me permission to read from her Women Ripening Through The Menopause book… her “Tirade” is just perfect…hits the nail on the head for me!!  (her book is available from her website )

Events and Workshops

Red Tent retreat Days-  The next few dates have been put on my web page- LAST DAY TO BOOK ON for tomorrows- Energy medicine 19th June, Deepening Woman taster 8th July.

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £75 early bird, £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.

 Reiki I workshop, July 13th, I love Reiki and its been a daily tool I use for myself and my children when they can’t sleep, or bump themselves, some magical reiki hands can always soothe them! Book by June 30th.

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Women Ripening Through The Menopause- A Tirade!

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Menopause

Reading ‘Tirade’ from Ripening Through Menopause by Melissa Assilem.

Melissa kindly gave me permission to read from her book, which I absolutely love! Her ‘tirade’ sums up my feelings towards the way women are treated by some Dr’s and I certainly identified this after my experiences of how the Dr’s were with me when I chose my own healing path rather than theirs!

I found Melissas book on Amazon marketplace, it’s available direct from Melissa’s website http://www.melissaassilem.com/

Join me in my Broken Basket Woman online teachings, exploring the journey to menopause.

Read my other Blog posts on peri menopause

For  Cycle Charting tools see Moon Times 

To work deeper with me, see my online trainings, and workshops