Hi superwoman,

Right now I am in full PMS mode, my brain is foggy, I find it hard to concentrate and focus, yesterday morning I couldn’t even register anything I was reading on my computer for work; my body feels super heavy and slow and my belly is already cramping at times. Do you also go through that?

I am truly fed up with all the ush ush that surrounds periods. What’s the big deal, ALL women have them, and still many of us can feel ashamed, dirty, even guilty about menstruation. The big deal is in fact that to fit in,in this society we have to pretend we are the same all the time. But women are not like that, we have cycles:

“Women are like the Moon, we change gradually from day to day. You never see the whole of the cycle; you can only ever see one phase.”Miranda Gray.

This situation has to change and for me one important step is to stop the silence and talk about periods & PMS openly. Everything CAN change and the more people start talking and hearing about periods the more ‘normal’ it will become and then the more recognized it will be for changes to happen. The other important step is to know and understand our feminine cycles in order to stop enduring those monthly times and start experiencing them fully instead.

I want to share with you today the work of a woman that has changed the way I experience periods & PMS and myself as a woman in this world:  http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/ and especially her book ‘The Optimized Woman, using your menstrual cycle to achieve success and fulfillment’:  http://www.optimizedwoman.com/. Check Miranda Gray‘s website if you wish to empower your ‘womanity’ with care & love.

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I wasn’t sure if I’d be up to making a video today, considering, but video is how I love to express myself and I can still honor my present inner rhythm and stay true to myself and my creativity. So this week I am taking it slow and sharing with you aVisual Meditation. Watch it anywhere & at any time when you feel the need to slow down and to calm your mind. It’s 2.5 mins of pure tranquility.

Together let’s embrace our ever-changing inner rhythm, honor our womb, and love and be proud of our womanity.

With soft love,
Julie