periods

The Two Healthiest Ways To Have A Period Are Also The Two Cheapest!

For my last period, I couldn’t find my much beloved Diva cup. (I can literally hear all the guys reading this instantly click off this blog post, but if you are brave enough to make it past that first sentence I think you’ve made it past the hard part.) Well, I was debating whether to use the cloth pads my daughter uses or break down and use a tampon, which I haven’t used in years and years. I didn’t really love the idea of going through my week wearing cloth pads exclusively around the clock… but in the end I […]

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Thoughts On Health… Celebrate Becoming A Woman

The most special girl in the world, the most special girl in *my* world anyway… is now a young woman. She takes my breath away with how effortlessly she welcomed womanhood and menstruation into her life… she is healthy and radiant and I am the most lucky mama in the entire UNIVERSE to travel this road with her… watching her fly. We were heading out the door to spend a warm November day on the beach when she found out. Welcoming her transition with the calmly lapping waves and under the warm blessed sun just felt so right. Oh I

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Thoughts On Health… Supporting Women

I’ve felt a strong pull in my heart to support and validate and empower women lately. I feel like I am finally coming into my own… I feel like I’m finally discovering why I’m here, what I have to give… and I feel like I want to take all the women of the world right along with me, finding our voice together, hand in hand. Does that sound cheesy? As I type it, I realize it might… and yet, this is what I feel… deeply… pounding in my heart. I love being a woman and I feel so much power

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Happy Valentine’s Day… and, oh well, might as well talk about periods anyway. Menstruation Part III

This post will feature Valentine’s touches we’ve had in our home over the past week or so… here, some roses from my husband in my work space This might be a weird coincidence, but heck, on some level it is fitting. I mean, Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance… and we all know there is a fair chance our reproductive system will be involved in that in some way. So what a better tribute to our female power and feminine allure then to conclude our three part series on Menstruation on Valentines Day. If you missed the

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Thoughts on Health… Menstruation, Part II… natural solutions (and a Giveaway!)

I love the moon! I love being a girl… I find power in the moon and enjoy painting it. I’m going to feature my moon-related paintings in this second blog post about “Moontimes”… this painting is The Castle Remains. Giclee prints of all of these moontime paintings are availble in my shop… and one reader will win a print of my favorite moon painting of all… read on! There are so many alternative ways of dealing with your period then using pesticide and bleach soaked conventional tampons and pads… and not only are they more environmentally friendly, they are better

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