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Your period is not just about your period
That's right ladies, it's not just about that time of the month when we bleed. There's a whole lot more to it that shows us we are in optimal health.   Things like: - A cycle within a normal range, which despite beliefs, is not 28 days, but anywhere from 24-34 days - A healthy ovulation, which can be determined by cervical fluid, and again, is not necessary on day 14.  In fact assessing a health ovulation is in some opinions more important than your actual period in determining balanced hormones.  And yes, healthy ovulation is important in all stages, not just when we want to conceive. - Healthy amounts of cervical fluid wi ...
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My journey to teaching girls about periods – Part One
  Hey, my name is Milina.  I’m a mum to two daughters and a son.  I was 40 when I started to really learn about my menstrual cycle and how it affected me.   The more I learnt, the more ripped off I felt.  I felt sad and angry that I was only just learning this, 28 years into this stage of my life.  Like the vast majority of us, this knowledge just wasn’t shared, mainly because it wasn’t known. So I went through my teens wondering what was wrong with me.  Why did I have moods and energies that fluctuated so often, and why wasn’t I like all the other girls?  Little known to me, we all felt the same. My 20’s saw me taking the p ...
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How to talk to your daughter about puberty
"I don't have to hide under a blanket to ask my mum questions anymore."   Ruby, 11 after Beyond The Cusp Workshop. Our girls ARE curious. They may not initiate the questions or the conversation, but I can guarantee they are all ears when you are talking about it. Particularly if you’re having a conversation with another adult. This quote was from my own daughter. Yes, she used to hide under the blanket while she asked me questions and I answered. She was very curious to know answers, but also very embarrassed. That is okay! I encouraged this, do whatever works. You may have started noticing changes within your daughter. The puberty ...
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