Sarah Smith is an old friend of mine. She qualified from Lincoln University just a couple years after me. Since then she's gone on to qualify in massage, and as a doula. I have to say, Sarah gives the best deep tissue massage I've ever had!
Today is the first day of my cycle, I'm bleeding, and it's full moon.
Although I don't find the moon makes me feel perceptibly different, I know some people do. The full moon has an erratic energy to it. It makes us feel energised, passionate, perhaps even hysterical.
Last winter I had a touch of depression. I didn't realise at the time though because it came out in the form of social anxiety attacks. The thought of going out and socialising, or even going busy places with lots of strangers (e.g. London) was all a bit much for me. Life circumstances have changed and that has all passed now but not without a fair bit of fight.
Vivienne is passionate about Rose. I'm sure drinking rose tincture whilst recording helped a little with that too. She's created an amazing online course in which she teaches herbal medicine which is linked to below. In this episode we talk about the medicinal value of Roses. We talk mostly about the wonderful uplifting properties it has for emotions.
PCOS can be a terrible condition. It can make you infertile, overweight, spotty, fatigued and hairy-er. For many women suffering with it they feel depressed and un-feminine. Here's an excerpt from my free guide to PCOS.
For some, their pain is reassuring. A physical sensation that reminds them of their strength as a woman. A reminder their bodies are powerful and trustworthy. It knows when to deliver itself of an endometrial lining which wasn't needed.