"I spent my early 20’s experiencing my periods as a nuisance, downing feminax and carrying on, but when we start taking notice of our physical and emotional symptoms through our cycles it can lead to amazing wisdom, and self discovery. It's so important to listen to our bodies when they tell us to slow down and rest.
Back then, most women in my circles lived in a constant state of casually hating their bodies and periods, and it set me off on a bit of a journey. From embracing the way my body looks naturally and dropping the self hatred, to choosing whole healthy food that nourishes my body, rather than trying to make it skinny, and more recently to learning about my hormone cycles and how *amazing* they are!
I know for some that this might all sound a bit strange- it certainly did for me when I first read about it, but if you take anything from this post, I hope you know that your cycles are POWERFUL. And they deserve to be honoured. And if you can spend a little time nourishing yourself during the PMS bit, you would feel so much better for it." - Hannah Bullivant creator of Seeds and Stitches
"Starting to learn that there are times in the month where I need to understand my body and allow myself to not be so rigid with my timetable and plans. Friday was a learning curve, I spent hours taring at my laptop, my mind blank and exhausted and my body in pain. In the end, after wasting nearly the whole day trying to achieve something and actually not getting anything done, I surrendered to my body and watched @ForageBotanicals PMS course video and then Harry Potter. I made up for it on Sunday and did my work efficiently and with ease, and actually enjoyed it!! Funnily enough, the PMS self-care course began helping me understand my cycle and helped me feel less guilty about struggling so much to get stuff done." - Jess creator of @Thisendolife