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The most radical of radical self-care

The most radical of radical self care

Leora chats with menstrual, and now menopause maven Rachael Crow of Moontimes. To support her journey healing cervical cancer, Rachael shares how she’s chosen to ramp up of her self-care practice.  But it’s no coincidence that her self-care practices are working wonders on her perimenopause path too. Watch Rachael’s inspriational words here Rachael treats us Read More…

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The Language of Menopause

What’s your immediate response when you hear the words perimenopause and menopause? Do they fill you with dread? Irritation? Excitement? Anticipation? Apprehension? Or just plain fear? Thankfully the subject of menopause is much more present in the social consciousness, and women are finding it ever easier to share their experiences. By maintaining awareness, all generations Read More…

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Can you feel the passion?

Once you invite Menstrual Cycle Awareness into your life; once the light bulbs go on; when the embodiment of connecting to your cycle gives you clarity and insight, the passion is deeply stirred! Julia Davis of Finchley Yoga chats with Leora about bringing Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) into her work as a yoga teacher and Read More…

How to chart your cycle

How to chart your cycle

The practice of noticing how your energy shifts through your cycle soothes the nervous system and helps you to accept and work with your changing needs, rather than against them. You don’t even have to b menstruating to get the benefits, f you don’t have a cycle, or a very irregular one, charting with the Read More…

how to be a powerful woman

How to be a powerful woman

I talk to mentor and yoga teacher Alison Goodwin about how menstruality can enhance your power in the world, we talk: How cycle awareness helps women in leadership positions How to weave authentic productivity into the corporate world How to use cycle awareness as a management tool, even for men! Why women need encouragement to Read More…

The Fruits of Menstruality

The Fruits of Menstruality

Menstruality works us in such unexpected ways! When I undertook the Women’s Quest Apprenticeship with Red School in 2016, I knew how much it would feed the work that Kate and I offer and share here at Woman Kind, there was an inevitability about that. But the personal work? How deeply we are taken into Read More…

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Not Now Darling! How can we be kind to ourselves with small children?

If ‘all’ mothers had to do was to look after their children, it would be challenging, but just about do-able. But current expectations of mothers are ridiculously high, as well as stopping our children from injuring themselves, we must also: Educate them Nourish their emotional lives Stimulate them Soothe their nervous systems Boost their immunity Read More…

Therapists need self-care too

Therapists need self-care too!

I talk to one of favourite women Hilary Lewin about how therapists need self-care too. Hilary is straight-talking, no holds barred honest, which is why she’s my professional supervisor; she has more than a quarter century of experience as a therapist and Arvigo teacher and as she says herself she’s made all the rookie mistakes. As Read More…

The most radical of radical self-care

Changing the Story of Menstruation with Melonie Syrett

Wouldn’t it be bloody awesome if the next generation grew up without menstruation being shrouded in taboos and shame? Melonie Syrett shares with Leora her empowering work with girls. Plus her latest collaboration, taking a whole new story of menstrual education into schools. For therapy, ceremony, and menstrual education work with Melonie, find her website Read More…

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If it hurts – a positive view of menopause symptoms

Cover the ears of your children now; in some corners of the complementary therapy world, there is blame. Inadvertently, well-meaning therapists and coaches can make us feel that our menopause symptoms are there because we haven’t done enough self-development work. We’re not ‘advanced’ enough to be symptom-free, and we could be if only we healed a little Read More…