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Drawing towards Clarity – how to make charting simple

Looking back, I’ve probably been in some kind of menopause process for the last 10 years or so, since the time my daughter was 3. I’ve been charting my cycle or whatever the hell was going on, for most of that period to give me some sort of grounding in the craziness. Dear women, it Read More…

Grace in Winter

The outer seasons are such a beautiful guide to how we nurture our inner landscape. It all felt so clear on a day break walk over Christmas… In between worlds. Morning rise skies, Tinged with pink. Spectral mist Edging away. Orchestral birds, A playful cacophony as The chorus commences. Their collective song Beckons The pocket Read More…

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. Rachael treats us to a womb-cervix meditation journey Read More…

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…

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

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

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

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…

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…