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…

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…

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…

What to do when you can’t get a duvet day

What do you do when you’re deep in your inner winter, either menstruation or menopause, and the world comes knocking with its demands?  When you can’t get a duvet day. Children, bosses and deadlines sneer at our inner winter as totally irrelevant; “We need you now and make it snappy!”   How you respond to Read More…

Creating a positive menopause mojo

One of the universal perimenopausal experiences in our culture is of your world going wonky and the need to know what the hell is going on; the rug’s gone out from under your feet and nothing is making sense anymore. But how can we create a more positive menopause? The map of the menopause, one of our Read More…

What is self-care?

Kate and Leora discuss ‘What is self-care?’ and why it matters so much for fertility, menstrual and menopause health.   If this has got you interested in charting your cycle, check out our next Love your Belly workshop or you can download a chart by filling in the form on the right-hand side of the Read More…

The Map of the Menopause

How to become a rooting-tooting, bad-ass, mighty powerful wise woman   The question that I’m most often asked about menopause is “How long?”   “How long will these symptoms last? When will I reach ‘the other side?”    How long is a piece of menopausal string?! The length of time a woman experiences menopausal difficulties varies enormously, anywhere between a year and a decade Read More…