MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstruation, Consciously?

Menstruation, Consciously?

In Heather Dillaway’s re:Cycling post of March 28, “The Physical Body and the Lived Body”, she invited a conversation about the importance of understanding the “lived bodily experience” when we examine menstruation. She suggests that “we cannot comprehend menstruation until we separate the physical body from the lived body”. Her inquiry reflects the dilemma many of us face...
We’re Ripe for the Third Talk, Actually!!

We’re Ripe for the Third Talk, Actually!!

No question – Poise’s Second Talk Campaign is undeniably courageous, taking on Menopause, the Previously Unmentionable. Call me impatient and unappreciative, but I just can’t help mourning the missed opportunity to REALLY empower women, instead of aligning with those unrelenting forces bent on squeezing the Mojo from the second half of our lives. Seeped as I am in the journey...

Is Hormonal Literacy Important in a Counseling Session?

When we sit with our clients – whether it’s a medical consultation, a therapy session, a group program or even spiritual guidance – what happens when we include a woman’s cyclic nature in the conversation? As a holistic reproductive health coach using the Hakomi somatic counseling method, this question is not only unavoidable but inevitable. Hakomi is a therapeutic method...
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