Mindfulness and My Monthly Cycle

Does anyone get annoyed when they get their period like I do? (sorry dudes)

Like really annoyed! I always turn to my husband and proclaim, “This is bad UX (user experience)!” when that time of the month rolls around. 🙂

Well, it occurred to me that I have an opportunity to change my thinking around my period, and now is the time to start. I have a daughter that is 5 years old. I can complain about this very natural (and in many cultures very sacred) event each month, or I can embrace it and empower myself and my daughter. It was a profound awakening. I have decided to go with the latter.

Now, I notice my thoughts when I get my period and let them pass. I practice staying present. I do what I need to do, when I need to do it, and I practice gratitude…most of the time…that I am a woman and this monthly occurrence is what allowed me to have my daughter.

Here is a great article that explains the shift in hormones we experience each month and how to ride the wave instead of trying to swim against it.

Article link (same as above): https://www.bloodandmilk.com/harnessing-the-power-of-the-feminine-cycle/