Menstrual cycles have kept “women in their place” for far too long…

Love your cycle –> shift the shame surrounding it —> heal your body —> change the world.

Dr. Christiane Northrup spends a lot of time in her book “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” describing the negative impact of social opinions and negative thought patterns about the menstrual cycle causing a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering each month {i.e.: PMS}.  “If we are to reclaim our menstrual wisdom and honor our cyclic natures, we must at the same time acknowledge the negative attitudes that most of us have internalized concerning our menstrual cycles.  Puberty and menstruation for many women have been saturated with shame and humiliation.  Nothing in our society – with the exception of violence and fear – has been more effective in keeping women “in their place” than the degradation of the menstrual cycle.  Replacing the harmful inherited myths about our menstrual cycles with accurate information is part of women’s healing.”

womenspeakupShare your thoughts here on how you feel about your cycle and how you think the negative feelings and shame surrounding it has affected women all over the globe…

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What are your thoughts on this, dear?