Honoring Your Body’s Natural Cycles and Rhythms

The woman and the full moon, in anticipation of the full moonLast week I shared a secret with you – that my boyfriend and I made a pact with one another to put down our busyness badges of honor. Truthfully, he wasn't quite sure what to think when he found out that I had shared that conversation with you. But he and I both realized something: the more we talk about this, the more vulnerable we are, the more we can be of service to the world. And that is something that is truly important to both of us.

I spoke with one of my good friends not long ago about this very topic. She remarked that as a society, and as women in particular, we've got to learn to get back in touch with our body's natural cycles and rhythms. We were never meant to be energizer bunnies, to go and do all the time. Just as the Earth goes through 4 seasons each year, we too have seasons, cycles, and rhythms.

September was my birthday month. I ended up declaring September 2016 my month of self-love and self-care. As part of that, I offered you two challenges: the sticky note challenge and the 7-Day Love Your Body, Nourish Your Temple challenge. As we went through the latter challenge together, there seemed to be a recurring theme in the Facebook group: how we keep forgetting to do this. We forget to not only nourish our temple, but how to do it in the first place. We forget to be grateful for our body and all the miracles it performs every day. We forget to take care of ourselves like we know we should.

One of the things that I invited the group to do was to get really clear on what it meant to nourish themselves. I think the nourishment means different things to different people, and I felt it was important for each woman to really define and clarify what that term even means. It was wonderful to watch everyone's individual definition unfold over the course of the week.

Over the course of my journey, I too have gotten clarity on what this word nourishment means to me. For me it boils down to 7 things, I called him the 7 principles of being a well-nourished woman. These principles are so important to me that I've created a free call for you to share them with you. You can sign up for the call and get free access to the 7-day Love Your Body, Nourish Your Temple challenge materials here. I hope you will join us on the call – no worries if you can't make it live, there will be a replay link sent out the following day. I'd love to hear what nourishment means to you and how you nourish yourself. Let me know either on the live call or in the comments below.

 

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  • Peggy says:

    It’s fall…and after learning what I learned last fall, I’m going inward like the the summer blooms. It’s time to nourish my roots and rest.

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