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Planning Your Period with April Davis

Have you ever planned your work meetings and social calendar around your menstrual cycle? If your answer is no, be sure to tune into this episode! Today I’m having so much fun chatting with my friend, April Davis, the creator of the Vagina Blog and the Vagina Blog Podcast. She teaches women that when you cater to your cyclical nature, you find you have hidden strengths and that there is value in resting and respecting your menstrual cycle.

April compares our menstrual cycle to the 4 changing seasons:

·       Winter- is when we are menstruating. We are very intuitive during this phase and feel a strong need to hibernate. We tend to be attracted to warmer, nutrient dense foods and enjoy staying close to home.

·       Spring- is the follicular phase when we have an internal energy surge. This is a great time to take on big projects and utilize the extra motivation to take action.

·       Summer- is when we ovulate. We are “easy, breezy, and beautiful” during this phase. We tend to look better on camera and love being around people.

·      Fall- this is the luteal phase. We are in preparation for winter. During this phase, our hormones crash and we start to question every life decision we have ever made. We sometimes hate ourselves and our spouses during this time. It’s probably not the best time to take on a big new project at work or go on a fun family vacation.

So, the next time you are planning an anniversary trip, get your calendar out. Plan it around your cycle and go during your Spring or follicular stage right after your period. This way you are feeling “up for it”, have high energy, and are feeling adventurous. Your spouse will thank you.

Be sure to check out April’s resources mentioned in the episode by going to:

Website: www.thevaginablog.com

Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast

Instagram: @thevaginablog

For more resources about marriage and female sexual health, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/otbsofmarriage/

Bonus: Yay For Today with Sydney Hambach Republished

In today’s fun bonus episode, I’m republishing my conversation with Yay for Today’s, Sydney Hambach. Yay for Today is a fun, feel-good fitness brand that encourages followers to find a little Yay in everyday. Sidney talks about how she started out as a broadcast journalist and wanted a more family-friendly career once she had her son. She created this brand to help people get through the hard times in life with some cheer and develop healthy habits along the way.

Sidney now has her own line of fun athletic apparel that can be found at: https://yay-for-today.com/. She can also be found on Instagram @yayfortoday_. Check out her fun and colorful feed and her adventurous and optimistic outlook. And keep looking for that yay in everyday.

Don’t forget to register for the EPIC Health Summit here: www.onthebrightersideofhealth.com and get advice on how to improve your physical, mental and emotional health from 30+ experts all for FREE!

Episode 17 – Interview with Crystal Escobar

This week I chatted with an amazing mother of 4, a wife, a blogger, an author and a fellow podcaster who is hosting a live event in Utah on June 23rd. Her name is Crystal Escobar. I loved talking with her, because she was totally open and willing to share with us her struggles and insecurities and how she overcame her fear of talking in front of people and doing live videos. You can now find her on YouTube and doing Facebook and Insta stories and even hosting a live event. She talks about how she has learned to deal with haters and keep on being awesome everyday. Her advice to anyone out there who wants to try something new is to pick one thing and get really good at it, then move on to the next thing. She’s learning to balance all the many facets and roles in her life and teaching others to do the same.

You can find her blog and more information about her live event at www.wannabebalanced.com. You can purchase tickets to the Wannabe Balanced Event through her website and don’t forget to use the code: monica10 to get a 10% discount off of your tickets. Come see Jody Moore, Sean Escobar and I’ll be there promoting something really fun! There will be great food, amazing speakers and lots of swag. You can also listen to her podcast on iTunes or any other podcast listening app by searching Wannabe Balanced Podcast. I hope you will love her as much as I do.