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:
Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast
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Dr. Lynyetta Willis is a therapist and coach who specializes in healing trauma, couples and family issues, spiritually-centered therapy and mindful living. Her mission is to help smart, successful women break free from stable misery in their parenting and partnership so they can create the joy they crave and feel harmony in their heart and home.
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My guest today is a family physician, turned stay at home mama, turned podcaster and clothing designer. She has many talents, but my favorite is the ability to find humor in the everyday. She teaches women how to lower the bar for each other and share their foibles and most embarrassing moments to connect and create more joy.
Joanne believes that no matter what you are experiencing, you are not alone. Reach out to those who look like they feel how you feel and let them now that they are not alone either. I loved this episode and I know that you will too.
After you listen to this interview, please head over to her Fancy Free Podcast and listen to my interview with her about How To Raise Capable Kids. I share my most embarrassing and mom fails and reassure you if you are struggling with any phase of mom life, that you are definitely not alone. You can listen to that episode here: http://chtbl.com/track/52128E/traffic.libsyn.com/fancyfreepodcast/Monica_Tanner_S2_E37.mp3.
The best places to find Joanne are:
Her podcast website: http://fancyfreepodcast.com/
Her podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702414033519847/
Her podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fancyfreepodcast/
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.
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In today’s episode, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife talks about setting personal goals and goals as a couple. She explains how the best goals are collaborative, common pitfalls to keeping up with your goals and how to overcome those. She also talks about how to care for your mental health and have the best 2020 possible.
You can find out more about Dr. Finlayson-Fife and her life-changing workshops and courses by going to: http://www.finlayson-fife.com/ or follow her on Instagram at @finlaysonfife.
You can see more interviews with her in the EPIC Marriage Summit for FREE here: https://www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/epicmarriage-summit