How are painful periods linked to our traumas? Lisa de Jong is my guest on Wild Flow Podcast, reveals the wisdom of our bodies, and the tools she used to holistically heal chronic pain and tend to our nervous systems in her trauma-informed approach to menstrual cycle coaching. In this week’s episode of Wild Flow Lisa and I had a big beautiful chat about cycle coaching business, pain, trauma and nervous system healing approaches. We chat about :Lisa’s journey from corporate to discovering menstrual cycle awareness, her top tips for quickly relieving pain, and how to start with the deeper inner dive to transform pain to power long-term.
Lisa’s journey from corporate to discovering menstrual cycle awareness and growing a really successful and thriving professional business in the menstrual cycle space and what that was like for her.
Her menstrual cycle experiences and her pain, and how she found relief.
What pain is, where it originates, how we inherit perceptions that periods are going to be painful.
Why Lisa takes a trauma informed approach to her menstrual cycle work and how trauma can be involved in our experience of the menstrual cycle and any challenges and pain that can be coming up.
Her top tips for quickly relieving pain, and how to start with the deeper inner dive to transform pain to power long-term.
The Moon cycle is universal, whether you have a menstrual cycle or not, whatever your gender or identity and wherever you are in the world: we are all under the same lunar phase at any time. Today’s guest Nadiah, Founder of the Tune To The Moon lunisolar menstrual diary is here to guide us to have awareness of the moon’s energy as it cycles around us, to embody lunar living practices for ourselves, and then to share that with our loved ones and communities.
What does money have to do with the menstrual cycle? It’s surprising how much! This week’s guest on Wild Flow Podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux is Cathy Lemire, The Menstrual Money Coach, is here to help us connect the dots between how our menstrual cycle influences our relationship, behaviours and attitudes around money, understand how our money stories play up across the phases of our cycle, and to take charge of our wealth! Tune in for a great episode where you’ll hear about:
How Cathy become the Menstrual Money Coach, and what she did when she realised she was sabotaging her money and relationship in her inner autumn,
The origins of money shame and taboo and how money and the menstrual cycle are both sources of power that we have been actively disconnected from,
The temperamental nature of our money mindset across our cycle, and the main ways her clients get stuck with money,
How our money stories are formed,
How to communicate our cyclical needs to partners – especially if they don’t have a menstrual cycle.
In today’s new episode of Wild Flow Podcast we’re talking about the myth of the inner critic with Melanie Swan. This week we’re myth-busting! The Inner Critic is a popular name for that inner voice who is known to tear us down when we’re ‘PMNS-ing’, but Melanie Swan, womb medicine woman at @the_sacred_womb wants to realise this isn’t normal, its not something we should learn to work with, but is in fact one way trauma shows up in our menstrual cycle. Melanie and I are talking about this myth of the inner critic: why it happens, how to heal it, and Melanie shares an easy, practical, beautiful exercise that you can do straight away towards the end of this episode to connect in with your womb and this voice.
Melanie goes deep on:
How this inner critic has evolved into being, and why we relate to this voice as an inner critic,
How it’s related to trauma that’s held in the body, and
How we can work through patterns that are coming up in this lifetime and past lifetimes as well to understand the origin of this inner critic,
As well as how to release it’s hold from our lives and cycles.
So if you experience what you call an inner critic voice, particularly in the pre-menstrual phase of your cycle – or at any other phase as well – then this is going to be a really great one to listen to.
How do you help your daughter love her period? You’ve been learning about your menstrual cycle and how to attune to its changing daily strengths, vulnerabilities, and self-care needs – and it’s been life changing to finally learn what you should have learnt as a child. So imagine how powerful it would be for our children to learn this knowledge and wisdom now – rather than having to figure it all out after many years of being disconnected to their body, their cycle and therefore, themselves. If you’d love to share what you now know with your child or any other child for that matter but aren’t sure of when or how to start, I’d love to give you some ideas to help you do that confidently in a way that feels gentle, age-appropriate, and empowering for you and your child.
Many mothers have traditionally thought that children aren’t ready to learn about their body, how it changes, what menstruation is, or anything else associated with puberty until they have their first period but when we leave “the talk” until this time, children already have a lot of feelings, thoughts and confusion about what’s been happening to their body and sense of selves for a while, and they question what these changes mean about them if they are left in the dark.
Children in the playground talk and share information that’s usually incomplete or inaccurate, leaving children to piece the story together themselves. Schools deliver education that’s most often squashed down in one or two hours total to combine information on what periods are and how to manage blood, anatomy and how reproduction works which sends children the message that having periods means that falling pregnant is something to fear, and that when they begin their periods, they’re ready to have sex, which is not the case at all from a developmental point of view.
When talking about periods is so uncomfortable, it continues the menstrual taboo that we have been victims of for millennia. So how do we cultivate a period positive culture?
In today’s new episode of Wild Flow Podcast we’re talking aware parenting, menarche celebrations and inner child healing with Joss Goulden. I absolutely love this conversation with Joss. She shares so much wisdom that is really suitable for parents but also people who are likely to be parents in the future. Joss invites us to let go of guilt and shame when we don’t need to hold it, and instead, to bring so much compassion to ourselves as we learn to be the parents that our children need us to be and to flow with the changes as our children develop and move into new stages of life and surprises.
We talked about:
What Aware Parenting is and how Joss found it, and why its different to other parenting frameworks,
How we can be with ourselves and our feelings as we parent developing children, and are triggered by our children’s feelings and behaviours,
How to honour our changing capacity for listening to feelings and doing life as our energy and resources wax and wane.
Being with what comes up for us in our Inner Spring of the menstrual cycle, which is a mirror of the Maiden time of our lives, as well as the Inner Summer, which is a reflection of the Mother season of life, and how our children and menstrual cycle can show us where their is room for healing and growth.
How Joss held a beautiful Menarche celebration for her daughter when she had her first period, and how she educated and supported both of her children through puberty.
What Joss believes children should know beyond just the facts of life, so that they can become their most wise, joyful, connected, self aware and compassionate young people they can be.
Whether you have children now or not this is a really great listen as we’re talking about reparenting ourselves and inner child healing as well as supporting children through puberty adolescence and their rites of passages.
On Wild Flow Podcast we’re talking womb wisdom, womb healing through massage and menstrual cycle awareness. Today’s guest Alisha Rose Kruger is a holistic menstrual cycle coach and womb healing guide. She supports women in discovering the wisdom of their menstrual cycles and deepening into reverent relationship with their wombs.
In episode 71 of Wild Flow Podcast I’m chatting with Asina Mona Kupke all about reconnecting to your cyclical nature to tap into your soul’s purpose through the phases of your menstrual cycle, your intuition and working with crystals. We wandered through a delicious conversation which moved through:
How to choose crystal jewellery to support the phases of the menstrual cycle and inner child healing,
What the soul purpose is, and how the soul expresses itself,
How you know you can hear its your soul talking versus your ego,
How your soul voice might change across the phases of your menstrual cycle,
Tools to cultivate a clean, high vibrational vessel in body and mind, so you can tap into the callings of your soul, and come into more alignment with your soul’s purpose, and
How Asina’s soul is calling her to relocate across the world to transform and let go of some parts of her work to create space for the new to come through! Watch this space!
Todays guest on Wild Flow with Charlotte Pointeaux is Carly Mountain, she knows myth and what’s involved to descend into the depths of the underworld where we face our darkest shadows and tallest hurdles, having discovered and recognised her and many others own life stories mirroring the great ancient myth of Inanna, Queen of heaven and earth who descended to the underworld to meet her sister Ereskigal, Queen of the Underworld after sacrificing all that she knew about herself and the world she inhabited, only to be struck dead immediately by her sister.
I’m asked all the time how I do it: how do I grow my business, whilst being a present mama of three young kids. How did I start my business and get to this spacious, sustainable place I’m at now, whilst only working 3 days and prioritising my health and wellbeing?
When I was asked this question again yesterday, I thought to myself hang on, I would love to address this really in-depth, to share what’s helped me, and the 3 major mistakes women get caught up in when trying to cultivate a business that serves them too. So I made a video for you.
Inside the video is what I wish for all women to know: whether you are a mum yourself (or intend to be), whether you just want to leave behind the hustle and embed a deep cyclical sustainable way of working, whether you’re going through big changes in life that are urging you to make big changes and you’re not sure how to move towards what you want, this is for you.
I might be in the very busy ‘Mother’ season of life but I am not martyring myself to the traditional gendered role of a Mother (read: being all things, to all people, at all times). This season of life, which for me has included growing three humans and a business, has taught me if nothing else….
That I don’t want to do things the same way anyone else is.
Because my measure of success is very different to anyone else’s.
And so it should be.
There are 3 key mistakes I see people making when they want to grow a business that nourishes, supports and sustains them.
When growing a successful, soulful, sustainable business it’s so important you focus on avoiding these 3 key mistakes, so I’m sharing what these are and how you can avoid them in this video.
I would LOVE you to have a watch because I know this is going to help you so much.