Thriving in the Second Spring of Menopause
Menopause is such a shamed and unspoken experience for many generations of women who receive the messaging that it’s not possible to thrive post menopause, and that ageing is a terrible thing. Whilst it can bring physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experiences that are unpleasant, menopause is not the end of the road.
My guest Kate Codrington is a few years post menopause and is here to tell us that its possible to feel well, enjoy life and flourish on the other side of our menstrual cycling years. In her new book ‘Second Spring: The Self-Care Guide to Menopause’ Kate helps us re-frame menopause and brings the radical notion that with small changes and a clear-eyed look at what’s no longer serving you, you can reclaim your vitality and joy in life.
What You’ll Learn
How Kate connects with her cyclical nature whilst in menopause, once her menstrual cycle has ended for good, via the creative, daily, lunar and seasonal cycles.
How seasonal awareness is deeply supporting Kate during menopause and how she knows which seasonal energy she is in at any time by checking inwards to how she feels in her body.
Real-world examples of how Kate embodies her inner energy when not able to sync with her menstrual cycle anymore.
The concept, beauty and gift of understanding the Second Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in the second half of life between menopause and death.
The absolute gift of Yoga Nidra and its medicine for menopause, and her free recordings you can access on her website.
About her new book ‘Second Spring: the self-care guide to Menopause’ which guides women to thrive during a culturally shamed season of life.
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Kate is a mentor, speaker, facilitator, artist, writer and has been a therapist for 30 years. A pioneering spirit, Kate was the first to graduate as a Menstruality Medicine Circle facilitator, is the host of Life – An Inside Job podcast, created the multi-level art textile project The Pants of Empowerment and Threads of Friendship, and creates seasonal Yoga Nidra inspired by the land where she lives in Hertfordshire. With Leora Leboff she co-founded Woman Kind facilitating retreats for menstruating and menopausal folk to build more kindness into their lives. When she’s not doing these things you’ll find her playing in her compost heaps.
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Kate’s book Second Spring
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cyclic rituals, sacred self-care and an oracle card reading for your cycle
In this episode of Wild Flow Podcast I sat down for a delicious conversation with my friend Clare Foale, a writer, an artist, a teacher, a space holder, a tapping practitioner, a questioner and an ocean-lover. Clare and I met originally in cycle facilitator training with Mitle Southey, and shared visions and journeys whilst we sat next to each other. I loved her earrings and beautifully warm wisdom and laugh.
Since then Clare has trained with me to become a Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator, and Clare has claimed her creativity by, amongst other things, dreaming and birthing her magickal oracle card deck called Spacious, which is all about honouring our desires, needs, and sacred selves.
What menstrual / cycle awareness means to both of us,
How we can use incredibly simple reflective questions to support us through the more challenging as well as expansive moments of our menstrual cycles, and daily life as women, mothers, space holders,
Why Clare does not like the term self-care and her own personal practice that she finds infinitely more nourishing instead,
She looks back at the last decade of her life from turning 30 to turning 40, and shares the love notes of wisdom she shares with her younger self,
And Clare offers us an oracle card reading from her new card deck Spacious to hold space for ourselves through the four phases of our next menstrual cycle. This is a beautiful menstrual cycle awareness ritual!
red moon or white moon? rituals to sync with the moon’s cycle
red moon or white moon? rituals to sync with the moon’s cycle – on wild flow podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux. In this solo episode of Wild Flow Podcast, I share with you why I love the Moon so much! I offer Menstrual and Moon Cycle Coaching so its safe to say that I love guiding women to connect with the Moon’s cycle, and how we can harness her magick to bring cyclical awareness to life, especially if you don’t have a menstrual cycle. Tune in to hear What the phases of the moon cycle are and how it mirrors the menstrual cycle,
Why the moon is honoured in many cultures as a Feminine energy,
Rituals for working with the moon,
What it means if you bleed or ovulate with the Full Moon, and
How to sync your cycle with the moon, if you choose to.
period power: why you should care about your period
period power: why you should care about your period – wild flow podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux. This week on Wild Flow Podcast…
Understanding exactly what is going on within our bodies as cyclical beings is incredibly profound – in fact it’s life altering, and potentially culturally transformational. When the majority of girls grow up feeling very disconnected from their bodies and reject their menstrual cycles, as they are overwhelmed by cultural and familial menstrual shame, the effects of this play out in a multitude of ways across all realms of our lives. So by learning what your period is, and what your menstrual cycle is as a whole, and intentionally supporting and seeking support during our rites of passages is a sacred reclamation.