MM invited Female Health mega Expert, Maisie Hill, to show us how to take control of our monthly cycles and use our hormones to enable us to get what we want in life... benefitting our health, career and personal relationships.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we knew our bodies so well, could read the way our hormonal cycle makes us feel, that we could use it to accelerate us through life. Taking advantage of our oestrogen charged days to take over the world!
I’m the first to admit that I have extreme rollercoaster highs and lows during my monthly cycles.
Mother Nature is pretty clever, she obviously wants us to get knocked up as much as possible. She makes us ‘glow ‘during our pre ovulation / ovulation days, fills us with flirtatious and playful hormones and generally makes us more attractive to be around (especially to the men, we even smell different and get more symmetrical ... yep really!) She surges our bodies with oestrogen, making us feel energetic, happier and makes our skin glow.
She wants us to get KNOCKED UP. To appeal to our MEN. So, when we don’t go out and get our little playful, flirtatious selves impregnated our hormone levels plummet and we are left feeling like a sack of shit during pre menstrual and period time.
Maisie explains the female cycle as being like the four seasons
Winter - Menstruation time
Spring - Heading towards Ovulation
Summer - Ovulation
Autumn - Pre - Menstrual
If we know which season we are in, we can plan our lives to fit in with how that ‘season’ makes us feel, empower our decision making and use the confidence of our ‘summer’ days to push ourselves and do our brave stuff!!
Our body gives us pretty good signals, but if you have trouble tracking your cycle, the app CLUE is the one Maisie recommends.
It seems all of us/ most of us can relate to feelings of rage, anger, stress irritability during our ‘autumn / winter’
We need to be a bit gentle on ourselves, practise some self love, give in to those feelings, take a quieter day and not plan so much, rest and retreat. Quite often, as busy women we carry on, not listening to our bodies and wearing ourselves in to the ground. Getting more stressed and tired, causing more stormy weather in our season. So try and schedule in some rest time, use it as a time to plan and ‘sow seeds ‘ ready for them to spring in to action in spring !! My family are going to get used to me saying,
‘Guys I’m in autumn, give me a break!’
We can all learn how to make the most from out hormonal, even just knowing what foods to eat to support our hormonal surges, or knowing that these crazy feelings we get at a certain time every month are completely normal, and to embrace them. We can take back control of our bodies.
I found this talk so interesting, I could write for hours, I just want to big us women up again to be honest. We are superhuman. Month in, month out it can be a real struggle for some of us, I recommend everyone get Maisies book, it’s out tomorrow on Amazon.
Let’s start listening to Mother Nature and letting her guide our schedule, plan our life, help us set our goals and tell us what our body needs, most importantly pencil in some ‘REST DAYS’
Ok Babes, so I’m currently in summer sand I am off out now to take over the world and post some of my easy recipes on my insta page to change the world of mum cooking !!
Have a great day all and remember
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