I love talking about and helping women to learn to love their menstrual cycles! Our menstrual cycles are one of life’s most powerful tools for understanding our bodies and health. I also know that they tend to get thrown off during times of stress.
So many of us only start to get to know our cycles when we’re looking to get pregnant. But the truth is, tracking and getting to know our cycles is one of the most critical and powerful forms of ‘me-search’ you can practice – at any age: those looking for natural contraceptive, those looking to learn how to use their cycle as a key indicator of their health, and, for those women who are anywhere on their conception journey – from thinking about getting pregnant soon to seeking fertility support, and everywhere in between – to identifying the changes that herald perimenopause and menopause.
In this episode, I share a Hormone Intelligence Chat (you can learn all about those here) in which I sat down with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack to discuss her menstrual health journey – and how and why cycle-tracking and fertility-awareness can empower you to take control not just of your fertility, but of your overall health, and your life.
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a person I always have time for. She’s smart and dedicated to her work as a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. Lisa is the author of The Fifth Vital Sign and like me, loves helping women uncover the connection between menstrual cycle health, fertility, and overall health.
This is an important conversation for ourselves, daughters, sisters, and the women we care for. I hope you’ll listen and pass it on! So sit back, get on your bike, head out for that walk, and have a listen!
Want more podcasts/articles on menstrual health? Here are some of my latest:
How Your Menstrual Cycle Works (for Women of All Ages)
Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle + Returning to Cycle Sense
Menstrual Cycle Tracking: The Best “Me-Search” You Can Do
What Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health: Meet Your 6th Vital Sign
And of course, my new book, Hormone Intelligence, also available in an audio version, is the deepest dive you can get into women’s hormones, menstrual cycles, and health – but also has two full chapters devoted to stress reduction and better sleep – the things you need to take the edge off of the anxiety of the moment. So get your copy – even if you have a printed copy – and take it along with you on your next long self-care walk!