Periods, fasting, and menstrual health during Ramadan مضان

There are thousands of years of philosophy, writing, experiences, storytelling, and more that elaborate on the beauty of Ramadan as a spiritual process.  In this blog post I share just four of these many interpretations about menstrual cycles during the fast. One of which is my own as a non-Muslim.  I would love to hear from you! I am definitely still a learner on this topic.

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How to clean and use a menstrual cup

I’ve talked to so many menstruators who are terrified of using a menstrual cup. The beauty of menstrual cups is that they are re-usable, last many years, and can hold 30 mL of blood. Are you curious about trying it out? If you don’t want to stick anything up your vagina that’s also amazing! In this blog post, I touch on the basics of menstrual cup care and usage.

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Cervical Mucus is Not an Infection

Are there egg whites coming out of your vagina? Cervical mucus (CM) is a perfectly ordinary substance that is released by the cervix into the vagina during the fertile window of our menstrual cycles. Find out more the purpose and consistency of CM in this blog post.

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5 Step Facial & Journaling Ideas

The new moon passing is perfect for cozying up and nourishing ourselves. It’s time for olympic level snacking.  I usually have PMS or Post-Ovulation right around the new moon, which is when I need self-care the most. One of my favourite self-care activities to do during the autumn part of my menstrual cycle is a five step facial routine.  The whole process takes about 30 minutes, and includes time for self-reflection.

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Film Review: Period. End of Sentence

The global menstrual health movement won big last night.  For the first time, a film about periods has earned an Oscar in 2019. Released by Netflix, Period. End of Sentence. was awarded best short documentary by the Hollywood Elite.  A real grassroots and international effort, the movie is shot in modern day India, and funded by students at Oakwood School in Los Angeles. Read my review of film here!

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A short self-care guide for your period

Have you all noticed how periods are often talked about as horrible, negative experiences? With all this negative energy floating around, it can be difficult to practice positive self-care while we are bleeding. However, in ancestral times menstruation was seen as a powerful magical force that required ceremony and rest. Let’s rejuvenate this practice in the 21st century together! I’m excited to share 3 helpful tips that are rarely talked about, but make such a big difference in self-care during your period.

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