More and more I am realizing that our power as women is rooted in the mystery of menstruation and the moon.

Women, we are not linear. We are cyclical. Like much of nature, we move through phases—as the day moves through morning to midday to night, as the seasons move through fall to winter to spring, so we move through changes and shifts in our energy, insight, and gifts. 

It's truly a miraculous process that links women so deeply with nature, and I truly believe that learning how to work with and harness our menstrual cycles sets us up to be far more powerful, abundant, and satisfied in our lives than many of us imagine possible. 

If you no longer bleed or your body is taking a break from bleeding, I invite you to "work with the moon." This means, focus on each phase of the moon and the attributes associated with it in the information below.

Honor Your Body Challenge Day 5: Self-Touch and Anointing

One of the most powerful ways I have learned how to honor my body and develop a beautiful relationship with it is through self-touch and anointing. 

I was raised in a religious environment where self-pleasure was considered a sin. Where my body was seen as a dangerous, dirty, and shameful place to inhabit. The idea of touching myself and deriving pleasure from it flew in the face of the culture in which I lived. 

As you can imagine, learning how to touch myself and enjoy it has been deeply transformative for me. Not only has it helped me overcome the perpetual sense of shame and guilt I used to feel, self-touch has also helped me understand how my body likes to be touched, which has improved my intimate relationships with others.

Honor Your Body Challenge Day 3: Intuitive Food Choices

Sometimes it feels like everyone's trying to tell us what to eat these days.

From weight-loss diets, to detox meal plans, to Ayurvedic dosha diets, to blood type diets, etc. There are so many different systems and methods of eating.

Telling people what to eat is literally a multi-billion dollar industry. What a revolution it is to eat intuitively!

Eating intuitively means letting our body tell us what it's hungry for. It relies on the body's wisdom to guide us towards what might be most nutritious, satisfying, and nourishing to our bodies in this moment... even if it flies in the face of the most recent health fad.