This blog was first published on a website in the UK. It was then translated into Dutch and published on a website in The Netherlands. Links to both articles can be found at the end of this blog.
– GUEST BLOG BY ROBYN JONES B.Sc. (Psych) –
‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ Australian counsellor Robyn Jones investigates the matter.
… More A Time For Celebration
Do you remember your first period? I do. I was 11 and it was a very low-key affair.
I had some light bleeding that lasted a few days and then nothing again for about 6 months.
I recall feeling some confusion as to whether this was in fact the beginning of my menstrual cycle or not. I wasn’t aware at the time that you could have a period and then not have one for months afterwards.
I thought that once you started, it came every month after that. So I was left wondering and waiting. … More Supporting Our Daughters in Preparation for Their Period
Beginning our periods is truly an amazing celebration of being a woman. It marks a sacred part of the transition from girl to woman.
But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our first period and ongoing period cycles thereafter?
My first period came at age 11 and was light, lasting a few days and I didn’t have another bleed again for about 6 months. Over the years period pain, late periods, fast periods, slow periods, missed periods, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, increased sensitivity, mood swings and temperatures have all been regular symptoms experienced during my menstrual cycle – far from any celebration and feeling more like a curse! My period cycle slowed me down, got in the way and stopped me from doing certain activities as similarly experienced by so many other women. But what was my body actually communicating? … More First Period – A Time For Celebration