It burned when I urinated. It itched a bit. I remember the fever and flu I had around the same time, but I didn’t put two and two together. I was 20 and I had only just started having sex. This was my second time…
I went into the clinic and they told me something, but to be honest, I don’t really remember what they said. I think I got a prescription. I think there was something around the importance of using condoms…I honestly don’t remember.
He said he had been checked for everything and didn’t have any infections. I was on birth control…
We broke up.
Then, a year or so later, I had my third boyfriend.
We had been together for quite a while and started talking about the possibility of having sex. We both felt ready and so, the monogamous relationship took the next step. It was lovely.
How many times have you resisting growth or change in your life because your Intuition was telling something that you didn’t want to hear?
“That can’t be right. It doesn’t make any sense.”
”That is scary…there is no way I am doing that!”
Despite what we might like to think, Intuition is more than our ‘yes’-man (or woman). And our Intuition will definitely call us out on our BS.
We can lie to ourselves; but Intuition will never lie to us.
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Yes, you are going to get sick if you don’t take care of yourself.
No, that diet isn’t healthy for you.
Intuition tells it like it is. And our natural instinct is to ignore it. Or justify ignoring it. Which is the recipe for distress.
When we ignore our intuition we create blocks which serve as a barrier to our growth.
“IT’S NOT A BREAK-DOWN… IT’S A BREAK-THROUGH.”
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You have an inner magic that gives you the power to heal all aspects of your life: your Intuition.
This sublime inner guidance system is the source of our body’s natural wisdom -- and is the secret to genuine healing. The more we learn to live, play, eat and move by our Intuition, the more healthy, pain-free and happy our lives will become!
When you exercise, do you ever get a feeling that your body wants to move a certain or different way? Or maybe that you need to try a new practice to change up the energy? Maybe you crave a good yoga session or a run, or to dance like no-one is watching.
These subtle “wants” are the whispers of your body’s Intuition. This is your secret personal trainer, nudging you into the flow…the flow of healing, energy and vitality. Your Intuition will tell you if your body needs...
declared Dr. Tamara Sachs of New Milford. (A little gasp escapes me and I'm thinking "Omigosh. Sacrilege. 'Prevention' is my middle name for Pete's sake.")
Then she does it again: "Prevention is just a misnomer -- a great idea but you can't always 'prevent' stuff."
I have to agree.
"So," she continued, "whenever prevention 'fails' we blame the patient. People feel so guilty and say, 'Oooo, I smoked for a few years but quit 10 years ago -- why do I have lung cancer? There must be something wrong with me.'"
(Flashback to 1971: My mother, who is dying of cancer, cries often because she said she had "failed." As a Christian Scientist she believed that, had she had the right thoughts and prayers, she would have healed.)
Sachs continued. "People get very upset when they do everything right and they still get breast cancer. 'Risk reduction' is really an accurate description of what we, as...
Giving birth to all three of you was, well how should I put it… absolutely and completely amazing.
All three times I held you in my arms, my sweet new baby, I said out loud, “I want to do that again.” Like a thrilling helicopter ride over the volcanic lava flow, overwhelming, humbling, exhilarating, and at times intimidating. Amazing to be in the air, grateful to be back on land. In awe to see your beauty and perfection. Unlike that helicopter ride, after childbirth we gained a new being, a new member of our family, a new delight to get to know and to watch fumble and learn, to hold during times of pain and to celebrate with during times of growth.
Parenting... what an adventure... from the very first moment. Unlike the helicopter ride, our family gained you: a perfect being, a perfect baby. Even the birth of the one that chose not to stay in body form beyond 13 weeks…. even that birth, as sad and crushing as it was to...
Is it possible that breathing can impact the position and movement of a developing baby? The answer is YES. Inside our “core” there is an abdominal cylinder that helps us regulate our internal pressure. If that pressure becomes too great in one or more directions, weakness or pain can occur. For example, if we are lacking normal spinal motion, we set our abdominal muscles up to be in an over lengthened position. This can lead to increased round ligament pain, which can feel like a deep, sharp stretching sensation that begins or worsens with movement.
Eventually, this over lengthened abdominal position can lead to the separation of the abdominal wall also known as diastasis recti. Without the management of our internal pressure, as the baby begins to grow, a mother is likely to become inflexible in the lower back, which can lead to sciatica, hip pain, pain with sex or even prolapse. This article is not meant to be a scare...
For every woman who is desperate to tell her real story, but, for whatever reason, “can’t” under her own name.
In Dinah’s name, we’re about to get very real, and tell the truth, some of us for the very first time.
Most women have heard of The Red Tent because they read the bookby Anita Diamant, published in 1997. It depicted the Red Tent as the physical space women used as a menstrual hut. The story, provided a fictional feminist retelling of “The Rape of Dinah” (Genesis, chapter 34), which was biblically recounted not by Dinah, but by her brothers. Diamant, gave a voice to Dinah as well as other women. We at Beyond The Red Tent have no religious affiliation...
My husband and I were filled with hope. We were pregnant with our first baby, we were on an adventure driving from Southern Oregon with the final destination of Juneau Alaska...For new temporary jobs and a 3 month adventure. We had rented out our Hawaii home and adventure and hope were in front of us.
Driving the famous highway 99, “the Sea to Sky Highway”, we watched scuba Divers jump in the freezing Marine Sanctuary, drove one of the most beautiful landscapes we’d seen in a very long time, and stopped at waterfalls and explored a bit of Whistler. My husband was in heaven and I enjoyed watching his excitement as he took photos every chance he got and gasped in enjoyment as he announced what he was seeing (over and over and over again). His love of nature was expressed and my love for quiet, especially 13 weeks pregnant, was honored. I got a chance to see the little nuances of mountains and waterfalls through his eyes and occasionally...
In the same way that all humans follow a 24-hour Circadian Rhythm (meaning, about a day), we women follow an approximate 28-day body clock, which I've coined a Circamene Rhythm (sur-kay-mena, meaning, about a month). We are lunar rhythmic beings and that’s a game changer and crucial detail to understand for our health, wellbeing, and happiness.
This is womb wisdom: a well-rounded way of thinking, communicating, and bonding. As the human sources of creation, there is very little that is more important than getting this right within the psyches and souls of every woman on the planet whether she ever produces children or not. Within us lives the rhythm of “Source creation” and every human has incubated in it and has been baptized into this world from it.
The 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks understanding of womb wisdom is an easy interpretation to follow and becomes more and more accurate as one aligns more fully with her own patterns.