Turning Menstrual Challenges into Menstrual Power

You're not alone if you're feeling frustrated by your period.

Challenges like cramps, bloating, and hormonal fluctuations can really put a damper on your day-to-day life. But the good news is that there are ways to work through these challenges and reclaim your power during your period.

In this article, we'll explore some of the most common menstrual challenges and offer tips for overcoming them. We hope that this information will empower you to take control of your period and make it work for you, not against you.

The Different Types of Menstrual Challenges

There are different types of menstrual challenges, and you might experience one or more of them. The most common type is cramps, which are caused by the muscles in your uterus contracting.

Other types of menstrual challenges include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Clots
  • Mood swings

How to Turn Menstrual Challenges Into Menstrual Power

Here's how you can turn your menstrual challenges into menstrual power:

  • Acknowledge your challenges. The first step is to acknowledge that you're facing a challenge. This may seem obvious, but it's important to remember that your challenges are unique to you and they deserve to be respected.
  • Make a plan. Once you've acknowledged your challenge, it's time to make a plan. This may involve researching your options, scheduling an appointment with a healthcare provider, or making lifestyle changes. Contact me if you need any personal advice.
  • Take action. After you've made a plan, it's time to take action. This may mean trying out a new product, starting a new exercise routine, or changing the way you eat.
  • Reflect on your progress. As you're taking action, it's important to reflect on your progress. This will help you stay motivated and on track.

Tips for Managing Menstrual Challenges

If you're struggling with cramps, back pain, or mood swings, here are a few tips that might help you out:

  • Heating pad: A heating pad can do wonders for cramps and back pain. If you don't have one, a hot water bottle will work in a pinch.
  • Diet: Believe it or not, what you eat can make a big difference in how you feel during your period. Eating lots of leafy greens, whole grains, and fruits can help with cramps and fatigue. And if you're feeling bloated, cutting out salt and caffeine can make a big difference. Eating raw carrots during your inner autumn really helps balance your hormones.
  • Exercise: Exercise releases endorphins, which can help with pain and mood swings. Even just a quick walk around the block can make a big difference.
  • Rest: When your body is telling you to slow down, it's important to listen. Get plenty of rest and relaxation during your period, and don't try to push yourself too hard.
  • Castor Oil Packs: When the pack is applied to the abdomen, the oil is absorbed through the skin into the gut-associated lymphatic tissue. Then it circulates, easing menstruation cramps, which are frequently brought on by clogged lymph veins. Castor oil packs can be very messy, but I have a non-messy method and if you're interested I'm very happy to share it with you.
  • Yoga: Yoga is a great way to relax and de-stress during PMS. It can help to relieve tension in the body and promote feelings of calmness and well-being.Check out my online course on how to adapt yoga to your menstrual cycle.
  • Magnesium supplements: Magnesium is a mineral that is known for its calming effects. If you find that you're struggling with anxiety and stress during PMS, try taking a magnesium supplement daily.


You now possess the knowledge of how to transform your menstrual challenges into menstrual power. Will you accept the challenge?

The first step is acknowledging that you have the power to change the way you feel about your period. You can do this by learning more about your body and how it works. Then, start tracking your cycle so you know when to expect your period and can plan accordingly.

Next, stock up on supplies so you're prepared when your period arrives. This includes both period-proof underwear and pain relief options like heating pads and over-the-counter medication.

Finally, make sure to take care of yourself both physically and mentally during your period. This means eating healthy, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest. If you find yourself struggling, reach out to a friend or family member for support.

Categories: : Inner Seasons, Menstrual Cycle, Menstrual Harmony