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How to Heal Vaginal Pain and Trauma Using Self Yoni Massage

Artwork: Shakti Christa Fox For most of my sexual life I experienced chronic vaginal pain. At times sex hurt so bad I would grip the pillow, clench my jaw and wait for it to be over. Afterwards I’d experience inflammation and pain lasting for weeks – sometimes it would lead to a yeast infection, then […]

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The 4 Seasons of a Woman’s Cycle Explained Week by Week

Over the years, I’ve sat with women and asked them to tell me about their first menstrual cycle. I’ve listened to stories of shame, embarrassment, confusion, fear, and some of joy or excitement and celebration. Then, when they are finished sharing, we explore how they can see that experience shaping their present day inner-world. How […]

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9 Lifestyle Changes to Rewire Your Brain and Improve Happiness

By the age of 10 our brains have already formed trillions of connections. In relationships, we play out the behaviors we picked up from our parents. How we express ourselves, whether we feel safe to cry or be angry in front of our lovers, and even our relationship to food is somehow shaped by the […]

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Hormones in Trouble? Here Are 10 Books that Can Help

Like any health expert, doctor or naturopath, they are guides; not gods. I have been to hell and back with my hormones over the years and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it is that we have to take ownership over our own healing. By empowering myself to learn more about my body and hormones, […]

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Making Peace with PMS: Foods, Herbs and Rituals to Love Your Cycle

Maybe I lost you at the “love your cycle” bit, and if so just stay with me here. Chances are if you’ve clicked on this post it’s because you’re looking for ways to make your cycle a bit easier. Maybe you experience PMS, mood swings, depression, fatigue, acne breakouts or painful cramps. If you’re lucky […]

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11 Supplements and Herbs to Balance Your Hormones

I’ve experienced low hormone levels (progesterone, estrogen etc.) for many years. From intense PMS that caused negative thoughts and dramatic fatigue, to breakouts and painful menstrual cramps, I’ve sort of had a taste of it all. To say hormones make or break us is an understatement. As a woman, I’ve come to learn that nourishing […]

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