Womb Whispers

Let’s be honest: As a woman or menstruating person in this society, it isn’t exactly easy to grow up with a lot of reverence for your body, nor your cycle. In this spiritual-feminist podcast about menstrual wisdom and activism for our modern times, I share musings, reflections and conversations to make living as a cyclical being (ALL beings are cyclical, by the way!) in a world set up for linear progress more easeful for you. Let yourself be inspired to detox from the systems of oppression you’ve most probably internalised, so you can walk the spirals of your life with more confidence and trust in yourself and your gorgeous body and reclaim the superpower and ancient wisdom already stored in your bones! And no, you don’t need to have a uterus to benefit from this!

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I'm Lisa and I support women to get back in touch with their cycle, release trauma and live their life powerfully from within.

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A Fireside Chat about Supporting your Tween through their First Period


The first bleed in the life of a menstruator is a powerful Rite of Passage and should be marked as such. Neutral at best, the experience is much more often associated with fear or even shame. This doesn’t exactly contribute to body positivity ...

What was your own first bleed experience like? Menarche, the first bleed in the life of a menstruator, is a powerful Rite of Passage and should be marked as such. Unfortunately, the experience is usually neutral at best, but much more often associated with fear or even shame. This doesn’t exactly contribute to young girls and menstruators loving their bodies more ... promoting the disconnect and downright body hatred patriarchy wants us to get caught up in ... just saying... So how about we don’t allow history to repeat itself and make sure that today’s teens have a different experience from the start? In today's episode, my guest Liz Vivian and I talk about how you can support your tween through their own process of learning what it means to be a menstruator. We cover: 00:54 Who Liz is and her peri-menopause journey 03:34 Liz’ journey of aha-moments that lead her to do the work of supporting mums be(come) confident in supporting their tweens through their first period 08:57 Why WHO you want to become is much more important than WHAT you want to do 11:35 How Liz prepared herself and her daughter for her first period 14:34 How you can set an example as a cycle-aware parent 17:13 The importance of stopping to be so secretive about our bleed, especially for our teenagers 21:31 The particular and powerful position of mums/birthing peoplse as support for their tweens and why mums have permission to receive support themselves 24:27 Why the first 13 periods are just as important as the special very first one and can foster the mother-daughter or parent-tween connection in a time where the tween craves independence 27:47 How mum’s have all the wisdom already within themselves, to lead their tweens through that meaningful time 33:03 Why it is so vitally important that girls and young menstruators have a healthy first bleed experience 36:38 How to connect with Liz and Raising Flora 37:32 Liz’ message to you Bio: Liz is a coach, a menstruality mentor and a mum. Through her business, Raising Flora, she helps moms feel confident, be prepared and show up with compassion for their tween's first period. Passionate about giving the tweens of today a healthy, positive start with their cycle, she knows moms are in a powerful position to lead the way toward a less shamey and more open and meaningful experience. Liz and her husband are also raising a daughter, who is 11 and stretching toward independence. They are a tight knit family who love travel, outdoorsy adventures, and good food. In 2022, Liz is celebrating her Year of Being 50 by walking – around her neighbourhood, across Spain, and in half marathons with family and friends. Connect with her: https://www.raisingflora.com Or book your introductory call here: https://www.raisingflora.com/book-now You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e17-a-fireside-chat-about-supporting-your-tween-through-their-first-period

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38 MB - Duration: 40:34m

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