Calm and Resilience, the Wise Woman Way

Calm is the inner peace you feel when you know you can manage. It doesn’t mean never losing your temper, it means having time within yourself to pause and take a breath, to feel and respond, instead of react. And it goes hand in hand with resilience. If you can build up your reserves of calm, like putting money away
for a rainy day, then you build up your resilience too. Resilience can mean
different things to different people.

Moon Day like a Queen: A Wise Tale about Period Self-Care

Menstruation is the phase of the menstrual cycle where all the hormones that have been ebbing and flowing through peaks and troughs, ease down and smoothly careen. You know that glassy look of the ocean when the wave has crashed on the shore and the tide begins to retreat back to the horizon? That’s menstruation. Often, it’s the premenstrual phase that can be the rockiest, and by contrast, menstruation is the calm. If we are able to hold ourselves in that stillness, reach within and practise period self-care, we can be far more available for the rest of our cycle.