Learning to develop heart-centered life/birth/parenting decision-making is an art and a skill that requires cultivation. Cultivating the full-body-yes feeling leads to living/birthing/parenting authentically and courageously.
In this blog, we explore the transformative journey of menopause and offer insights on preparing for this phase of life. I will highlight and emphasize the importance of understanding menopause as a gradual process rather than a sudden event involving hormonal changes leading to various symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more.
We explore and seek to change the cultural perception of menopause, challenging the negative stereotypes associated with this powerful time in a woman's life.
I will share a holistic approach to menopause preparation, incorporating herbal remedies, mindfulness practices, and nourishing habits by providing specific suggestions, such as spending time in nature, practicing meditation, incorporating Qigong movements, consuming nourishing herbal teas, and using adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha and Tulsi.
Plus, I give a DIY recipe that you can blend yourself to cool and alleviate hot flashes and night sweats.
The Heart-Opening Magic of Hawthorn Berry, Leaf, and Flower: A Holistic Approach to Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being
In the realm of herbal medicine, few plants hold the same revered status as the Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna), which is a flowering plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. The Latin word Crataegus means "hardness" or "strength". With its rich history dating back centuries, this mystical and medicinal plant has been celebrated for its heart-opening qualities, impacting not only physical health but also spiritual and emotional well-being. The trifecta of Hawthorn berry, leaf, and flower is believed to be a potent elixir that harmonizes the heart on multiple levels, offering a holistic approach to health.
Menopause deserves to be honored and celebrated just as much as starting our menstruation and having babies, but the associated symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, can make it challenging for many women to celebrate this season of their lives.
So we search for herbs, wellness practices, and mediations to help us stay grounded in the truth of this experience as one that opens us up to even more profound wisdom and grace than ever before.
In the pursuit of holistic well-being during menopause, you may find Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, emerges as a valuable herbal ally. This sacred herb, revered in Ayurveda for its myriad health benefits, holds particular promise for menopausal women.