I’d like to tell you a story about a girl and a boy. Let’s call them Sarah & James.
They met in high school. Got married at 22 years old. Had 2 beautiful baby boys. And lived happily ever after.
Sounds perfect right?
Only that’s not the full story.
You see, Sarah was not the easiest person to live with. In fact, James often woke up wondering which Sarah he would wake up to, as she seemed to have many different personas.
Was he going to wake up to the bubbly, happy, playful Sarah?
Or would he wake up to the Sarah who was low, self conscious and pessimistic about everything (including their relationship).
Or maybe it would be the go-getter Sarah who was confident and in control and knew what she wanted and how to get it.
Or maybe he would wake up to the sharp tongued Sarah who could annihilate him and everyone around her with just a few words.
Every single day he felt like he was walking on eggshells. Until he knew which Sarah he was going to be spending the day with he would hold his breath.
Can you imagine what that would be like?It wasn’t easy for him to live with her. But he loved her. So much.
So instead he joked with his mates at the gym and at work who all agreed that this was what women were like and continued to live on eggshells.
But the truth was, life wasn’t easy for Sarah either.
She would also wake up wondering what the day would bring often feeling like she was nailing life one minute and then be thrown off by feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety and anger the next.
She would go from feeling amazing and in control of her life, career, fitness to feeling lost, disconnected, confused, and then back to square one again.
Over and over in her head she would obsess over what was wrong ….
Why can’t I stick to anything?
Why am I so different from one day to the next?
What is going on with my hormones?
How can I stop these mood swings?
Over the years, all of this had a negative impact on her physical health, her mental health and her emotional wellbeing. But more importantly it had a negative impact on her work, her relationships and her marriage to James.
She was so confused as to why she felt like a totally different person from one day to the next, with different perspectives, ambitions, feelings and needs.She worked so hard to give 100% all the time in everything she did. But this just led to exhaustion and resentment, depression and anxiety.
She wanted desperately to find a solution to all of this. But she was told time and time again that this was what being a woman was like. Unpredictable. Irrational. Crazy!
But then she came across something that would change her life…
One day she read that female bodies are cyclical by nature and that by producing varying quantities of hormones at different points in the menstrual cycle, this leads to 4 distinct phases.
And within each of these phases, moods, energy, thoughts and feelings all change.
Which means that women have 4 different personas each cycle!
Why did she not know this?
She had spent all of her life fighting who she was, trying to be someone she wasn’t. Fighting against her feminine energy and her female body.
But things were about to change.
She spent the next 7 years learning all she could about the menstrual cycle and hormones and how they affected a women’s health, mindset, moods and behaviour.
She researched and put together these things so she could work with her body and cycle and learn how to embrace her female body instead of fighting it.
And although she made many mistakes along the way, she finally had the answers she was looking for.
Today, life is so very different for Sarah and James.
Sarah learns more about herself with every menstrual cycle and now lives in alignment with her feminine nature.
She syncs her life around her cycle where she can and when she isn’t able to, she knows what she needs to do to support her cycle at those times.
But more importantly, the deeper she connects with herself and her body, the deeper the connection she is able to have with her husband, her children, her family and friends.
Well, he also got to know the different phases of Sarah’s menstrual cycle.
Which means that he can predict which Sarah he will wake up to and how best he can support her in each phase.
But the crazy things is, the more they both learn about Sarah’s cycle, the less of an impact it has on their lives and their relationship.
They know what to expect, how to plan their days and what they can both do to thrive in their marriage.
And that? Well that is priceless.
Ok so obviously I’m talking about myself and my husband.
But I wanted you to know how I got to where I am.
And why I feel so passionate about helping women create the same changes in their life as I was able to do in mine.
I have been in the Health & Fitness industry for almost 20 years. I am a qualified personal trainer, biomechanics coach, massage therapist. I have specialised with further courses in women’s hormones, wellness and female pelvic health. You name it I’ve done the course and got the T-shirt.
But the reason I know I can help is because I have been there!
I understand how frustrating & confusing it can be when we don’t know what the hell is going on.
I know how it feels to try to keep a million and one plates spinning whilst struggling to keep your head above water.
And I also know that understanding your body, cycle, mind, mood and hormones can change your life. Just as it did mine.
Just imagine what life would be like…
…if all women knew how to read their body, trust what it’s telling them and could align their life with their menstrual cycle.
…if all women knew how to support their cycle and optimise their physical health, mindset and emotional well-being.
if all women deepened their relationship with their body and their cycle which in turn creates a deeper connection with those around them.
…if all women understand what the hell is going on and knew these things that they should have known years ago.
Imagine that! 💛
PS: If my story resonates with you in any way, let me help you to connect and sync with your cycle. Find out more.