Harnessing Your Menstrual Powers: Creating Success for the Savvy CEO
Did you know that there is a relationship between your menstrual cycle and the seasons? Just as the earth goes through cycles of growth and dormancy, so does your body. By understanding and flowing with the inner seasons of your menstrual cycle, you can optimize your health, vitality, well-being, and your business. In this article, I will discuss how to work with the four seasons of your cycle: winter, spring, summer, and autumn, to stand tall in your life and your business. I’ll also provide tips for each phase on how to stay healthy, balanced, and in the creative flow of your business. Are you ready to learn more? I certainly hope so. Let’s begin!
Menstrual Winter: Dark, Introspective, Sensitive, Intuitive
The winter phase of your menstrual cycle is associated with rest, reflection, and consolidation. Your progesterone and estrogen levels are at their lowest as you bleed. You may naturally feel tired and desire to be away from the world. It is a time to take it easy and allow your body to restore and rejuvenate.
During this phase, reflect on things you would like to change or enhance in your life and business. Avoid stressful situations and appointments. Take a break from your business projects and allow yourself plenty of time to rest. It will be helpful to outsource tasks during this phase of your menstrual cycle if you still have important deadlines to meet. Remember, your body is going through profound hormonal shifts at this time. So, allow yourself to rest. You will feel more energized once your energy returns to you in the next season of your menstrual cycle, which is spring.
Some tips for staying healthy during the winter phase include: eating grounding foods like root vegetables, spending time in nature, practicing yoga or meditation, and getting enough sleep. This phase is a great time to relish in the quiet and just let yourself be.
Menstrual Spring: Open, Dynamic, Energetic, Enthusiastic
The spring phase is when you will feel your energy return due to the slow but steady increase of your estrogen levels. It is the perfect time to start new projects and set goals for yourself and your business. After the quiet time during the winter menstrual season, you may notice that you received visions and insights into new directions for your business and life. In the spring season of your menstrual cycle, you will have the energy and motivation to carry out those creative ideas or continue with the ones you are already working on. Spring is a great time to organize, prioritize, and get things going!
Some tips for staying healthy during the menstrual spring phase include eating foods that support follicle development and metabolize estrogen. Some foods to consider are greens vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, eggs, legumes, and whole grains. You may also consider supplements like Vitamin D, B-Complex, and CoQ-10. You may also notice that your sex drive increases during this time. Take advantage of this increase in energy by exercising and spending time outside. Overall, the spring menstrual season is about growth, expansion, and change. Harnessing the powers of this phase will surely put you on the path to success in your life and business!
Menstrual Summer: Nurturing. Radiating, Loving, Sustaining
The summer phase of your cycle is associated with warmth and fertility. Your estrogen levels are now at their peak, and you are ready for ovulation (the real star of your menstrual cycle)! You may have high energy, but some can also find this menstrual season overwhelming. During this time, you may feel more social and outgoing. It is a great time to spend time with friends and loved ones and network in your business. Additionally, you have the mojo and energy to work hard and power through some of the most demanding tasks in your business during this menstrual season.
Some tips for staying healthy include HIIT (high-intensity interval training) exercise during the summer phase. HIIT exercise works well during this phase of your menstrual cycle. It helps move energy and blood flow throughout the body and promotes healthy uterine circulation. You may also consider eating cooling foods like watermelon, cucumber, grapefruit, and fiber-rich foods such as kale, spinach, and asparagus. Adding these will support your liver in detoxing excess estrogen from the body so that you maintain healthy hormone levels throughout your menstrual cycle. The summer menstrual season can be one of the greatest assets to your business endeavors once you learn to attune to your inner rhythm.
Menstrual Autumn: Destructive, Descending, Perceptive, Truth-Telling
The autumn menstrual season is associated with harvesting and letting go. Your estrogen levels decrease, while your progesterone levels are naturally rising. Eventually, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop right before your bleed begins. This fall, rise, then drop in hormone levels can make this phase pretty erratic and unstable for many. However, leaning into the powers of this phase can help many gain immense insight into their lives and projects.
This menstrual season is a great time to finish up any loose ends in your projects and let go of things that no longer feel in alignment with your life or creative endeavors. Many also find that they have less time and patience for “nonsense” and “BS” during this phase and will often “tell it like it is.” During this phase, it’s best to refrain from intense conversations or conflict as others may find your tone quite harsh. Wait until you feel calmer not to risk your cherished relationships and connections.
During the autumn phase, some tips for staying healthy include drinking nourishing herbal teas such as ginger or turmeric. You may also consider eating warming foods like squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. Healthy lean proteins such as organic chicken, fish, and tofu are beneficial. Avoid caffeine, sugar, and excess salt, which can aggravate your hormones and increase those pesky PMS symptoms. Lastly, refrain from excess or strenuous exercise, which can have far implications for your hormone health.
In conclusion, understanding the connection between your body, mind, and menstrual cycle can help you achieve balance and support you in becoming the “Savvy CEO” living an abundant, creative and prosperous life!
I’m so happy you found me. I’m Oshun and I am a Board Holistic Health Practitioner and Menstrual Cycle Coach who specializes in helping women take control of their hormones and menstrual health. Some people call me the “Womb Priestess”. I believe that every woman has within her the power to naturally reclaim her health, authentic beauty and wellness. My goal isn’t just about teaching you how your feminine body works; it’s also offering insight on the immense power that the phases of your menstrual cycle mean for your emotional, physical and mental well being!