Sep 4, 2018
Understanding how your hormones work is the key to unlocking the best potential in your personal and professional life. Nobody knows that better than my friend Nicole Jardim, better known as The Period Girl. Nicole is a certified women's health coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of online programs that empower women to regain their hormone health by effectively addressing issues such as PMS, PCOS, infertility and more.
If you ever feel like one week you are killing it and the next you can't keep it together emotionally, your period could be to blame. You deserve to get more out of having your period, and Nicole is going to share with us all of her tips to get your cycle working for you. We are diving deep into the four phases of your menstrual cycle, which phases can boost your mood and which you should avoid anything important during, and much more.
If you want to learn how to mitigate the effects of stress and reclaim ownership of your period, this episode is for you. Whether you are still figuring out your menstruation journey or are a seasoned pro, Nicole has some great tips to help you start owning your menstrual cycle.
What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!
“I constantly ask my clients and my friends and the women who come to me, ‘Do you feel like you are on this emotional roller coaster?’ And I would say that pretty much 99% of women say that they do. Especially when they don't understand these phases of their cycle and the fact that everything changes on a week to week basis.” (10:59)
“What you are going to do is you’re going to start paying attention to the symptoms of your fertility. Meaning you’re going to start paying attention to those cervical fluid changes, you’re going to start to pay attention to the times you feel moody or you feel tired or you feel anxious or you feel very energetic. And once you can start to determine a pattern in this app, or you can even use a notebook or your calendar, whatever you want. That way you can really start to schedule things around your life.” (28:12)
“One of the main problems I see is that we are in such a state of chronic stress or in such alarm mode that our sex hormones are being impacted so severely that we are either losing our periods or were having very irregular ovulation and thus irregular periods, or were having a situation where we just can’t get pregnant… a lot of the time that's because our bodies are in such a state that they feel fear, they feel scared, and so it's our goal, i think it's our sacred duty actually, to really focus on how we can mitigate the effects of our stress.” (33:56)