7 Ways to Honor Your Period


During menstruation, our wombs are shedding and regenerating. This is a beautiful invitation to do the same, connecting more deeply with ourselves and consciously shedding and releasing that which doesn’t serve us anymore.

Woman behind red veil

As we always say, periods are an invitation back to ourselves and a time of rest. Here are some of our favorite ways to honor this sacred time each cycle. 

  1. Call her by her name.

Refrain from using the cultural euphemisms around periods (like jayitni, sick time, Tante Rose, el 7elwa, and so on). Simply say the word: period.

  1. Create a ritual that marks each bleed.

Here are a few ideas: Wear a special piece of jewelry, paint your nails red, do a special meditation, light a candle, or burn incense or sage.

  1. When she arrives, welcome her into your body with extra care.

Take a warm bubble bath, book a gentle massage with essential oils, or put on a face mask at home. 

  1. Nourish yourself with a nutrient-dense meal.

Restore your body with the vitamins and minerals you lose from bleeding. This can be done through warming soups and stews, seafood, or water-rich vegetables and fruit (such as beets, kale, blueberries, and mushrooms).

  1. Journal your intuitive thoughts and feelings.

When we are bleeding, we are at the most intuitive phase of our cycle. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your past cycle, like what was invigorating you and what was depleting your energy. Let your thoughts and feelings flow freely. 

  1. Spend some time in nature.

Disconnecting from your everyday tasks, devices, and routines, and grounding yourself in Mother Earth can fill you up in the most glorious of ways. 

  1. Let your creativity run wild.

You have heightened creativity and awareness during this phase of your cycle. Paint, draw, sing, dance, and do whatever makes you feel good.

A Final Note

Amidst the ebb and flow of life, our periods stand as a reminder of our inherent connection to nature, inviting us to honor our bodies and their cyclical nature.

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