I don’t even know how to start this post. I just know I need to write it.
50% of the people in this world will bleed monthly for a significant portion of their life. It happens. The good men of the world will support numerous women during their menstrual cycle, whether it is as a partner, friend, co-worker, or family member. The bad men of the world will exacerbate the cycles of the women near them. Really everyone has to deal with periods.
I love to talk about the things people don’t like to talk about, so a women’s cycle has always topped my list of favorite discussion topics. Now that I’m in business smoothing out women’s menstrual cycles and occasionally making it more fertile I’ve got even more to say.
I don’t have a problem with periods or bleeding or the changes that happen right before and right after. I have a problem with women who don’t respect their body. The cycle is one of the best weathervanes of the body. It reveals to us how strong we are, how much blood we have, how much heat we have, how much qi we have.
So to celebrate the fabulous menstrual cycle I’m planning the next six weeks to discuss periods. One Window of Heaven Words post per week will be about bleeding. Here is the line up to get you excited.
Week One: PMS
Week Two: Blood
Week Three: Duration and Frequency
Week Four: Cramps
Week Five: Temperature
Week Six: Female Intuition During the Cycle
Male readers, it is time to step up and be the mindful one in the relationship whether it is as a partner, family member or friend. Sometimes women can’t see the rhythms as they experience them. Read these posts, learn a little something about the mysterious 28 days and be an advocate for the women in your life!
Just think some of you will get to ovulate, bleed and ovulate again while you are learning. Aren’t you excited!
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After three years of Acupuncture school and roughly 90,000 miles of driving the Mass Pike to class and home again I am in recovery, both intellectually and physically. While I am, of course, grappling with the threat of pending student loans and the usual concerns about starting a new part of my business, I am struggling with something new I didn’t expect—a loss of community to discuss the zillion things I am forever contemplating. In the last three years I’ve started making brief manifestos of discoveries I had made about the body at the beginning of each of my yoga classes. And while I will no doubt still be doing that, I want a place to go into greater detail and allow for links to further information for those that are interested in the topic.
Instead of branching out into this next phase alone, I’m reaching out for you. I already know who I am. I am Courtney Hill Wulsin, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Yoga Teacher, Writer, Doula, Dancer, Reiki Master. I specialize in teaching people how to find comfort in their body and enjoy the sensuality of movement and awareness. It is you that interests me as I start this communication with the greater world.
You must be a reader who finds interest in the body and mind. You would have to be a wandering sort, like myself, who seeks answers in unusual places and never trusts anything that doesn’t resonate inside the body, as well as inside the mind. You would be interested in medicine as a means to prevent disease, not cure it. You would define wellness not as an absence of symptoms, but as a strength and sturdiness of body that brings you joy and comfort. You would be interested in learning about all the systems of the body and how to use metaphor to understand those systems. You would have to be an art lover and see the body as the world’s most beautiful work of art. If those things do describe you than perhaps you would care about my ramblings, even if you don’t attend my classes or seek out my services as an acupuncturist.
I am starting to write today as a declaration. I want to integrate. For three years I’ve been integrating with select, classmates, students and clients, but now I’m throwing the doors open and asking for others to join me on this path. Come integrate with me, suggest books, correct me, ask questions, get confused, get excited. Whatever it is. This is Window of Heaven Acupuncture and Yoga and I am Courtney Hill Wulsin and as of today, we are open for business. Conversation officially started.