Hysteria comes from the Greek word uterus. 'Originally, it was believed that hysteria and hysterical symptoms were caused by a defect in the womb, and thus, only women could become hysterical.' At this point you are probably nodding your head thinking about some of your past hysterical behaviours. I know I have a few stories to tell, some painfully sad and others side-splittingly funny. You might be smirking right now and rolling your eyes thinking 'aha' so it was my uterus that was making me mad all this time. Perhaps with a knot in your stomach and as a ripple of sadness washes over you, you feel let down, lied to and even cheated by your uterus.
The uterus is the strongest muscle in the body and the functions of the uterus are literally out of this world. This is the stellar matriarch of all our muscles and one which has been designed to keep humanity alive. A powerful divine feminine life force energy that can nurture, protect and give new life.
So, why don't we speak about our uterus more? Why do we still shy away from deep conversations about our menstrual cycle? Why do we talk about our mental health more than our reproductive health? Why are we not having more conversations about our uterus and furthermore, why are we women still being labelled as 'hysterical'?
From the age of about 12 we start to bleed, our underwear and our bed sheets stained. Developing big hot painful pimples on our chin, our hair gets greasy and when people ask us how we are we reply with a sullen and dull expression, 'yes I'm fine!', as our uterus tightens and cramps. Feeling nauseous, tired and heavy, emotional and bloated. With whispers in the playground that someone has started their period, this is the start of our relationship with our uterus. And one that is marked by pain, anxiety, rage, inconvenience and embarrassment.
Realising that you might be perimenopausal can be heart wrenching, after all you are getting older and time is passing you by - in a blink of an eye you are now beyond child bearing age. The pimples still appear along with greying hair and fatigue now. Facing even worse PMT than in your 20's but with a lower sex drive, irregular, heavy and painful periods, breast tenderness, discomfort during sex and urine leakage especially when we laugh, cough and sneeze - this is all part of what we believe to 'normal' during the change of life.
So what do we do? Well for the most part we just put up with it, become stoic and resolute and say under our breath, 'it's all part of being a woman!”. I want to stop you right there, it's not and it's not necessary to put up with it any more.
I can help you, I can change the way you feel and think but mostly, I can re-educate you into a state of bliss. I want to gift you the courage and bravery to look after your uterus, to have these awkward and embarrassing conversations. To stop your partner right in their track when you over hear them say, 'watch your mother today, she's menopausal and hysterical”. I can re-energise you and tip you into a state of flow where you become you again - liberated from pain and anxiety.
Allow me to help you fall in love with balance, harmony and encourage a deep divine connection to your own feminine energy and power.
Feel Look Be is a holistic gateway to optimal health, ensuring every part of your mind, body and soul is carefully nurtured and looked after. World class mindset techniques, along with energised morning workouts with a daily emphasis on movement are woven together. Expertly developed meal plans that nourish and bolster vitamin and mineral intake are provided weekly. The creation of a new equilibrium kick starts your body into healing and your uterus is quickly loving the new you. Within in a few short weeks you will start to get a sense that your perimenopausal or menopausal states are being positively influenced and symptoms reversed. Hormonal balance is the goal by cleansing the body of toxins, stripping out the harmful chemicals and replacing them with high energy vibrant and healthy foods and all the while you are becoming more energised and enthused by mindset and a body that loves to move.
Choose Organic: Fresh green leafy vegetables and keep well hydrated.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, which help in increasing and maintaining uterus immunity, preventing uterus infections.
Avoid processed foods which are often high in unhealthy fats and sugar, low in essential nutrients and fibre and may promote pain and inflammation. Omega-6 fats found in plant oils, such as corn, cottonseed and peanut oil, can increase pain, uterine cramping and inflammation.
Start a journal, give yourself 30 mins each day to relax your mind. Practice daily gratitude, treat yourself to the Shelley Booth Gratitude Journal - it's an excellent tool for organising thoughts and feelings.
Get out into nature and walk, breathe deeply.
"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age". (Sophia Loren)
Walking, stretching and movement increases blood flow and oxygen to the uterus. We love to squat during our morning movement sessions. Did you know that squatting can help with uterus health by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles whilst improving circulation and blood flow.
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