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Honoring the Transitions of a Woman

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As women, the stronger species, which I can say because I am one, we have two major transitions biochemically that we go through. Men, of course do, too, in a different way. This article will be dedicated to female changes and how to influence their grace and beauty.

Many young girls, experiencing menarche, have come to not enjoy the cycles….of normal bleeding that may be accompanied by cramping, bloating and clotting. Accompanying this can be mood fluctuations, acne, insomnia, constipation or diarrhea and weight gain. Our society has come to accept these changes as “normal” because they are “common.” We all know that common doesn’t mean normal. It especially doesn’t mean optimal.

More than most things in life, I appreciate cycles, rhythms, and ceremonies. The female cycle gives us the opportunity to celebrate womanhood – but, we have come to a place where we want to manipulate it so much that even Big Pharma has provided a way that women don’t have to menstruate – to stop the nuisance of the menstrual cycle. I, personally, find this to be very sad as it provides a journey away from womanhood and the wonderful treasures it gives us.

There are several reasons why so many young women suffer with their cycles.

Our society has been very influential in disconnecting us from our uniqueness and has bombarded us with images, sounds, smells, moves, attitudes – sensationalizing womanhood as a contest. Thin bodies that wear clothes like a hanger are indeed easy on the eyes. Strong bodies with both curves and muscle definition are more appealing to the eye for others.

Blonde is certainly beautiful, but so is red, brunette, black and gray. Makeup is pretty, often overdone and that pure natural look will attract someone who appreciates inner strength as it takes that to allow nature to show. Becoming trapped in the magazine ads and TV commercials defines us from the outside, preventing the inside from glowing forth.

Looking more closely at the influences that surround our beautiful teenage girls, it’s hard to dissuade them from wanting the makeup, the clothes and all the things that distract from their inner beauty.

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