It is book week here on Ladies Holiday with our first ever Blog Hop on Wednesday. We invite you to join "Book Worm Wednesday" by linking a post about anything book-related. This month's theme is: The one book I will never forget. We hope to hear from all you book worms out there, please link up and spread the bloggy-love!
I'll kick things off with Dr. Christiane Northrup's Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom which is most certainly a book that I will never forget because it helped me improve my life both physically and emotionally.
My copy is an older version, but it has recently been updated and you can get it by clicking the image below or visiting your local library.
Dr. Northrup is a women's health pioneer and an all around intelligent and warm person. I have come to trust her whole-body approach to women's health. She hosts Flourish a weekly radio show you can listen to online,her website has health and wellness resources, supportive community boards and a monthly newsletter.
At first I was intimidated by the sheer number of pages in Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom, but when I settled into the introduction I realized that I was sorely in need of the information held in its pages and perhaps most importantly I realized that my health was worth taking the time to address.
For years I disregarded how I was feeling by masking physical and emotional pain and then later viewing it as if under a microscope. In Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom a balanced approach is taken and I, the reader, was able to see myself as whole, inherently wise and worthy of attention and good care.
I read and digested the book in parts, just as it is divided into parts one through three each covering specific topics ranging from Female Intelligence and Energy, Inner Guidance, The Menstrual Cycle, Reproductive System and Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Menopause to Steps to Vibrant Health and Healing.
Much like the phases of the moon, women's lives shift through several cycles, premenstrual, menstrual and post. The book offers insight into each of those, which helped me better understand myself past and present and gave me knowledge of my future yet to come.
Interspersed in the book are true-life stories of women who have followed their inner guidance and healed from illness and emotional trauma. Some of this may or may not apply to the reader, but nonetheless it is handy to keep as a reference or to better understand a friend or family member who has or is going through a similar experience.
If there ever was a reference manual for women's health I would say this is it. I suggest getting a copy for daughters, grand-daughters and of course for yourself and we can begin bit by bit, page by page to reveal and revel in the wisdom of our bodies.
In Health and Wisdom,
P.S. For more on how to create a healthy and green period/menstrual cycle please read the article I wrote on well-body-super-star Kris Carr's website Crazy Sexy Life. To find out how to green your period click here.
Today I'm happy to be linking up with Cinthya at Eye Heart,
please visit her site to find lots of other fun blogs!