I want to tackle PMS head on today because it’s a huge issue for so many women. And I truly believe that the only way to resolve and relieve PMS symptoms is to take an integrative approach.
I put together a downloadable guide that shares targeted nutrition, supplements, herbals and lifestyle practices that specifically work toward balancing your monthly hormone cycles and easing the transition week before your period. You can download the guide here.
But there is another aspect about PMS that is far too often ignored.
Think of the days you experience PMS as if you are living with a “thinner veil” between what is happening internally for you- and what is happening in your world.
Whereas other weeks of the month, our natural hormonal cocktails give us just enough resiliency to mask the deeper feelings we have about situations or relationships in our life, the veil thins out during PMS.
Many times the intensity of our PMS week allows us to see and experience with sharper clarity (and sharper sting) what we really aren’t ok with.
For example, I may be able to brush off rude comments from someone most of the month, but if it happens the week before my period- I can get hugely offended and reactionary.
One way to see this is the default “blame it on the hormones”.
Another way is to pause and ask, “Could this be a sign that I shouldn’t be so accepting of rude comments most of the time?” “Am I actually allowing myself to react appropriately (albeit a little intensely) at being spoken to disrespectfully?”
What if we saw our PMS as a gift?
There are many nuances here for sure. But if I’m properly caring for my body. If I’ve supported my hormonal cycles and am simply experiencing a natural stretch of time in my month where I am closer to the surface and less able to just “let things go” – perhaps these alarm bells are a huge gift.
Not a gift to be tolerated, but one that gives you clear signs toward what needs attention in your life.
The thinner veil, allows you to see something (perhaps a little magnified) but there none-the-less and gives you the opportunity to honor yourself and bring it to light instead of stuffing it down and making excuses for it.
Healing PMS Naturally from the Inside Out
So, while you are taking note of what your PMS “gifts in disguise” may be telling you- I also want to give you a gift to help you better care for, nourish and balance your monthly hormones so that you can ease and resolve difficult PMS symptoms.
(p.s. If you like it, would you share this post with others in your community? I’d love this to get to as many mamas as possible!)
(p.p.s. I’d love to hear if you’ve experienced this “thinning of the veil” during your pre-menstrual week in the comments. Or what specific struggles you experience with PMS- scroll down and let me know!)
Are you interested in working naturally with your hormones instead of having them work against you?
I would love to have you on my course, Harmonize Your Hormones.
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