For most of us, for all of our adult lives, we have experienced the rhythmic monthly cycling of our bodies. The cycles of our bodies are mirrored by the cycles of the moon. Sometimes our cycles even align with the moon cycles. I know that I have taken comfort in this reflection of my own […]
Patience by Mary Oliver What is the good life now? Why, look here, consider the moon’s white crescent rounding, slowly, over the half month to still another perfect circle – the shining eye that lightens the hills, that lays down the shadows of the branches of the trees, the summons the flowers to open their […]
It’s been a big, exciting, courageous week here at Vivid. Sixteen new Menopause Mentors are beginning their work to take Vivid Menopause Circles all over the world come this fall and winter! To say it’s thrilling is an understatement. We can’t wait to introduce these courageous women to you, and we will be, soon. This […]
We have just the ticket for your Sunday afternoon dance party or Monday morning to-do list motivation! Push the sofa back and crank up the volume. This playlist will shake the stress out and raise your confidence (now to raise women’s wages, too…) Menopause takes guts and you’ve got what it takes. Enjoy! xo, Annagrace
This week’s Pinterest board is full of women doing remarkable things considering their gender or the time in history or their culture, age, background, color, religion, or any number of things! Take a look at their faces and stories and be inspired. Aren’t they amazing? What about you? Some of us grow into our bravery […]
This week is our second official Vivid Menopause planning retreat. I arrived on Denman Island yesterday afternoon and I’ve been having a wonderful time with Bronwyn (and Bob and Bella, too!) So far we’ve eaten delicious food, walked a beautiful path by the sea, drank delicious coffee, and have barely stopped talking. There’s so much […]
Here is some sensual juiciness for your Sunday night – Enjoy our Inhabit playlist and Pinterest board!
This week’s conversation is about connection – to natural cycles, to ourselves, and to our bodies. How can our daily practices help to soothe our sense of disconnection and begin to bring us home to our bodies?
What does it really mean to come home to your body? This question has guided much of my work over the last twenty years. I was a child of trauma, and learned at an early age that my body was not always a safe place to be. I developed coping strategies that allowed me to […]
On Tuesday morning, after several days of rain, I woke to sunshine and the sounds of birds. The weather had shifted. There wasn’t the heat or angle of summer anymore. Yellow finches sat in the tops of the tall orange cosmos flowers, which are daily forming seed heads. The purple hollyhocks, red Echinacea and tiny, […]