My Menstrual Superpowers Awakening
I worked for 18 years in a corporate environment before I realised I had Menstrual Superpowers.
As a marketing manager, one of my responsibilities was to create sales tools for the customer-facing teams.
The tools I developed were creative, daring and achieved cut-through in a highly competitive, conservative industry.
A curious customer once asked me how I came up with such imaginative ideas and for the first time, I realised something profound.
Every single one of my sales tool ideas came to me on Day 2 or 3 of my menstrual cycle.
I’d be bleeding heavily, usually with a migraine and throwing up in the work toilets, all the while pretending I was just one of the boys and not at all affected by inconvenient women’s business!
Fast forward 5 years and I deeply honour my bleeding now – acknowledging it’s my most creative time.
When my blood is flowing and I’m physically exhausted, inspiration storms through me. It’s all I can do to keep up – I try and record the ideas in my journal, but when writing is too slow, I record wild videos on my phone.
As I come out of my inner world and my energy becomes more outward a week later, I start to decipher my journal and videos. Every single time, I’m completely blown away by their brilliance… and a bit overwhelmed by the courage needed to implement them!
But here I am, stepping into my Wonder Woman shoes and presenting one of those bold ideas – The Menstrual Superpowers Cycles Calendar.
You see, when I started to understand my cycle, I realised I had different superpowers depending on where I was in my cycle.
When I started changing my workflow to suit my superpower, I became more efficient, more effective and more extraordinary.
While I wanted to share this calendar with every menstruator on the planet, I wanted to particularly reach the woman completely unaware that her menstrual cycle is actually a career superpower.
So if that’s you, such a big welcome to the 2019 Cycles Calendar, Corporate Wonder Woman!
Every day, there is the invitation to ask yourself 4 questions to complete the Daily Check-in. Think of the first feeling word/s that come to mind and record it, no matter how unusual the word is.
Try and write down something every day (your future self already thanks you!), but if you can’t, just pick it up again the following day.
You don’t need to know what day of your cycle you are to start – you can start right away and work backwards once your period arrives and you know your Day 1. (Note: Some women spot with brown blood a couple days before, but Day 1 is the first day you see red blood and the blood really starts to flow.)
In the 2019 Cycles Calendar, I’ve shared 12 of my menstrual superpowers as inspiration during the different phases, but please write down whatever resonates – your superpower is unique.
You may notice you feel your superpowers at different phases than I do, and that’s both okay and magical to notice your uniqueness!
As you become more comfortable with tracking your menstrual superpowers, you’ll notice a pattern beginning to emerge. You might be surprised to see how predictable you actually are!
Like the moon, you predictably wax and wane every single cycle, and your superpowers show up in a consistent pattern completely unique to you.
Speaking of the moon, while the menstrual cycle influences the most how we feel, the lunar cycle and seasonal cycle holds us too. The lunar cycle is powerful for all people to connect to and holds a subtle magic, even if you’re not menstruating.
As with previous calendars, there is an opportunity to track your lunar intentions on the dark, new and full moon, plus the opportunity to share these intentions over on Instagram.
I wonder… what will you create when you harness your energy and use your unique menstrual superpowers every day?
How will you change your world in 2019? I can’t wait to find out!
For more information on Menstrual Superpowers, you can download the 2019 Cycles Calendar here by signing up to my newsletter – it’s a complimentary digital download.
Or, you can send me $25 on Paypal and I’ll a pop a professionally and sustainably printed copy (it’s even on recycled paper – SWOON!) in the post to you.
For information on my Menstrual Superpowers Coaching Services, please visit my Services Page.
Menstrual Superpowers Leadership Coach
In 2016, after nearly 2 decades working in corporate, I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. Designed to celebrate the cycles (lunar, menstrual + seasonal) I also loved interviewing imaginative women in inspirational careers. Now, I'm a Life Coach + I support Corporate Wonder Women just like you, to explore + harness your own Menstrual Superpowers. When a client discovers her Menstrual Superpowers + plays to her strengths on these days, her corporate life + home life transform. She is more productive, more inspirational, more creative + more rested. Yup. All of it.
Intrigued? Please subscribe to my newsletter + start tracking your cycle with the Empress Crow and Rabbit Cycles Calendar.
Ready to talk cycles and your career? Please ask me a question through Connect With Me, or to request a complimentary 45 minute Empress Explore consultation. I can't wait to hear from you!
Photo credit: Lucy Spartalis