Sweetening the Pill... a documentary about hormonal birth control

Sweetening the Pill - a documentary by Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake

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Filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein will investigate our current and future choices for contraception in this feature documentary.

DONATE TODAY TO THIS GREAT DOCUMENTARY PROJECT: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92756815/sweetening-the-pill-a-documentary

About this project

The Guardian recently did an Op-Ed piece on Erika Langhart's heartbreaking death and shared a short video from Sweetening the Pill footage.

Indie Wire also shared Sweetening the Pill as a Noteworthy Women-Centric Crowdfunding Project to follow. We think so too!

The Wrap released an interview with filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein as well as author Holly Grigg Spall on the impact they hope to make with this film.

Is this what your birth control will look like in the 21st century?

DONATE TODAY TO THIS GREAT DOCUMENTARY PROJECT https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92756815/sweetening-the-pill-a-documentary

Female Empowerment Poem

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Honoring Our Cycle is

Honoring our Divine Female Soul.­

Spring Enlivens Us Because

We Embrace the Winter,

The Full Moon Enchants Us Because

We Invite the New Moon to Wash Over Us,

The Light Nurtures Us Because

We Walk Through the Darkness with Grace.

Females who Embrace Life In the Flow of

Their Cyclical Nature,

Walk in Empowerment

With the Natural Beauty of Themselves.

Paula Youmell, RN

♀Moon School

Moon School: May Day SALE to Empower Your Female Energy

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How a girl crosses into Menarche casts a long shadow over her menstruating years... Make that shadow one of brilliant white light and joy!
How a woman crosses into her Mothering Years (whether she births children, art, great projects, creative endeavors, etc.) casts a shadow over her young and middle adult years... Females Be empowered to create in Joy!
How a woman crosses into Menopause, her Wise Woman Years, casts a shadow over her senior years. Empower our elders by reminding them of their amazing wisdom, strength, and need to be a sturdy voice in both their family & community.
At menarche a woman enters her power, Through menstruation she practices her power, At menopause she becomes her power.
                                                                              Native American Wisdom

Empowering Females to understand the:

  • magic in their menstrual cycles,
  • the power in their cyclic periods, and the
  • understanding in their uterus... the wisdom in their womb

is the gift I present to all females in the Moon School:  Female Moon Cycle Wisdom Training (Online Course)

MAY DAY SALE:  $50 Buck today!   This $50 buck sale was a big success to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Let us now celebrate May Day: Spring, dancing into Summer, and being a Fabulous Female. Online Course Starts May 6th... Join us and I promise you will be glad you did. I Promise! happy face

The More Females Who Re-Gather This Female Wisdom Into Themselves The Better A World We Can Re-Create & Heal!

Join Today, Encourage Your Family & Friends (Males Too!) to Join in the Energy to Heal Self and Our Earth by Re-Balancing Female & Male Energy. It is your gift to yourself and to the Greater Good!  Blessings, Paula

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Wild Yam at Nature's Storehouse, Canton, NY

wild yam I have praised the virtues of wild yam for menstrual and hormonal health in many blog posts: (this is just 2 of the posts, click the titles to go to the links)

Wild Yam… A Gal’s Best Friend!

Got Heavy Bleeding? Get Wild Yam!

I always recommend Living Earth Wild Yam as it is sold for birth control. It has to be high quality wild yam or it will not work and Living Earth will be out of business. It is a good company to trust.

Living Earth Wild Yam is now available at Nature's Storehouse in Canton, NY. If you are local and use wild yam it is handy to buy now. If you want to try wild yam to reduce menstrual bleeding, you can do so easily now.

As with any health and healing concern, check with a healer to see if you need other herbs and lifestyle changes to help heal your body.

With heavy bleeding there are many other changes you can make to accentuate the wild yam being effective at reducing estrogen dominance symptoms.

Give me a shout if you need help, locally or via long distance consulting. Cheers!

Fertility Awakening!

pregnant belly Pregnancy Your Goal?

If you are having struggles with creating a pregnancy, try these 10 lifestyle steps to make healing changes in your body:

  1. Whole food diet - this means incorporating only those food which nature made and they are still in their whole state.  Packaged, processed, refined foods have to go.  See the link for more details.
  2. Move your body daily.  Muscle, body movement, helps circulation of blood, lymph fluids, life force energy, digestive tract contents, etc.  Your body functions better when you move. Scroll down this link to read about the 23 benefits of exercise.
  3. Drink pure water and herb teas. *Herb tea recipe for fertility below.
  4. Cycle your body with nature because you are nature!  For a great book about bringing you home to your magical menstrual cycle, click here.
  5. Sleep.  Get to sleep before 10 pm and get 8 hours of deep rest.  Your body functions better when it is well rested.  Healing takes place when you sleep!
  6. Get chemicals out of your life: chemical medicines (prescription or over the counter), cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, cleaning supplies, body fragrances, deodorants, etc.  If you would not eat it (whole foods here...) you do not want it on your body, soaking in through your skin.
  7. Look at life through rose-colored glasses.  If you choose to be happy, life will look and feel differently to you.  A happy body, mind, and spirit are healthier, more fertile.  Happy replaces stress with relaxation.  Relaxation means fertility flows.
  8. Get outside for fresh air and sunlight.  Do that movement outdoors! The body's rhythms are better synchronized when you are enveloped in fresh air and natural light every day.  Your hormones will love you!
  9. Take whole food supplements, not synthetic vitamins.
  10. Surround yourself with positive, happy people.  Happiness begets happiness. The body heals when it is happy.

Want more details about putting these choices into action in your life?  Give me a shout.

Paula Youmell, RN, Wise Woman Nurse® Fertili-Tea Recipe

  • 1 quart pure water
  • quart canning jar
  • red raspberry leaf herb
  • red clover flower herb
  • stinging nettle herb

Buy about 1 ounce of each, it will last you a couple of weeks.

  1. Bring water to boil in pot.
  2. While water heating, measure out 1 TBSP of each herb.
  3. Shut off heat, keep covered.
  4. Add herbs to hot water, stir quickly and re-cover pot.
  5. Let steep over night.
  6. Strain in AM into the quart jar.
  7. Drink 1 cup 4 times each day. Morning, noon, afternoon, evening.

You can also add the herbs to the jar and pour the hot water over them, cover, and steep in the jar.

In the AM, pour 1 cup into a tea-cup and drink.  Continue to do 3 more times each day so you are drinking the whole quart daily.

Post on making herb teas from my Wise Woman Nurse® website.

Blessings of fertility to you!  Paula

PS  Bonus Fertility Healer:  YOGA!  Check out a quicky article.

My goal is supporting your healing path!