Fertility Awakening!

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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!


Harmonizing Nature

So often I hear people say: "I need to get out in nature more.  I know I will feel better if I do." I have to remind you... you ARE nature.  You can never be away from nature because nature is you.

One thing women can do to harmonize their menstrual cycles:  get more outdoor time, more time under the moon. Sun & Moon light harmonize the body. The moon pulls on the ebb and flow of the tide, menstrual cycles, life!

full moon


The cycles of life are amazing.  When we live in tune with the cycles, in rhythm with nature (remember we are nature), everything harmonizes.

The below poster was a gift from a dear friend.  The words on the bottom are a powerful message.


Using the below books will help you harmonize with your body's cycle of fertility, a powerful gift to yourself.  As women we need to return to the power of our periods, our feminine selves, and discard the patriarchal induced notion that periods are a "curse."

Keeping track of your moon cycle is fun on this chart, a chart that another dear friend gave me, years ago. (I try to surround myself with amazing women!)  The poster was meant for 1 year’s use.  I changed the color of my marker, each year for 5 years, and turned it into a multi-year moon calendar.

I am looking for one like it, to recommend to you.  I will give you more awesome options, below, as this one does not seem to be available anymore.

Post note on June 29th, thank you Kaitlin for finding this poster on Amazon, brilliant! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0974515302/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=


With much research and asking Menstrual Magic and Fertility Educators in Ireland, England, and Germany... I can not find the above moon cycle chart. Bummer, as it is a great space to track:

  • dates of flow
  • type of flow: heavy, medium, light
  • how your body, mind, and spirit feels coming into your moon flow, with the moon flow, and after your moon flow
  • charting the same information coming into, during, and after ovulation

And the information is there for years to come!  I used it to keep track of the menstrual migraines that crept into my life at about 40 years of age.

Note:  If anyone finds this beautiful chart, please let me know at www.PaulaYoumellRN.com  Thanks!

But, alas, my friends... I have other wonderful moon cycle charts to offer:  This beauty, below, can be viewed and purchased here and has a fine video explaining how to use it. Compliments of Lucy Pearce: artist,creative mentor, teacher of transformational women’s workshops, and so much more... check her out!

Moon Dial

Check out Lucy Pearce's Moon Time Chart: Her Integrated Moon Chart combines the biological and spiritual aspects of your cycle to give you a deeper understanding of your own rhythms, so that you can find balance within yourself. Very helpful to use this with the above Moon Dial.

This moon calendar is available to keep track of where the moon is in her cycle to relate the moon phase to where you are in your menstrual cycle:

Moon Calendars 2014 - Click Image to Close

Use the above moon calendar with Moon Times ® Cycle Charting Journal  (picture below).  The work of Rachael Hertogs, a woman's menstrual health educator and so much more!

Moon Times ® Cycle Charting Journal

Your Moon cycle is a beautiful process, nurture it with love!

Sending light & love!  Paula

PS  If you have daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc., guide them in the beauty of their moon cycle.  Creating this positive mindset around the beauty of their bodies and the cycle of their reproductive health will create a balance and peace many women of my generation did not consciously know. Let's make change around this!  Cheer!