NEW! Special Edition Featuring Lava Beads and Essential Oils

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Hi there! I am happy to bring you some great news that I hope will interest a few of you beautiful people. 

For a limited time only we have a special edition of the Female Empowerment Bracelet available for purchase. This unique and exclusive edition consists of the traditional brightly coloured wooden beads in Feby’s exclusive colour combination with the exception of the three black beads that denote PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome. 

These three days are now represented by ancient black lava beads. Yes, you read that right. 

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“Lava beads are literally made from cooled down molten rock (Basalt, an igneous rock). In order for rock to melt, it has to reach temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius beneath a volcano.

When a volcano erupts, red hot molten rock spills out of the volcano and flows away as lava until it becomes cool, solid, porous and black.”

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Lava stone possess some magnificent metaphysical qualities. It is a grounding stone that purportedly “strengthens our connection to Mother Earth and teaches us about change, intensity, and depth.” It is also considered to be a stone of rebirth and one that has the grounding ability of calming emotions. And best of all it is porous so it can serve as a delightful essential oil diffuser.

That is exactly the reason why we have included three of these splendid beads in our special edition. The fact that the lava beads are positioned in the area of the black beads which denote premenstrual syndrome is ideal and downright poetic. During the premenstrual phase we are most likely to feel at our lowest and so it is fitting that these are the days to lighten the load a little bit by placing a few drop of essential oils on the porous beads and enjoying the effects for hours.

We offer a small vial of five different essential oil blends to complement these special edition bracelets. They are:

Cramp Crusher - A delightful blend of clary sage, lavender and rose essential oils which produce a relaxing effect on cramps, bloating and mood swings. Can also be rubbed into the abdomen to achieve these results.

Gentle Flow Blend - A magical mixture of chamomile, eucalyptus and geranium essential oils that relieve tension, balance emotions and lifts your spirits.

The Hormone Whisperer - A delicate combination of ylang ylang, sandalwood and sweet orange that gently soothes both mental and physical anxiety and works to balance hormones.

Mellow Menses - An exquisite blend of clary sage, lavender and marjoram essential oils which help to alleviate a multitude of menstrual symptoms including bloating, anxiety and fatigue.

PMS Relief - A subtle fusion of ginger, peppermint and ylang ylang essential oils which eases feelings of anxiety, anxiousness, depression and exhaustion along with providing relief from menstrual cramping.

These special edition bracelets make perfect gifts over the holidays for a young woman in your life and will surely be treasured for many moons not only for the educational aspect but also because they smell so darn good! In effect, they can relieve a young woman’s stress on many levels; filling her on what to expect when she’s NOT expecting AND lifting her spirits all for just a few dollars.

Please check them out in our shop and be sure to tell your friends before they are gone.

xo

Tips to Become Happier and More Empowered

 Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash

Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash

In our search for happiness, many people look to other people and not within ourselves. Many feel that things like money, a better job with more power, a more stable or affectionate relationship, a busier social life, more attention to our social media posts etc. will make them happy. In reality, to find true contentment you must look inside yourself and learn to be your own best friend. That means you have to trust, love, and care for yourself just as you do others in your life whom you care deeply about.

Following are steps that you can incorporate into your life that will help you to feel more empowered and happy about and within yourself.

Begin to lift yourself up, not put yourself down. If you don’t like something about yourself, work to change it. If you can’t change it, simply accept it. Don’t beat yourself with negative self-talk. You’re not likely to change for the better when you fill yourself with negative thoughts.

Give yourself positive rewards. When you do something that you are proud of give yourself a small reward. Try not to wait for others to praise you because you may grow resentful if the praise doesn’t come. Pat your own back, it is a great feeling that can stay with you for a long time.

Forgive yourself. I doubt that you would keep scolding a child over and over for making a mistake so don’t do that to yourself. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness when you make a mistake. After that, work to figure out what lesson you can learn, and use it to make better choices the next time around.

Enjoy your successes. Most people can remember all of the details of depressing, painful or even embarrassing events that happened many years ago. What if you did the same thing with all of your wins? Try to remember all of the triumphs and accomplishments that you’ve made and keep that memory with you and think about it as often as it becalms you.

Always remember to celebrate your wonderful qualities. You will soon discover that the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others - and the more others will be able to love you.

Posted on November 6, 2018 .

World Menopause Day

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October has been dedicated as Menopause Awareness Month and today, October 18th, is World Menopause Day.

Menopause is defined as the absence of periods for 12 months and the average age for a woman to go through it is 51 but just as the age for menarche (first period) varies from woman to woman, so too does menopause.

I personally am experiencing what is known as perimenopause - this is the transition stage before menopause where a woman can still get her period but it is erratic. It is a whole new can of worms and the irony of it is I created and market a product that assists women in tracking their cycles when I never know when Aunt Flo will show up or indeed if she ever will again. One of my best friends is in her mid to late 50’s and still get her period like clockwork whereas one of my sister-in-laws went through menopause at 35, one at 42 after she had her tubes tied after giving birth via Cesarean and one at 53. You just never know!

Some women go through menopause very early on; one in 1000 women will go through menopause before the age of 30 and you can read about one woman’s experience with that in this article from the BBC.

Like pretty much everything surrounding menstruation, menopause is a female condition that is not talked about openly or often enough and when it is talked about it is frequently regarded with negative connotations much like periods are.

Fortunately we live in a world full of educated and passionate activists who wish to change the conversation on all things menstrual related including menopause and what better day to catch up on what is happening in that regard than today?

Did you know that there was a slew of ‘Menopause Cafes’ held across the UK in 2018? The purpose of these cafes is “to increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

A Menopause Cafe is a group directed discussion of menopause with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a support or counselling session. We usually split into small groups and you are welcome to just listen, although we hope you will join in on discussions.”

And building on the popularity and need for such events, there is actually going to be a Menopause Festival in 2019 also in the United Kingdom. It seems many activists live and work in the wonderful UK and if you do , and you think this is something you would be interested in, or know someone who would be, check it out here.

The Become company has created some awesome under garments that helps reduce hot flashes in 95% of women.

“Every single body that has ovaries is going to go through menopause. That’s just a fact.”

So say the remarkable duo of Sasha Davies and Nancy Nowacek who have created a guide to menopause because they realized that most of us have not been educated of this certain eventuality. You can donate to their kickstarter campaign and get yourself a copy.


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If you are in, or approaching, menopause I highly recommend this book.

It is a very witty and funny romp through one woman’s experience with “the menopause” that will find you laughing and commiserating with in equal measure.

Pick up your copy here.

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This helpful nonfiction tome

is written by a female doctor and the suggestions and information she provides promises to help you “breeze through menopause the natural way.”

If you like a great deal, this book can be had for less than a specialty coffee at your local coffeeshop by clicking here.

 


I learned about this special day, along with so much more, from my involvement with the Menstrual Heath Hub. If you world like to join this amazing organization I encourage you to watch their brief video and join us!

Well, the day is almost done but I hope you had a good one. I’ll leave you with this little joke that made me chuckle. It reminded me of a line from the above mentioned book ‘The Madwoman in the Volvo’ which I will paraphrase.

Menopause isn’t all bad. Now I can be just as selfish as everybody else!
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