I guess this post is not for the squeamish or mens who didn't grow up with female friends or sisters. I don't get back aches or cramps or anything really crazy physical, but it's a time of the month when I feel my emotions more in depth than the depth to which I usually feel them. On a daily basis, I feel mostly happy, but during these days, I feel the range of emotions from the depths of despair and sadness, as well as so much joy that my heart feels overcome and I have no words. I am always on the verge of tears, and when I cry, it feels sweet, like a much needed relief from all the pent up emotion. I feel very tender in my heart on these days, and it feels beautiful. I look forward during these times to get a little more quiet and in tune with my inner goings on. Not only because I will most likely tear up at hearing a baby hic-upping (like one is behind me right now here in starbux) but because it feels like that's what I need to do. It is one of the many sacred rhythms that govern our lives, our heartbeats, our respiration, our sleeping/waking cycles, and this rhythm of the moon, that governs our creative energies and primal continuation of our species. It SHOULD be honored.
Changing the brain is the new frontier to changing your life. I am not only the practitioner but also a continual client. My own brain as well as those who entrust me with their brains, never ceases to amaze me in its capacity to change, re-learn, and create!