Of all the productivity tips and #lifehacks, there’s one that’s not talked about enough for women and moms – your menstrual cycle.
Yep. You read that correctly. Understanding your menstrual cycle can actually help you align your daily and weekly tasks to maximize your energy and time.
You can actually use the natural rhythm of your cycle to get out of that deadly “hustle harder” mentality and start living in alignment with your priorities while honoring the body and time given to you.
Chances are that when you first got your period, you were a little excited (and maybe also embarrassed or ashamed) by this milestone and huge rite of passage into womanhood. But you probably didn’t understand what was happening inside your body.
Sure you knew the biology involved, but not about how your monthly cycle was connected to the way you felt or the other functions in your body.
And I can almost guarantee that you didn’t know that getting more familiar and in tune with your cycle could actually help you reach your goals and not work so hard. Say what?!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry. I only learned about this within the past year – and I’m 41 years old!
My guest this week shares her amazing knowledge and personal experience with cycle alignment and using the power of her menstrual cycle in her daily life.
Ali B. Cranmer is a Body and Business Integrator. She helps menstruating entrepreneurs break free from burnout and reclaim their power by aligning with the rhythm of their menstrual cycle.
Side note: If you’re postpartum or otherwise not menstruating, we get into that in the conversation too! So there’s something for everyone.
Ali believes women feel undeniable pressure from society to be able to do it all. And we’ve been doing our businesses and our bodies a disservice by glorifying the hustle.
If you’re thinking this all sounds a little too “woo woo” for you. And you’re
not sure about being so in tune with your body or how that’s going to practically help you in your mom life, I’m going to ask you to give it a chance.
I think you’ll find it to be enlightening, refreshing, and motivating in the best possible way.
More About the Guest
Ali B. Cranmer is a mom and a Body and Business Integrator. She helps menstruating entrepreneurs break free from burnout and reclaim their power by aligning with the rhythm of their menstrual cycle.
She’s built her business and membership coaching program on the belief that if we awaken our intuitive powers to listen to our rhythm, we’ll be able to align our businesses with our bodies and experience a deep sense of peace, freedom and self-trust.
We talk about
- What a Body and Business Integrator does and how she came to be one
- How we can use the knowledge of our menstrual cycle to benefit us in our daily lives. Even if we don’t currently menstruate like newly postpartum mamas
- The four phases of our menstrual cycle and how we can align certain tasks to our cycle phase – it is amazing!
- How she teaches her daughter about loving and understanding her body
- And more!
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More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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