Instead of always talking about how much of a nuisance our periods are I’d like to invite you all to take a moment and appreciate them, blood, pain and all, because they remind us of our feminine essence. I like to see them as a reminder of a woman’s most wonderful life giving force. As a portal of connection to our mothers and daughters, our home on earth. I like to see them as a reminder of a wonderful dance of life: a couple in passionate embrace, a baby being born, its life line attached to the placenta still pulsing as the mother wipes the blood of its face and gently kisses it. Of the cyclical pain, disintegration and rebirth so meaningful to me. So much wisdom and energy lies in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Let’s celebrate it.