The menstrual cycle takes a lot of study to fully understand–and that’s just the hormonal side of it! The life stuff takes even longer to unravel; I’m still learning how to work with my cycle, every month. It’s a life-long process. This video illustrates it brilliantly, though. How amazing women are! To think that there is a monthly cycle within us, surrounding us, that enhances our capabilities on some days, and on other days requires inward thinking, self-care and reflection. Learning how to be consciously aware of the hormonal and emotional tides within our bodies is a powerful act of love and self-respect.