Welcome back to the Menstruation Mini-Series! Not every woman experiences a menstrual cycle and so today’s mini-series episode is focusing on how to live cyclically without a menstrual cycle.
There’s no better person to join for this episode than former guest, Amanda Rootsey, who hasn’t had a menstrual cycle since her twenties and now into her thirties. Amanda’s experience is empowering for all women and I can’t wait for you to learn about how she has embraced cyclical living without a menstrual cycle. If you’re interested in hearing Amanda’s first interview, go back to episode 220 where we talked about youth mentoring, menarche, and supporting teens through menstruation.
Throughout this episode, Amanda shares her menarche experience, why she lost her menstrual cycle, the grief she’s experience as a woman living without a menstrual cycle, how she still lives cyclically through the moons and seasons, what she would tell her younger self, and so much more.
Meet Our Podcast Guest:
Amanda Rootsey is the author of Shine from Within; a teen girl’s guide to life (Hay House), a youth mentor and a certified life and business coach. Through her holistic training school in Australia, Shine From Within, Amanda has helped thousands of teens and tweens to develop their confidence and now trains adults around the world to be inspiring youth mentors through the award-winning online Youth Mentor Training.
Amanda has appeared on The Today Show (Channel 9), been interviewed on morning radio and many podcasts and has been mentioned as a ‘game-changer’ in The Collective magazine, an ‘all round advocate for Mother Earth’ by Peppermint Magazine and has appeared in countless other publications including CLEO, Vogue Australia, Nature & Health and Wellbeing Magazine.
It was a 2-year battle with cancer in her mid-twenties that changed Amanda’s perspective on life and inspired her to go vegan, simplify (living off-the-grid in a shipping container for over a year), start meditating, enjoy each moment and encourage youth to ditch the people-pleasing, embrace who they are and shine from within!
- Who is Amanda? (03:45)
- Amanda’s menarche story (04:49)
- When and how Amanda lost her cycle (07:44)
- The grief that comes with losing a menstrual cycle (09:52)
- How Amanda lives cyclically without a menstrual cycle (14:12)
- How Amanda honours her winter (21:21)
- The different experience Amanda has during her inward and outward times in her cycle (24:42)
- Amanda’s advice to her former self (33:12)
Connect with our Guest:Facebook: shinefromwithin Instagram: @shinefromwithinhq and @amandarootsey Website: shinefromwithin.com.au
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Until next time beautiful!
Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.