Maureen Theresa Smith - Your Moontime Magic (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 11:00am

In conversation with Beth Hossfeld

While it may no longer be commonly referred to as "the curse," menstruation is still at best, hush-hush, and at worst, the subject of demeaning PMS jokes. Instead of honoring this facet of the awesome power to procreate, girls are often embarrassed and confused, their changing bodies a cause not for wonder and pride but worry and self-criticism. Your Moontime Magic ushers in a new day. Author Maureen Theresa Smith, the mother of a daughter, understands the many ways that starting to menstruate rocks a girl's world. She dispels fear with easy-to-understand biological facts, soothes shame and isolation with stories about other young women around the world, and creates a sense of pride through ways to engage with age-old wisdom connecting women to nature and the cycles of the moon. Smith doesn't skirt the fact that getting one's period can involve physical or emotional discomfort and some inconvenience, but she addresses these with lifestyle tips, physical practices, and spiritual techniques that empower. But mostly, Your Moontime Magic is celebratory and fun. Recipes, crafts, journaling prompts, affirmations, aromatherapy, and even beauty treatments redefine "that time of the month" in ways that mothers, grandmothers, and aunties will wish they had had and that they will be thrilled to share with the

Maureen Theresa Smith is a writer, activist, and communications professional. She offers visionary coaching to girls and women in times of transition and facilitates Girls Circles for tween girls.

Beth Hossfeld is a therapist and the founder of the One Circle Foundation. She is a national leader on gender-responsive group programs for youth, the co-developer and trainer of the Girls Circle model, the Girls Circle Facilitator Training and The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Your Moontime Magic: A Girl's Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608686681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New World Library - February 11th, 2020

Celebrate You

Your Moontime Magic was created to honor and support everything about you The start of your periods, also known as your moontime, and the transition from your kid-self to your teen-self can be awesome but also overwhelming.