Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.

The Color of Your Menstrual Blood

By Chaya Aronson | September 10, 2021 | Comments Off on The Color of Your Menstrual Blood

Dark Blood Have you noticed dark blood at the beginning or the end of your menstrual cycle? Dark blood at the beginning of your cycle tends to be leftover blood from the previous menstrual cycle. Dark blood at the end of your menstrual cycle tends to be leftover blood from many moons before.  What is…

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Menstrual Products: Reviews and Recommendations

By Chaya Aronson | August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Menstrual Products: Reviews and Recommendations

Which Menstrual Products work for you? It is one of my great passions in life to support women and other menstruating folks to love and embrace our wombs and cycles. One aspect of embracing our menstruation is figuring out what menstrual products work for you! Many people ask my opinions and recommendations, so here they…

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Healing Painful Menstruation

By Chaya Aronson | March 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Healing Painful Menstruation

Are you one of the many women who struggles with painful menstruation or irregular menstrual cycles? The good news and the bad news is that you are not alone. Nearly half of women struggle with painful menses, or dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of imbalanced and painful menstruation Big emotional mood swings Unmanageable cramps leading up to or…

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Happy March 366th!

By Chaya Aronson | March 1, 2021 |

Since March 15th, that fateful day when we got the call that school would be closed for 2 weeks, when people have casually asked me the date, I shrug my shoulders, smile impishly and say, “March?” A commentary on how days have felt the same since then in a certain way. As we approach the…

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Lineage v. Spherage

By Chaya Aronson | January 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Lineage v. Spherage

Lineage v Spherage The word lineage holds the implication that time is linear and governed by the projection of dicks over time. I credit Jwow for the verbiage. Lineage is the patriarchal perception of our ancestry over linear time.  Spherage (Sphere-age). Thank you again JWow for the word magic. Words matter.  Spherage. Perfect word. It…

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How do we father ourselves?

By Chaya Aronson | November 21, 2020 | Comments Off on How do we father ourselves?

How does a grown womban father herself? Many of us have done the work, or at least pondered the work, of what it means to mother ourselves. It is easy enough in that gendered way to imagine our adult female self mothering our child female self. I have never imagined how my adult female self…

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By Chaya Aronson | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Grieve

Grief felt insurmountable the other night. Like an undertow in the ocean, that takes us by surprise. In an actual undertow you would swim parallel to the beach as opposed to straight towards it. That is the way out of the rip tide. Swimming sideways, when we think we should be heading directly to shore. …

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Trash Adventures

By Chaya Aronson | May 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Trash Adventures

Homeschooling in a pandemic: Trash Adventures Birch and I have been going on “trash adventures” into the woods around our house to collect garbage. We have now found multiple areas where people just dumped all their trash in the forest many years ago. Glass bottles, old ones. Shoes that have fallen apart. 1970s wallpaper. A…

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Trillium Essence

By Chaya Aronson | April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Trillium Essence

When nature and social studies meet…we get Trillium Essence. Birch and I went for a walk in the rain today. He saw a Bernie Sanders sign. He’s learning to read now, so he spent a moment sounding it out. “Ber-nie San-ders. What’s that Mom?” I explained that he was running for president for the next…

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Fear: The Most Insidious Virus

By Chaya Aronson | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Fear: The Most Insidious Virus

It seems the collective mission(s) are to slow the spread of the virus so as not to overwhelm the medical system and to save as many lives as possible. What is the value of life? And how do we value life? An extraordinary amount of earth resources and money are spent to “maintain life” medically…

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