A period is a natural and healthy part of women’s reproductive health. 

However, around the world, period taboos and resource limitations prevent girls and women from managing their periods with dignity.  

In this episode, we get to chat with Jacqui O’Connor, a registered nurse, confidence coach, and champion of carers, on empowering women, caregivers, and the carers by acknowledging their bodies. 

The human body is an amazing thing. Learning to honour them and what cycle it’s at is so important. Ultimately, losing the taboo around female cycles is one way to honour ourselves and gives us the space to practice better self care. 

TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • Jacqui’s experience with burnout (4:42)
  • Being empowered caregivers (7:18)
  • Cyclical wisdom we are all gifted with (8:25)
  • Connecting to your feminine side (11:10)
  • Women’s bodies are created to create (13:50)
  • Creating space for our mind and body to rest (16:00)
  • Natural healing in the past (19:48)
  • Period products and breaking the taboo (21:14)
  • Why we shouldn’t normalise pain and bleeding (22:35)
  • Empowered period (25:23)
  • Honour the space (27:40)
  • Dealing with toxic environments (31:16)
  • Four phases of how we show up (31:30)
  • Hormone disruptors (32:40)
  • Protecting our energy (34:35)
  • Inspiring our children and being inspired by them (37:33)
  • Setting strong boundaries (41:35)

RESOURCE

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY

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ABOUT JACQUI O’CONNOR

Jacqui O’Connor has been a registered nurse for 26 years. She has worked with women and families and in psycho-social nurse management. Through her own lived experience, she has discovered the benefits of working with healing and mindset modalities. She finds joy in sharing the tools she’s mastered with others. 

Her ultimate passion is to care for the carer and future carers. She believes that these wonderful individuals are the people who deal with our most vulnerable citizens – the children, the sick, and the elderly. Jacqui believes that with holistic support, our carers will be better equipped to handle the demands of their vital roles. 

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