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May 03, 2021 00:50:42
Seeing Red -Episode 6

Seeing Red -Episode 6

The six women discuss feedback and comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 3, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Discussion Points: What was it like for previous generations of women and their periods? First period experiences - “am I dying?" Menstrual education for children and men Are males curious about periods? Tampons with applicators, versus without applicators, versus reusable applicators Menstrual cups and period underwear - how do they work? Period boxer briefs for trans men and boys Pads worn by women after giving birth Social media posts normalizing periods Internet trolls - should you engage? Tampons as costumes Lack of understanding around menopause  What is perimenopause versus menopause? Update of Brazen Cramp and PMS herbs Performance art inspired by periods and vaginas Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)  Knix Period Underwear Dear Kate Period Underwear Aisle Period Boxer Brief Diva Cup Down the Rabbit Hole The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunther Forever Brazen The Period Expert | Kirsten Karchmer on TikTok Book Interrupted Pinterest Laurie Anderson ...

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BONUS

April 26, 2021 00:56:40
Seeing Red -BONUS Connecting with Kirsten Karchmer

Seeing Red -BONUS Connecting with Kirsten Karchmer

In this bonus episode, the Book Interrupted six women ask questions and chat with Kirsten Karchmer, author of “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” Discussion Points: Perimenopause - how can we tell if there is something wrong or are the symptoms linked to perimenopause? Is it like reverse puberty? How important is sleep during this time? PCOS - how is it different for every person? Dietary advice, including how to make congee, drinking bone broth and taking spirulina Hormone replacement therapy and PMDD Can belly fat be linked to perimenopause and menopause? How can we reinforce our satisfaction by saying it out loud? How can you cope mentally with chronic pain or disability? Food sensitivity tests and endometriosis Human rights issue surrounding periods and menstrual equity Menstrual cups Talking to girls about their periods Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group KirstenKarchmer.com Forever Brazen Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza Everlywell period.org The Period Expert | Kirsten Karchmer on TikTok Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume Conceivable.com ...

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April 26, 2021 00:46:31
Seeing Red -Episode 5

Seeing Red -Episode 5

The Book Interrupted six women continue discussions inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of painful periods, men living in women’s bodies for a month, sexual and menstrual education, period underwear, perimenopause, and naturopaths versus doctors. They finish the episode by sharing whether they each recommend the book.  Discussion Points: Changing our mindsets that pain with periods is not normal, even if it is common It might be common, but it’s not normal - how can we use this in other parts of our lives? Would there be equality if women were in power? What would happen if men had to live in a women’s body and mind for a month? Should doctors be required to take a mandatory class specific on women’s biology? Why do we segregate sex ed? How do we educate children about menstruation - both girls and boys? Period underwear - do they work and how do we clean them? What are the symptoms of perimenopause? PCOS? Bloodwork ranges - the difference between doctors and naturopaths? Would we recommend this book? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What's up with her? | 22 Minutes The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht Epic theatre and ...

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4

April 19, 2021 00:43:41
Seeing Red -Episode 4

Seeing Red -Episode 4

The Book Interrupted six women discuss their lives, inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of periods, mental health, medical research, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, cutting back caffeine, drinking more water, and the lack of access to period products in some areas of the world.  Discussion Points: Why is medical research and fitness research only done on white males and how does that affect women and people of colour? How to use movement as a form of regulating hormones The importance of drinking water, sleep, eating healthy Seed cycling - did it work? What are the advantages of cutting back caffeine? How does our mental state affect our bodies and the pain we feel? Cry and show your emotion and don’t apologize for it Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and anxiety How can you adjust your life to reflect your cycle? Menstrual health is a matter of human rights There are many people in the world who don’t have access to period products How do we end the stigma associated with menstruation? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group World Pulse Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)   ...

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April 12, 2021 00:36:44
Seeing Red -Episode 3

Seeing Red -Episode 3

The Book Interrupted six women share their thoughts while reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer, followed by group discussions on their experiences with perimenopause, urinary incontinence, cysts and menstrual cups. Just because something is common, does not mean that it’s normal.   Discussion Points:   The history of the period What is the ideal period? Seed cycling  How can you use your period as a diagnostic tool? Perimenopause and menopause Just because something is common, does not mean that it’s normal. Does period underwear work? How do hormone fluctuations affect our bodies? Urinary incontinence  How does it feel when a cyst bursts? The benefits of using a menstrual cup     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear! My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunther Diva Cup ...

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April 05, 2021 00:41:54
Seeing Red -Episode 2

Seeing Red -Episode 2

The Book Interrupted six women continue their conversation inspired by “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Exploring issues of education, Goddess mythology, and being comfortable talking about menstruation, they chat about their own personal period experiences and how to teach their children about their bodies. Discussion Points: The history of periods and how men treated women during their menstrual cycles What could we do to prepare for our periods? Why are sex education classes separated into gender? Why can’t it be part of a regular curriculum? Menstrual cycles are not shameful, just part of biology Let’s talk about our periods openly Goddess mythology and early civilizations’ understanding of the connection between the lunar cycle and the women’s cycle How has modern religion taken ancient female symbolism and changed it to masculine? How can we teach our children about menstruation? Being comfortable talking about discharge, mucus plug Why do we use words like “the bloody show” to describe natural parts of childbirth? The anatomy of the clitoris Dorsal and ventral anatomy and labeling of the penis How hard it is for parents to watch their children grow up Do you wear special clothes during your period? How eating disorders can affect menstruation in the short and long term Our first period experiences Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear! My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs. Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer Book Interrupted Website  Book ...

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