A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl's First Menstrual Period

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9780974630458: A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl's First Menstrual Period

A Time to Celebrate shows the menstrual cycle as a gift and a healthy function of the female body. It is a book and journal a mother, father, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend or mentor can give to a girl to celebrate her first menstrual period. This momentous time in her life should be recognized like all other occasions and her transition from girlhood to womanhood honored.

This book portrays a positive picture of menstruation which helps empower girls and teaches them to love, care for, and respect their body. The more a girl knows about her body, the more she will take control of it and make the right choices for herself.

Included in the book are charts for keeping track of her period and feelings, and a journal for writing her thoughts and creative expressions.

It is never too late to celebrate this time and make it a special rite of passage. Every girl should have a copy of this book even if she has already started her period.

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About the Author:

Joan Morais was born on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. As a child she developed a love and respect for nature which has continued into her adult life and guided her work with girls and women.

Joan is married, the mother of three daughters and lives in Northern California where she is a writer, artist and women’s health advocate. She is deeply committed to portraying a positive picture of menstruation and helping girls and women accept the natural cycles of their bodies.

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"A Time to Celebrate is splendid! Bless you for putting it together in such a practical, uplifting, straight forward way." -- Christiane Northrup M. D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom

"I love A Time to Celebrate. Thank you, Joan for this valuable contribution to women's health and well-being." --Kami McBride author of 105 ways to Celebrate Menstruation

"This lovely book is full of great ideas for how to stay healthy and happy during your menstrual cycle." --Lara Owen, author of Her Blood is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation and Honoring Menstruation: A Time of Self-Renewal

"This lovely wise book is just the gift I've wanted for every girl aged 8-16." --Susun S. Weed, author of Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

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