My guests today are Audrey Sourroubille Arnold and Lucia Lukanova, both women's health coaches and also partners in a women's health app called The Flow.
A bit about the pair:
Audrey- Diagnosed with endometriosis a few years ago. She feels her former high pressure career contributed to her endometriosis diagnosis and overall burn-out. She switched careers into women's health.
Lucia- Working long hours doing big technology projects. She got burned out as well, and started to learn about hormones of stress and the menstrual cycle. She started to notice the subtle symptoms related to the phases of her cycle. She wanted an app to help her track her cycle, but didn’t find one, so she started to develop one, now out in several languages, called the Flow App.
Stages of the Cycle
Week One- Starts with day one of your cycle. Cleanse time, from the inside out- want to be alone and peaceful. Your verbal skills are lower, but is a 'wise stage.' Energy is low and if you push you get cravings to create energy.
Paula Ratcliffe ran the Chicago marathon in world record time, and was on day 1 of her cycle.
In transition from period to the next stage (dynamic), is a good time to knock out your to-do list.
Week Two- Dynamic phase- energy is good, accomplish things, 'maiden' phase
Ovulation- femme fatale moment - phéromones are high, vocal chords have highest range, good time to ask for pay raise
Post-ovulation- a mini PMS is possible
Week Three- Reflexive phase- decide what to keep or give up, evaluate, very empathic, mother, femininity, caring, nurturing
Week Four- Creative phase, Enchantress, represents Autumn season
Some resources we mention on the show:
Miranda Gray's website
Jason Karp's book, Running for Women: Your Complete Guide for a Lifetime of Running
Video on How to Use the Flow App
Ultimately you will have to download the Flow App from the app store on your smartphone, but you can find more info on the Flow App here.
Try the Flow App with a friend so you can discover it together!
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