Happy Monday lovely people.
It is that time of the month over here, and in all my womanly emotions on Sunday, I just had to bake. I know, classic….
Since doing some work on embracing my divine feminine and working to make the most of each season of the month, I am giving myself so much more grace during the Winter period, where I can cry at the drop of a hat, I am uber tired and I am running at about three quarters of my mental capacity (and that is being generous…).
When I came off the pill (for various medical reasons) 3 years ago, my cycles were still relatively pill like and periods were a breeze. Fast forward a couple years where my body was back in it’s normal swaaaang and it was like I was 26 going on 16. All those suppressed periods came back with a vengeance and I started to resent the monthly turmoil I had to go through every month; note severe PMS and wild emotions.
But now, since exploring all of this and embracing my cycle, things are better. Things are more balanced. I mean granted, I still get totes emosh and tired, I just don’t judge myself for it anymore and it is not affecting my life quite as much. Once I embraced the fact that I only judged my self because we are forced to fit into a world dominated by masculine energies, I was able to give my self grace. I have only scratched the surface in the information I can read on the divine feminine and embracing our cycles, but I feel so much more forgiving and even grateful (dare I say it…) of the gift of the period. Sometimes I still get f**cked off with it, but then I remind myself how lucky are we actually to have a monthly ritual where we can learn to become far more connected and in touch with our bodies, cycles and seasons. How lucky is it that I have a cycle, so one day I may be able to be a Mother? How lucky we can use the time to let go of what is no longer serving us? How lucky we can we relish in deep and sacred self care that has us honouring our bodies and ourselves with grace?
You may think this is a bit woo woo, and I suppose it could be seen that way. But I’m not sorry about it. I am embracing my female divinity and I don’t care who knows about it.
There are some books on my “to buy” list that I need to read pronto, including Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape, both by Lisa Lister who is an actual Goddess. (They were recommended by the lovely Laura). Buttttt, I am being strict with books at the moment because as I have about 10 books on the go (as always…) that I need to finish, before I buy any more. Plus with something coming up (hint the big news, I’ll be sharing in about a week), I need to try not to buy anymore books. I can’t really help it though. I just LOVE books and learning. Especially when it comes to spirituality, anti diet shizzle and the divine feminine. What can I say – GIRL POWER. And don’t tell me to buy a kindle. I know it is better for the trees and for saving space, but I just love me a proper book. I can’t stand reading off of a screen… maybe one day I will change my mind…
Anyway. I apologise to those who came here for a cookie recipe, and then you got a burble about periods and the divine feminine. I suppose I should tell you a wee bit about it and let you have the recipe…
Anyone (from my UK readers) remember Maryland cookies? I used to bloody love them. Not quite as much as a Millie’s cookie (OH MY GOD HOW GOOD WERE THEY?), but in terms of supermarket crunchy cookies? Maryland cookies were pretty fantastic, I have to say.
These cookies taste a little like Maryland cookies, yet they are soft and cakey – YUM.
Speaking of UK supermarket biscuits… Top 5 – Chocolate Hobnobs, Chocolate Digestives, Chocolate CARAMEL digestives (my oh my, these are good), Maryland Cookies and then a good old ginger nut biscuit.
So for the recipe…
Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Cookies – Makes 15
1/2 cup coconut sugar (normal sugar is totally fine)
2 tbsp honey
1 cup wholegrain spelt flour (white spelt will be fine too, this is just what I had in the cupboard)
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch sea salt
200g dark chocolate chips (use milk if you prefer)
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celcius.
- Melt the butter in a small pan over a low heat until melted.
- Add the sugar and honey and let it dissolve together.
- Whisk the egg in a separate large mixing bowl.
- Add the sugar/honey/butter mixture to the egg and mix thoroughly.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and sea salt slowly, mixing well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Use a teaspoon to add a heaped teaspoon to a greased tray 15 times (may need two trays).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Serve with a nice cold glass of milk or a nice cuppa 🙂
What is your favourite supermarket biscuit? Have you read anything about embracing your period?