In this episode, we sit down with Sharon Wood, Senior Project Manager at CMV Action. We chat about how they've changed their programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, what they're planning for 2021, and much more. Enjoy!
80. Women’s moon cycle and hormones: Interview with Sharon Wood
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Do you follow the moon cycle or chart your own menstrual cycle each month? I didn't know how powerful and effective it can be when we plan our work and personal activities in conjunction with the cycle. For example, there are days in the month that our body needs to slow down and take extra rest, which means the perfect time to reflect and recharge. Then, there are days we feel more creative or energetic and we want to get more done. It makes total sense for me to plan accordingly, but of course, we can't always dictate our business schedule but it is important to become more aware. Let me tell you why. If we know our cycle better, then we will have a more realistic expectation of our energy levels and give ourselves permission to push when we have a full tank or pull back when the best we can do is to slow down. This is about being strategic and wise. May I just say it is true feminine wisdom at play.I think this is a really good self-care practice and a smarter way to look at productivity. So this week, I have an interview with Sharon Wood to share with you. We discussed the four phases of our cycle, how our hormones change and how to better look after our body, regardless of our age and where we are with our cycles.I met Sharon through Perfect Potion, my favourite shop for aromatherapy and natural skincare products. We both sold our books through Perfect Potion and we crossed path many times as at masterclasses and festivals. Finally, I get a chance to interview her and discuss Goddess Wisdom in my podcast.Sharon Wood is the Founder and Director of Emgoddess - an entity that is created to help and educate young women to understand and manage their menstrual cycles. Sharon holds qualifications in holistic aromatherapy from The Tisserand Institute of London, combined with multiple certifications in Herbalism, Natural Fertility Management and Specialised Aromatherapy, Sharon has also worked as an Aromatherapist, including teaching aromatherapy at the Reflexology Academy of Brisbane and the International College of Holistic Aromatherapy.Interview HighlightsWomen cycle of life: We hardly talk about our menstrual cycle at school and the language around it tends to be rather negative.The intention here is to create a more empowering and positive message around our cycle. By understanding our cycles, it can be very empowering for womenThere are four phases for each cycle and the goddesses that are chosen in Sharon's book Emgoddess represent that and reflect the energy of each phase. First, we have the follicular phase, then ovulation, luteal and lastly the menstrual phase. The four goddesses representing the phases are Daphne, Demeter, Persephone and Hecate in that order. Our hormones changes as we go through each phase and it brings an impact to our energy levels and how we feel emotionally. Daphne - our follicular phase is all about energy, and she's independent, focused, confident and with high energy. It's a great time to start a project or set a new goal.Demeter - the earth mother, represents our ovulation and it is all about love and compassion. The high amounts of estrogen in your body make you very capable, and you are able to get a lot done during this phase.Persephone - the luteal phase, which is the pre-menstrual phase. It got a bit of a bad reputation. Pre-menstrual make seems moody, feisty, cranky. And the truth is that we can be all those things, but it also is a really strong, passionate and creative phase.Hecate - the menstrual phase, it is a more inward reflective and intuitive phase. It's time to sit back and think about how the month has gone. It's important to get more rest during this time. Even if someone doesn’t cycle e.g. pregnant, nursing, peri-menopausal, it is still highly beneficial to chart the month by using the moon phases. For hormone balancing, clary sage and geranium essential oils are great for a bath or diffuser.
In this episode of The Table, Cyon is joined by Sharon Wood. Sharon runs A New Day For Children, which helps rescue children from the grips of sex trafficking. She talks to us about what it looks like to lead a diverse team. She discusses the importance of communication, checking in, staying connected and keeping your mission and it’s purpose at the forefront. She goes over the difference between stretching and changing, and the importance of obedience in leadership.Connect with The Table Leadership: www.thetableleadership.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTableLeaders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetableleadership/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetableleadership/?modal=admin_todo_tourSubscribe to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at https://thetableleadershippodcast.captivate.fm/Connect with Cyon: http://www.cyonedgerton.com/On social media @cyonedgerton
THE PATH TO SOBRIETYSharon Wood very openly shares her relationship with alcohol and the journey it took to change her mindset, habits and beliefs to become sober... permanently. Connect with Sharon: https://emgoddess.com.au/WHAT IS THE #COURAGE1000PROJECT?MellyS The Story Collector brings you a thought provoking new series of heartfelt interviews through the #courage1000project. Sharing personal stories of inner-courage from around the world to inspire you to find your own. View all episodes at: bit.ly/courage1000project
Today’s conversation is with Sharon Wood. Sharon is very unassuming (as Canadians tend to be) yet she has accomplished something pretty incredible. Sharon was not only the first North American woman to summit Mt. Everest but she did it on the West Ridge route. The first thing that’s notable about that, is that this is a route that has never been successfully summitted since. And that was 34 years ago when Sharon was 29. But what is also notable is that she and her group attempted their summit bid without Sherpas – meaning they were on that mountain carrying all their own gear, fixing all their own ropes without support. When you consider how the mountain is being climbed today, you can imagine how incredibly difficult that must have been. But Sharon’s story starts at age 16 when she left home to find adventure in the mountains. And, really, she’s never looked back. Sharon has a new book out called Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest. And she’s had these years to reflect on that experience and also see how summiting the planet’s tallest mountain has changed in the decades since her summit. In our conversation, we not only talk about what led up to her summit bid but the experience itself as well as what she calls the “aftermath” that occurred post-summit. I just know you’re going to love this conversation with Sharon Wood. * Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast! Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here. Connect with SharonWebsite ** Links/books/people mentioned Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest by Sharon Wood (Amazon) Yamnuska Adventures Annie Whitehouse (Outside Magazine) Connect with me: PATREON! (join our growing community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend! Be Bold, Beth
In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Sharon Wood became the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest–and the first woman in the world to do so via the West Ridge from Tibet and without Sherpa support. Often the only woman on expeditions, Wood was an outlier in a predominantly male bastion of high altitude alpine climbing. Her first full-length memoir, Rising (Douglas & McIntyre, October 2019), details the personal motivation that drove her to reach further and further heights: from gale-force Everest winds to midnight tent explosions and oxygen-starved plateaus. On Story Untold, the Canmore, Alberta-based Wood relives her ’86 Everest expedition and reflects on how her relationship with the world’s tallest mountain has changed thirty years later. Bio excerpted from Douglas & McIntyre. Photo (right) from sharonwood.net. (Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom.)
EP:121 Trump Supporter Put Trump Bumper Stickers On The Back Of Democrat Sharon Wood's Car And Then Chases Her
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www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com, Police say criminal charges will be filed against a man who allegedly put pro-Trump bumper stickers on a Gwinnett County Democratic Party official’s car, yelled at her and chased her in his car.Sharon Wood walked out of the Publix on Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville on Monday afternoon and found someone had put an “I (heart) Trump” sticker on her car, covering other stickers supporting former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement.Wood, the first vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, has had her car plastered in political bumper stickers for years and had mostly heard positive comments about them. But after she peeled the Trump stickers off her trunk, she heard something different.#DailyHoroscopes #Podcast,
Sharon Wood is the founder of Emgoddess, a unique entity focused on changing perceptions and attitudes towards a topic not overtly discussed – a woman’s cycle. Through Emgoddess, Sharon pursues her passion to educate and empower others. Today she is driven to change the negative attitudes towards womens cycles by creating a way of looking at the cycle as a positive thing. The Emgoddess program she has designed not only establishes deeper insights and understandings, but creates a language and point of reference for both males and females to engage in the philosophy and surprisingly have fun with the concept.