I was lead to this work by way of my own experience.
It was 2018. From the outside, it looked like I had it all together – I was thriving in my career, had just gotten married and bought a house… but on the inside, I was struggling to enjoy any of it. My body had been sending messages for years in the form of anxiety, depression, severe PMS and menstrual cramps… but I had never learned how to receive those messages. Like everyone else, I was taught that they were a normal part of womanhood. Wake up call: they are not.
Finally, after some scary physical symptoms and a conversation with a doctor who told me it was all in my head, I decided to take my health into my own hands. After a lot of learning, un-learning, and a new doctor, I began to understand what was happening to me. I realized that my hormones were imbalanced, stress was wreaking havoc on my body, and the life I was striving for belonged to someone else – it wasn’t what I really wanted. I learned that pain is not the default setting in people who have a uterus. And I made some huge changes.
I became devoted to my health, putting it above all other things. I learned how to listen and respond to my body. I started embracing and supporting my cyclical nature.
My daily life changed a lot. Overtime, the scary physical symptoms resolved themselves, the lifetime of anxiety and depression slowly melted away, and the physical and emotional pain of my menstrual cycle eased. The hormonal roller coaster I had been riding since my first period fell into a predictable rhythm that I actually began to enjoy. Here I am today, pain free and pumped for my premenstrual phase – it’s the most grounded and productive part of my cycle now!
I am not special, and unfortunately my story is not unique. If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you do not have to accept period pain as normal. You can learn how to listen and respond to your body… and I’m here to help you
I’m Mariah and as a period coach, I guide women and people who bleed to , learn about their bodies, reconnect with their cyclical nature and get honest with themselves. I do this by way of 1:1 programs, online courses, and in-person workshops. I also have a degree in Public Health from Temple University and a passion for sustainable food systems. I live off grid in Vermont with my husband, Tom, and my dogs, Luna and Cookie.
www.iammariahrose.com is the best place to stay up to date with my offerings. You can also follow me on Instagram @iammariahrose