031. Hormonal Cycling: How Aligning with Your Cycle will Unlock Balance and Synergy in your Life and Workplace with Ash McDonald

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Hormonal Cycling: How Aligning with Your Cycle will Unlock Balance and Synergy in your Life and Workplace with Ash McDonald

Episode 31: Show Notes

Have you ever heard of hormone cycling? It affects every woman with a menstruation cycle, and we go through four different stages every month. Did you know that there are also optimal times for memory, for creativity, for balance? Well, today you’ll hear from therapist turned holistic business coach, growth strategist, and cyclical planning expert, Ash McDonald, as we discuss the various hormonally optimal times throughout the month and how aligning with your cycle will unlock balance and synergy in both your life and your workplace. Ash is the Founder of Ash McDonald Mentoring, where she helps women entrepreneurs increase their profit and productivity by optimizing their mindset, hormones, and time. Her mission is to teach women with big dreams how to crush their goals without having to miss out on the moments that matter most in life and, in today’s episode, we get a sneak peek into her process as she shares the power of utilizing your cycle as a blueprint for your life, the feminine alignment coaching programs that she offers to help you do just that, and how to approach things everything in your life using what Ash calls a cyclical workflow. Tune in today for all this and more!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to Ash McDonald, therapist turned holistic business coach.
  • ‘Business biohacking’, the term Ash coined for utilizing your cycle as a blueprint for your life.
  • Learn about the feminine alignment coaching that she offers and how it can help you in your business and your personal life.
  • Find out why understanding your hormonal cycle should be a commonplace narrative.
  • The importance of changing the narrative about periods for men and boys as well as women.
  • What hormone cycling and cycle syncing mean and helpful resources you can reference.
  • Hear about the four phases of your cycle: menstruation, follicular, ovulation, and luteal.
  • During which phase you are most connected, adaptable, creative, or communicative.
  • How the contraceptive pill can interfere with our cycle and cause estrogen dominance.
  • The digestive enzymes in raw vegetables that can be instrumental during ovulation.
  • Some of the effects of elevated levels of progesterone during your luteal phase.
  • How Ash would approach the task of creating content using a cyclical workflow.
  • How early cycle syncing can be beneficial for women; as soon as you have a period.
  • Why, as a cyclical being, you are not meant to be the same person every single day.
  • How the world around us is built upon the belief systems and 24-hour cycles of men.
  • Learn more about The Flow Lab and Ambitiously Aligned courses that Ash offers.
  • The power in building and scaling a business that is aligned with who you are.
  • Ash shares her morning routine and how it differs from phase to phase during her cycle.

Tweetables:

“Our superpower is understanding our cycle and using it as a blueprint for our life.” — Ash McDonald [0:03:20]

“Thinking through my cyclical workflow [of] content [creation] – menstrual would be brain dumping, follicular would be writing, ovulation would be recording, and that luteal phase would be editing.” — Ash McDonald [0:19:09]

“As a cyclical being, you are not meant to be the same person every single day.” — Ash McDonald [0:22:22]

“We, [as] women, can have immediate results in our life that we are deserving of when we look through the lens of our own cyclical blueprint.” — Ash McDonald [0:24:23]

“It’s all about building and scaling a business that is aligned with who you are.” — Ash McDonald [0:27:42]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Ash McDonald Mentoring

Ash McDonald on Instagram

The Flow Lab

Ambitiously Aligned Arena

Ambitiously Aligned Mastermind

In the Flo

Woman Code

Britt Anderson

Britt Anderson on Instagram

The Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast 2021

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