I am so excited to introduce the latest instalment of One Mama One Shed Load of Inspiration. Written by the inspirational Sarah Starrs, a fellow home educating Mama and the bit that gets me most excited, a period coach specialising in cyclic parenting. Since having children I've become increasingly concious of the things I put in my body, how my body works and what I can do to help it and Sarah's content has been a huge source of accessible and relevant information throughout that journey. I urge you to read on and follow the links to find some golden nuggets for yourself.
Brief intro…. I’m Sarah Starrs! I’m a cycle coach and creator of the Cyclic Parenting framework and Totally Doable Self-Care for Busy Parents process.
I help parents with periods who feel exhausted and frazzled. Through 1:1 coaching, courses, and workshops I help them experience more ease in their family life and finally start prioritising their needs so that they can be more connected to their families and themselves and show up as the peaceful, loving parents they desire to be.
Originally from Canada (and currently in the process of moving back), I currently live just off Penny Lane in Liverpool with my husband, son, and our cat, Hagrid, in a small house crammed with books.
Alongside my work as a cycle coach, I home educate our 4-year old son. I love making things from scratch, Shonda Rhimes shows, kitchen dance parties, and spending time outside. I'm passionate about cyclic living, peaceful parenting, permaculture, and ensuring that there's a livable planet for our son to grow up on.
How we know each other….Mutual love on social media
My favourite OMOS product is….I want to get one of these enamel mugs with my son’s drawing on it!
This week I've been reading.... The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. I also recently read Piranesi by Susanna Clarke and thought it was absolutely fantastic.
Watching…. Season 3 of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel (my fave!)
Listening to….Vienda Maria’s new podcast, Re.Define
Stalking....I’m a forever fan of Lucy AitkenRead.
Talking about….the incredible ripple effects that can result from embracing cyclic living. We are at a critical juncture in history, where so much needs to change in order for us to come into right relationship with the planet. I believe that menstrual cycle awareness is one pathway that can help us make those changes. As we learn to move at the pace of our cycle, we begin to live in a way that is naturally slower and more sustainable. Our own cycles are mirrors of the cycles of the seasons and through living cyclically we tap back into that universal cycle of planting, growing, harvesting, and replenishing. Through that natural process of slowing down, I’ve learned how much less I need to do and have to feel whole and happy, which is good for Mama Earth, too!
Wearing…. I alternate between floaty dresses and Stalf sweatpants.
Cooking…. This chicken curry is on regular rotation at our house.
Drinking….warm cacao with coconut cream and cinnamon
Looking after myself by….getting up before my family to move, meditate, and journal.
Spending my money on….books…always so many books!
Grateful for….sunnier days and daffodils blooming.
Working on….creating a new mini course, Rewilding the Premenstruum, to help people create a new, positive relationship with the premenstrual phase of their cycle!
Trying to be a better person by….building strong, mutually supportive communities that can help breathe life into the better world our hearts all know is possible.