Why You've Got To Check Out Today's Episode:

  • Discover ways to help your cycle if you are struggling.
  • Learn why it’s important to chuck your time around your cycle.




[00:00:00] Kathi Burns:
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Hi everyone. We're back and I am here to interview Stasha Washburn. Now you're going think this is awesome because Stasha is the period coach. You know the bloody kind, not the grammar kind. She's the founder of the Period Coaching School and author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody. She's inventor of the world's first Period Oracle Card deck. She's also a dancer, cook, sword fighter, Thai chi practitioner, speaker, skateboarder, on and on. She'll go anywhere as long as there's a tea kettle and wifi. She is a travel about girl. In fact, she's heading off to Australia. Anyhow, she's a certified holistic health coach. She has 25 plus years of research, and that's fueled her passion to reconnect women to the power in their period. Stasha is the leading bloody revolution to end the taboo of menstruation worldwide, no longer whispers in the bathroom. She's leading powerful public discussions, and that's what we're going do right now. So fasten your seat belts ladies. We are going for it. Hi everyone. I'm back. I'm so excited because we have Stasha in the house and we're going talk about menstruation, your flow, how you can harness it. But first we're gonna jump into her backstory so that you can see where, who she is, why she's here, and what she's doing. And then we're going give you some tips so that you can be productive and energized in your business. Welcome Stasha.

[00:02:05] Stasha Washburn:
Hello. Thank you for having me.

[00:02:08] Kathi Burns:
Absolutely. This is gonna be a fun conversation. So talk to me a little bit about your background, Stasha. What have you been doing? I know you've been an entrepreneur for, what, 25 years?

[00:02:18] Stasha Washburn:
A little bit. I certainly started off I was actually in the restaurant industry back in the day, so I started holding my own pop-up events in Los Angeles doing pop-up dinner events and afternoon teas and sushi on artwork Thursdays, it's been Journey. Yeah oh boy. So I actually got started doing the work that I'm doing now, primarily because I have endometriosis, one of the top 20 most painful conditions in the world according to the N H S. I've had a couple of those other conditions on there, and I will tell you they were laughably weak in comparison, to my endometriosis pain. And I just, at a certain point, like I said, I was in the restaurant industry, I bartended, I was a dancer before that, a dance major in college. Danced in companies in high school, so like very active life. But drugged, amply drugged to make it through. And and there just came a point where I went, you know what? I was in my early thirties and I was like, oh, I can't do this forever. Like this isn't gonna last, like fine. I was hard on my body and my teens, basically from the age of three, but teens and twenties. But I was like, I gotta figure out something else to do. I was working in a ballet bar studio teaching and I just said, like a lot of people were asking me questions about cooking healthy. Because I also cooked, so I was, talking with all our clients about healthy eating and ways to make life easier to cook and like that sort of thing. I thought maybe I'll go back for health coaching. It was the first year the Institute for Integrative Nutrition had an online program and I was from New York City, so I had already heard of them and knew them and I was, had moved to California, but I thought, they're online now. I'm gonna go do this and then I can see clients from bed. And I can close off my calendar the week that I have like my real bad endo and then I can come back. So I thought at least this is something that I can do that works for me a little bit better instead of drugging myself and everything to get to work. So yeah, so I started doing that and I started working with athletes. And they all had period problems.

[00:04:22] Kathi Burns:
Ah yes. They're trying to perform, right?

[00:04:25] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah. So they all had period problems and I was able to help all them because I'd spent 20 years researching menstrual cycles and food and health and impact in Chinese medicine and iveta and I thought if it's not really helping me, I can at least help other people because it was working for them. So I just started doing that and helping other people. And in the process I had developed my own system that actually reduced my endometriosis considerably. And now that's the system that I teach to my clients, to my students, to my coaching students. And I'm training people to become period coaches now. So I train them in that system. It's very bio individual and unique. So it works for any client. So it was just A little series of fortunate events, based on one very unfortunate event, but we worked it out and now it's great. Now I love the work that I do and the clients that I have and the people that I get to talk to, and it's fantastic.

[00:05:18] Kathi Burns:
I love that. So for those who don't know, explain, endometriosis is just a little bit.

[00:05:23] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah, it's where the tissue that's similar to the endometrial lining grows outside of the uterus, which is why hysterectomies don't necessarily work for fixing it. It's thought to be something going wrong with the endocannabinoid system, something that the autoimmune system, but they don't really know a lot about it. It's a 50 50 chance of being infertile. There's oftentimes pain involved, but because it can grow anywhere in the body, people have had it on their heart in their lungs. Women die from it every single year, and men can have it as well. Biologically cisgendered men can have endometriosis as well. It's not common, but it can happen. We're hoping that maybe that will get medical people more interested. Look, it's happening to men.

[00:06:08] Kathi Burns:
That is what I was gonna say. It's because it was mainly considered a women problem. It's not been researched or, tried to figure out what the heck is, how do we fix this? Yeah, I'm glad. Hopefully, I'm sorry man, maybe more men will get it and we'll get more recognition and actually find a cure for this. But you know what I love about your story, Stasha, is that you followed your intuition. And you followed your in, first off, you help yourself and then that allows you to help others. And I think everyone listening out there, if you can listen and tune into that yourself. If you're looking to maybe make a switch, see what you've been doing that you're passionate about that's been helping you and that's going be your gift, that you can move forward and help others. And I don't you think that if you do that, Stasha, that you're always going have a successful business if you just follow your heart and you keep at it. Obviously it's not an overnight kind of thing.

[00:06:58] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah, I'm, I always tell my clients, unless you're from a family with a crap ton of money, sheer stubbornness will get you into the successful business . You can pay your way or you can be stubborn.

[00:07:10] Kathi Burns:
Exactly. I started my company on $49, so I get that.

[00:07:15] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah, I had the bare minimum $25 in my savings account.

[00:07:18] Kathi Burns:
There you go, girl. Oh, you beat me then. You're 25. I'm 49. And here we are, right? So talk to me about cycling and productivity and how, I do have a few clients who just really get shut down at that time of the month, and they're like, we've gotta reschedule our appointments. So what are some workarounds that you've discovered that you could give advice for women out there that are struggling with a similar thing?

[00:07:41] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah, so across the board, if you're struggling and you identify as female, I would say tap into the moon cycles. And if you have a menstrual cycle, tap into your menstrual cycle because it's stronger until you flip into wise woman. And then it's more of a moon cycle thing. But we're very cyclical beings and that is really that monthly cycle is what we're good at. So you have to stop thinking of your workday as a day and a repeatable five day a week process. So instead of Monday at nine is planning, 10 is social media, 11 is admin, lunch, Facebook groups, clients, whatever. Instead of it being like this thing that you do every day and every day, you're, trying to beat yesterday's high score. Think of it more like a month. And one day in a month. So instead of, this is the time that I do my planning, it's follicular is the time that I do my planning this in this week, I will go through and look at the year plan, the 10 year plan, the quarterly plan, and this week's plan. And execute things, right? So you have to start thinking of things in a bigger grand scheme of things. Review is your lal phase. That time right before your menstrual cycle, a week to two weeks before your actual period. It's a great time to review, to reflect, to see what worked, to see what didn't work, and. And use that because and I say this lovingly, if you think about the few days before your period, when you're mad at everything and everyone, and you wanna murder people with a rusty spoon you know what's not working clearly. So if you can just, Remove the judgment of this isn't working and it's my fault, which is what we do as women , but just say, okay, this isn't working. Don't judge it. Don't try to fix it, but just note it. And then you can move into the menstrual phase where your hormones all come down to base level a little clearer. And you can go, okay, now why isn't this working? And then how do we fix it? And then you can go and fix it. So you can do that with your business. You can do that with relationships, you can do that with anything. But if you're running a business and you find yourself sitting in a blank screen or like you can't get something done, or you're just getting really frustrated, you're probably in the wrong phase for that action. You just need to switch around. Your brain chemistry changes with your hormones, and it just gives you superpowers in each phase. We just don't respect all of our superpowers. Some are more highly prized than others, so we prize, productivity in a capitalist, patriarchal society. But we also need the rest, the self-care that time for ourselves. And we have strengths for those times. And if we can embrace it actually makes it much easier. And I think we all know that you go on vacation for a couple weeks, and you come back and you are excited about your business again. You're rejuvenated, you're ready to work, you're excited about stuff. So we know that rest works. We just don't give it to ourselves. And if we do, we're oftentimes not doing it in like the best phase of our cycle to really capitalize on it.

[00:10:53] Kathi Burns:
That's so smart. I, that's a whole new perspective for me. I totally believe in blocking time and if you know what you should be doing, what you didn't do. So I think what you're saying follows right along more than I'm telling my clients already. Just know what you want to get accomplished, but you don't have to pigeonhole yourself. So say Monday is admin day, but it gets just junked up for whatever reason your car in the shop or whatever then you know that it's something that you have to get back to, but it doesn't have to be such a have to do thing. And as artistic, creative, most of us women entrepreneurs are artistic creatives, so we don't like to be put into that box anyhow. But we do have to have the plan , have to be flexible is brilliant. And following your cycle is really an interesting idea. And I'm I applaud you for doing this, Stasha, because I don't think that anybody else out there is talking about this and,

[00:11:45] Stasha Washburn:
It's not popular.

[00:11:46] Kathi Burns:
No, it's not popular. And, yeah. Some places it's even just, women go away when you're in that thing. I know that. Yeah. I think it's, I think it's huge what you're doing. Okay. So follow your cycles, and I love the idea of reviewing when you're cranky, that's so smart. So right after your flow and you're back into it. What's the best thing to do after that? What do you think?

[00:12:13] Stasha Washburn:
So when you come out of menstruation, your estrogen starts to rise and your estrogen is directly tied to your verbal skills. So it also helps for strategy. That's also a combination of things that are going on. Don't you know, don't tell me, go out and say small Stasha said estrogen is strategy. No it's a whole combination of things, but, estrogen is strategy, are verbal skills, and then as things are going, we're really good at that strategy. So I always call follicular the how phase. So in my system there's the, what, why, how do, so when you only know what's working, what's not working. I always say, look at the good side too. You know what's not working, but what is?. On both sides of the coin there. Menstrual, you're really good at the why. Hormones are a base line. You've got a little clear head there. So why is this working? Can we do more? Why isn't this working? Do we automate it? Do we get rid of it? Do we delegate it? So in follicular you can exactly. It's on follicular. We can do the strategy. Okay if we automate it, then I'm going go get in there and do some tech nerd stuff. If we're going delegate it, then I need to call a meeting with my VA. If I'm going eliminate it, then I might still need to call a meeting with my VA and let them know. You can start to do that. It's also great to have to record if you batch your contents. When you're very like passionate and then you can edit in menstrual and maybe the beginning of follicular and then ovulation. When that estrogen peaks the testosterone peaks, the confidence peaks. You can go batch record and then you've got your whole month of content ready to go. You can edit in early Ludial when you're still feeling good, and then that's it for the next month. You just hit play, upload.

[00:13:53] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. Yeah. This is, wow. I like you because we're right on the same page with that. Yeah. Chunk it out, baby. Chunk it. Yep. Good. In chunks. It keeps you sane and keeps you feeling hey, I'm really making a lot of progress here. It's great. And when you have those days where you really can't function, you've got the backup.

[00:14:11] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah, exactly. I have full disclosure of five-ish days that I can't. My fatigue is the one symptom that remains, that there's just not much I can do about, I get very dizzy, very faint. So like getting to the kitchen and back. Sometimes I have to stop and rest. And if I do push. I end up with cramps and that endo flare starts, and then I, of course, panic a bit and the P T S D kicks in and I'm all tapping, even though I'm feeling crampy, it's never going be like it was before. So I don't really do that, so I just give myself that time. My clients know that there's going be about one week a month that they may not be able to schedule and they know to make sure they get their two sessions in per month, but there's going be, sometimes it falls on a weekend and I'm fine and the calendar's open and no one knows. Sometimes it doesn't. So everyone knows, clients know. I consider it just modeling, taking care of yourself in the way that you need to. And at the end of the day, I've tracked my hours religiously for two years now, and I work half-ish what a normal person works. So a normal 40 hour work week is about 2080 hours. So 2080 hours in a year. In 2021 I worked 1,152, and last year I worked 1,162. So I work about halftime, but I created a Kickstarter, created a whole new period Oracle card deck, run my period coaching school, have my private clients, grow the list. Like all of the things get done in half the time because we're chunking with our cycle.

[00:15:56] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. And we're just chunking in general is fantastic. I just moved, this is my new studio. And I had to take off four weeks of, recording any podcast or doing anything really business wise. But fortunately I had all the stuff in the back load that tick. My podcast still came out every week and chunking is just so much easier to do that. And I'm really glad to be back in action. But I was really glad to have that latitude, to not have to stress and worry, my media manager kept popping stuff out because everything was just there and ready to go. Yay. There's something to be said about chunking. So talk to me about a time before you figured this out, tell me about a low that you had. I know you've had a lot with your let's talk about a alone business, which probably does have to do with, hello with Flow, but, how did you get yourself out of that? What do you do when you're feeling, peeked out or down or unable to even do anything? What's your go-to?

[00:16:55] Stasha Washburn:
Oh I think the biggest low in my business was when I was transitioning. I had a partner who spent all of my money and the $25 in my account. I was running the pop-up restaurant, which is exhausting, and I was seeing athlete clients, which was also exhausting in its own way. And yeah, he just spent everything and I went, okay, we're breaking up. I need to move. I have nowhere to go. I'm gonna go live on my best friend's living room, futon, and and that's actually when I basically said, you know what, I'm putting together the period coach.com. I'm just gonna wholeheartedly embrace instead of like hormonal balance coaching. I have a Stasha Health Catalyst before that and then I was, Stasha hormonal balance coach and I was like, you know what, we're just gonna. Call it what it is. We're gonna confront the taboo with the business name right then and there. And and yeah, I dove in big time and I really just sat at my best friend's kitchen table. God bless her. Thank you Noel. And put together the whole website and start launched the business really. And that was a year of intense self care. Again, thank you Noel, who would not allow me to just sit and work who forced me to go to the Korean spas because it was 15 bucks to get in and she'd be like, I got it. We're going. You could spend the whole day, 15 bucks, just get in the car. We're going to free met gala night tonight. We're going, so she just, She paid attention to things that were going on in LA. She kept them price conscious or just did it , but she made sure I got outta the house and took care of myself and rested and rejuvenated, went to the tubs, all that good stuff. And it was a really good really inner working year, so she helped substantially with that and keeping myself moving forward. And it stuck, right? So after that first year, the business was up and running. I had some clients, I was, I started doing their business year flow and teaching women how to run their businesses, their cycle. And it first launch was great and we made some money and it was like, ha. So then we just, that was it. We just celebrated and then I started traveling to speak. So it's nice not having a home because I was on the road six months out of the year, more after that. Yeah, it all worked out really well and it was that like full on doubling down of I'm just doing it wholeheartedly doing it, and I'm gonna deeply self care in the process.

[00:19:33] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. You were so blessed to have someone to remind you to self-care. And for the women out there, you're listening, make sure you do self-care. And I hope to, I hope and pray that you have someone in your life that will keep reminding you, but you know what You're responsible and if they're, you don't have anybody to do that, you need to do that for yourself because just like you now, you get so much done in less time because your whole. You're whole, you're centered, you're vibrant you know what you're doing, so that's fantastic.

[00:20:04] Stasha Washburn:
Or be the person that takes somebody else out. If you are the one like, you know what? I'm gonna go make sure that my bestie is doing self care. You're still doing self care for yourself, but take someone off with you.

[00:20:15] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. Absolutely. The really good point. Okay, so you're very productive. So talk to me about your favorite organizing hack. What do you do? What's your favorite little tactic to keep yourself organized? Obviously you get a lot done in a little bit amount of time.

[00:20:31] Stasha Washburn:
I don't think that everything would get done if it weren't for Asana and ah, I go in there and I set dates like for the year. So we get launches that pop up, things that are going supposed to be happening, pop up. We get alerts that things are coming and reminders. And I think that, I sit down, I plan out the whole year at the end of the year, the beginning of the year. And I know exactly what I can do. I can do a Kickstarter, I can do a summit, I can do two launches for programs. I can write a book. I know what I can do in a year. And so I put it all on there and then we put all of it into Asana and we already have the SOPs for everything. So the webinars are its own board, the Kickstarters, its own board. The summit's its own board, and we go through and it links to all the spreadsheets, all the documents. So when you're in Asana, you can go, okay, I need to go email the speakers for the summit. And then you just can just click the link. There's the spreadsheet, there's everyone's email address done. So love it. I think Asana is the glue.

[00:21:37] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. I use Trello and it's, similar thing. And thank God for programs like this, Trello or Asana. Check into it. Listeners, if you haven't really done anything and you're getting ready to ramp and if you are ramped and you feel like there's a bunch of Lucy goosey floating around, get something like that, Asana or Trello, because it's a way to communicate with your team and it's a way to keep yourself on track. Yeah, I love that. So whenever you go into Asana and you organize, do you organize it? So you, you does the calendar when you set your whole year in advance. You know that you're gonna have this is pretty amazing by the way. I'm gonna write a book. I'm gonna do a Kickstarter too. So it's go girl, go. So in the Asana, how does that work out calendaring wise? Does it tie in with your main Google calendar and you have the events or how are you working now?

[00:22:25] Stasha Washburn:
I don't have it connected. So what I do is I go in at the beginning of the year and I'll just put things for the beginning of the month. So if we're in like pre-launch and it's like we need to update the landings pages for this bit, this freebie. And it'll just go on to the beginning of the month. So then when we get closer to things and we start to shake dates out, I start putting in more specific dates. So then it's okay, the webinar is gonna be at this time, and then I will go and put that information in. So put everything in just month chunks. So it just starts off with the Kickstarter's gonna be in May. The business launch is the, for the business program is gonna be June. July, and August we'll be prepped for period coaching, school launch. September will be the period Coaching Success Summit. The period coaching success webinar doors will open to the school. November will be the Black Friday sale. December will be the period giveaway. So every month has, its like main thing. And then the rest just, we do it with flow. So it's okay, I'm in Lunal. Who needs graphics? This webinar needs graphics. Those slides needs finished. And I've got a class I'm teaching the school today is Canva day.

[00:23:35] Kathi Burns:
I love Canva. So it's so much fun.

[00:23:38] Stasha Washburn:
We can work on a whole bunch of different projects, but it's still the same thing. So you're not task switching very much. You're still working in like a nice flow. You're getting a lot done, but you're knocking out this thing that needs to be done three months from now, but it needs to be done and we're here, so let's get it done because we're also working on this thing. And then, that's how also branding consistency, we know how important that is. So if you're working in chunks like that, your branding stays more consistent. It's less oh, this crazy thing for this webinar. And then totally different for that. It really helps.

[00:24:07] Kathi Burns:
That's so powerful. I do a similar thing with the monthly, what's the intention of this month? And so yeah, it's so funny because we do very much similar things with a little bit different tactic and I just love hearing the different ways that people go about doing things because I, oh, I could do that, or I could add that. And yeah that's awesome. Okay, so what should I ask you that I have not asked you about? What to talk about here. There's, we could go on for like hours about this, but what's on your, what's burning in your mind that you want to talk?

[00:24:39] Stasha Washburn:
I think one of my just get on a soapbox and preach topics is how important it is to understand menstrual cycles, even if you don't have one. If you are working with clients who have them, it's so easy to be a problem. So 90% of people are going have a hormonal imbalance if you are working with someone with a cycle imbalance. And anything that we do negatively or positively impacts a hormonal balance. There's no middle ground, right? So if you give somebody an ovulation, a seated meditation, you are setting them up for failure, and then you're going wonder why they're not showing up for your sessions. Or if you give somebody a cleanse in Ludial, you're setting them up A for failure, but also B, you're not giving them the nourishment that they need in that phase of their cycle. You're taking it away, so you're going to increase their pms symptoms. Next month it might be better, but for this month you're gonna make it worse. So there's just business relationship. Are you really gonna have your client go home and have that conversation with her husband the day before her period? Really? Like it doesn't matter what the subject is, it affects the hormones, movement, affects them, sound, sight. You know what? What are we choosing to see? What are we choosing to listen to? Everything affects our hormonal balance. So I would love to just see more coaches, more women who have women friends, more men, frankly, learn at least the basics. So that you can probably work with your clients, you can help your niece, you can help your daughter, whatever the circumstances are. But I would love just. The whole world to get a proper baseline education.

[00:26:27] Kathi Burns:
Yeah. And that's your mission. And you're doing it. So how do you broach the topic? If you're a coach and you're working with clients, how do you broach the topic of their cycle now without saying, you seem a little bit cranky today.

[00:26:41] Stasha Washburn:
Several different ways. So the easiest is if you're, you have your intake form for your clients, and the easiest thing to do is just put a question on there that says, if you're menstruating, I love to work with my clients in flow. Are you comfortable talking about this? Yes. No. So right there you can make it very easy. If you already have clients that you wanna bring it up, one of my suggestions is to just say, Hey, I learned this really cool thing about menstrual cycles and how, what I do here affects them. So I would love, if you didn't mind talking about your cycle and where you are and seeing if we can't make some tweaks that could really improve not just the work we're doing, but also perhaps that headache you mentioned that you get every month, or those cramps that you get or that fatigue, or the brain fog or the whatever it is. So it. It can be as see easy as I learned this really cool information and I'd love to share it with you if that's okay. And putting it on your intake form. So my business coach clients put it, put that on their intake form. My health coach, my relationship coach, they usually do a few more questions and it's just implied that we're gonna talk about our menal cycles and these but the rest of them that are maybe not as intuitively oh yeah, I can see how that they'll just put a question on there and then they can have that conversation with.

[00:28:02] Kathi Burns:
Okay. Brilliant. That's great. So that's easy takeaway tip for you listeners out there. There you go. Okay, so you have this Oracle deck, so I have to hear about this just a little bit and then, we gotta do a wrap. But let's talk about the Oracle cards cause they're pretty.

[00:28:17] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah. So my, my partner is an artist and he created the visuals for this card deck. But we have all of these amazing cards that are, take us through my sensual systems. We have a goddess for each phase of the cycle, and each phase has a season associated with it. So like this one is clearly the winter, the menstrual card, winter season. So all the card backgrounds have a little nod to the season that they represent. It represents the new Moon Yin energy, water, energy. So a lot of the cards in that particular phase have it, but then we talk about tastes, so foods that are supportive of your hormones in that phase. We talk about sight and sound. What's helpful for balancing the hormones in that phase? We talk about smell, of course, our essential oil Ladies and our candle ladies love this one. Touch and movement because like I said, exercise does, can help or hinder your hormonal balance. We have the what, why, how do phase cards to help with a bunch of journal questions to help you embrace those and our Spirit card. So how is, your, maybe it's meditation, maybe it's journaling, maybe it's whatever. But there's some prompts in the deck. So we have those cards for each phase of the cycle. And you can use it as an Oracle duck where you can just pick one and go, okay, I guess I'm focusing on smell today. And so you're just gonna go be observant of your sense of smell that day. Or you can pull the cards out of the phase you're in and have a look and connect and say, oh, you know what movement I'm gonna play with movement today. Or like we do, I'll put a card out for my partner. So especially when I'm moving into deeper Ludial and I'm starting to feel fatigued and it's just tough. I'll put the deep gluteal goddess out there, or I might put the card of the phase I'm in on the refrigerator. So it's just like a nice reminder of oh, I'm gonna go snack. Oh yeah, I was right. I'm in follicular. What's a good follicular snack? Oh, hummus and celery. How that'll do, so you can have a play with how you wanna use them, but they're great for communication and partnerships because you can there's a chocolate card in the deck. You can just hand your partner in a chocolate card and just be like, Throw chocolate and run babe, throw chocolate and run.

[00:30:36] Kathi Burns:
Run for the chocolate.

[00:30:38] Stasha Washburn:
Yeah. Quick. So it really, like a big part of it was we spent two years playing with sample decks and using them as communication. And he did too. He would be like, I'm feeling really Energized in Full Moon, which one's the full Moon card. And you'll find it and pull it out.

[00:30:54] Kathi Burns:
And that's a good point. Men definitely have cycles as well, and I think it's something that we don't really acknowledge. I see it a lot in my husband and I see it a lot and mainly in my husband, because, I see him every day of the month. So I can tell when the cycles are happening. I think that, the mans duration thing, they have their cycles and, I agree. I think the moon has so much to do with everything because, we're so much water and the moon, controls the tide. Come on, it's gonna control what's happening with our, with ourself as well. But that's pretty cool. Okay. Special free treat. You have something that the kiddos can download out here that will help them progress in their business. So talk to us about that.

[00:31:31] Stasha Washburn:
Awesome. So the first thing I have for you, I actually have two things. So the first thing I have for you guys is the productivity freebie. It's a video that I did. It is some of my like, top tips for syncing your cycle in your business to up your productivity. So it's a great little, mini video. There's a couple emails that follow up to give you some extra support and tips along that for implementation. And then the second thing goes along with that. So I have a way of charting. So if you wanna track your menstrual cycle and know which phase you're in, you can put your period on your calendar. But that's just your period. That's not gonna tell you I'm in follicular, I'm in ovulation, I'm in Ludial, I'm in deep ludial, right? There's a mandala, a coloring, freebie, where you can track things like the moon phase. So if you're in perimenopause, you can just track by moon phase. If you're cycling regularly, you can track by your period, but you put your energy, food, movement, basil, volume, temperature, cervical mucus, digestion, moods, energy, like you can, and you can stylize it, right? Like I'm not worried about pregnancy, so I don't track my cervix, but I do use that to track supplements. So I know what I'm taking when and how it's gonna, how it's affecting my mood, my energy, my cycle. So it's a great little thing to help you so you know where you are and then you can apply the productivity tips much easier.

[00:32:55] Kathi Burns:
Nice. That's fantastic. I love that. Okay, go ahead and download that gang. And put comments, once you play with it a little bit, come back onto the podcast page and put comments for us so we get some feedback and know what's going on. There's also the six tips to organize your Amazing Home Office. Make sure to download that. That's on the side. So we have a bunch of productivity stuff that you can download for free. So go ahead and hit it up. And I think this is a wrap. If there's anything else that you'd like to say, Stasha? This has been really interesting and I'm sure that it's stuff that people have not heard yet. So you go, girl, I know you're heading down south, you're gonna go down under here and and help some women down there. I'm just really pleased that we were able to get you on the show and full speed ahead.

[00:33:42] Stasha Washburn:
Thank you so much for having me.

[00:33:44] Kathi Burns:
Absolutely. It's been a real pleasure and we will talk when you resurface. Thanks you guys. Signing off for now. We'll see you next week.

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