Well Being

Mood Swings? Energy Ups and Downs? It May Be Your Hormones

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28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Love Life, Moods, And Potential

Ever wondered why some days you feel up and motivated, surging with creativity — then other days, you've got the blues, the blahs, and need chocolate to make it through the hour? It may be related to your hormones — that monthly 28-or-so-day cycle that unites us all as women.

Thanks to a tip from Cotton-Pickin' Days, I read about this book, by Gabrielle Lichterman, as well as the launch of her new online ezine, Four Weeks. The ezine coincides with your monthly cycle, so jump right in according to your personal calendar, and see what her recommendations are for you.

Lichterman has been a health writer for over 10 years and is the former editor of WebMD.com's electronic health newsletters (which I read every day, you probably know!) I remember seeing a magazine article about woman's hormonal cycles, and I thought, “This is cool!” But I lost the article — now I can't lose this information if it's online.

Here's how the author describes her book:

My book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential, is a brand-new kind of daily horoscope. Unlike astrology, 28 Days shows women how to predict what practically every aspect of their day will be like based solely on the ups and downs of their monthly hormones.

How does it work? Based on lots of scientific research (I'm a health journalist after all), 28 Days shows women with menstrual cycles how their hormones affects virtually everything they do–their mood, brain skills, how they spend money, how they feel about their relationship, who they're attracted to, what they shop for, what they're best at on the job, and so much more.

Once you know how your hormones affect you, you know what your day is going to be like. And that helps you plan your life more easily than ever!

Note: I haven't read this book, so I'm not endorsing any of the content. Please don't quote me without my permission. Thanks!