As a little girl I divided my time between devouring magical, spiritual tales and the gym.
By the time I approached menarche my career as a competitive gymnast was over as my body could not take any more the rigid trainings.
There I was: an hyper-perfectionist, completely disconnected from my fundamental needs.
I suffered from severe pre-menstrual abdominal cramps and later on cystic acne.
At the age of 17 my doctor put me on the Pill. Bye bye acne and pain-killers; hello digestive problems, yeast infections, weight gain and mood swings!
After some years on and off the Pill and countless trips to doctors near and far I intuitively decided to ditch it and clueless spent a good amount of time dealing with PMS and irregular menstrual cycles thereafter.