Christmas in July!

As a Fertility Awareness Educator, there's going to be some things that get me pretty excited that the average person may not totally understand.

Let me start at the very beginning...

Remember at the end of February 2014 when I was interviewed for the documentary Miscontraceptions by Cassie Wilson? (...which is now Cassie Moriarty... congrats Cassie!!!) Well, she's taking the short film around to festivals and I got to see it... she and her crew did an AMAZING job!!! (Think I'm exaggerating? It won the Tracy Awards for Best Writing, Best Director, AND Best Picture at Montana State University.) Not only did I love it, but younger women and older women and dudes liked it and laughed and thought it was really well done (and they're only in college... watch out world!)

When I watched the film, I was enthralled with the Sex Health Educator located in Bozeman, Montana that they also interviewed... Laura Mentch. I stalked ...I mean... I found her information on the internet and sent her an email saying I thought she did a great job and would love to meet her... she emailed back (yippee!) and said she was swinging through Denver in a few weeks. So we made plans and met for tea.

IT. WAS. WONDERFUL.

Laura is smart, passionate, and kind... I loved spending time with her and look forward to seeing her again soon. Because she's phasing out of teaching Fertility Awareness and doing more work around Cystic Fibrosis education, she asked if I would like the FA resources she's collected over the years. Would I like them? I would LOVE them!!!

That's when a lovely package arrived in the mail...

 Hmmm... does this box contain "crack"???

Hmmm... does this box contain "crack"???

 Yes! For a Fertility Awareness Educator!!!

Yes! For a Fertility Awareness Educator!!!

So I opened it up to find out what goodies Laura has saved throughout the years and sent to me. Lots of books and reading material about all things related to Fertility Awareness...

 Merry Christmas to me on a hot day in July!

Merry Christmas to me on a hot day in July!

What was my favorite item? A book entitled The Modern Method of Birth Control which was published in 1935. Yes, it's about the out-dated Rhythm Method, but it was an important step toward the highly effective modern methods of Fertility Awareness. It's like having a piece of Fertility Awareness history!

 There's even a nifty plastic calendar-wheel!

There's even a nifty plastic calendar-wheel!

So... thank you, Cassie, for making this documentary that connected me to Laura. And thank you, Laura, for entrusting me with your quasi-museum of FA material and helping to light my torch as a next-generation Fertility Awareness Educator.

If you want to know more about using Fertility Awareness to avoid pregnancy naturally, increase your chances of conceiving, or simply better-understand your body... keep perusing this website and see if a class or one-on-one consult is the next best step for you.

Do you have any "artifacts" of Fertility Awareness?