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“I wrote, painted the book cover and self-published this book years ago to honor all girls at this momentous time. The book is in its 3rd publishing and almost sold out, thousands of books have sold to reach young girls. I believe strongly in the way to make the world a better place is by honoring girls and women. I envision a supportive place for girls and women to be upheld with the deepest respect and be surrounded with supportive women and men.”

~Joan Morais

A Time to Celebrate as mentioned on Dr. Christiane Northrup’s television special and recommended in her book Mother-Daughter Wisdom, shows the menstrual cycle as a gift and a healthy function of the female body. It is a book a mother, father, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend or mentor can give to a girl to celebrate her first menstrual period. This momentous time in her life should be recognized like all other occasions and her transition from girlhood to womanhood honored.

This book portrays a positive picture of menstruation which helps empower girls and teaches them to love, care for, and respect their body. The more a girl knows about her body, the more she will take control of it and make the right choices for herself.

  • Charts to keep track of your menstrual period
  • Journal for creative writing and drawing-softcover, 112 pages, 6×9
  • ISBN: 0-9746304-5-4

Book Endorsements

A Time to Celebrate is just splendid! Bless you for putting it all together in such a practical, uplifting, and straight forward way.”
author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom

“Your period is the ideal time to balance mind, body, and spirit-to find your center and get to know yourself. This lovely book from Joan Morais is full of great ideas for how to do this, and how to stay healthy and happy during the whole of your menstrual cycle. I hope every girl gets to read this useful and inspiring book.”
~ LARA OWEN, author of Her Blood is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruationand Honoring Menstruation: A Time of Self-Renewal

“This lovely wise book is just the gift I’ve wanted for every girl aged 8-16. Filled with Wise Woman ways that support and encourage young women to love themselves and their bodies.”
~ SUSUN S. WEED, author of Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

“I love A Time to Celebrate. It is beautifully written and a pleasure to read. It is both an inspiration and a guide to restoring sacredness to the female art of menstruation. This is the perfect gift for any young woman at the beginning of her menstrual years. Thank you, Joan for this valuable contribution to women’s health and well-being.”
~ KAMI MCBRIDE, author of 105 Ways to Celebrate Menstruation

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