I called a time out.
In the middle of everything going on in our lives…we needed a break. A small recess from work, worries, kids and chaos…to breathe.
I gathered a group of girlfriends in my living room…to laugh.
We shared, told stories, caught up with one another and spent some much-needed quality time together.
I’d been asked by Asana, creator of sanitary napkins, to write a blog post about periods. So, being that it had been awhile since we’d caught up on each other’s lives, I thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity to have a gathering of girlfriends…where we’d chat about anything and everything to do with being women.
Before they arrived…I set the table complete with wine, sparkly water, chocolate dipped strawberries and a charcuterie board for snacking.
That afternoon, I’d gathered the supplies to make Lavender Bath Salts and picked up some chocolates so I could send each of my girlfriends home with a little “treat” for the next time they’re visited by Aunt Flo, The Red Canoe, The Tomato Boat, Sunday Bloody Sunday…or the other ridiculous names they came up with for their “monthly curse!”
The clincher for the night…I filmed the entire thing!
“What’s your most embarrassing period story,” I asked.
And the floodgates opened. (Pardon the pun!)
Here’s what my friends had to share…
It was a night full of laughs (and a couple of tears) with multiple conversations that ended up on the cutting room floor!
We went home with smiles on our faces and hearts filled with joy…knowing we’re surrounded by a great amount of love and support by this group of ridiculous, hilarious, awesome women. Where support is the very first thing offered when someone has something important going on…and life, as crazy as it can be…is best shared with friends.
Soon to be stocked on the shelves of Lawtons Drugs and Sobeys stores across Atlantic Canada, Asana is a new cutting-edge sanitary napkin that is not only designed to be more effective; they can even be beneficial to your health. Asana’s Biowave Advantage™ marks a milestone in feminine protection. Two vital components of Asana’s advanced technology are tourmaline and silver, which act to reduce menstrual discomfort, dispel odor, balance the body’s pH and enhance metabolism.
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Disclaimer: I was compensated for this blog post. All opinions, as always, are my own.
Thank you Catherine, Michelle, Pam, Donna, Kathy and Lisa…for being amazing girlfriends. As well, a HUGE thanks to Aaron at ICVideo for being our videographer for the evening…and showing me the ropes!