Elegance Handbook

Your Femininity and Your Menstrual Cycle

At the beginning of last month, Karin Gambaracci wrote to me and asked if I could enroll in her newly released Authentic Dating program. Authentic Dating is an online self-paced relationship and dating course centered around feminine energy, mood, and hormones in the different stages of the menstrual cycle.


The understanding was if I liked it and found it useful, I could then recommend it to my audience. I took her up on it for 3 reasons. First, I am always eager to learn more and expand my knowledge about femininity even though I have a digital book (High-Value Feminine Woman; Rediscovering Your Femininity) with 50+ positive reviews. Second, I have used a period tracker for close to a decade now just to be well prepared when that time of the month comes and new useful ways of using the data are always welcome. Third, I had also tried, on occasion, to understand how to bio-hack my cycle for productivity but never really managed to crack the code.

So naturally, I was curious. What was the relation between my cycle and my dating life, work-life, and life in general? Was I missing something? What would I discover in the course?


I went through the course fairly quickly. It is short, value-packed, and well taught. Then I spent the entire month of June, and the first week of July comparing what I had learned in the course against my mood, energy, and thoughts based on my cycle. This was very easy to do because she breaks down the cycle into 4 parts. Then very rightfully so, likens them to the four seasons:

  • Inner Winter – which is day 1-5 of the cycle (period time)
  • Inner Spring – which is day 6-11 of your cycle (time after the period)
  • Inner Summer – day 12-19 of your cycle (ovulation time)
  • Inner Autumn – day 20-27 of your cycle (that time where PMS symptoms tend to be high)

(See her page for more details on what you will learn about each of these days of the cycle).

And for each of these four parts of the cycle, she offers practical dating advice for 3 scenarios most ladies could be in; single, just started dating an interesting man, and dating/in a relationship a great man for more than a month and what to do at each time of the cycle.

And what were my findings? For the first time in my life, I was able to anticipate the energy and mood changes that were likely to happen in the coming week. This helped me to plan my activities and days in ways that allowed me to be productive without neglecting/suppressing my femininity.

I also found her dating advice to be very useful. For example, she advises paying attention to the irritability you feel just before your period (PMS) to let go of things that are no longer serving you because your body is getting ready to let go too.

Having found the Authentic Dating course to be highly practical and useful, I learned so much about my body and my cycle that I had not heard anywhere else, and I wish more ladies knew about what she’s teaching. By now, it should be clear that I highly recommend it. It’s worth passing down to your daughters, sharing with your sisters or girlfriends or even your mother!

Now, here’s the kicker, enrollment closes on the 18th! – In just a week’s time – short notice, I know, but I had to personally go through it and love it before recommending it, and that so happened to take an entire month! So, click this link to see more details about the Authentic Dating online course, what you’ll learn, and treat yourself to get access without delay!

Enjoy your weekend,

Daisy at Elegance Handbook

P.s: If you want to get directly in touch with Karin, contact her on her Instagram.