Hi, my name is Jing. I’m the Chief Harmony Officer at CycleHarmony.com.
For years I suffered from PMS and terrible period pain. With nowhere else to go for help, but knowing there had to be a way, I healed myself…
And I’m proof that you can too.
My goal at Cycle Harmony is to make your healing journey much easier than mine was, by sharing what I’ve learned – from ancient wisdom to modern research, from nutrition and lifestyle to mind body healing, from my personal experiences to the collective knowledge of our community.
Since I started CycleHarmony.com almost a decade ago, I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot. My life has been transformed from the inside out. And the Cycle Harmony community has touched the lives of millions of women around the globe.
The journey to health and wholeness can be challenging, but also richly fulfilling and rewarding. I invite you to join us from wherever you are, because it’s a lot easier – and much more fun – to share it together than travelling alone.
I was born and raised in China by a tiger mom. In my early life, I followed a path that was set out for me by my parents and the social expectations of what seemed sensible: studying business, getting an MBA, and pursuing a career in marketing and finance.
The challenges kept me interested and engaged for many years. But as time went on, I began to hear a voice inside of me telling me that THIS WASN’T IT. There was more to life than just having a good career, and being responsible and successful.
The voice was soft and vague at first. Then it got louder and louder, as this inner conflict began to manifest in my life…
I experienced terrible PMS anger outbursts and bad menstrual cramps. During that time of the month, I was struck by a profound dissatisfaction: my seemingly perfect life suddenly became flawed and unfulfilling.
I didn’t know what was going on. But the deep pain drove me to figure it out. I embarked on a journey to discover and find answers to some fundamental questions in my life: Who am I? What makes me come alive? What brings me joy and fulfillment? What’s important to me?
I went on meditation retreats, traveled to India and Burning Man, took art classes, and studied everything that sparked an interest in me, from psychology to healing to various spiritual traditions.
In my healing journey, I’ve come to learn that the physical and emotional pain I experienced during my menstrual cycles reflected my living out of harmony with who I am.
Through many years of soul-searching and deep inner work, I gradually rediscovered my true self – not what parents wanted me to be, nor what I tried to be to fit in or to be liked. I also rearranged and centered my life based on this new insight.
I let go of a well-established career path and ended relationships that no longer served me. And I began to pursue a new line of work that was more fulfilling and nurturing to my soul, while cultivating a more intimate and compassionate relationship with my body and myself.
The road wasn’t easy. There were many pumps along the way. But bit by bit, the uncontrollable PMS anger left me. My cycles returned to harmony. And I found true love and became a mother – something I never thought would happen to me.
When I came out on the other side, I realized that that I did not heal my PMS and period pain by trying to fix them, but by understanding who I am and creating a life from my heart (and of course, by living a healthy lifestyle).
It took a lot of trials and errors – and a very long learning curve – to figure things out on my own. I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, your journey will be shorter, easier, and smoother than mine was. And that you’ll become your own healer – by taking care of yourself and by creating the life you want to live (from your heart).
How I Founded Cycle Harmony
What I Believe In
I believe the following 9 values have been instrumental to my healing. They are also the guiding principles I used to create Cycle Harmony. I hope you find them helpful on your journey too.
I invite you to join us today, to share this messy, imperfect, but beautiful and amazing journey…
I Need Your Help!
2018 was an important year for me – and for Cycle Harmony.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to streamline Cycle Harmony to focus on what I do best – writing useful content and providing helpful resources for women worldwide.
As a result, I let go of our beloved Period Tracker apps and moved Cycle Harmony to a new platform – one that is more efficient and secure.
It was a lot of work – a lot. But I’m glad I did it. And I think this sets a foundation for us to grow bigger and serve our community even better.
In the process, I also realized that my belief and tendency to do everything myself had limited Cycle Harmony’s growth and potential to reach and help more women.
It took some honest conversations with myself to admit this truth and be okay with it. It also gave me the idea to call upon you to help me.
I’m good at research, synthesizing ideas, and writing helpful content. But social media is a challenge. I guess it’s difficult for me to switch from the inner world of writing to the outer world of sharing.
I hope you can help me with the sharing part – by connecting with us on Facebook and educating other women in your circle. Working together, we can achieve so much more – empowering more women to love, create, flourish, and be.