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Conversations With Our Bodies
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations With Our Bodies

*Ticket required. $10 ticket available here.

The Fifth Vital Sign has teamed up with Daysy fertility monitor to bring you a talk and panel discussion covering the menstrual cycle, fertility awareness method (FAM), diet and lifestyle choices for hormonal health, and the effects of hormonal birth control. Our terrific panelists are: Jessa Blades, Abby Epstein, Holly Grigg-Spall, and Nicole Jardim.

Come to converse and learn, enjoy music and drinks, and enter a raffle for: Nicole Jardim Fix Your Period program, Roy Swim custom-made swimwear, movie downloads from Ricki Lake's and Abby Epstein's BOBB Films, Holly Grigg-Spall's Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control books, The Fifth Vital Sign t-shirts, and more! Raffle ticket sales will benefit Yeah, That's What She Said. They are a collective of self-organized women in NYC (and beyond) whose focus is to highlight the work of poor and working class women, queer and trans women, women of color and immigrant women through arts, film, poetry, music & activist programming.

There will be a short introductory talk by Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight of The Fifth Vital Sign on the menstrual cycle and fertility awareness, then we will open it up for discussion with our talented, renowned panelists. Read their bios below. We are so excited to meet you there!

Jessa Blades

Jessa Blades is a make up artist, natural beauty expert and herbalist. She has been a make up artist for 14 years and specializes in natural, non-toxic and healing beauty. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty in 2008, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. When she's not working on set for editorial clients, Jessa teaches private lessons and group workshops for women on how to apply makeup, how to choose the best and healthiest products, and how to incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives to heal their skin. Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers: Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, and Nancy Phillips. She curates an amazing collection of beauty and wellness products and sells them through her site:

Abby Epstein

Abby Epstein produced and directed the celebrated documentary The Business of Being Born, with her longtime producing partner, Ricki Lake. Heralded as a “must-see for every pregnant woman,” The Business of Being Born premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival where it was named among “Best of the Fest” by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. The success of the film inspired Abby and Ricki’s book Your Best Birth, which was published by Hachette. Their follow-up DVD series More Business of Being Born was released in 2011. Under their joint venture BOBB Films, Abby and Ricki served as Executive Producers of the 2014 documentary Breastmilk, the upcoming The Mama Sherpas, and are in production on two new films: Weed the People and Sweetening the Pill. Abby made her film directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary, Until the Violence Stops. Prior to her film work Abby directed theater, helming National Tours and international premieres of RENT and “The Vagina Monologues.”

Holly Grigg - Spall

Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of "Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control" (Zero Books, 2013). In 2014 her book was optioned by Ricki Lake for a feature film documentary. The film is currently in production, with Abby Epstein as director. Holly now works with the companies Flo Living and Daysy as blog editor, social media manager, and marketing consultant.

Nicole Jardim

Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach + Functional Nutritionist with a specialty in young women’s hormonal health. Her signature Fix Your Period series of programs empower women to heal their menstrual and reproductive health in a fun and sassy way. She trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach, and completed a 3-month apprenticeship at a women’s holistic health center in NYC, a 1-year training program with Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD, and an additional 1-year women’s health and nutrition coaching certification program with the Integrative Women’s Health Institute. She passionately believes that all women can (and should) be active participants in their health and is dedicated to showing women how to take back control of their bodies.

We want to give extra thanks to our event sponsor, Daysy fertility monitor. Daysy is hormone-free and hassle-free--a fertility computer that can be used for planning or preventing pregnancy. For more information on Daysy and fertility awareness, check out their website:

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6:30 PM18:30



6:30-8:30pm at Ten Over Ten's new location in the Financial District
121 Fulton Street
Second Floor
New York. NY 10038

$60 for each class or $100 for both

TEN OVER TEN is hosting Jessa for a series in Natural Beauty and education.

Everything you put into and onto your body has an effect on your overall well-being. That’s why it is important to understand the ingredients of the products you use.

Over the course of the two evenings with herbalist and natural beauty expert, Jessa Blades, you will learn healing traditions to boost the body’s natural resilience from the inside and out.

June 15th- NATURAL BEAUTY 101

On the first evening, you will be learning to understand ingredient labels and how to choose a healthy product. You will learn the differences between flower essences, essential oils, tinctures, extracts and oxymels. We will discuss how to heal your skin and return it back to a state of balance, as well as talking about DIY beauty products, and making your own to take home.

It is our intention that you leave with a greater understanding of how to change your daily self care regime, to elevate your whole body’s well-being.


The second evening we will discuss the benefits of using foods to aid with beauty and healing. You will learn which herbs and vinegars can be used medicinally, as well as what beauty foods you can start eating now to help heal your skin. You will be guided on how to blend your own healing tea, for you to take home. 

It is our intention that you leave feeling empowered taking your health and healing into your own hands.

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Cosmic Cocktail Party
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmic Cocktail Party

A monthly cocktail party series in Brooklyn with Jessa Blades and Sandy Sitron.

Astrology sessions and healing plant cocktails! What more could you ask for?

This month we will be at Bar Bolinas 7-11pm on June 14th.

See you there!

And be sure to folllow: Cosmic Cocktail Party on Instagram for updates and future parties.

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7:00 PM19:00

Conversations with our Bodies with The Fifth Vital Sign



The Fifth Vital Sign has teamed up with Daysy to bring you a talk and panel discussion covering fertility awareness method (FAM), reproductive and hormonal health, diet and lifestyle, and the effects of hormonal birth control, at One Roof Women. Come to converse and learn, enjoy hors d'oeuvre and drinks by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy, and enter a raffle for a Daysy monitor, Fifth Vital Sign t-shirts, the LB brand products and more with ticket and raffle sales to benefit Happy Period, an organization that provides menstrual hygiene kits to people who are homeless.

There will be a short introductory talk by Emily Varnam and Kelsey Knight of The Fifth Vital Sign on the menstrual cycle and fertility awareness, then we will open it up for discussion with our wonderful panelists: Ricki Lake, Holly Grigg-Spall, Hannah Ransom, Jessa Blades, and Panquetzani.

Tickets here!

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to Mar 5

Book Parties for SIMPLE MATTERS - March 4th & 5th in LA

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I’m SO excited to let you know about not one, but TWO events coming up this week to welcome Erin Boyle to LA to celebrate her new book, Simple Matters

Come to one or both!

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+ March 4 | Venice

Join Reading My Tea Leaves blogger, Erin Boyle, and natural beauty expert, Jessa Blades, for an evening of conversation and cocktails to celebrate Erin’s new book Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More. We’ll chat self-care, natural beauty, and the advantage of going back to the basics. Juices courtesy of Renew Juicery. Copies of Simple Matters will be available for purchase and signing.

Where: Cuyana Store | 1140 Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach, 90291
When: 7 – 9 pm

+ March 5 | Arts District DTLA

Join Erin Boyle, author of the new book, Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More, and natural beauty expert, Jessa Blades, for an interactive afternoon on self-care, natural beauty, and Simple Matters at The Springs. Come sip kombucha, say hello, and take home a personalized herbal bath soak of your very own. Books available for purchase and signing!

Where: The Springs | 608 Matteo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: 3-5 pm

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6:00 PM18:00

Absolute Beauty & Wellness Bazaar Holiday Pop-up with Pratima

You're invited to the annual Absolute Beauty & Wellness Bazaar at Pratima in Soho, NYC! Shop some of our favorite thought-conscious friends with unique gifts and special promotions. Get 10% off all purchases, and the opportunity for a mini skin consultation with our very own Dr. Pratima Raichur. We hope to see you there! With special partners: Satya jewelry, Live the Process, Lurk Beauty, Luli Tonix, Blades Natural Beauty, Frida Pareos, Moon Juice, Zen Bunni, Pursoma, and Bhagavad Life.

December 7th, 2015


PRATIMA Skincare
110 Greene Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10012



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