The Power of Speaking Your Truth

It all started with a movie. Beautiful Kate. Directed by Rachel Ward, starring Brian Brown. Kate, a beautiful but disturbed girl, dies after seducing her two brothers. One brother kills himself in shame. Kate’s father and remaining brother blame themselves for the deaths. They barely talk or see each for the next twenty or thirty…

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Daring greatly and embracing vulnerability

A couple of years ago, I did a course with Brené Brown via Oprah’s website called The Gifts of Imperfection. If you’re familiar with Brené Brown’s work, you’ll know that she was a “shame” researcher for many years. Brené Brown’s work showed me the power of vulnerability in connecting with ones. It is through vulnerability that true…

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Anatomy of Breasts: Understanding your breasts

You and I have breasts, but that doesn’t mean we really understand how they work! I don’t remember learning much about breasts in high school biology (it would have been mortifying in a co-ed school). It is important to understand the anatomy of the breast so that you can understand what’s involved in breast reduction…

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The Joys & Challenges of Motherhood

Before I had my first child, I doubted that I would ever have children due to having Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS). I experienced terrible periods, often every two weeks, and I bled a lot. Doctors told me it would be hard for me to conceive naturally. So you can imagine my surprise when suddenly at age…

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