A Positive Chemotherapy Story

So in late 2018 I received the phone-call no daughter wants to hear, that my mum received a diagnosis that she had ovarian cancer. I was shocked, burst into tears and instantly started googling cancer, the side-effects and the side-effects of chemotherapy which was the route she eventually had to go down. In October 2018 she had her first operation where she had a full hysterectomy  and once they analysed…

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Is Your Hormonal Cycle Reflecting The Death Of Your Dreams?

 Is Your Hormonal Cycle Reflecting The Death Of Your Dreams? For as long as I can remember my menstrual cycle just hasn’t felt right. My period started at age 13 and every month it came with extreme cramping. Back then I don’t think doctors knew much about PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) or conditions like endometriosis and so I took 2-3 days off school when it came on during a school…

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Scared To Have A Smear?

Scared To Have A Smear Test? For a few years I resisted having a cervical smear test. I am in my late thirties. I believed my body would tell me if something was wrong. However I was not in touch with this part of me deeply enough to know its needs. I put off the smear test for years. And then I became sexually active in early 2015 and when…

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Why I’ve Been Quiet (Do not read if squeamish!)

Sometimes life throws you challenges and sometimes it’s not easy coping when they come. As many of you know from reading my book and my blog, my life has not been a smooth running life, like many reading this I imagine. Life has given me many opportunities to accept what is, to embrace my reality and to find a tenderness in what takes place. Earlier this year I had my…

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What Are The Side Effects Of Mirena IUD?

  Compensation for this post was provided by Rose Vitalis. Opinions expressed here are my own. As woman in my late thirties I have recently had to explore the world of contraception again after a long period being sexually inactive. Now since I was last on the contraceptive pill the world of contraception sure has changed and I was quite overwhelmed with the options I had. In my younger years I…

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The Gap Between A Woman’s Thighs – Natural Or Unnatural?

This year I am 37 and I was given the impression that to have a gap between my thighs was normal, a desired thing by most women. Coming from a family of tree trunk thighs, I thought that this was my lot when it came to my legs, however I soon discovered that it was just a myth and with exercise and not eating so many unhealthy stodgy foods, the…

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Living With Rosacea – More Than Just Skin Deep

Not long after my father died I began to experience rosacea. Not as intense as some rosacea sufferers but it was very noticeable. And as it was mainly one one cheek it did not look like I was blushing but like I had something wrong with my face.   It has felt so embarrassing in the past. Sometimes it is really red and I get cystic acne over the redness.…

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How Can I Raise Low Blood Pressure?

How Can I Raise Low Blood Pressure?   So many doctors, journalists and writers talk about how to lower high blood pressure, but few address the challenges of low blood pressure. My blood pressure is often low, not dangerously low, but I do feel low blood pressure symptoms such as: Dizzy upon standing – after sitting. Headache/ head-rush (where you feel spacey upon standing). Cardio exercise can wipe me out. Not…

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Early Menopause or Hormonal Imbalance – Take Charge Of Your Womanly Health

Modern day society has a rather dismissive way of handling women’s issues. It either numbs them out with drugs or provides women with little knowledge on the subject. Luckily, we have the internet & excellent female (and male) authors out there taking the lead on finding balance for womankind. Something that both horrifies me, and astonishes me, is how little the younger (and older) generations of women know about their…

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Love The Skin You’re In – Rosacea

I have felt drawn to write this post for sometime now for people who suffer from adult acne, primarily that of acne rosacea. I will add some before and after photos onto this blog soon but wanted to highlight some ways of clearing this difficult skin experience. Four years ago I began to get serious acne rosacea. It began with some lumpy acne on my cheeks and escalated to large…

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