Two Things: Firstly Your Baby is Fine, Secondly You Have Cancer

Two Things: Firstly Your Baby is Fine, Secondly You Have Cancer

Coming to into motherhood for the second time was already different.  I was more nervous, more excited, more realistic, more confident, more everything having experienced a newborn before.  Combining this moment with advanced colorectal cancer was not a difference I had been anticipating.  It was at the 6-week health check for my daughter that my [...]

Coloring outside the lines: creating the shape of our own destinies

Coloring outside the lines: creating the shape of our own destinies

When we are little we are taught to color. The smell of fresh wax fills our nose as we study the box with diligence. We pick a crayon out of the box with great care, making sure it is the best color. “Make sure to color in the lines,” we are told, “be careful to [...]

Taking ownership of our outcomes: How to be the leading lady in your own life

Taking ownership of our outcomes: How to be the leading lady in your own life

Quite often I find myself excluded or sad because I wasn’t invited somewhere. A group of girls would be planning to go out or go off to a winery day, and I would lament about how I wasn’t invited. Recently I watched this kind of situation unfold as a third party. I had already invited [...]