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HRT and Me: Utrogestan vs Cyclogest Natural Progesterone

Do I kill myself or give in to the uge to kill others? That’s what it ultimately came down to when I weighed up the difference between taking Utrogestan or Cyclogest natural progesterone. A year ago I wrote a post HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance in which I described the problems I had been experiencing […]

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HRT and Me: Fibroids, Polyps and Adenomyosis

This week I’ve mostly been thinking about my uterus. Apparently, a transvaginal ultrasound will do that to a woman. Up until this point I have to admit to a lifetime of thinking about other body parts; I fret about my liver, worry about my heart, and am acutely aware of my digestive tract, but I’ve never […]

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HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance

Things have not been going well for me lately as far as my HRT is concerned. I’ve been experiencing problems with both my progesterone and testosterone treatment. Low Testosterone Levels Despite the fact that I’ve been applying Testim gel very day for over two years now, a recent blood test showed that my testosterone levels […]

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2015 New Year’s Resolution – Be Organised

Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with unexpected moments of joy, good health and that special happiness that comes from being organised. It’s the end of the first proper work week of 2015 and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found this week a bit of a struggle. After the dietary excesses and […]

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From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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In This Body: A Unique Conference on Female Body Experience

What is it like to be a woman? As a woman, how do you experience being and living in your body? These are just some of the questions that Rona Steinberg and Mary Ann Mhina found themselves asking. They realised that they “wanted to provide a space for women to share and witness what it’s […]

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I Survived (and Enjoyed) a Public Speaking Course

Sweating palms, dry mouth, flushed face and a heart beating so fast my chest hurt. I was pumping more adrenalin than a bungee jumper whose harness had just snapped. I knew that the only way to overcome the fear and anxiety I was experiencing was to take my turn in front of a group of […]

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2014: Your Best Year Yet!

Happy New Year! I wish you happiness and good health in the year ahead. I love the beginning of a new year. For me, it’s an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, approach life with renewed energy and focus on what I want to achieve and experience in the days and months ahead. New Year’s […]

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#UnLabelled at TEDx Covent Garden Women

Picture the scene. 250 people on their feet, shouting ‘F**k the Labels’ at the tops of their voices and rejoicing in the sheer power and freedom of it. For me, that moment was the highlight of the TEDxCoventGardenWomen* event on 7th December when 12 speakers took to the stage to share with us their approach […]

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It’s Complicated: Mourning the Death of my Father

I never got to say goodbye to my father. He died in September, just hours before my flight left London for Durban, South Africa. I had rushed back to London after completing the Cotswold Way, bought my plane ticket and hoped I would make it back in time to say goodbye. But I was too […]

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