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Book Review: how to endo

A guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis Bridget Hustwaite It does what it says on the cover: How to Endo serves as an accessible guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis. Perhaps what is most valuable about this book is how it provides localised insight to the Australian medical and complementary support systems.… Read More »Book Review: how to endo

Self-care by Deanna Zandt

Self-care

ReflexIVE Thinking I wrote a reflection on ‘self-care’ in November 2019, early into my time being largely confined to bed as I recovered from major cancer surgery. I understood, at that time, that I was likely to face a longer recovery journey than most given my complicating pre-existing conditions. It… Read More »Self-care

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The pain of considering failure

Whispers inside Echoing unspoken glances interpreted Polite declines Invitations retracted Applications rejected Submissions that do not                 make a long list,                                short list,                                               someone else’s list     Trying is practice Practice is building Building me,                 building craft,                                building potential Honing skill… Read More »The pain of considering failure