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- Hemophilia is for Girls
- A Touch of Scarlett, our journey with a rare bleeding disorder
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- How I survived myself
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- Misdiagnosed me...advocating for others like me
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November has provided me with a couple of amazing opportunities to meet and learn from some amazing women – Nat Kringoudis, a TCM doctor, acupuncturist and natural fertility expert, and Melissa Ambrosini, a wellness blogger and life coach.
First up, Debunking Ovulation.
About 2 months ago, I got an invitation to attend a workshop run by the World Hemophilia Foundation in Montreal, being held in early December. The workshop is about youth advocacy in the bleeding disorder community, and due to WHF’s connection with some of the large pharmaceutical companies, they have obtained funding to pay for attendees to travel to Montreal! Continue reading
Hello! Today I created a Facebook page for this blog - https://www.facebook.com/mymissingfactor. I’ll be sharing all the posts you get here, but also other useful/fun/silly/whatever things I come across. I’d love if it you’d pop on over and like the page. If you’re friends with other people with bleeding disorders or chronic illnesses, send them over! I’m loving connecting with you all through here and Facebook allows me to do more of that!
Thankyou all so much for reading, liking and commenting here, and I’m really excited and scared and nervous and lots of other things about sharing more over there! I hope you make the leap!
This morning I watched the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who. Amazing episode, you must watch it! Even if you’re not a sci if fan, it’s the longest running fiction show of any kind on television, so today and the episode is a bit of a planetary milestone! In deference to those who haven’t seen it yet, I’m going to hold of sharing any more detailed thoughts, but I wanted to share this – I brewed up a Tardis pot of Forever nuts from DavidsTea to go with our snack. Jammie dodgers, of course.
I would’ve cut this off after the first sentence!
I’m sure you read my love of the gorgeous Tara Bliss’ ode to our shadows , but I wanted to dig a little deeper, and talk about why shadow work is so important, especially, if like me, you have a congenital medical condition. Continue reading
My beautiful coach published a blog post this morning that really got to me. In a good way. She talked about our shadows, and how they are a part of us, that they are as much you as your light – like your sense of humour or your generosity sits side by side with your selfishness and anger.
This gorgeous lady articulates it perfectly, and for me, while reading her post it finally hit home why I’ve never connected with the concept of affirmations. Deep down I think I’ve always known this lesson so just saying “I am beautiful” or whatever your variant has felt deeply inauthentic, because I am and I am not, all at once (I even touched on this myself the other day here, on why there’s no such thing as a destination of happiness and why the ‘bad’ moods are part of me too).
Anywho, take a read of Tara’s piece yourself. I’d love to know what you think too – did this make sense for you or not? Leave a comment here (or on Tara’s page if you’d like).
Holey moley. What a year I’ve had. Lots of extremes and discovery, lots of sadness and an abundance of clearing: old ideas, habits that no longer serve me, and fears that hold me back. I have a new way of eating, a new way of healing and a new approach to managing my bleeding disorder. All of this is enormous. I don’t really know what to call it aside from that. Well there’s one thing that might explain it: Continue reading
On Saturday morning, just before 3am, I had to get up to go to the loo. I gingerly and sleepily inched my way around my bed to get to the bedroom door in a feeble attempt to not wake my light-sleeper of a partner. Until THWACK! My open wardrobe door introduced itself to my forehead. Continue reading
Taking time off to take care of myself when I’ve had VWD-related issues, whether its an injury or a period, has always been a problem for me. I have always felt guilty about it. That I’m letting other people down, that it makes me weak, that it makes me unable to control my condition, that I can’t plan around it or out-think it. That I fail in my obligations – to work or school or friends, that I can’t function in the world. I’ve thought all of these things, often all at once. Continue reading