The Shape of a Life


Our lives take a shape. A circle of unique history. A sequence of DNA entwined with time. A string of events and experiences. Memory chains and secrets. Curling into our heart chambers. Inhaling and exhaling. Creating who we are. :::::: Moments of love and fear. Pride and shame. Darkness and light. Bliss and pain. Imprinting the course Continue Reading

Birth, Pain and Euphoria

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There’s nothing that gets me more stirred up than women who gloat about their pain-free births. This is often followed with a spiel about how it’s all about having the right attitude. Similarly I’ve heard sweeping generalisations about labour pain being bearable and manageable for all. Here's the problem: It's completely insensitive. There’s Continue Reading