A Series On Anger

When a client brought up the subject of not being able to say what she wanted to, it led us down this path. It has resulted in her understanding her physical issues, and altered her ongoing experience of them.   … Read More

Peace after Drama - Paula Ralph Women's Health and Surgery Coach

Peace After Drama – It’s Boring!

She was a whizz on the mountain bike. She could go along trails at speeds that I couldn’t even imagine. It was like the bike was part of her and she was confident, being ‘at one’ with it. After a … Read More

Endometriosis - Paula Ralph Women's Health and Surgery Coach

Endometriosis – Many Ways To Help

Endometriosis is mysterious.   How can a woman be riddled with it, have different symptoms or even no symptoms to a woman who may only have a few of the lesions? How can one woman be cyclically crippled with pain, … Read More

Trauma Can Be Like Trying to Hold the Genie In the Bottle

Trauma Can Be Like Trying to Hold the Health Genie In the Bottle

I remember it vividly. The year was 1982, it was late November and in Havelock North, New Zealand, that meant summer was promising to show up, just around the corner. I was 16 and had finished my second to last … Read More

How Our Ill Health Has Only Positive Intention - A Japanese Story

How Our Ill Health Has Only Positive Intention – A Japanese Story

We have pain, a shoulder that won’t move, a thyroid that goes off in a random behaviour, a gut that won’t eat certain foods, periods that make us want to curl into a ball, or we get the flu that … Read More

Understanding Trauma

I was travelling from my home in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand to the tourist centre of Rotorua. It was 7.45am when I left home and I had to be at work as a pharmacist locum by 9am. It would only … Read More