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

Endometriosis and the Power of 'ing'

Endometriosis and the Power of ‘ing’

An anxious stomach. Isn’t that an interesting term and I wonder what it brings up for you.   IBS? Anxiety? Allergies? Endometriosis?   Men, boys, women and girls. Yes, endometriosis is something that those with the Y chromosome can have. … Read More