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life journey

The Angelina Jolie effect continued today as the glamorous actress and peace ambassador released news that, in a risk reducing operation last week, she had had her ovaries removed. And in a BRCA1 gene mutation type of way, she and … Continue reading

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glossy finger wagging

There’s been a fair bit of finger wagging at those glossy magazines this week. Women far and wide (no pun intended) seem to have an axe to grind and it involves those ‘perfect mums’ in those shiny pages profiling their … Continue reading

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(happy) Mother’s Day

How does Mother’s Day make you feel? Self-congratulatory? A little smug? So happy and content you could burst?On the contrary, it makes me feel somewhat melancholy and a trifle guilty. Actually really, truly guilty. And because it’s such a curious … Continue reading

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film review: Still Alice

Imagine you have just been punched in the stomach. Really, really hard. And just then – as you stand there winded and struggling to breathe – this particular thug knocks you sideways with one HUGE thump. That’s the only way … Continue reading

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