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The Time I Was Crowned A ‘Phenomenal Woman’ – A Podcast Interview

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“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ~ Ben Okri


I was humbled to be interviewed by Janice Sutherland, as part of her Phenomenal Woman Podcast project. I honestly do not consider myself phenomenal in any way. I’m just an ordinary girl with ordinary thoughts trying to make it through an ordinary life … but isn’t that most of us? We don’t have to be abused, homeless or poor to be trying to get by. We don’t have to be mentally ill or over weight or old to be trying to make our lives better. We can have regrets but still get by – yes? Of course yes! We just have to be the most authentic version of ourselves. Continue reading

Soul Sunday: 10 Truths to Being a Phenomenal Woman



“A strong woman is someone who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.”

Harriet Morgan

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Sometimes I wish I had come into this world as a man. There, I’ve said it out loud. But maybe I think that way because men seem to have it so easy: no stress, no worrying about anything, no multi-tasking issues, no being pregnant for nine months or breastfeeding a squirming baby in public, no bloating or ‘monthly inconveniences’ (as I’ve heard it described), no real balancing of home with career … just saying.  Continue reading