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Strength in birth: Helen Matthies

Helen Matthies never thought of herself as a resilient woman, but when she was tested with the preterm birth of her son at 27 weeks, she discovered how truly deep her well of strength was. WARNING: This article includes reference to infant loss. If this is triggering for you, please contact Beyond Blue on 1300

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Arielle Nakache features on the Sistahood Project

Resilient heart: Arielle Nakache

Finish uni— find ‘the one’— get married— buy a house— have kids. This was the order in which Arielle Nakache expected her life to unfold, and all went to plan — until it came time to start a family. Arielle was 30 and newly married when she and her husband Karim started trying to conceive. “I

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Giving Cancer a Makeover with Emily Somers of BraveryCo

Giving Cancer a Makeover: Emily Somers

Emily Somers not only beat cancer (three times), but she also gave it a makeover. Learn how she created space and style for young cancer warriors by truly listening to her body, heart and her own voice. From the outside, it seemed like not much changed for Emily Somers when she was diagnosed with cancer

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Creating Connected Communities: Sarah Parkinson

Sarah lost herself after the birth of her second child. Months later, her GP confirmed that she was experiencing post-natal depression. Physical programs in rural Victoria were limited, so she found solace in online communities. What she never expected was to create one of her own. Sarah’s second child was born just before her husband

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Bryony Carter

The lighthouse: Bryony Carter

Bryony Carter has the magic of a woman who has visited the Underworld, and fought her way back to life. WARNING: This article includes reference to suicide, self-harm and alcohol abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or mental illness, please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300

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Alex Lyons is loving the skin she's in

Loving the skin she’s in: Alex Lyons

After years of self-punishment and body-loathing, Alex Lyons is living the good life. We caught up with the straight-shooting blogger and wellness advocate to find out how she transformed into the confident, content woman she always knew she could be. Healthy, happy. Authentic, and open-hearted. Ask Alex Lyons how she defines beauty, and these are the words you’re

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