FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators
"The FDA recommends performing laparoscopic power morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy only with a tissue containment system," and only in select patients, according to the new guidance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Whose truth is it anyway?
I woke up this morning with the title of this blog post pounding a drumbeat in my head and had to write it down immediately. It was born out of a need to focus on this elusive thing we call ‘truth’. In light of recent events in the United States, and closer to home personally, I felt it was time to embrace the conversation that starts something along the lines of ‘there is no such thing as truth’. Then I read Claire Montanaro’s blog post, Freedom of Expression, and she said much of what’s been roiling around in my head over the last few days. I almost decided at that point not to write t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Philosophy truth Source Type: news

Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy
Might electric ear acupuncture provid postoperative analgesia and reduce morphine requirement after abdominal hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Setting yourself free and finding your voice
The period between Christmas and New Year is an odd hinterland of non-doing for me. The celebrations of Christmas pause and wait until the celebrations of New Year begin. In that space between one year and the next its when I try and get through tasks that would normally be difficult to do, not because they’re hard, but because they require discipline and time – not something I’m normally abundent in! This Christmas has been the same, and yet different from those of the past. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time ticking things off my To – Do list like cleaning the car, sorting out all our paperwork a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Philosophy change life Source Type: news

Happy new year 2022
Looking back, I knew that 2021 was going to be a corker of a year. It just felt ‘right’ somehow. And after all the trouble we’d had during 2020, it certainly needed to earn its keep. It was during February I first noticed that something had changed, not just changed really, transformed. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first and it took a while before I realised that somehow the colours of the landscapre were brighter, more vibrant seeming to shimmer and glow whenever the sun shone brightly – which was frequently. It wasn’t long after that I realised I could hear more birds and insects ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction friday fiction Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma K Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

Reflections on 2020
According to the Cambridge Dictionary a reflection is “the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface” and I felt this was a good place to start this post as 2020 has forced us to face some uncomfortable personal experiences at the same time as exposing social flaws and challenges we had perhaps hoped to keep swept under a carpet of denial and delusion. 2020 is a year everyone alive who is of an age where memory kicks in for the long term will look back and say something along the lines of ‘do you remember what you were doing when the pandemic first struck?’. Rather like other iconi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 2020 reflections Source Type: news

Protection Against Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Complications Protection Against Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Complications
A two-layer vaginal cuff closure during total laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with fewer postoperative complications according to a retrospective study of approximately 3,000 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy? Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy?
"The 6-week posthysterectomy pelvic examination in asymptomatic women may not be necessary, as it neither detected cuff dehiscence nor negated future risk for dehiscence."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hysteria 7 book cover competition
It’s taken a few months to get to this point, but finally Hysteria 7 has been published and is ready to be unleashed on the world. As is usual at this point in the competition I’m releasing the book cover a couple of days early and inviting you to guess which of our finalists entries it relates to. The first person to name the correct entry and writer will win a free copy of the ebook version of the anthology. The book cover competition will run up until the end of this week when I’ll be launching the anthology and announcing the overall category winners. Good luck To be in with a chance of winning, just ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity hysteria 2020 hysteria 7 Source Type: news

Hysteria 7 book cover competition
It’s taken a few months to get to this point, but finally Hysteria 7 has been published and is ready to be unleashed on the world. As is usual at this point in the competition I’m releasing the book cover a couple of days early and inviting you to guess which of our finalists entries it relates to. The first person to name the correct entry and writer will win a free copy of the ebook version of the anthology. The book cover competition will run up until the end of this week when I’ll be launching the anthology and announcing the overall category winners. Good luck To be in with a chance of winning, just ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 hysteria 7 Source Type: news

In conversation with Sahar Abdulaziz
When suspense writer, Sahar Abdulaziz isn’t busy plotting a stabbing, a garroting, or a murder (all on paper of course) she’s busy writing about her crew of highly-entertaining, quirky, unpredictable book characters. Some have been lovely, big-hearted, gentle souls, merely temporarily lost and in search of answers, while others have been eccentric, unconventional, writing their own rules – determined to live their best life to the fullest. A few … okay, perhaps more than a few, have been devious, duplicitous, and dangerous. Undeniably not the kind of personalities one would want to cross paths with...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast domestic violence emotional abuse generational abuse sexual abuse thriller Source Type: news

I am, therefore I think
In 1637 René Descartes published his Discourse on the Method in French stating in Latin, Cogito, ergo sum which roughly translates as I think, therefore I am. And ever since I first came across the phrase whilst studying philosophy at Uni, I’ve had a problem with it. It’s always felt as if it’s a bit itchy or scratchy, niggling away in the back of my mind that something about it wasn’t quite right. Then, back in the mid 1990’s Louise L Hay’s book ‘You can heal your life’ was recommended when I was going through a particularly tough few years physically and mentally. Th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness descartes philosophy thinking thought Source Type: news

What ’ s your ‘ real ’ issue?
It’s very easy to assume that the circumstance or problem I’m viewing today is the ‘real’ issue. I don’t know about you though, but I’ve noticed over time that similar issues keep cropping up in relationships, career or work, family, friendships or even in health, wealth and happiness. One day it dawned on me that the problem I thought I had, the one that was flavour of the month right now, was similar to things I’d experienced previously and I realised that there was something more fundamental going on. And at the point of recognition that there was more to my life than meets the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness chaos habit thought Source Type: news

Collateral beauty
Last weekend I watched the film Collateral Beauty with my husband Steve, aside from being awed by the concept of the film and it’s core message it really got me thinking about what we’ve witnessed this past 10 months. The film focuses around three abstractions, Love, Time, and Death. As the central character, Howard, explains right at the beginning of the film, we long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death. I realised that since the beginning of 2020 I’ve been increasingly living in a world that focused on me and mine and I had forgotten about the world I had previously inhabited which was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness beauty compassion Source Type: news

The collateral beauty of 2020
Last weekend I watched the film Collateral Beauty with my husband Steve, aside from being awed by the concept of the film and it’s core message it really got me thinking about what we’ve witnessed this past 10 months. The film focuses around three abstractions, Love, Time, and Death. As the central character, Howard, explains right at the beginning of the film, we long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death. I realised that since the beginning of 2020 I’ve been increasingly living in a world that focused on me and mine and I had forgotten about the world I had previously inhabited which was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness beauty compassion Source Type: news

What to Expect After a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Title: What to Expect After a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Duration of Bed Rest After a Hysterectomy
Title: Duration of Bed Rest After a HysterectomyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Does Radical Hysterectomy Mean?
Title: What Does Radical Hysterectomy Mean?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Is There Any Way to Have a Baby After a Hysterectomy?
Title: Is There Any Way to Have a Baby After a Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hysteria 2020 finalists
It’s taken 6 months, many hours on the part of lots of people including all the wonderful entrants, and finally I’m at the stage where I can announce the finalists in the Hysteria 2020 Writing Competition. The under 16’s category hasn’t been finalised yet, so I will update this post later this week when I have the details. As usual the standard was exceptionally high and it was hard to choose between so many good entries and I just want to say a huge thank you to Becky Danks who also judged half the entries as well. Of course, there were many entries which were disqualified for not following the rul...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 Source Type: news

Recovery Time for a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Title: Recovery Time for a Laparoscopic HysterectomyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Long Does Vaginal Hysterectomy Take?
Title: How Long Does Vaginal Hysterectomy Take?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between a Total and Radical Hysterectomy?
Title: What Is the Difference Between a Total and Radical Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In conversation with Wafa Tarnowska
Wafa’ Tarnowska was born in Lebanon and has lived and worked in Australia, India, Cyprus, Poland, the UK and Dubai. She is currently based in the UK dreaming of a hideaway in the land of Dante. In her work, Wafa’ strives to create a valuable bridge between East and West, helping to break down the stereotypical images people have of one another. In our conversation we talk about the shift towards the sacred feminine, corporate social responsibility, what we need versus what we want, and exploring our essential humanity. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wafa-Tarno...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast building bridges corporate social responsbility CSR divine feminine humanity Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Reason for a Hysterectomy?
Title: What Is the Most Common Reason for a Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Happens to Your Body When You Have A Hysterectomy
What Happens to Your Body When You Have A Hysterectomy? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Happens When You Have a Hysterectomy?
Title: What Happens When You Have a Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Finding your passion
In my experience, there are two types of passion. There is the passion that stems from ‘I must have this’ and thesecond begins with ‘I really don’t want that’. Many people will say that one (the former) is better than the other because it is more positive, but in my experience, both are equally helpful when it comes to creating massive change. The keyword here is PASSION and I’m going to capitalise it so that you realise how important it is. Without PASSION you won’t have the drive or commitment to see things through. Without PASSION you will fall at the first hurdle, you’ll ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity passion Source Type: news

In conversation with Lex McKee
Lex McKee and I first met at various networking meetings taking place across Dorset back in early part of the 21st century and even though I dropped out of business networking for several years his posts on LinkedIn have always intrigued, fascinated and amused me, as he’s a very funny guy – as well as being thought-provoking and challenging. We explored the metaphor of farming as sowing the seeds of self-belief, confidence, knowledge and learning. And also the co-creation of communication through our uses of language and words frame our entire existence. Lex is many things, filmaker, broadcaster, podcaster, wri...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview creative process knowledge learning self-belief Source Type: news

How to be healthy and happy
What does being healthy and happy mean to you? Perhaps you feel it’s got something to do with your outer appearance, or maybe you’d like to be less sad or anxious. Whatever your interpretation of those two words, healthy and happy, I’ll guarantee the answer isn’t as simple as you think it might be. Life doesn’t work like that because if it did, as soon as the ‘gift’ you wished for had arrived you’d no longer be looking for the next thing to make whatever ails you better. Let’s face it happiness isn’t delivered by Santa or by the latest gadget or must-have look. S...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health happy healthy Source Type: news

How to get started with changing your world
Last week I introduced you to the idea of Storming the Castle but I’d be the first to admit not everyone wants to change their own world let alone change THE world and these posts aren’t for those people. Instead they are for that small minority of people who do want to create change, whether it’s in their own life or whether it’s for the benefit of others and incidentally, as you’ll begin to see, those two things are not mutually exclusive. Many others who have come before me will tell you that it is a lonely road when you are storming a castle and it can feel a bit like you’re in a fi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness change Source Type: news

In conversation with Dave Sivers
In this week’s conversation, Dave Sivers and I are chatting about all things character, backstories and senses. Dave first joined me on the Thursday Throng back 2013 with his first book in the Archer and Baines series The Scars Beneath the Soul. Dave started out writing hybrid crime fantasy novels which he describes as rather like Raymond Chandler meets JRR Tolkein, before moving onto contemporary crime with th Archer and Baines series. Although the first book The Scars Beneath the Soul was modestly successful, it was the sequel to the first book, Dead in Deep Water that really took off in the genre Serial Killers wh...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview crime fiction serial fiction Source Type: news

Versius surgical robotic system launched in France
The robotic technology will be used to conduct procedures such as hernia repair surgeries, prostatectomies and hysterectomies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility
The complaint is largely based on information from whistleblower Dawn Wooten, LPN, who worked at the center. A group of watchdog organizations, including Georgia Detention Watch, filed the complaint.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Have you ever ‘ Stormed a Castle ’ and created massive change?
Have you ever got to a point and thought ‘enough is enough, something has to change’? If you have then you have arrived at the castle gates; what you then need to decide is whether you are going to Storm the Castle, issue the challenge and be the change you want to see, or whether you’re going to pass by, unnoticed in the crowd. Everything in the world that we know from the table you might be sitting at or the web you are surfing has been created originally from the mind of one man or woman. Every revolution, from the big to the small, stems from just one person’s willingness to Storm a Castle. They...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 3 principles change inspiration Source Type: news

In conversation with Claire Montanaro
This week I’m in conversation with renowned spiritual teacher, clairvoyant and channel Claire Montanaro. Claire and I first met when I was her social media strategy coach. She later joined me on the Thursday Throng in 2014 with her book Spiritual Wisdom. Claire’s writing is focused on providing a conduit to greater understanding and wisdom for everyone on a spiritual journey. Since the original interview she has also written a new book titled A Handbook for the New Consciousness which, despite being offered a publication deal, remains unpublished as she feels it isn’t yet the right time. Instead, Claire b...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness empowerment spirituality Source Type: news

The what and the who of Linda
A psychic once told me that it was almost as if I had appeared fully formed on earth at the age of 10 – rather like Mr Bean – with no history or family to speak of. With a statement like that I might have felt it incumbent upon me to explain why the age of 10 was so significant in my life, and whilst it surely would have been interesting to you; personally, I’m much more interested in the present.  As Leslie Poles Hartley once said “the past is a foreign country, they do things differently there“. People, I believe, are often tarred with two brushes.  That of ‘WHAT’ they...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity my story Source Type: news

In conversation with Warren Stribling
This week I’m with Warren Stribling, airman, legionnaire, teacher and writer (oh and author) which is a very eclectic portfolio for any adult life. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, but has been known to teach English as a foreign language in France, after a stint in the French Foreign Legion. Our conversation was interesting as he is the first person I’ve met who is openly a part of the stories he writes, which begs the question about how close to home the fiction is to reality.  As we progressed though it became apparent that although the circumstances and settings may be similar, the story really is...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness philosophy Source Type: news

If I could ask God a question
I was challenged to come up with the ultimate question, the one I would ask God; and following the asking of the question, answering it! It feels like an impossible challenge, I know this because I wrote the title to this post on Wednesday and here I am on Sunday afternoon only just putting fingers to keyboard. Since Wednesday I’ve been mulling over what my ultimate question would be and it dawned on me when I was watching a video from the Findhorn Foundation about Inner Climate Change, that perhaps the one I should ask, even though it’s one that creates a real sense of discomfort is ‘what could I do to m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness God Source Type: news

How to make 2+2=5
The theme for this month’s blog posts has been WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and I thought I’d end the month sharing what I’m seeing about the world around me, and us. I’ve recently started reading articles on Medium and the ones that seem to spring out at me are those that feed my inner conspiracy theorist. But I’ve also realised that the part of me that likes to see drama and secrecy is coming out of the closet and into the light. I had thought that maybe I would start with the announcement I made to colleagues back at the beginning of the year that President Trump would be the last...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness reality Source Type: news

In conversation with Elizabeth Milovidov
In this week’s conversation I’m chatting with Elizabeth Milovidov, a member of the Working Group of experts on Digital Citizenship Education and an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children and Internet for the Children’s Rights Division of Council of Europe.  She is also the author of many books and workbooks for parents, children and families, all are designed to be tools that allow parents to start the conversation with their children. It became clear very early on that Elizabeth is also a passionate advocate of children’s rights online and...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview children's rights digital digital law Source Type: news

Finding the everyday miracles in life
Last week I was writing about what it takes for a miracle to happen and one of my commentators, the lovely Patsy Collins who joined me on the podcast not that long ago, pointed out that there are all sorts of miracles that happen, including some everyday miracles we never know about, because they happen behind the scenes. And it got me thinking about the all the little miracles that have happened in my life over the years. And, once I got thinking, I got into musing about what life would be like if they hadn’t happened. And, as it’s been a week of ups and downs on the exam front I thought I might as well start ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness miracle Source Type: news

The darker side of chocolate – Friday fiction
“Would you like some of my chocolate grandma?” I looked at Ben and smiled. The last time I’d had a bar of chocolate must have been before the war started, before the rationing came and there was no time, or money for things like sweets. I remember my mother staring at me in horror when Mr Greaves came to the door to tell her what I’d done. “I really don’t know you Lucy”, she’d said. And I, shame-faced, had fiddled with one end of my hair, eyes filling with tears. She’d handed over the money and pushed me forward to apologise. “Go on Lucy, apologise for what you&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity chocolate friday fiction Source Type: news

In conversation with Caroline Brewer
This week, I’m in conversation with my close friend and first-time author Caroline Brewer. We first met back in 2009 when we both attended business network and later Toastmasters International meeting. Caroline’s book is called More Than You Think and it came out, first in Kindle format and later in paperback during lockdown and I was incredibly honoured when she asked me to write the foreword. Caroline explained that the seed was sown for book back in 1987 at a moment of significant change at the company she was working for. The idea languished for the next 25-30 years because the seed did not land in fertile ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast 3 principles author interview thought Source Type: news

What makes a miracle?
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about miracles recently and it all started with a question posed in one of those videos you see online that are there one day and impossible to find the next. The question asked the viewer to consider what it would take for a miracle to show up in their life. Note, it didn’t ask them to think about what miracles were or how the miracle would appear, rather it wanted you to consider what to do to allow something massive to change. So I did what I thought everyone else might do and what the video had counselled against, I considered what sort of ‘thing’ or ‘even...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity miracle Source Type: news

In conversation with Ken Banks
This week, I’m in conversation with award winning social entrepreneur who founded kiwanja.net, an NGO focused on applying mobile technology for social and environmental change in the developing world, especially in Africa. Ken is currently Head of Social Purpose at Yoti, the app that helps everyone authenticate themselves, staff, suppliers or volunteers in a secure, private and scalable way. I originally met Ken when we both presented at a coprotate social responsibility conference for one of the big law firms in London back in 2011 and he later joined me in 2015 on the Thursday Throng with his book, The Rise of the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview BLM history social development social purpose Source Type: news

7 day drink more water challenge
I know I don’t drink enough water during the day, particularly when I’m working. I set out with the best of intentions to do so, but even with the glass at my side I forget it’s there because I’m so absorbed in what I’m doing. And sometimes, it can be 2 or 3 hours before I suddenly realise I’m thirsty. Water is essential for our health and well-being. It affects everything about our bodies because they are made up of significant amounts of water. It’s one of the reasons people can go without food for several days, but they can’t go without water. For example, lack of water af...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health water Source Type: news

In conversation with Lin Treadgold
This week, I’m in conversation with Lin Treadgold who joined me in 2013 with her first book, Goodbye Henrietta Street. Lin is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association. She’s now working on her third and fourth novels, Lin and I talked about the joys, trials and tribulations of working with publishers vs self publishing. And although her experience of self publishing with Silverwood Books has been good she still wants to find an agent and author, especially with the third book which is based on letters her father wrote from a prisoner of war camp in Italy. And not only has an agent said they would like to ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview marketing romantic novelists association Source Type: news