Have you ever heard of Breast Implant Illness?
If not, you are not alone.
I had not heard of it either until few friends of mine publically announced their intention to have “explant” surgery after they started to suffer from inexplicable health challenges over the past few years.
One such friend is Michelle Rycroft, a dedicated health coach and personal trainer who I have had the pleasure of knowing for several years. When Michelle started to share her challenges with what she believes to be breast implant illness, I was intrigued about the illness and started to do some of my own research.
I came across hundreds of stories just like Michelle’s and I strongly feel that this is a topic that women need to be better informed about, especially in light of the FDA stepping forward last month to notify the public that “individuals with breast implants have a risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the immune system).”
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures done in the United States. While I am not for or against plastic surgery, I am all for helping women to make educated decisions about their health.Listen Now!
In this episode, I interview a very dear friend of mine, Joana Meneses, who has built an amazing retreat business in her homeland of Portugal (in the Azores Islands, to be more specific).
I went to visit her last year for some much-needed restoration myself and, not only was I restored, I was deeply touched and inspired by the place and the people that she introduced me to.
Since the entire month on the Grace & Grit podcast is dedicated to the theme RESTORE, I thought it would be a great opportunity to host this incredible friend of mine so you can hear from her first hand how she was able to combine her love of movement with her native country, to create a restoration opportunity like no other.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it:)Listen Now!
Negotiating recovery is a very real habit that many women have adopted in their life that has some pretty steep consequences.
Protecting time in your schedule to allow your mind, body, and soul to recover should not be “optional”, you should treat it as “mandatory” if you want to feel strong, resilient and proactive.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I share some of my thoughts on why making time to restore your mind, body, and soul is so important, why we struggle to make time for it and simple measures we can take to add it back into our lives.
If you struggle to grant yourself permission to rest and restore or know a woman who does, have a listen and share your thoughts.Listen Now!