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Living from the heart

‘Since I can remember I loved learning about medicine, science, chemistry, and all the things to do with medicine. There have been many people in my family and in my circle of friends who suffered from a various health challenges. Little I knew that, towards the end of my specialisation as a heart surgeon that I would see my mother fighting for her life. She was my inspiration and the force that guided me through endless long nights of study various medical exams’

Todorche Stamenov, Medical Doctor at Barts Health NHS Trust

Himalayan blue poppies clinging to the harsh rock

‘Traditionally the parents send the second son to become a monk at the age of eight years.  He is usually given a puppy to comfort him and an older monk to support him. We saw Himalayan blue poppies clinging to the harsh rock. On reflection, a  metaphorical comparison between the blue poppies and local people is beyond similarity’ Ysanne Lewis

Conversations with a woman like me…..

My message to our readers is that it's not important how we start, but how we finish the race, and no matter the slowness of the pace, we must carry on….so much is expected of us, as women, in our roles as daughters, mothers, wives and, at times, it can be a tough balancing act, but learning from stories of conquering of other women we can draw strength from the experiences of others, and fulfil our mandates, as well as maintain our sanity.  Nobody said it would be easy!!