I wanted to get a professional opinion of Like a Queen. I knew that a lot of very vulnerable women would be reading it.
Dr Leon Livitt is a perth based GP Obstetrician of 30 years.
His career is very much dedicated to combatting post natal depression and his beautiful ethos is the driving force behind Baby steps an early parenting health centre.
So I asked him to read my book and give me his honest opinion.
This is just a small snippet of his review.
Ps I cried. (Big surprise) "Constance Hall writes about her life and her experiences of motherhood, of love, of her flaws, her anxieties and her joy. She tells her stories through wicked humour, blunt irreverent truths and cleverly crafted language. She tells it so effectively that the readers, her queens, hear their own experiences in her stories and feel understood and appreciated. Con speaks directly to you, about you and you will feel at many points like pointing to the words on the pages of her book and shouting “OMG. That’s me she is talking about. She gets it!”
Constance Hall is not your Barbie Doll, Miss Universe contestant, up on a pedestal, celebrity. She is a down to earth Queen, beautiful in her ugly truths, extraordinarily real, touchable and honest.
You will love her. I love her.They say that you always fall in love with your opposite personality but whose experiences or values you share. Constance Hall is so different from my calm, conservative GP Obstetrician style and manner. Yet, she just intuitively has come to the same conclusions that took me 30 years looking after mothers and families, helping them through pregnancy, delivery, parenting , loves and losses. She is absolutely on the mark in saying that the mother is the Queen, that the sanity and health of the mother is the most precious gift that she or her partner will ever give to a child; that there is no right way, no one path to being a good mother of partner, and that love and forgiveness, flexibility and warmth are the true tools for life and happiness.
Of course, Con uses a little more blunt language and in doing so is more effective. I love her. I love her generosity. She speaks to us all - mothers , fathers, lovers and partners.
Constance Hall is a brilliant educator and entertainer. A Master. The Queen of queens. Her book is hilarious, exhaustingly so. Read it in small bites or just dedicate a few evenings when your kids are unconscious and spend the hours laughing, and punching the air in support and commonality with her. “Like a Queen” can touch you and lift you and change you for the better."
Well fancy fucking that. 😱😱😱😱 a bottle of Pino is coming your way Doc. One is coming my way tonight too. 🙌🏼👑👊🏼
WOULD YOU SUPPORT A LOVED ONE BEING EUTHANISED? A report being put forth to parliament recommends "allowing assisted deaths for patients with no chance of recovery". If the law is passed, Victoria will be the only state in Australia to legalise Euthanasia. Thoughts?
Derby’s Vinka Barunga is months away from achieving her dream of being the first Aboriginal doctor in her community.
This November Vinka will graduate from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor all my life,” she said.
“I’m fortunate that my family was encouraging of me and my goals, and in high school I had some really great teachers and mentors who pushed me and made sure I got on the track to study medicine.”
After graduating, Vinka will complete an internship for 12 months, and then study as a junior doctor in a large metropolitan hospital. She then hopes to return to Derby.
“The people of Mowanjum Aboriginal community were a significant part of the reason why medicine was what I wanted to do,” she said.
“Growing up in a remote town and seeing the lack of access to culturally appropriate medical services and witnessing firsthand the health conditions people in remote areas face, definitely influenced my decision to study medicine.
“Changing that for the positive is something that I would love to be able to do.”
New Photographs and video reveal water courses within Sydney's drinking water catchment have run dry after recent longwall mining underneath them. This video was taken recently in Illawarra Coal’s Dendrobium mining lease within Cataract Dam's water catchment Special Area.
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COMPETITION TIME!!! As Christmas is the time of giving, we've decided to give away three FREE family passes to use over the summer holidays at The Australian Reptile Park! All you need to do is Like & Share this post and tag a friend in the comments to enter!
Competition closes Tuesday 13th December at 5pm, winner must use prize by 29th January 2017. A family pass is for 2 x adults & 2 x children
When this street dog decided he’d found his future owner, he waited on the other side of the world for 6 months for her. But now his inspiring loyalty has been rewarded…
As a stray dog on the streets of Buenos Aires, it’s unlikely that “Rubio” had experienced much love in his life. So when German flight attendant Olivia Sievers simply played with him, Rubio clearly sensed she was someone special. So special in fact, that the dog then refused to leave her side and followed her back to her hotel.
For the next day and night he waited outside the front door, hoping to catch another glimpse of her. But when work meant she had to fly onto her next destination, Olivia left some food and a blanket and believed that would be the last time she saw her little friend. Rubio however had other ideas. In fact, for the next 6 months, Rubio remained at the front of the hotel waiting for his friend to return. Olivia was astounded. She even made arrangements with a local rescue organisation to find him a loving home in case that was all he required. But Rubio had made up his mind. He simply ran away from the new family and returned to his vigil outside the hotel.
Finally this week, Rubio’s loyalty got its ultimate reward. Olivia flew him to Germany to begin a new life with her. Their relationship had ‘gone the distance’. And going by these pictures, this former street dog has well and truly landed on his feet… Nice one Rubio.
Sydney teen Connor McLeod has spent close to three years fighting for an Australian banknote that blind and vision-impaired people can read. This week he celebrates victory with a brand new $5 note being released tomorrow.
As a minor party, it is going to be impossible for us to have people handing out our How To Vote cards at every polling booth or pre-poll around the country - We rely on volunteers while the bigger parties have the funding to pay people.
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