Non Fiction: Healthy Women:Getting the Balance Right

 

 

 

Title:'Healthy Women; Getting the Balance Right'

ISBN:094727779-X

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: (formerly published by
Choice Books) available from author

  

 

 

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In Healthy Women  Hazel Edwards interviews 'real' women, some of whom are well known,such as Qantas chair Margaret Jackson, or radio's Julie Mc Crossin,  about how they balance their lives. Each has dealt with health issues:

What do these women have in common?    The female health balancing act.

Fitting in exercise, healthy food, work, partner  and family, travel, domesticity and time for others is a challenge.And how do they cope with loss,chronic illness or disability? How many of them actually like thier own bodies?

In this book, women of all ages , cultures and backgrounds share the positives of how they balance their physical, mental and emotional health in practical ways. Doing the best with what you've got, seems to be a common strategy.

 'Healthy Women' interviewees.

A quote from each, becomes their chapter heading, including:

  • Blindness isn't sexy in our culture, but I feel sexy. Karen Mc Kenzie
  • In Chinese medicine, we really emphasise Qi which is the life force. Dr Wei Wei Qian
  • I like my body. Victoria Mead-bellydancing tutor
  • My childhood asthma released me to read and reflect and I can't speak too highly of thermal underwear. Beatrice Faust
  • My career as a vet is a very bad choice for an athlete, because you just don't sit down.I train, work, eat and sleep. Karen Staudt
  • The combination of stress, diet, travel and lack of time for exercise are the challenges of corporate life. Margaret Jackson
  • Every 23 years, I get breast cancer. Doris Leadbeater, tutor& poet
  • On camera, I'm very unself conscious, because I'm pasisonately interested in the subjects. Julie Mc Crossin
  • Everybody's mother has had sex, but not everybody's mother would want to walk into ClubX  Maureen Matthews, owner sensuality shop for women.
  • Cocooned in Antarctica,little things like slamming cold porch doors or dry skin, become important. Marilyn Boydell, station leader.
  • Good health requires discipline. I've noticed that with athletes. Sallyanne Atkinson AO
  • You need a sense of self and a sense of spiritual direction to function wholesomely.Chi Kwang Sunin.

 

 Healthy Women' launch. Interpreters-contributors

'Healthy Women''s realistic insight provides role models for young women, especially via body image discussion in girls schools, where 'Healthy Women' is used in mentoring and counteracting the 'celeb' model obsession.

Check out  the Discussion  notes   

Other relevant resources include  Difficult Personalities

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Buy your own copy of Healthy Women

Contact Hazel Edwards


   

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