About three years ago as I uncomfortably existed in what I all my “new” body…the body that has pelvic organ prolapse, I would sit with my two and four-year old daughters and watch “So You Think You Can Dance.” A very long time ago I was a dancer and it seems my little girls are innately interested. Not only do they take dancing lessons but they love to watch the show. I must admit I do as well. The show speaks to my very personal dreams and aspirations. As a little girl my fantasy was to be a student at the National Ballet of Canada and I relished each June when our costumes arrived at my neighbourhood dance studio and I was closer to being on stage performing. I was by no means a “star” student destined for a future in dance, but I did have a natural rhythm and a love of dance.,
Four years ago as I sat at the computer in the wee hours if the morning trying to learn any information that I could about pelvic organ prolapse but there was not a lot to go on. I gathered some definitions from a few medical websites ad stumbled across a few graphic images that left me in tears and terrified about my future. When I came across Sherrie J. Palm and her book POP The Silent Epidemic I was so very thankful to find her. I felt compelled to reach out to her in my desperation to feel connected with another woman living with this condition. For much too long I had felt like I was the only one living with POP and that nobody understood. I continue to view Sherrie Palm as a Guru. Her advocacy, knowledge of POP, and vision have paved the way for women such as myself to garner the courage to share our stories.
Keira is a Certified Coach Practitioner. Her holistic approach to empowering women is focused on nurturing emotional well-being within the context of the physical, cognitive, and spiritual aspects of living with a health condition.
You can find her creatively exploring all things magical on The Gossamer Path and sharing pelvic floor knowledge on Sacral Healing.
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