by Robin Leebardt and Sheila Shea
has lingered for a few years. I agreed to do a research paper for a
client on Uterine Fibroids. I got some material written in rough form.
Along came Robin who has a great interest in Uterine Fibroids. Her story
follows in part two! Robin agreed to edit, add to my material plus write
her own 'case history.' This is the finished product. Women and their
partners will appreciate this information culled from many sources.
Please feel free to give us feedback. The paper is in 5 parts: Definition,
Causes, Remedies, Case Study and Footnotes.
Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. They grow in various locations
on and within the uterine wall itself or in the uterine cavity. Fibroids
are made from hard, white, gristly tissue that has a whorl-like pattern.
Less than 0.1% of all fibroids are malignant and they occur in up to
50% of women over 40.
reach the size of a grapefruit or cantaloupe but the majority remain
marble-sized or smaller and cause no discomfort or distress. Standard
medical practice gauges the size of a fibroid to the size of the uterus
at various stages of pregnancy. A woman may be told that she has a sixteen-week-size
fibroid if her uterus is a big as it would be if she were 16 weeks pregnant.
do not harm other organs next to the uterus, but sometimes the position
of the fibroid causes symptoms that are annoying. Susun Weed says in
her book, Menopausal Years, "Large fibroids can exert pressure
on the bladder, bowels, or sensitive pelvic nerves, causing a variety
of symptoms including pelvic pain, frequent urination, constipation,
low back pain, irritable bowels, and severe menstrual/menopausal flooding."
Andrew Weil, M.D. comments in his book, Natural Health, Natural Medicine,
"They [fibroids] may make menstrual periods painful and heavy,
leading to anemia in some cases. They do not turn malignant."
Fibroids are hormone dependent, thriving on estrogen. Fibroids often
change size during each menstrual cycle, reaching their peak during
ovulation and just before the menstrual period begins. They increase
in size during pregnancy when this hormone is at its highest and shrink
dramatically and often disappear after menopause, when estrogen levels
are at their lowest, except in women who take supplemental hormones
The Washington Post printed in its June 29, 1993 issue, "Many toxins
target women specifically." The article points out that man-made
chemicals can introduce estrogen-like hormones into the body thereby
increasing the fibroid's size. John McLachlan, scientific director of
Olden and National Institute of Environmental Health Science says that
chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorines (DDT),
dioxin and other industrial by-products all have estrogen-like activity."
And T. Colin Campbell reports findings from the Cornell-China Project
that "The chemical industry must also take credit for upsetting
the delicate balance of female hormones as pesticides and other poisons
that enter the food chain or are otherwise ingested, lodge, particularly
in fatty tissues, where they mimic estrogen."
sites for estrogen, McLachlan said, include bones, brain, cardiovascular
system, liver, skin, uterus and vagina. Diseases related to estrogen
include breast and uterine disease, including cancer, as well as endometriosis,
fibroid tumors, premenstrual syndrome, reproductive dysfunctions such
as infertility or lactation suppression.
Dr. Mercola, the author of this site, has a newsletter article entitled,
Estrogen Should be Added to Cancer-Causing List Along with Other Substances.
the hormone used in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy,
should be listed as a known cancer-causing agent, according to the advisers
to the National Toxicology Panel (NTP).
one scientist said, this step might encourage doctors to talk with their
patients about both the risks and the benefits. 'Physicians never discuss
any of these risks when they are prescribing hormone therapy,' Michelle
Medinsky, a toxicologist from Durham, NC, told the National Toxicology
Program advisory committee. 'They only discuss benefits. Listing might
force it on the table.' Medinsky said. 'Is knowledge power or is ignorance
bliss? Everyone has to make their own decision,' she said. An estimated
16 million postmenopausal women take hormone therapy, either estrogen
alone or estrogen combined with a progestin. Millions of other women
use birth control pills.
panel acted after looking at studies showing that estrogen is associated
with an increase in uterine and endometrial cancer and to a lesser extent,
One's diet can continue to feed an already existing fibroid. Various
theories and opinions exist. Jackson ND and Teague ND, DC authors of
The Handbook of Alternatives to Chemical Medicine, suggest that a diet
high in protein feeds growths in the body, cancerous and non-cancerous.
Dr. Chang, founder of the Canadian company Prime Health Products, says
that soybean products promote the production of estrogen and therefore
can promote an increase in the size of fibroids. Foods that promote
coagulation of cells, such as dairy products, can be detrimental if
taken in high quantities. Sheila Shea feels that refined sugars and
starches, perhaps complex carbohydrates in general which include soy,
and foods containing growth hormones, drugs and chemicals can feed the
personal note: I noted that after eating at an Italian restaurant, my
fibroid had grown immensely the following morning. My colon hydrotherapist
and I felt that the combination of eating a meat sauce with non-organic
meat and questionable sauce ingredients; wine with potential sugars,
sulfites and yeast; and a slice of cheese cake for desert with non-organic
cheese, milk, sugar, and various chemicals promoted a feeding frenzy
in my fibroid. So was it the sugars, chemicals, hormones and drugs contained
in the dairy and meat or the dairy and meat itself or the combo?
Some experts believe that mental conflicts and spiritual stagnation
play a role in fibroid development. They can grow during times of stress.
A.D. Feinstein believes that fibroids are often associated with conflicts
about creativity, reproduction, and relationships. Dr. Northrup asks
her patients to meditate on their relationships with other people, their
jobs, and how they express their creativity because she believes that
there is a connection between the inability of women to express themselves
honestly and fully and their fibroids. Many alternative healers have
observed fibroids as excess or stagnant energy in the uterus or abdominal
LIVER, GALL BLADDER AND INTESTINAL TOXICITY
Julia Chang's website http://www.sensiblehealth.com
describes the relationship the liver and gall bladder have to the body.
The liver regulates hormones in men and women. Hormones are removed
through bile via the intestines and through urine via the kidney-bladder.
If they are not effectively flushed out of the body, abnormal growths
can occur such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, breast
cysts, breast cancer, prostate enlargement, or prostate cancer. Excessive
estrogen is also the most common cause of painful menstruation.
and intestines, organs daily detoxifying and renewing the body, cannot
do their job efficiently or at all when they are overworked or blocked
with excessive toxins. Liver congestion, parasites and gall stones contribute
to the weakened condition of these organs and lower their productivity.
The liver does not conjugate or break down estrogen when unable to process
and eliminate sufficiently.
once released from the liver into the intestines may be reabsorbed into
the body if the intestines are sluggish and the walls are compromised.
If a women has a slow transit time (the time it takes for food to travel
from the mouth to the anus) or she is constipated, estrogen gathers
in the intestines and is absorbed back into the blood stream. Therefore,
higher levels of estrogen circulating through the body may have an effect
on fibroid development.
occurs when the intestinal walls start to break down. Leaky gut offers
obvious trouble to the body and reproductive area whether fibroids are
present or not.
Most fibroids can be treated conservatively by letting them be and having
an examination every six months to a year or so to monitor their growth.
Some doctors will want to remove the fibroid and recommend a hysterectomy
(removal of the uterus) or a myomectomy (removal of the fibroid only).
Treatment of fibroids is the most frequently cited reason for a hysterectomy.
Studies have shown that there is little or no justification for this.
Unless you have repeated episodes of severe bleeding that cannot be
controlled with hormonal treatments or other measures, surgery is one
option. It is not the only one.
remedies offer a less invasive approach. A word on using herbal formulas.
Investigate whether the herbal formula will aid the body THERAPEUTICALLY
or TONICALLY. Therapeutic use is for a short period of time, one to
four weeks, and taken at the appropriate time of day, be it morning
or evening. Tonic use is for a longer period of time, four to six months
or longer to alter a deep imbalance over time.
the general rule of rest followed by activity, ie, use an herb for six
days, rest for one day, or use for 6 weeks, rest for 1 week, or use
for 6 months, rest for 1 month. Each period of rest allows the herb
to become integrated into the body and therefore become most effective.
following herbal formulas are taken from the
Naturopathic Handbook of Herbal Formulas.
Gaia products available to order.
Lists Reed's RX Compounding Pharmacy
(40-60 drops, four times a day in a small amount of warm water.)
A uterine fibroid and cyst corrective formula. Therapeutic actions:
the herbs in this compound act to remove catabolic wastes from the pelvic
cavity and from uterine and ovarian tissues. These herbs accelerate
metabolism and lymph drainage and promote the sloughing-off of wasted
Fresh Mountain Ash Bark (Fraxinus americanus)
Fresh Red Root (Ceanothus americanus)
Fresh Life Root (Senecio aureus)
Mayapple Root (Podophyllum peltatum)
Fresh Helonias Root (Chamaelirium luteum)
Fresh Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis)
Lobelia Herb and Seed (Lobelia inflata)
Fresh Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis)
SCUDDER'S ALTERATIVE (30 drops, three times a day)
Do not use if pregnant.
A deep tissue cleansing formula. Therapeutic actions: this formula helps
to replace catabolic tissue with healthy, more vibrant tissue. It helps
to restore energy through removal of obstructing waste material.
Corydalis Tubers (Dicentra canadensis)
Fresh Black Alder Bark (Alnus serrulata)
Mayapple Root (Podophyllum peltatum)
Figwort Flowering Herb (Scrophularia nodosa)
Fresh Yellow dock Root (Rumex crispus)
ECHINACEA/RED ROOT (30-40 drops, three times a day)
Do not use if pregnant.
A blood and lymphatic alterative formula. Therapeutic actions: the herbs
help bring changes in metabolism, repair catabolic tissue and waste,
and stimulate the body's immune response.
Fresh Echinacea spp.
Fresh Red Root (Ceanothus americanus)
Fresh Baptisia Root (Baptisia tinctoria)
Fresh Thuja Leaf (Thuja occidentalis)
Fresh Stillingia Root (Stillingia sylvatica)
Fresh Blue Flag Root (Iris versicolor)
Prickly Ash Bark (Xanthoxylum clava-herculus)
ELIXIR OF VITEX (1 tsp, three times a day)
A female hormone corrective tonic. Therapeutic actions: this compounded
elixir corrects imbalances of estrogen metabolism associated with excessive
catechol estrogens and elevated inflammatory prostaglandins.
Fresh Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex Castus Agnus)
Fresh Squaw Vine (Mitchella repens)
Fresh Black Haw Bark (Viburnum prunifolium)
Fresh Butterbur Root (Petasites officinalis)
Fresh Mugwort Leaf
Fresh Dandelion Leaf and Root (Leontodon taraxacum)
Rose Hips solid extract
Concentrated Mulberry syrup
Custom Extract of Sea Vegetation and Marine Algae
ROOT OIL (rub oil on uterus/abdomen before bed.
Therapeutic actions: cleans lymph glands.)
COHOSH ROOT (use if tissue tension is present in uterine region)
Do not use if pregnant.
helpful herbal remedies include:
a. Carotenoids (150,000-300,000 IU daily) carrot juice, cod liver oil
Oil packs (apply over pelvis 3-5 times per week)
ginger water compresses
Suppositories: White Oak Bark or Goldenseal Root or
Tea Tree Oil
cohosh herb (caulophyllum thalictroides): 2 capsules 2xd for a month
if painful periods are a problem. If this helps, continue for another
month, then cut the dose in half and gradually reduce to nothing, as
suggested by Dr. Andrew Weil. (p 329)
brew by Rina Nissim (1 tsp or 5 ml on rising)
(Book available on amazon.com, Info might not be in English.)
Any one of these herbs is beneficial to premenopausal women dealing
with fibroids. Expect noticable results with 2-4 months.
Tincture equal parts of:
Black currant buds or leaves (Ribes nigrum)
Gromwell herb or seeds (Lithospermum officinalis)
Lady's mantle herb (Alchemilla vulgaris)
Chaste tree berries (Vitex agnus-castus)
Yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium)
Wild pansy flowers (Viola tricolor).
berry tincture, 25-30 drops 2xd, may shrink small fibroids within
2 months. Dr. Susun Weed says it can be used for up to 2 years.
and Yucca root extracts by Tierona Low Dog, MD
Dr. Low Dog is a Family Physician and Medical Director of the Treehouse
Center of Integrative Medicine in Albuquerque NM. The clinic phone is
505.872.2611. Her assistant Rita's phone is 505.875.1312. Dr Low Dog
has recently published a book called Women's Health, a joint project
between the Integrative Medicine Education Associates (IMEA) and the
American Dietetic Association (ADA). It is written primarily for physicians
and retails at $94.50. Dr Low Dog has also been assigned to the President's
Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. For those
who would like to study with her, she has designed a correspondence
course entitled the Foundations of Herbal Medicine. The website for
the course is
and the email is [email protected]
Dog has a recipe for uterine fibroid reduction/dissolution.
Fill a crock pot full of chaparral and cover with water. Cook for 4
days on low and strain. Put strained fluid in crock pot again and cook
for another 4 days until liquid is thick and syrupy. Set this extract
Root into small pieces, put 4 ounces in crock pot and add 48 ounces
of water. Cook on low for 4 days. Strain root and continue cooking strained
root until you have 2 inches of black syrup on bottom of crock pot.
Combine the two syrups in a glass bottle, take 15 drops 3 times a day.
habits promote health or disease. Many women's paths to uterine health
begin with dietary changes.
practitioners and nutritionists recommend avoiding complex carbohydrates.
According to Elaine Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious Cycle,
the complex 'sugars' are the major culprits in Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Candida. Inability to digest the complex
sugars increases the population of pathogenic bacteria and fungi which
can lead to a host of intestinal and immune deficiencies. Diarrhea,
constipation, pain, rectal bleeding, bloating and gas are some key symptoms.
Inflamation and irritation to the gut wall can contribute to and is
associated with 'leaky gut syndrome.' I theorize that the fibroids may
thrive on refined and/or complex sugars. I speculate that damage to
the gut wall may upset the flow and balance of hormones. For more information
on the benefits of eating the Specific Carbohydrate Diet visit her website,
Weil recommends eating a low fat diet and hormone free foods (meat,
poultry, eggs, and dairy products). Consumption of whole foods and avoidance
of processed and refined foods (white flour and white sugar) definitely
helps to keep the body's systems healthy, thereby, making it ready to
heal itself and to ward of any health problems. Vitamin E (400 IU) 2xd
adds an added boost.
Dr. Julia Chang also identifies refined flour and sugar, deep fried
foods, caffeine and ice cold drink/food as damaging to the liver and
kidneys, the organs that aid in elimination of toxins. Avoid and eliminate
these foods from your diet and your liver will begin to function more
effectively. Soy bean products will elevate estrogen levels. Avoid overuse
of soy products in order to help the liver eliminate the existing excess
estrogen circulating in the body (remember, fibroids feed on estrogen).
Seek a balance between progesterone and estrogen and female health will
Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist who was amazed by his patients decline
in dental health and physical health, researched for 10 years the variables
between a culture's diet and their health. His book, Nutrition and Physical
Degeneration, explains his findings. At his website, you may read more
on how 'civilized' nations are suffering from 'third world diseases'
and how 'uncivilized' societies enjoy excellent health.
women of America, Dr. Price advocates high doses of Vitamin A for optimum
thyroid functioning which will lead to optimum female health. True Vitamin
A (retinol) is found in animal products such as cod liver oil, liver,
other organ meats, butter, cream, fish, shell fish, and animal fats.
The Vitamin A that is found in plants is good, too, but not nearly as
potent. Dr. Price also has a section at his site called 'Soy Alert.'
The article is eye-opening and educational.
Dr. Linda Page's website article promotes sea vegetables as a way to
regain and maintain a healthy female system. Sea vegetables and herbs
are higher in vitamins and minerals than any other food group. Some
sea vegetables available today are arame, bladderwrack, dulse, hijiki,
Irish moss, kelp, kombu, nori, sea palm and wakame.
of sea vegetables:
1. high in vitamin B12 which is necessary for cell development and nerve
2. aids in body cleansing, alkalinizes and purifies the blood,
3. nourishes the thyroid with natural iodine. Iodine from sea plants
can prevent fibrocystic breast disease, and in some cases, completely
eradicate it, especially when taken with Vitamin E,
4. fight cancer and proliferation of cancer cells by supporting the
immune system with a multitude of antioxidants.
doctors Agatha and Calvin Thrash wrote a book entitled Nutrition for
Vegetarians in 1982. In their chapter on Endocrinology they list foods
that are low in estrogen-like sterols. They suggest a diet low in plant
steroids for persons with cancer stimulated by taking estrogen or having
a pregnancy. The suggestion might also apply to uterine fibroids. They
list the following as high in estrogen-like hormones: beet roots, potato
tubers, parsley roots, yeast, honey, sage and clover.
CLEANSE THE INTESTINES
rebuilding and reflorastating the intestinal walls is a priority for
foundational healing. Improving the muscle tone and peristalsis of the
intestines improves elimination. Cleansing programs are available to
eliminate dehydrated waste from the gut walls be it mucus, fecal or
parasitic. Specific diet, herbs and supplements are used to rebuild
the walls. Another key priority is implanting viable cultures of positive
flora in the intestines called reflorastation. The good and balanced
flora and healthy gut walls are the foundations of a healthy immune
system not to mention digestion, assimilation and elimination. Colonics,
colemas and enemas are all helpful in the cleansing, rebuilding and
reflorastation of the intestines. See Sheila's website for additional
CLEANSE THE LIVER AND GALL BLADDER
the liver and gall bladder, Julia Chang prescribes a variety of products
(Chinese herbal formulas) which she has developed to take in addition
to this gall bladder/liver flush:
Day 1: Eat only whole grains and whole foods.
Drink two 8-ounce glasses of organic apple juice or apple cider every
two hours from 8 AM- 8 PM. Eat no food and only drink water in addition
to the apple juice/cider. Juice should be at room temperature.
Repeat Day 1. At 8:30 PM drink 4 ounces of olive oil with 4 ounces of
lemon juice (or 1/2 olive oil to 3/4 cup of grapefruit juice). After
sipping whole drink go immediately to bed and lay on your right side
for 20 minutes. Then go to bed for the night.
Upon rising drink two 8-ounce glasses of warm water with juice from
half a lemon. One half hour later, drink two 8-ounce glasses of prune
juice. Eat softly cooked vegetables only this day. Gall stones should
pass between the evening of day 2 until day 4 and the liver will be
are available to cleanse the liver and gall bladder. Feel free to try
different programs such as those at http://www.thefirstresortaz.com
many benefits to fasting, but the primary reason is to help the body
and mind cleanse itself of toxins. The misconception about fasting is
that one eats absolutely nothing. This is not completely true. Here
are a few recipies, and remember, drinking a gallon of water a day is
Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet by Stanley Burroughs.
The site describes the fast, how to do it, and the benefits.
only distilled water. With this method, you will need to rest a lot
and supervision is suggested. The body will effectively rid itself of
any toxins and you will feel it. 10-21 days is enough.
the body in its fasting and cleansing by giving yourself enemas or receiving
a series of colonics. Colemas are an option too and they are self-administered.
An internal salt water bath can also help. Take 2 level teaspoons of
sea salt (sea salt only) dissolved in 1 quart of warm water...Make sure
you are near a bathroom all day long if you choose to do the internal
salt water bath. It has a laxative effect. The idea during fasting is
to eliminate the toxins that are loosened up as quickly as possible.
Juice Fast as described by Drs. Jackson and Teague in their book, The
Handbook of Alternatives to Chemical Medicine. Drs. Jackson and Teague
also recommend this raw juice diet for any growths in the body, malignant
or benign. This is just one possibility of a raw juice fast.
6 ounces spinach, 10 ounces carrot
Day 2: 2 ounces parsley, 3 ounces spinach, 4 ounces celery,
7 ounces carrot
Day 3: 3 ounces beet, 3 ounces cucumber, 10 ounces carrot
Day 4: 2 ounces coconut, 3 ounces beet, 11 ounces carrot
Day 5: 1 pint (16 ounces) spinach
Day 6: 2 ounces parsley, 5 ounces celery, 9 ounces carrot
Day 7: 4 ounces parsley, 12 ounces carrot 4
Day 8: repeat Day 1
of vegetable juices will provide the body with the nutrients it needs
to revitalize its immune system and "starve" the fibroid.
In addition to drinking raw juices, one slice of sourdough bread a day
is complementary to the effects the juices have on the body. If hunger
pangs develop only eat raw vegetables or raw fruit. Do not mix fruit
and vegetables in one meal. A meal of raw fruit at lunch followed by
a meal of raw vegetables at dinner is advisable. In addition to drinking
raw juices, drink a gallon of water a day. The water will keep you hydrated
and aid the juices with their cleansing properties.
a fast is just as important as starting one. The key is to be conscious
about ending the fast and the foods you choose to eat. This is just
one idea of ending a fast,
The first day after the fast, begin with watered down freshly squeezed
orange juice. Drink as much water and orange
juice as desired.
DAY 2: Continue with the orange juice and add vegetable broth.
DAY 3: A meal of raw fruit at lunch followed by a meal of raw vegetables,
like a salad, for dinner.
DAY 4: More solid foods may be eaten from this day forward, but do not
overeat. And, since your system has been cleansed, now is the best time
to pay attention to your body's reactions to the different foods you
ingest. Remember to listen to your body.
to healthy living also include a certain level of exericse. In the case
of fibroids, an increase in aerobic activity is recommended by Dr. Northrup,
Dr. Weil, Dr. Weed, and Drs. Thrash.
DEAL WITH EMOTIONAL SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE
and Dr. Weed believe that today's women place demands on themselves
that are overwhelming. The body will force you to slow down and reflect
on your life choices by manifesting fibroids or other physical maladies
if you are not mindful of yourself and your needs. A variety of energy
work and emotional, mental and spiritual healing techniques are available
to release stagnation on those planes and restore health.
Visualization: In a quiet moment, picture the fibroid. Imagine
it decreasing in size and ask it for its purpose. Do not scold it or
feel negative toward it. It is there to deliver a message. Give it a
name, for you are about to give birth to an idea, an emotion, or a memory
that has long been supressed.
an exercise: Sit or recline comfortably. Focus on your breath, imagine
you are breathing out of your uterus and vagina breathing out stagnant
energy. Pause for a moment, then breathe into your vagina and into your
uterus bringing in vital healing energy. Breathe out. Continue this
cycle for 10 minutes.
Sit or recline comfortably. Close your eyes and let all thoughts fly
in and out of your mind. Do not dwell on one event. Concentrate on your
breathing. Feel the balance in your body. Put every part of your body
in total relaxation starting at the toes, or at the head and work all
the way up or down. Practice being silent for 10-30 minutes once a day.
Qigong (chee gong): This is a series of movements incorporated
with breathing to increase circulation and energy to the vital systems
of your body, similar to tai chi. Visit the National Qigong Association
website at http://www.nqa.org
to read more about their exercises and how to implement them.
The number one site for biofeedback information.
Many forms of therapy are available.
Redirecting Self - Therapy (RST) as described in paper
Biology of Emotions: Self Help for Anxiety and Depression.
RST is my favorite and the one I use.
Website for the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
you find alternative practitioners? This is what I suggest to my correspondents.
Check with family, friends and colleagues; local alternative practitioners;
local health food stores and their bulletin boards; support groups;
professional associations; alternative medicine schools and colleges;
referral services and advertisements. Referral services are advertised
over the radio, on TV, in magazines and in the yellow pages. Local and
alternative tabloids provide ads too. Sometimes I do a search for the
particular field. You might want to do that.
suggestion, is to go to (or the version in your country)
and type in the key field and call the places one by one! Good luck.
Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision
heat releasing the message or excess energy in your uterus. Do this
4-6 times a week for 6 weeks. Think, "What is locked up in this
fibroid?" "What can I give birth to?" These visualizations
will help to release the purpose of the fibroid. Visit the website,
to learn more about this oriental healing art.
Acupuncture: Eastern medicine/philosophy believes that there
are meridians of energy connected to organs and systems of the body.
The procedure is relatively painless; tiny and thin acupuncture needles
are inserted at specific points along these meridians in order to restore
proper energy flow. Acupuncture sessions may help shrink fibroids.
Energy modalities: Reiki, cranio-sacral, and polarity work
can help to disperse dammed up energy anywhere in the body. Stories
stored in our cells may be released with these therapies. Be open to
the messages and mysteries of your body and its symptoms. Be eager to
listen and slow to judge. What you learn may have the capacity to save
first, create a sacred space within you and around you. Start with techniques
you intuitively feel most attracted to. This article gives you a variety
of alternatives from which to choose and incorporate in your daily life.
In your journey to vibrant womanhood, you may begin to see yourself
with new and loving eyes and understand yourself with a compassionate
heart and mind.
2 continues with Robin's Story and Footnotes.)
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