I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been experiencing a lot of ups and downs with the uncertainty and chaos of this year so far and I can't think of anyone better to give us some perspective and guidance on getting through adversity than the divine Elle Halliwell. Hers is a story I can never hear too many times that brings forth every ounce of emotion I have in admiration and awe and I'm so grateful she has shared it again today for the yay-borhood.
Elle began in the world of journalism applying her incredible work ethic to climbing from making coffees to becoming a fashion editor at The Sunday Telegraph at just 21. She worked herself to the bone for almost a decade until just after her 30th birthday when her and her husband starting to think about having children. In the course of some preparatory blood tests, despite having no symptoms, Elle was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable Leukaemia. And, within the same 48 hours, she also discovered that she was pregnant leaving her with an impossible and unimaginable choice - to terminate and pursue treatment or continue with her pregnancy but risk not making it through.
Rest assured, Elle's story has a very happy and heart-warming ending - her beautiful boy Tor is now three and Elle is absolutely thriving with a glow that belies what she's been through. She has since completely changed her life and direction and has also just started her first business, Auricle, which you'll hear all about shortly. Elle speaks so eloquently about what her experience has taught her about uncertainty, self-belief and strength and I think we can all take so many lessons from her wisdom. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did.
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