Podcast Ep 5 • Monique Luttin

To continue celebrating our month of Women of Wisdom, my very special guest on today’s podcast is Monique Luttin. Monique and I attended high school together, but when we graduated we headed in our different directions, as most classmates do. I had no idea that years later, our paths would Read More …

Podcast Ep 3 • Intuition

INTUITION noun. Direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process. The year Monique Luttin turned 30, she was living an Australian rite of passage: a single girl working in London, surrounded by great friends… and diagnosed with ovarian cancer. What happened next is astounding. Today I’m bringing Read More …

Podcast Ep 1 • It’s Cancer (AKA, When The Sh*t Hits The Fan)

Hello! Welcome to my very first episode of The Red Shoes Podcast. Over the coming months, I’ve got some great stories and conversations to share with you, about many different apsects of life.  But to begin with, I’d like to share a little of my story with you.  About what’s Read More …

The Moment of Diagnosis (or, When The Shit Hits The Fan)

“Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist.  Endocrinologist!” I’ve never seen an endocrinologist, I don’t even know what they do, but every night as I close my eyes, there is that word rumbling through my mind, like a runaway train. I make an appointment at my GP’s office, perch myself tentatively on the edge of Read More …

From Sole To Soul

When I was  diagnosed with thyroid cancer in January this year, my life changed. This might seem an obvious statement, but it did not change in the ways you might expect.  Or at least, not only in the ways you might expect. There were tears, fear and grief.  A reshuffling of priorities.  Scheduling Read More …