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My cup runneth over <br /> Founder, @collatethelabel @oursecondnature<br /> Fertility support #purposeineachseason

Spent some time reflecting on the conversations with the groups of ladies I ve recently met. After being in tuned with the many stories, I realised that one of the most heartbreaking outcomes of being fertility challenged is that it gives us women who suffer from it a really good reason to reduce ourselves. A reason to think that we are not good enough, that we are not worthy of love or that we are inadequate of living wholehearted lives. I fought this guilt & self-doubt for a long time and it was rough. Years were spent questioning why me, what is the purpose, when will I see the light. And when we talked about self-worth & self-love yesterday, it really struck a chord.
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I ve asked God too, countless of times, how my life can be used to impact others. In my grapple to find the answer, I learnt that empowerment is not always about inspiring others to build successful lives/businesses. It s not about being on news headlines or taking the stage as awesome as that seems. It certainly doesn't come from a picture-perfect IG feed or having the perfect life or marriage. Empowerment comes through most in brokenness & despair- it's fuelled in the struggles, imperfections, the deep dark moments. After all, a crack is where the light gets in.
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Am thankful that this journey (esp with infertility) has given me the opportunity to meet women in their struggles & pain, as vulnerable and uneasy as it sometimes is. It is a continuous effort to choose these difficult conversations over the familiarity of dinners or events. But I'm counting my blessings as my prayer has slowly transformed into an innate desire to lend strength to those who need it most, just as how I've once been held and carried across. I find it really enabling when we purposefully extend a hand or word of encouragement not only to others but to ourselves, to say that we are worthy, we are enough.
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P.S. bisous to @poptsiepaperco for creating this beautiful watercolour piece  #weareenough #inthistogether #purposeineachseason
Spent some time reflecting on the conversations with the groups of ladies I ve recently met. After being in tuned with the many stories, I realised th
Pregnancy's probably the only time I'm completely at ease baring the belly in public. #embracingitwhileitlasts   Heh anyway this bump was hooked to proprietary sensors by S-26 MAMA to reveal something close to my heart. Excited to share more soon! #s26mama #wyethnutrition #babyfirstgift #sp
Pregnancy's probably the only time I'm completely at ease baring the belly in public. #embracingitwhileitlasts Heh anyway this bump was hooked to pr
Not the perfect beach nor the perfect blue skies, but a perfect moment captured last week by @fweddyap. All ready to take on the last quarter of the year!    #hellooctober #24weekspregnant #thats6monthswow #bygodsgrace
Not the perfect beach nor the perfect blue skies, but a perfect moment captured last week by @fweddyap. All ready to take on the last quarter of the y
Gonna miss taking things slow at @the.slow.  Glad we got to relive our younger days where motorbiking around Bali and catching surfs were a thing. No biking for the preggers this trip but had a swell time with @fweddyap and our little bump. Giving thanks for the memories made.
Gonna miss taking things slow at @the.slow. Glad we got to relive our younger days where motorbiking around Bali and catching surfs were a thing. No
Blissed out in Bali
Blissed out in Bali
Bonding with the bump this morning before heading out to the beach. Loving this Bali pace very much   #23weekspregnant
Bonding with the bump this morning before heading out to the beach. Loving this Bali pace very much #23weekspregnant
And just like that, we've spent half a decade in matrimony. Slightly anxious about what the next chapter of our lives' gonna bring, but I know you'll be our rock @fweddyap. Blessed to be doing life with you.
And just like that, we've spent half a decade in matrimony. Slightly anxious about what the next chapter of our lives' gonna bring, but I know you'll
This week's after-work activity: hang, steam, tag, repeat! Here's a little peek at what's going on at tomorrow's Saturday Market. We have 500 designs and at least 50 bags up for sale   Unknowingly got myself into a whole lotta work lol but am so thankful for colleagues and friends who's been volunteering time to help with my cause. It's also been kinda bittersweet going through the 'evolution' of my style and letting go of these pre-loved pieces that are still very loved.. Does that even make sense? Heh crossing my fingers that they find awesome new homes! Please come hang out tomorrow at 32A Duxton Rd and help me raise the funds I need! X
This week's after-work activity: hang, steam, tag, repeat! Here's a little peek at what's going on at tomorrow's Saturday Market. We have 500 designs
16.09.17 SATURDAY MARKET |
Save the date and come shop my pre-loved wardrobe! I have 8 boxes full of curated clothing and counting.   Some worn, some brand new- they're all in need of new homes! My sisters & girlfriends will be chipping in too and we have a whole range of designs from UK4-12 for everyone. Brands from Alexander Wang to Zara, bags from Celine to Chanel- we're letting them go at affordable, everything-must-go prices!
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Bring your girlfriends and come spend your Saturday over some awesome lobster canapés from @pinceandpints & lovely bakes from @ouiooisg, all while shopping for a good cause! All proceeds from this sale will go to supporting a fertility initiative that I am hoping to start & self-fund.
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Date: 16th Sep, Saturday
Time: 11AM to 5PM
Venue: 32A Duxton Rd S089496
P.S. Cash Only!
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SEE YOU THERE!
16.09.17 SATURDAY MARKET | Save the date and come shop my pre-loved wardrobe! I have 8 boxes full of curated clothing and counting. Some worn, some
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity."
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These big words by one of my favourite authors Brené Brown never rang truer until now. So heartwarming to see how the rawness in these women and their openness to share can become a catalyst for courage, compassion and connection. The courage to persevere in the tough & uphill battle, the compassion to share in each other's pain, and the connection knowing we are not alone in this journey.
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If you are keen on joining the next sharing session with women who are overcoming infertility, please drop me note!  
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#inthistogether #purposeineachseason
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and auth
Stepping into a new season with a full heart and surrendering it all to Your will.
Stepping into a new season with a full heart and surrendering it all to Your will.
Throwback to just a few weeks ago when I still had a decently flat tummy.   And possibly the last time in a while I can fit in this #DisneyxCollate co-ord! #missingthosedaysalready #embracingpregnancycurves
Throwback to just a few weeks ago when I still had a decently flat tummy. And possibly the last time in a while I can fit in this #DisneyxCollate co

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