How should I describe myself? In terms of occupation, training, social roles? What I like to do? What I believe in? The nature of identity is something I have been grappling with since I had my daughter Star in 2010 and the world as I knew it imploded. Am I the sum of my parts? Who am I? I love being a geek. I am a practising medical doctor (should I say this first up? or last? or not at all?) but the geek side of me (the love of ongoing learning, of tapping away on a laptop) has led me on a journey that included another degree, in Chinese medicine, then a Masters by Research, a PhD on acupuncture for menopause and now a thriving post-doctoral career that can only be desired as a “PhD on steroids”. I am a mum to a gorgeous little girl, a beautiful boy and wife to a wonderful husband. I love to read. Travel makes me happy. Running keeps me sane. I enjoy cooking because it puts me in touch with nature – raw ingredients – in an otherwise urban jungle. I love walking in the park on a sunny day, the sound of crashing waves, the peacefulness of lying still at the end of the day. I am passionate about health, fitness and happiness. I constantly grapple with balancing “work”, “life” and being a mother and I am walking with all my patients on this journey to continually navigate the ups and downs of life. Being a mother has taught me humility, compassion, and gratitude. I imagine this view of myself will shift and change over the years so watch this space.
Dr Carolyn Ee
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I am glad to have come across a YT video of you discussing PCOS and to see you are are part of NICM which my friend Jane Lyttleton introduced me to a few years ago when I was visiting her.
I want to discuss the opportunity of you being one of the presenters at the 20 21 integrative fertility symposium online.
Please let me know best way to reach you and we can set up a zoom call.