The tale of our daughter


The beginning of the “Tell your tale” TEDx lecture. My recent speech, “Save a life,” took place the same week that our daughter’s pregnancy was declared to be in danger.

Her tale, together with the one of the birth of our little baby, has inexorably entwined itself into our life and the TEDx presentation.

I had asked my daughter if she may share this experience in order to prevent other ladies from going through what she has, and she plans to.

In the first three months, the majority of moms feel exhausted.

A deep exhaustion prevents one from sitting down at a computer to write a story after spending five weeks in the hospital (where no one sleeps) and six weeks caring for an infant in a neonatal intensive care unit. We’ll wait patiently!

Without spoiling her narrative, but as a precaution before she prepares it, let your doctor know if you are pregnant and you have previously undergone a cervical surgical operation. It can signal the cervix shrinking.

Life-changing stories
Simply said, stories alter our lives. They alter the way we reason, feel, and behave.

Life is bettered by stories. They give us a positive, helpful feeling. They transform lives by assisting us in adopting new perspectives on life. They force us to evaluate our actions and take stock of our progress. Sometimes they even save lives.

As a consequence of the TEDx presentation, Carolyn Tate of The Slow School of Business requested me, Jon Yeo, Convenor of TEDx Melbourne, and Yamini Naidu to organize a series of workshops titled Is There Ted Talk In You.

It is intended for those who think they have a tale to tell. You are all, in fact, storytellers. What matters is what you do with them.