Gwyneth Paltrow and Bryce Dallas Howard have teamed up to offer new mums advice on how to cope with postpartum depression.
Paltrow battled the illness after the birth of son Moses, her second child, in 2006, while The Village actress Howard recently admitted she too had gone through a period of depression after she welcomed her first child, Theo, in 2007.
The pair is offering fans help with the devastating condition in Paltrow’s Goop newsletter, with the Oscar winner opening up about the “darkest and most painfully debilitating” time of her life.
She writes, “When my son, Moses, came into the world in 2006, I expected to have another period of euphoria following his birth, much the way I had when my daughter was born two years earlier. Instead I was confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life. For about five months I had, what I can see in hindsight as postnatal depression, and since that time, I have wanted to know more about it. Not only from a hormonal and scientific standpoint, and why so many of us experience it, but from the perspective of other women who have gone through it.”
Archive for July, 2010
Exhale Board Member, Julie Davidson-Gomez, will be speaking on a plenary panel at CompassPoints Nonprofit Day 2010 on Next Generation Organizations on August 31, 2010. Here’s more:
We have heard much about next generation leaders but little about the way their leadership styles are embodied inside organizational walls. What exactly does next generation leadership entail, how are their organizations structured, what practices are in place, what do their boards look like, and how are operations adapted? CompassPoint has identified a set of characteristics that we think demonstrate how next generation leaders are transforming their organizations to operate in a fundamentally different way to raise the bar on mission impact. Come join our panel of leaders and hear their stories of how their organizations have integrated next generation leadership principles into their organizational DNA.
She’ll be joined by Moderator: Marla Cornelius, Senior Project Director, CompassPoint; Olivia E. Araiza, Executive Director, Justice Matters; Miho Kim, Executive Director, Data Center* and James B. Lin, Global Ministries, Glide Foundation/Glide Memorial UMCP*.
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