For our December addition of ‘Women We Love’, Bella spoke to Sarah-Maree Cameron, Triple M presenter, Comedian, Endometriosis Australia and Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation ambassador, just to name a few! This incredible woman shares her journey and how she navigates living a holistic and juicy existence, we’re so grateful she took some time to answer some questions for us!
1. Sarah, for those of us who haven’t heard your story before, can you explain what you do and how you have gotten to where you are?
I’m a radio presenter with Triple M, comedian, sporting MC for the AFL and basketball and an Ambassador for both the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and Endometriosis Australia.
I first got into radio when I was 12 years old. I joined a local community station with some friends from a theatre show that I was in. I went on to do studio radio and TV and decided radio was the way for me. I’ve travelled a lot for work, which I love. Along the way I’ve got into hosting events and sporting games through radio and still do that on the side as well. Due to my passion in women’s health and my journey with both Cervical Cancer and Endometriosis, I jumped at the chance to hold the Ambassador with those respective foundations.
ACUPUNCTURE! I can’t sing it’s praises enough. If I feel foggy or tired I make sure I book an appointment. I find that the next day brings a new wave of energy and balance for me, which helps with my decision making. Once I feel settled I can then start focusing on my diet (although that doesn’t change much as I am a vegetarian on a low FODMAP diet) and balancing other concerns around me so that I don’t get overwhelmed. Throw in some meditation and mindfulness and I feel pretty happy and centred.
Have more gratitude. Genuinely feel it run through your body every single day. That you’re here, alive, surrounded by love and you shouldn’t waste your time with what other people think of you.
I would say my practices are a little different to most women, as I had a hysterectomy at 29. For me, it was the best decision. I suffered tremendously with Adenomyosis as well as Endometriosis. The day to day pain from Adeno I found to be worse than my Endo due to its severity. Once I was told that I couldn’t carry a child because of how bad it was, the decision to have a hysterectomy was easy. I still have my ovaries if you’re wondering.
I still treat what organs I do have with the utmost respect and am thankful to have them as a woman. I had a great amount of disconnect and distaste with my body when I was younger because I viewed it was floored. Now, I just see it as different and I love the vessel that I have. You simply cannot have a hate or dislike for anything in you body (or in my case what was) because that will manifest into something else. Love and listen to your body.
3. Exercise. You don’t need to 100 squats and lunges every day. A hike, walk or surf. Perhaps cycling to the market. Just 20 minutes a day can make such an impact on your health.