My Reflections on the First Day of 2015

My Reflections on the First Day of 2015

Posted On: January 1, 2015

Today is the first day of 2015. I came across a series of reflection questions shared by my friend Shirley Taylor, after she watched a blog video. I found myself being stumped, and decided to delve deeper. These are my answers: 1. What’s your most joyful moment from 2014? Many of my happiest moments in […]

read more

Week 45 of 52 LSE – Embracing Your Body

Week 45 of 52 LSE – Embracing Your Body

Posted On: November 9, 2014

Welcome to Love, Sex, and Everything in Between! My name is Martha. I am a sexologist and I am playing Queen of the Jungle. So, what’s the message for you this week? My mom has stage IV breast cancer, and the cancer has spread beyond her breast into her lungs, into her bones. When I […]

read more

Why I Cried On The Bus

Why I Cried On The Bus

Posted On: September 25, 2014

I am on my fourth of four week-long retreats for 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week (Sept 24 – Oct 1, 2014). Read an earlier post elaborating about this retreat here. On the way up from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, I watched two movies on the bus. They were: Jobs, and Brave. The former […]

read more

My Mom & Cancer: How Her Sickness Saved Our Relationship

My Mom & Cancer: How Her Sickness Saved Our Relationship

Posted On: May 13, 2014

Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee comes around to accepting her mom’s breast cancer after her relapse. This article first appeared on YourTango. When my mom had her relapse of breast cancer, I was pursuing my sexuality studies in San Francisco in 2007. I sensed something was amissed when one of my relatives messaged me on […]

read more

Mother’s Day: Three Personal Videos

Mother’s Day: Three Personal Videos

Posted On: May 5, 2014

I made three videos talking about my own relationship with my mother for this year’s Mother’s Day. Of course, we shouldn’t just be nice to our mothers during Mother’s Day. However riding on this occasion, I am giving intend to inspire you to have better relationship with your mother. This could be your biological mother, […]

read more

Book Review: A Clean Breast

Book Review: A Clean Breast

Posted On: September 27, 2013

A Clean Breast  was a hard book for me to read, not just because my mother is currently focused on her own battle with stage 4 breast cancer, but because Theresa Tan gave us a blow-by-blow account of what happened including what went on physically, emotionally and mentally for her. She also shared candidly how […]

read more

Rethink Breast Cancer presents: Your Man Reminder

Posted On: October 12, 2011

There is a new app to remind you to give your breasts some TLC. Download the app for free today. For more info, visit http://www.rethinkbreastcancer.com For iPhone: http://goo.gl/fv6c9 Rethink Breast Cancer presents: Your Man Reminder — an app that gives you regular reminders to check your breasts from a hot guy of your choice. Recent […]

read more

Book Review: I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer

Book Review: I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer

Posted On: April 21, 2011

When you open I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer, you will be faced with this statistic: “This year, approximately 11,000 women under age 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and close to 1,300 will die.” Published in 2004, the author Beth Leibson-Hawkins wrote this book when she could not find a book about […]

read more

Breast Campaign in Singapore Bares

Breast Campaign in Singapore Bares

Posted On: November 4, 2010

This article first appeared on Good Vibrations Magazine. There is a new campaign in Singapore that is getting people looking twice at the exact body part intended for discussion… that’s right, the breast. One poster looks like a woman pointing to a pimple on her face. If you look closer, you will see that the […]

read more

Book Review: Stand by Her

Book Review: Stand by Her

Posted On: August 22, 2010

‘Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men’ is a book by one brave man for other men who are witnessing their loved one fighting breast cancer and how to support them. These men can be their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, friends, and coworkers. Written by John Anderson who has helped his mother, wife, […]

read more

On Facebook Bra Color Campaign

Posted On: January 23, 2010

This is my first piece for The Online Citizen. It is a personal commentary on how I felt the Facebook Bra Color campaign hurt more than help. And of course you can read for yourself how one reader claimed I was the one who didn’t get the plot.

read more

Spices May Prevent Breast Cancer

Posted On: December 22, 2009

A new study suggests that compounds found in black pepper and curry powder help halt the growth of stem cells that give rise to breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center applied piperine, found in black pepper, and curcumin, the main ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, to breast cancer cells […]

read more