Ruth is an author, blogger, conference speaker, overcomer and cancer survivor; she was brought up in Northern Ireland during the troubles but left there to study in London. With her background in psychology she offers insight into the dynamics of the hearts and minds of women. She is a great advocate of making the best of life no matter how awful it is and she can speak with authority on what it is to live out that stance. Ruth works for a mental health charity and runs the self-esteem course ‘Shine’ for teenage girls and women.