IN a heartfelt homecoming, Sale local, best selling author and women’s health advocate, Dr Anthea Todd returned home recently for a special book tour.

Her debut book, What’s My Body Telling Me?, has been making waves for its empowering message that encourages women to see their bodies not as problems, but as solutions.

Dr Todd’s visit included a stop at her alma mater, Gippsland Grammar, where she was warmly received by patients and faculty alike.

The highlight of her visit was a reunion with her past patients, being back at her old school with all of her siblings and parents and her reunion with Julie Ripon, her Year 12 Chemistry teacher.

Dr Todd fondly recalls how Mrs Ripon’s unique teaching style profoundly impacted her, not just in understanding chemistry but in learning how to think critically and independently.

“Mrs Ripon didn’t just teach us the subject matter; she taught us how to think, how to question, and how to explore,” Dr Todd reminisced.

“Her influence has been a cornerstone in my career and my approach to healthcare and writing.”

The book tour was more than just a nostalgic trip down memory lane; it was a celebration of community and connection.

Dr Todd’s visit to Sale was a heartfelt reunion with past patients, friends, and familiar faces. The warmth and support from the community was palpable, as many gathered to hear her speak about the book that has resonated with so many women across the country.

What’s My Body Telling Me? delves into the intricate ways women’s bodies communicate their needs and stresses. Dr Todd’s holistic approach encourages readers to listen to their bodies and understand that symptoms are often signals of deeper issues. Her message is clear: our bodies are not the problem; they are the solution.

One of the standout moments of the tour was a book signing event at Collins Booksellers in Sale, where Dr Todd was featured alongside Natasha from the Sale bookstore.

“Seeing my book on the shelves of a store that I used to spend so much time wandering the isles of was surreal,,” Dr Todd said.

Natasha from Collins Booksellers expressed her excitement about hosting Dr Todd.

“Having Dr. Todd here is a tremendous honor. Her book is not just informative but transformative for many women. We are thrilled to see such a positive response from our local community,” she said.

Dr Todd said it was a great buzz to be back home where it all started.

“It’s wonderful to be back in Sale, to see so many familiar faces, and to share this journey with the people who have been such a big part of my life,” she said.

“I hope my book continues to inspire women to listen to their bodies and embrace the solutions within.”

For those who missed the event, What’s My Body Telling Me? is available at Collins Booksellers in Sale, and Dr Todd’s insights can be followed on her social media platforms.

Dr Anthea Todd with her Year 12 Chemistry teacher from Gippsland Grammar, Julie Ripon. Photos: Contributed