Zara D’Cotta is the founder of Oh My Goodness - an online publication she created to make it as easy as possible for people to lead a healthy lifestyle in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Zara’s world was rocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, and her Mum just a few weeks later. A corporate storyteller for more than a decade, Zara turned writing about her experience as a form of therapy. She immersed herself in the world of health and wellbeing on her quest to live a long and healthy life, and in doing so discovered her passion. She began studying holistic health coaching through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and as she approached the one year anniversary of her diagnosis, she wanted to shift the focus of her writing to do something positive. And so she began writing stories about all the wonderful things that are happening to make Melbourne a healthier and happier city. The process of bringing Oh My Goodness to life brought her so much joy, she recently left her corporate communications job at Scottish energy services company, Wood Group, to focus on the website full-time. Zara is passionate about raising awareness about breast cancer in young women and is supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (Australia), both as a spokesperson and contributor to 800 young women - the first comprehensive website and publication about breast cancer in young women in Australia.
To read Zara's interview with the ACN please click here.