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Post traumatic Growth – Is it Possible?

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In this week’s blog post I’m reflecting on a conversation I had with the fabulous Karin Del Maestro. Like me she is a coach who supports people when cancer treatment ends.

We had so much in common, not just a breast cancer diagnosis, but we both used our time when treatment was over to reflect on how we had been living.

No judgement, no regrets, just accepting and understanding the mistakes that we had made, and curiosity about how we had gone from feeling like we were in control of our busy …

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Resilience Redefined: Women Returning to the Workplace after Cancer

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Life has a way of throwing curveballs at us when we least expect it. For many women, one such curveball is a cancer diagnosis. The journey from diagnosis to recovery is challenging, physically and emotionally. But what happens when the battle is over, and it's time to return to the workplace? This blog explores the aspects to consider for women who have faced cancer head-on and emerged stronger, ready to rejoin the workforce.

  1. The trauma of diagnosis and treatment

A cancer diagno…

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October Triggers for Breast Cancer Survivors - Navigating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed every October, is a significant time for raising awareness about breast cancer, promoting early detection, and supporting survivors. While it's a vital period for educating the public about this widespread disease, it can also be a triggering and emotionally challenging time for breast cancer survivors. In this blog, we will explore some of the October triggers for breast cancer survivors and offer strategies to help them navigate this month with grace and…

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3 Tips for Stress Management

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Hello there, I hope this finds you well. This week, I'm going to talk about a subject I've posted about before, which is stress management. I've talked before about how for cancer prevention and looking after yourself after a cancer diagnosis, managing your stress is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. If you are a cancer survivor, as most of my readers are, none of us probably know exactly what caused our cancer. But you can bet your life most people I speak to will tell me at …

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Rainy Days Bring You Down? Here's What to Do

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Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit, nothin' ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
What I've got, they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong, feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
The Carpenters

I’m all about learning to dance in the rain, but when it’s wet and gloomy, it can be hard to stay cheerful all the time.  

Living with rainy weat…

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Social Media – Is It Good, Bad or Ugly?

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Is it possible to make it more of a positive element in your life? Using social media for good is always my intention, as it can be a powerful tool for communication,  progressive change and impact. Here are some ways you can use social media to promote positivity, awareness, and meaningful interactions:

  1. Spread Positive Messages: Share inspirational quotes, uplifting stories, and messages of kindness. This can help create a positive and motivating atmosphere on your social media platforms.
  2. R…

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Overwhelmed? Is Life Too Difficult and Too Busy?


A recurring theme, both for me and people I talk to is Overwhelm. Life can often seem just too difficult. And does it feel sometimes like you're too busy? I want to share some tips with you that have worked for me and have worked for people that I know. And as always, there's no judgement here. I'm not here to tell you what to do. I'm here to share my experience, share some things that have worked, and I'm hoping will help you as well.

What strange times we are living in, I cannot tell you over…

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Self Care Is Not Selfish!

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This week, I'm cracking open the truth about self-care—it's not selfish!

I'll be dishing out some easy, practical advice to fit self-care into your daily routine.

I’ve got some advice on how to sidestep those energy drainers to balance your life better.

Let's learn how to prioritise our well-being. After all, we owe it to ourselves!

Self Care is something I've talked about before. But it's a topic that comes up time and time again, when people are reaching out to me for help. Many people a…

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Cancer Prevention – 5 Types of Cancer Causing Chemicals to Avoid


One of the biggest fears when cancer treatment ends is the fear of recurrence. I want to share some information that I found interesting. For me information is powerful. The more knowledge you have, the more you can empower yourself to make some wise choices.

There is a growing body of many research studies linking toxins to cancer. At times this can seem overwhelming, they are everywhere- what can we do?

I believe we can all take some power into your own hands, some things, we can't control, …

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Happy birthday to me!

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 A time to celebrate.

I hope this finds you well. It's a very special week for me this week because I will be celebrating my 60th birthday. As a cancer survivor it's always a special birthday, especially one that ends in zero. So I've got lots of treats planned, intending to celebrate my birthday, and celebrate still being here, still enjoying a healthy and happy life. I love celebrating birthdays, I had a fabulous a party, spending time with friends and family, who I am very blessed to have ar…

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