Resilience Redefined: Women Returning to the Workplace after Cancer
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.
- The trauma of diagnosis and treatment
A cancer diagno…
3 Tips for Stress Management
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 …
Self Care Is Not Selfish!
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…
Is Social Media A Force for Good ?
It's hard to imagine life without social media now, but what is it always good for us?
Almost subconsciously we’ve become used to spending a lot of time on social media or on the internet in general. The internet can be a great source of information, so much as our fingertips, it’s so easy if you don't know something to go and Google that,it's become, for me, certainly just something that is a constant source of information. I remember when I was studying years ago, I would spend days in th…
Is your job making you sick?
Is your job making you sick?
Not in a physical sense, unless your job is manual and hurting your body, I'm thinking about our mindset and how we feel about work.
So what can you do if you feel that you're stressed? What can you do if you feel that your job is not helping you, or actually making you sick?
Unfortunately this is all too common in my experience.
My work history, like a lot of people is that I fell into a finance job when I was very young, I found that I was good at it and quite …
Habits for Happiness
‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess’
I loved that song as a child, but back then I didn’t appreciate just how elusive happiness could be, both for me as an adult, and for so many people.
Most of us aspire to be happy and I have been thinking about why is it that some people just seem to go through life very happy, and some people don't?
What can we do about happiness? Is this something that we can create? Is it just something it's outside of our control if bad things …
Positive Mental Attitude - PMA. Can You Think Yourself Back to Full Health?
Is positive thinking enough to get you through a cancer diagnosis and through the treatment afterwards?
How is it possible to be positive when you feel bad?
When you've had that diagnosis that tells you that you've had cancer and quite possibly you may be going to die, how can you be really positive about that? I think it's a lot more than positive mental attitude that is going to get you through this.
The sad fact is we're all going to die sooner or later. Something we don’t like to think …
Are you having a bad day? 3 quick tips to help
1 Remember it's OK to feel down sometimes
Sad days happen to us all. It is temporary and is part of life. As someone who has suffered with depression in the past, I know how it feels to be down, but sometimes I just allow myself to feel a bit sad, I just don't stay in that place for too long.
“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
2 Look in the Mirror and Smile
Smiling releases neuropeptides, which help fight stress. Other feel-good hormo…
7 Steps to Self Love
7 Steps to Self Love
I’ve written before about how Self Love is the first step to healing your life. Really connecting with yourself, putting yourself first may be a habit you find hard at first, but I found these steps helped me, and I hope they help you too
1 Create a self- love ritual
I like to do this every Sunday evening. A time to consciously think about pampering myself and preparing for the week ahead.
A bubble bath, scented candles and some uplifting music help me to relax. Bea…
Would You like to Feel Good Again after Treatment Has Ended?
If you’ve ever wanted to get your mojo back, lose weight and feel more energetic, but you’re struggling, then you’re going to want to read every word of this…
You see, I was a lot like you. When I finished cancer treatment I went from being focused on surviving, to trying to piece my life back together again.
It was tough. I was bloated from steroids, exhausted and just about lost all belief that I would ever feel better again. This is me 4 weeks after mastectomy, following 5 m…