Gabby's Blog


Do you ever feel like no one else understands how you are feeling?


It can be hard when cancer treatment ends

How can you expect anyone else to understand when you don't understand yourself?

From that feeling of relief or elation when you finish your hospital treatment, you may feel like you are in freefall, with no one to catch you. And where will you end up?

I assumed when treatment ended I would pick myself up, and go back to my old life. Except I had changed.

Have you ever heard the expression ; No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not t…

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Would You like to Feel Good Again after Treatment Has Ended?

Before and after

Hiya lovely 

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…

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The roller coaster of cancer treatment - and recovery

Roller Coaster Day Instagram Post

How it can feel when treatment finishes

If you have not had cancer treatment, it can be hard to imagine what it feels like when the day comes for your medical team discharge you. For me they never used the words 'in remission' with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, the best you can hope for is NED - 'No Evidence of Disease'. But I'll take that. 

Such mixed emotions, I was happy that the chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiotherapy all appeared to have done the job of getting rid of that disease. My fri…

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5 Steps to Happiness

5 Steps to Happiness

5 GREAT steps to happiness

Some days are harder than others to feel happy. Life can be full of ups and downs, and we are all living in some very turbulent times. Energies are shifting and it can be hard to stay positive.

Everyone’s path to happiness is different, but research suggests these things can have a positive impact on your happiness and well-being.


Doing things for others, helping others is not only good for them, as well as being a lovely thing to do, it can make us happie…

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How to Get out of a Dark Place

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It's easy to believe that every day is special when things are going well. Yesterday I had a big disappointment, no need to share the personal details here, but for a while I was very upset, then full of despair as my mind began thinking of all the worst case scenarios that could ensue from this event.

This is despite my years of training in coaching, and learning how to control those pesky unhelpful thoughts, I am only human and I still succumb to negative thinking on occasion. In the past thi…

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Can You Stop Worrying in a World That Is Getting Crazier by the Day ?

How are you? If you are from England like me, your instinct is probably to reply 'I'm fine thanks'. That's good manners right? And as a recovering people pleaser, I always want to be polite. 

But really - how are you? I want to know.

I’m asking because there is so much uncertainty in the world right now, and a lot of people I talk to are struggling.

We’ve been living in turbulent times these past two years. It’s no surprise if you’re feeling shaken.

When you’re surrounded by circumstances yo…

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Being healthy can be easy

Bright Modern Eat Well Feel Well Instagram Post

Happy (almost) Summer, friend! It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the halfway mark of another year.

How are you doing so far this year?

The midway mark is a good time in any journey to stop and take stock. Here are a few questions to help you self-assess:

  •    What goals and intentions did you start the year with?
  •    What wins are you most proud of from these first five months?
  •    What’s been missing from your year so far?
  •    Where do you need to reset and reprioritize for the re…

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14 years - Happy cancerversary to me

BC Survivor

Wow, 16th May already. Is it just me, or is this year flying past?

This is a date that is very special to me, in 2008, just a few short months after my Inflammatory Breast Cancer diagnosis, and months of chemotherapy, a scan result showed 'No evidence of Disease' - not 'cured' or 'in remission', you never get that with IBC. 

But NED is good enough for me.

And many years have passed now, for me to look back at this scared woman, and I can feel proud that I have survived. And the guilt I used t…

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter!

And may all your Easter eggs be 70% cacao.  There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that dark chocolate is good for you, and so you can munch away without even a scintilla of guilt.


Dark chocolate is especially good for regulating blood pressure and cholesterol, and it’s an antioxidant that’s rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, and copper.


Chocolate won’t be the only thing you’ll be eating over Easter that can give your health a boost.  To demonstrate the point, the Center for …

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My #1 Effective Tool to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Mind tool

My #1 Effective Tool to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

I was talking with a coaching client yesterday, and she said something that I have heard so many times.

‘I don’t feel like I am worthy of love’

Wow – that phrase is something I could relate to all too well. As a survivor of abuse, and many challenges in my life, there have been times when I felt exactly like that. So how did I overcome this? Well, I tried many things over many years, but what was the most effective tool which helped me to stop…

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