Post traumatic Growth – Is it Possible?
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 …
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 …
Rainy Days Bring You Down? Here's What to Do
Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit, nothin' ever seems to fit
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
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
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…
Social Media – Is It Good, Bad or Ugly?
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:
- 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.
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…
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…
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, …
Overwhelm - and lessons from dogs!
It's something that I hear so often. More and more people that I speak to are feeling overwhelmed, just far too much to do. What can you do if you're feeling overwhelmed?
If your life feels out of control, you might want to think about making some changes. Or perhaps lots of changes.
But how do you make those changes? Life after cancer treatment, or life in midlife for anyone can be a time for reflection, thinking about what's working well in your life, and what is just not working for you, yo…
Are your beliefs helping you to recover?
What Is a Belief?
A belief is something we consider to be a fact. It is anything that we assume to be true. We use our beliefs to understand and navigate this world. We also use our beliefs to keep us safe. That is why we generally try to preserve our beliefs after they are formed and guard them carefully.
Our beliefs and values can shape the way we see the world. It is said we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
‘Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you'…
Forgiveness - for yourself and for others
It's a subject that comes up time and time again, when people are maybe struggling with something. I’d like to share some thoughts with you.
Louise is one of my favourite authors, a very inspirational woman. She wrote a wonderful book called ‘ You can heal your life’ that I would highly recommend. This is one of the most profound books I have ever read, it literally changed my life.
Louise says, quite often if we get stuck in life, it's because we have some forgiven…