Rest and Be Thankful
What a shock we had last night, landing at Manchester Airport at 4am, it was cold, raining and our taxi had left due to the plane being delayed.
Back to real life with a bump!
We have had the most wonderful two weeks in Cyprus, listening to live music, a boat trip, catching up with friends, many wonderful meals and days around the pool or on the beach. And the cocktails....
Also, I was so very blessed to have the most amazing massages - it wasn't until Nijole worked on the knots in my back …
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…
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…
The roller coaster of cancer treatment - and recovery
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…
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…
7 Habits of Confident People
Our mind is a very powerful tool, and the impact of our thoughts and words cannot be underestimated. Confident people have decided to control their minds, and focus on their happiness, rather than being led by their fears.
Confidence is often the difference between people who get what they want and people who don't. Those who think and believe they can do something -- run a marathon, lose weight, get the job or the partner of their dreams, start a business, build a loving and fun social circle…
How to Get out of a Dark Place
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…
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…
Being healthy can be easy
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…
14 years - Happy cancerversary to me
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…