What cancer taught me about uncertainty…

We are living through some uncertain times…we are living through what we never thought we would have to experience….

In a world where we feel we are in control at a touch of our fingers…we are loosing control each day…we are waiting for the government to tell us what to do next, we are not sure how our financial situation will be affected, we are not sure if our local supermarket will have enough food for us to buy…we are lost and all we want is to feel safe again…like before the coronavirus.

But the coronavirus is not going to go away overnight…

This situation brings me back to when the rug got pulled from under my feet. At 38 years, I was told, I had between 70-90% chance of survival. As I write this, it pains my heart just thinking about these numbers…all of a sudden I had not only lost my sense of security, I was scared, fearful and powerless.

Then I had to face the world…and tell people I had cancer and that I was going to have 12 sessions of chemotherapy. Most people’s faces gave me even less hope than the actual prognosis given to me.

My GP then told me that I needed to avoid crowds, I needed to stay at home and away from people as much as possible as my immune system was going to be down.

I had a slim hope my immune system was going to be stronger than most as I was young, righht?…Little I knew that as soon as I started chemo that became my new reality…

I had many delays during treatment because my immune system wasn’t recovering…until one day I ended up in emergency with 0.01 neutrophils (these are the white cells that fight any infection/bacteria/virus you may have)…well I had none…

Two bags of blood and one bag of iron later, my body slowly started to recover and one week later I was able to go home.

I was then left by myself at home to pick up the pieces of what was left of me…I knew I needed to focus on building up myself again, my health if I wanted to survive, accept my new reality, adapt and change to survive.

Slowly I switched my focus to changing my diet, doing my exercise, meditating and listening to anything I could to feed my mind with positive things, with knowledge that was going to help me.

I stopped thinking about tomorrow because I had learned that I couldn’t predict my tomorrow…things could change quite quickly and all I could do was to focus on the NOW.

I feel the world is now at a similar place…we have all lost our sense of security and we are finding difficult to navigate through this new reality.

We are listening to some informative news but we are getting bombarded with a lot of negativity too. It is challenging to move away from it…

I would like to invite you to think about the things you can control right now…focus on what you can control…tap into your inner strength (we all have one, trust me)…

You could focus on something as simple as reducing the time you spend watching the news…or increasing the time you meditate…or take up on reading again.

Little things can make a big difference in how we live, in who we are, in who we become…

Stay safe and healthy,

Have you accepted the new normal?

Even though I don’t watch the news and I don’t allow myself to surf on social media for hours but enough to get myself informed, I have noticed that people are finding challenging to find and accept their new normal. 

One thing is to read positive quotes and ideas on how to deal with this challenging time but it is a different story when we are tested to put it all into practice.

Let’s face it…the COVID-19 has interrupted our lives big time…we have never experienced anything like this in the history of a world where we feel totally in charge at all times.

So being confined home with our kids, or parents, or friends and spending more time with our loved ones is not something we are accustomed too. Not going to the gym, to grab a coffee when we want, to go for a run when we want feels like our freedom has been taken away from us.

I remember when I was told I had cancer…I thought to myself is this real? 4 days ago, I came in to hospital feeling unwell and 4 days later I have Stage 3 Bowel cancer and I am about to have a life threating surgery?

I spend quite a few days after that waking up and thinking: is this real or am I dreaming?

Some days I would hang on to that thought for a little longer so I could feel in myself that there was a possibility that I didn’t have cancer.

I would just sit there and think it was a bad dream.

But slowly I learned to accept my new reality…I had 12 cycles of chemotherapy ahead of me so I had a long way to go so I needed to accept my new reality fast because the alternative was to be paralysed by the fear of having cancer and all the “what ifs” that goes into your head.

Accepting my new reality was an enormous part of my healing journey because as soon as I accepted that, I felt empowered to act and do something about my new normal.

So I guess we are living through this exact same thing right now, aren’t we? 

Do we accept our new reality and put a new plan in place for what it is happening or do we keep thinking about the “what ifs” and “why me” and “why now” and focus on what we can’t control?

For me the quicker I accepted my new reality, my new normal, not only the diagnosis but feeling unwell 24/7, giving up my work ( I kept sending emails to my boss for a good couple of months after my diagnosis), feeling weak, vulnerable, accepting I couldn’t be or do what I used to before cancer…the more in peace I felt with my new reality, with my new body, with my new “me” really.

So I invite you to instead of fighting what is happening outside of us and everything that we can’t control, accept things as they are, work towards a plan that can help you deal with whatever situation you are in, help your family, loved ones around you to accept this new challenge with you.

As soon as you accept what it is going on, you will feel that life will become easier, the plans that you will be working towards won’t be as challenging, you will be able to come up with different solutions and before you know, your new normal is what you will know.

We human beings are incredibly adaptable and we can adapt to any situation if we set our minds to.

May this unknown time make us grow and learn whatever lessons we need to learn. May this unknow time make us be more compassionate to ourselves and others as we are all in this together.

Keep safe!
Keep healthy!

Emotional healing – Part 4

I am not sure if you have read the previous “Emotional healing” blogs but on the last blog, I was talking about how breathing and yoga helped me on my path of healing, self discovery, self love, physical and mental well being.

Ya know after establishing yoga as one of my daily habits during chemotherapy, I knew I needed to take a step forward…

I had used meditation to help me to sleep at the beginning of chemo especially during the day when I was so tired but couldn’t physically get to sleep.

I had also experienced a little bit of meditation while doing yoga and focussing on my breathing…but I realized pretty quickly that I needed to learn how to sit quietly, by myself and this is how I started meditating daily as part of my daily routine too.

I tried a few free meditations on Youtube, on Apple podcast app but one day I came across a powerful meditation while listening to a Cancer Symposium online organized by Kris Carr (a cancer survivor and thriver who has been living with Stage 4 cancer for the last 16 years). There were many integrative doctors, health professionals, motivational speakers, healers and survivors speaking at that Symposium.

But the meditation was done by Iyanla Vanzant, a spiritual teacher and life coach – an amazing human being as I later found out. It was a beautiful meditation and I felt so connected to my body, to my cancer while doing it….

In the middle of the meditation she asked me to put my hands on my cancer/or wherever the tumour was.

Then she asked me to ask the question to it, to my cancer “why are you here?”

“My cancer” answered loud and clear…it was almost as if it had shouted at me: “Anger”

I was so shocked…ashamed…sad…but I knew that listening to that answer, acknowledging was going to be an important part of my healing.

I had been so angry…angry with my family…with their family…with my life, the life and challenges I had been given…the life that I felt to that point it had been a lonely one because I had never felt supported by my parents. I put all my happiness and fulfilment on external factors/people as supposed to look for it within myself. I had blamed external things/people for so many things that didn’t go right in my life and I forgot to take responsibility, to accept my reality, to accept the life I was giving…which from where I am sitting now…is full of blessings.

Incorporating meditation in my daily routine allowed me to uncover my wounds, my pain that was buried inside my soul and so ingrain in it…there was no more running away from myself….I knew the work to pull it all out was going to be a process….and once more I was up for the challenge.

I was finally open to trust the process and to do whatever it took to do the work to uncover it all. I knew that the anger inside me was a fundamental part of my cancer…an important cause that contributed for the growth of disease in my body…I knew that in order to be healthy I needed to work on healing my inner self.

This is how meditation helped me and still does…

If you have never meditated, I would love you to give it a go…I now use an app called “Headspace” which you are probably familiar with. They do have a free version and a paid one too.

My biggest advice on meditation is don’t set any expectations before you do it, meditation is simply a time for you to sit quietly with yourself…some days you will be able to free your mind more than others…the most important thing is to let go of any expectations and to keep doing the work daily…trust the process.

Let me know how you get on….I would love to hear…

Emotional healing – Part 3

As ashamed as I am to confess this, it is fair to say if cancer hadn’t hit me I would still be living a life where I would be mostly running away from myself.

Isn’t that crazy? 

I know now it is crazy….but it took me to reach rock bottom…with my health…I almost lost my life to realize that.

So when I started opening up my heart…I started listening to some meditation…I remember exactly where I was and the feeling of my first full deep breath…I didn’t realise that I had been living without breathing deeply…

I am not sure if you know but cancer cells live in an anaerobic environment…instead of using oxygen for energy like healthy cells, they use glucose.

That gave me a good enough reason to breath…to breath deeply…but when I first did it…I felt again how uptight I had been…how much ‘stuff’ I had been holding on to…how ‘heavy’ I felt…

And the more I focussed on my breath, the lighter I felt…the more connected to my body I started feeling…I could almost feel my cells thanking me for breathing…

Slowly meditation started becoming a daily habit for me….I was learning how to be by myself…with myself…I was learning how to slow down…to listen to my inner self…

And it all starts with breathing….a physical action that changes your physical state. Changing your physical state of being on alert, on flight and fight mode, uptight, upset, angry…to becoming calmer, more connected to your inner self, lighter, happier, at peace….

I know right? Just by breathing we can get all of these benefits and yet we don’t take the time to focus on it.

Today I invite you to start by breathing…deeply….inhaling to the count of 4 and exhaling to the count of 6. Do it 3,5,10 times if you can.

I would love to hear from you…let me know what you have felt…wasn’t it magical? Didn’t it make you feel calmer, lighter, less uptight?

But hey you’ve got to do it at least 3 times on the count of 4 – inhale and on the count of 6 – exhale. No cheating…

Emotional healing – Part 2

After my crying episode day…I was ready…I was ready to face the beast…I knew I had so much to work on…and I was willing to go for it…

My husband’s aunty prompted me to find a church…she knew I believed in God but she also knew I hadn’t been to church for a while…

I found a church close by and we went to the Sunday service together…after the service, Nick’s aunty prompted me again…this time she said: I think we should ask the pastor to pray for you….

I was terrified….😱when I was little, my grandmother used to pray/bless us….she was catholic but in reality, she wasn’t a nice person…but this is a story for another day….so I have always been funny about people praying with their hands on me.

But this time I knew I needed everything it could help me…this time I needed to change things around…I needed to open up…I needed to heal my heart…

So I asked the pastor to pray for me….needless to say…I started to cry so much that I started sobbing….😭I felt I had such a closed energy that the pastor asked me if he could put his hands on my shoulders??

He could feel it too….🤦🏼‍♀️

I don’t remember exactly what he said…I remember what I felt….I felt like I had been carrying a ton of weight on my shoulders…a ton of anger….a ton of things that didn’t serve me…

But I also felt a little light inside me….it was not all lost…I just needed to keep doing the work…keep believing in the process…I needed to believe I was going to be ok.

In a world where we are busy all the time, we are drawn to our tech gadgets 24/7 and more and more material stuff…I feel we have walked so far away from ourselves that the walk back feels like a slow walk in the dessert looking for that little bit of water…it is challenging, it is lonely, it is uncomfortable but to get to the water…we need to keep walking…we need to keep doing the work.

I hope from the bottom of my heart….you haven’t walked away from yourself as far as I did…

I believe there is always a way to walk back but if this is how you feel, stop now…acknowledge it….and be open to walk back….turn around…start doing the work.

Don’t wait any longer….[To be contd.]

Why me?

I think we all go through this, right? We ask ourselves the question ‘why me’ when we are going through a tough time…going through something unexpected…something that we thought we would never have to deal with….

And in my case it was cancer…when the doctor confirmed it was cancer, Stage 3 Bowel Cancer and that I would need 12 sessions of chemotherapy.

I asked God: “Why me? Why now? Why cancer?”

My kids were only 4 and 6….we didn’t deserve this….

At the same time, I put my hand up and said: “God, I know I haven’t stopped for years…I haven’t been listening at all…and I kinda thought I was invincible, didn’t I?”

It turned out that I wasn’t….

I also thought God wanted to tell me I needed to heal my relationship with my parents which had been troubled for many years….

Deep inside, I started to open…my heart…my body….my soul to a new life….to a new way of being and I knew that I was about to go through a lot of suffering…but my desire to live started burning inside me….

Slowly the “poor me” feeling, the guilt feeling of not having looked after myself, the ‘why me” feeling of feeling powerless started to change….I felt a little fire inside me that slowly got bigger…I felt empowered because I wasn’t scared to ask questions, to receive answers, to work on whatever I needed to work…I just wanted to live and that was bigger than any suffering that I needed to face and go through….

When I reflect now how sad and powerless I felt straight after my diagnosis and probably a couple of weeks after that….it pains my heart.

I know now that to work on my power within my body, mind and soul was crucial to my healing. It made me go from feeling powerless to empowered.

I know cancer is not the only obstacle one can face, we face so many things that we don’t think we are able to cope with…an accident that changes your life, a stroke, a chronic disease diagnosis, a death in the family, loss of a loved one, a sick child, a divorce…the list goes on.

Making the shift from feeling powerless to empowered is an important part of the process….it makes you open to change, to learning, to create, to forgive, to love, to share, to evolve and become the best version of yourself.

So now….tell me about your life? Has anything happened recently or in the past that you haven’t dealt with? Something that made you too scared to even face? Something that you are still living with but that scares you, that make you feel like you want to hide in the corner in the dark?

How can you change your perspective from

‘why me, poor me’

to

‘why me…this is why….”

So “why did I have cancer?” Because I needed to heal my heart, forgive…I needed to appreciate life a little more….be more grateful….I needed to learn how to let go….I needed to learn how to stress less….to love more….to laugh more…..to rest more….to enjoy life a little more…I needed to put my self first….I needed to love myself unconditionally for who I was, for who I am and for who I was to become.

Emotional healing – Part 1

I can’t believe it is already March – I thought I would celebrate this month by talking about my mental healing journey…🔥

Ya know….when I speak to cancer patients at my volunteer job at the hospital, and in all the books I have read about cancer patient stories…I see a lot of suffering…not only physical but mental and spiritual too.

I have met quite a few people at the hospital that when I introduce myself and start talking to them, they tell me…I am fine actually…I don’t need a chat…😕

I respect their wishes obviously but I leave their rooms thinking “What the heck??You have cancer, don’t tell me you are alright? This is hard core stuff….”😟

We live in a world where we have to be strong all the time….being vulnerable is challenging…and I am talking about being vulnerable for real…right when you are in the middle of the mess.

When I was told I had cancer, I was in a bed after my 5 hours emergency surgery…I had woken up from it and was still groggy. My husband was next to me..it was already dark outside…

The doctor who performed my surgery came in and said: “Hey, the surgery went well. I took the tumour out. I had a good look around your internal organs and they all look good.”

So I asked him: “Any chance the tumour could be benign?”

He then said: “I am sorry…it is not…it is cancer and it is probably Stage 3 and you will need 12 sessions of chemo”

I then said: “But I have 2 kids”….

The rest is a blur…after that….I remember thinking “God, is this your way to shake me? I understand now you want my attention, you want me to listen..but are you serious?…Cancer?”

I came home for 4 weeks to recover before I was to start chemotherapy. I spent 2 weeks in a really dark place…I planned my funeral every night…I held my tears every night before saying good night to my kids. I wailed and howled before bed in my husband arms saying: “I really want to see my kids grow up”😭

I begged God to let me live one more year, 2 more years, 3 more years…and I played videos in my mind about what it would happen with my kids at different ages if I died.😢

I know right? Horrendous….

I just couldn’t see past that…cancer meant death to me…I didn’t know anyone close enough that had been through it…

My husband’s aunty was here from the UK which was a blessing. In the previous year, she had met her partner who was diagnosed with throat cancer shortly after they met, so she knew the beast…she kept saying to me…”It will be ok.”

One day my husband took the kids to the beach with his aunty and I stayed at home by myself. I remembered feeling deeply sad not only because I had cancer…but because I had been holding on to so much anger in my life…I had run my body to the ground…I didn’t look after myself….I jeopardised my own life for my constant seek to being a high achiever…I had let stress take over my life…I took my health for granted….I didn’t let my guard down…I had always expected of myself to be strong…I didn’t spend enough time appreciating life…I hadn’t laugh enough…I hadn’t lived enough and now I was scared…and I was hanging to my life by a thread….🤦🏼‍♀️

So I put some sad music on…and I cried….I felt I was letting all the sadness go….I felt I was opening up my heart…letting the guard down…I felt it was the start of my healing….

After this episode, it was if I was ready to face whatever was in front of me….my deep desire to survive kicked in big time…I wanted more out of this life….I wanted to be a mum to my kids…and the most beautiful thing happened…all of sudden I wanted to survive for me…for Angelica… for myself...I acknowledge my inner self again….and that was just the beginning….

I write this from the bottom of my heart as I feel we keep so much hurt inside us…we all have our own stories but ya know what I have learned is true healing starts on your heart, on your soul. We need to acknowledge and accept the call to heal ourselves….

Wherever you are in your life, take the time today to think…What pain do I hold on to inside my heart? Who am I angry with? Why? Can I face a past issue? Who has hurt me? Can I forgive them? 

The list goes on…and all I am doing is invite you to acknowledge what you have been holding on to…you don’t have to forgive and forget and make friends with everyone that hurt in the past. Today is about acknowledging…nothing else.

If you want to know more, follow my blog…sign up to my newsletter… because I would love to share with you what happened next…

[To be contd.]

ARE YOU LETTING YOUR HEALTH SLIDE?

How well are you taking care of yourself these days? 

Hey, it’s Angelica here! 

I could say I have had a full life so far…born and breed in Brazil…I left when I was 21…first one of a huge extended family to leave without a plan… 

Unless you can call having a Spanish passport and €1000 a plan? 🤦🏼‍♀️ 

Looking back my plan was very simple…I had a deep desire to prove to everyone you could create a life on your own terms…even though I was a woman…👩‍🎤 

Coming from a chauvinistic culture at the time, that was a big statement at the time… 

I went to Spain first, then I lived 3 years in Belgium, 4 years in England…went traveling with my boyfriend at the time, husband now through Central and South America…ended up in New Zealand…had 2 kids and 3 years ago, we moved to Brisbane.😅 

We moved to Brisbane for my daughter’s health, she had asthma in New Zealand. She was cured when we moved to Brisbane but then I got cancer….Bowel cancer Stage 3.😔 

My KPIS for the day went very quickly from how many placements I could make to what I was going to eat to heal my body, what I was going to listen to help my mind and what I was going to do to help my soul…this part was actually not too hard for me…. 

BUT what I had to learn was… 

~to be vulnerable 

~to ask for help  

~to be dependant on my husband  

~to count on family and friends to help us… 

I had to learn to climb up from the deepest hole I could have ever dug myself into… 

Somewhere along my life, I thought to myself I was invincible…it turned out…I wasn’t…and I am not… 

And ya know, it wasn’t easy…I had to work hard…had to acknowledge my mistakes…had to accept responsibility and learn how to get to know myself…face my worst fears… 

I had to learn how to forgive not only others but myself too.😊 

Now life looks very different…2 years after my diagnosis, I feel the healthiest and happiest I have ever been… 

I am continuously working on my physical, mental and spiritual health…I swore I would never take my health for granted anymore…I am living up to that promise with every breath I breathe, E V E R Y   S I N G L E   D A Y 

Recently I left my 10 years recruitment career and I am now a * Wellness and Lifestyle coach. I help people who is going through/ have gone through cancer or any life changing event similar to cancer to get back on their feet…I help them to regain control of their health physically and mentally. 

I believe we can learn from scientific research and we can learn from experiences, our own and the experience of others too… 

I have read countless books….I have listened to podcasts, YouTube videos, Ted Talks, anything body, mind and health related…anything that could help me to heal, create a new body, a new mind and a new life after my diagnosis.  

I knew that whatever I did up to the moment of my diagnosis was killing me and I needed some drastic changes… 

The internal work is where it all begins….I mean not only physically but mentally too – health is a ‘360-degree’ gig…you need to look at all aspects of your life…one by one… 

And through my understanding we are experiencing a health crisis… 

~most people are not fit and healthy 

~chronic diseases numbers are on the rise in every country in the world 

~heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes are the world’s largest killers, with an estimated 38 millions deaths annually  

~the major risk factors are tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol – so ALL THINGS WE CAN CONTROL right? 

And this is what we are doing about it…. 

~we are still being bombarded and falling for foods that create disease 

~we live a lifestyle that doesn’t promote a healthy body and mind 

~we feel powerless because we think being healthy is really hard work 

If you want to know how you can turn your health around….you need to take action…and your first action could be texting me or calling me on + 61 (0) 481 781 413. 

I know right, scary…and it takes courage but if I changed my health around, I believe you can do it too. 

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*I am not a doctor or a trained health practitioner

How I found my “why”?

I come from a culture where you just get on with things…you kinda of have to. The government is not there to help you, corruption is the norm and money talks so people just need to get on with it. This is what I remember about Brazil…I left 18 years ago…

In my case I can’t complain about my childhood….I grew up in upper middle class…but as a result of that my path was already carved for me before I was born. As a female you were bound to follow the “unread” rules of a chauvinist society where girls were expected to behave in one way and boys could do whatever they wanted….by behaving according to society expectations, as a girl you would hopefully find yourself a ‘man’ who was from a ‘good’ family meaning same social economic level as you or better. And after finishing school, you were expected to go to university, get married and have kids.

Part of me feels that I had decided early on unconsciously that nobody was going to carve my path for me. So I was indeed the ‘black’ sheep of the family…the first one from a large extended family who left Brazil without a plan at 21 years old.

All I had was a Spanish passport, €1000 and a strong desire and naivety that I was going to prove to everyone, one could do something else other than what was expected of them.

I lived one year in Spain, 3 years in Belgium, 4 years in England, went travelling for a year, lived 6 years in New Zealand and have been in Australia for 3 years.

I never went back to Brazil ( a couple of times on holidays)…I have never asked helped from anyone. And yes I am super proud of this as I worked very hard for it.

But it wasn’t until recently that I did an exercise with Dean Graziosi that shocked me. The exercise is called the “Seven Levels Deep Exercise”. You ask “why” questions 7 times, moving progressively deeper into answers. Why do I wanna gain capabilities? Why do I want more success? Why do I wanna achieve more? Why do you want financial freedom? For example in my case I started by asking myself: “Why do you want to be successful in life?” My answer was “Because I want to prove myself” Then I asked again “Why do you want to prove yourself?” to which I answered…”because I want people to think I am capable, honest, independent”….then you keep going asking ‘why’ questions for 7 times.

By question level 3, something came out of my mouth that I had never said before…I said “I never thought I belonged anywhere”

That hit me and my husband who was next to me, like a brick wall…when I said it, I realized that I had never felt I belonged in Brazil either, in my own country. Previous to that I thought I didn’t feel a sense of belonging because I lived in different countries, I was a foreigner after all but truth was I never felt I belonged to where I came from either.

And my last answer shocked me even more…I simply said…I want to feel safe…it wasn’t money, power, a nice house, a nice car…it was simply because I wanted to feel safe.

As I write this, I actually feel deep inside that my answers are a reflection of my life, what I have worked for, what I have always craved for…a sense of belonging, feeling accepted and safe wherever I am.

It sounds crazy that such a simple exercise can have such an impact on people’s lives. Most people really don’t know their ‘why’. They might know on the surface level. But when you go from a surface level, from thoughts on why you wanna be successful, to anchoring it in your heart with feelings and emotions, things start changing.

There may not be a more powerful motivating factor on the planet than knowing your true “why”. When you know; in your soul, why you get up every morning and fight for your dreams, you’ll never let anything get in your way of becoming the person you are meant to be.

If that is where you are right now…you are not sure about your ‘why’, you are looking for purpose and meaning in your life, I would strongly recommend you to check out Tony and Dean’s free training on the 27th Feb, save your spot now and start creating the life you desire:

https://dgachieve.com/join?source=register&a=8343

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

When I was ready to get back to work after my cancer treatment, I was lucky enough to be able to work part-time hours from home. My employer was incredibly supportive and I will be forever grateful for it.

I don’t think anything can prepare you for what is like to go back to “normal life” after a cancer diagnosis. You, your life, your body at times, your world and your reality have changed but nothing else around you have. You as a person have gone through a life changing event but when you get back to “normal” life everybody’s life is still the same.

As I slowly got used to my new normal again, getting back to my previous role was part of my healing. I felt I was getting back to my old self and that came with lots of positive things: being able to actually function in a professional environment again, having a brain remembering things and functioning properly (chemo brain is a real thing and I never thought I was going to be able to remember and retain things again) but it can leave you thinking….what now? Is this really me? Does this really fit with what I want for my new life? Can I get back to where I left of before cancer?

People can suffer from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) after a cancer diagnosis and it is only fair to say you stop to reevaluate your whole life after going through something so tragic.

Deep down I found really hard to let go the old version of myself, I felt guilty that my employer had been so good to me…

But I also knew that recruitment is a stressful gig, people expect you to be on 24/7 as you are dealing with a pretty important part of their lives, their job, their money…To be honest I was scared to get back into it…what if I get too stressed again and the cancer comes back? What if I stop looking after myself because I constantly working and the cancer comes back?

After trying for a while I just couldn’t…. There was a little voice inside me sending me to different directions in search for something more….I felt deep down I needed to do something more meaningful.

But how do you leave a job without knowing what to do after going through a major health crisis? In addition to that, I had also worked on a pretty strict health plan for myself that I followed and still do since cancer: I exercise daily, I meditate, I eat healthily (everything is home made) and I go to bed early. And all of that takes time and effort…any additional stress or change wasn’t ideal just after what I had just gone through.

So in search for answers and a more meaningful life, I started listening to lots of successful people who talked about mindset, personal growth, people who broke barriers, who didn’t listen to the naysers and used resourcefulness to reach that next level of life…they were influencers, motivation speakers, people who were living their lives in their own terms.

I then came across Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi….if you don’t know Tony Robbins – he is a life coach, author and philanthropist. He has helped millions of people to achieve a healthier, wealthier, more fulfilling, passionate and purposeful life. Dean Graziosi is an extremely successful entrepreneur who came from very humble beginnings. I felt I had found 2 people who were real despite their success and power. Their message spoke to my heart and instantly resonated with me….

So I started binge listening to them…every day, whenever I could…

My mindset started changing slowly, my beliefs about who I was and what I could do started changing and slowly I started creating new thought patterns, new habits…

Slowly I started building up on my quite confidence, on my courage to think about a different life, the possibility of a life on my terms…

As with my diet changes, exercise and meditation, I kept at it, listening to more of Tony and Dean each day as part of my health plan too….this time was about my personal growth and professional life…

And this is how I came across my deep desire to help people regain control of their own health after going through something so traumatic like cancer, it became so strong inside me that I felt I couldn’t just leave it. I picked myself up from a pretty deep hole and I invested so much on my physical and mental health that I was able to create a new body, mind and life for myself. If I did it, the whole world can do it too.

Throughout my recruitment career, I met with so many people that were unhappy about their professional life. They were either too stressed or spending 40 hours per week doing what they did not enjoy doing and that is not what we are in here for. I have experienced life is too short…but life is a wonder and for those of us who dare to go a little deeper, there is so much to unravel, so much more…

So if you are feeling you are not living a life on your terms, or if you spend the majority of your time doing what DOES NOT bring you joy and happiness…I would encourage you to listen to that same video I did about one year ago. If anything, you will come out with something or 2, 3 things that are valuable…really valuable to your life.

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This training was able to get me steering my ship at the right direction, it showed me how to bring more passion, more purpose and more success into my life! And I know that this could show you how to bring more passion, more purpose and more success into your life!

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You see as a recruiter I have always thrived on helping people to be happier at their jobs, on helping them with their problems at work, on finding them the job of their dreams and finding my clients their dream team member. That was what success look like for me at work…

Now I feel my purpose is a little bigger…it is helping people to reshape their whole lives, not only their lives at work but their personal lives too…we get bombarded with promises of a perfect life daily on social media… where you will earn millions overnight and never get old if you wear the newest face cream in the market…but we all know deep down life doesn’t quite work like that.

I hope for you…you take the time to watch this video….to take the time to invest on yourself…and on the potential of living a life on your terms.

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