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 […]

Are you living the life you desire?

We are fortunate to live in the information age and as much as it can be overwhelming sometimes….we have all the information we want on our door step….on the click of our fingers…but yet I feel most of us keep doing what we know…what it is easy….what it is comfortable. When we look at someone […]

How are your little ones doing through your cancer journey?

I went to my GP last year to get my little girl checked. After everything we went through during my cancer journey, I wasn’t sure she has got over mummy loosing her hair (she still askes me when my hair is going to grow long again) and mummy not being well. Valentina was 4 when […]

December…

It is almost Xmas and you can feel in air the business of season, people running around to catch up once more before the end of the year, parties to go to right, left and centre and many opportunities for us to fill our bodies with sugar, alcohol and if you ask me, a lot […]

Can you commit to one change per week?

Today I experienced some of the benefits I have been gained since I started my health journey 1.5 years ago. After my cancer diagnosis, I committed myself to change everything in my life, physically and mentally. I thought that whatever I did to the point of my diagnosis didn’t serve me as otherwise I wouldn’t […]

How is your sleep?

I remember listening to a doctor’s talk during chemotherapy…he talked about 6 things we should all focus on to achieve good health and I was really surprised that he talked about sleep being one of them. Then I looked back at the 6 years prior to my diagnosis. I had my first child…he was a […]

Why are we so disconnected?

I read everywhere we are disconnected to nature, we are living more isolated lives than ever, we are disconnected to ourselves in the constant business of life. But I felt the disconnect myself, when I was told I had cancer. How could I have walked away from myself so much that I didn’t notice cancer? […]

What would happen in 10 years time if you keep to the same health habits you have right now?

This is a question that we normally don’t ask ourselves because our health is not often a priority for us(I know we say it is but truth is, is it really?)…we first put our efforts on our kids, then on our jobs, then on our appearance, then on our friends and the list goes on… […]

Do you think you are enough?

In my search for my own mental healing, I came across the question a lot of people ask themselves or maybe it is something I believe a lot of people ask themselves. I have always had very high expectations of myself in everything I did and do and while you can all talk about this […]

Is it ok to cry?

After a cancer diagnosis, it is hard not to cry…if you are a strong person you might not cry straight after you get told you have cancer but when the reality sinks in….the tears are going to come. When I was told I had cancer, it was after my bowel surgery so I was groggy…coming […]