Steps Towards Cultivating Inner Peace

Steps Towards Cultivating Inner Peace

Like many of us, I have been through the mill physically and emotionally. The initial prognosis was not hopeful. I had an extensive surgery, followed by chemo. Now there are two years of clear scans.  In that time I have developed a toolkit of mental health...
4 Mental Health Tools That Helped Me Cope with Cancer

4 Mental Health Tools That Helped Me Cope with Cancer

Here are four mental health tools I find useful.  It’s all about practice. So experiment with these tools. What works for you? Stoic Philosophy Stoicism empowers you. Writing more than 2,000 years ago, the Stoics tell us there are some things within our...
What I Found Hard About Cancer & Finding Perspective

What I Found Hard About Cancer & Finding Perspective

What happens when you are diagnosed with cancer?   This is a question you hope never to answer.  I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2019. I thought my story was unusual. I am young and fit, the cancer rare. Now, I realise my story is not...
Experiencing Cancer as a Personal Trainer

Experiencing Cancer as a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, a breast cancer diagnosis not only put my career on hold – but it also changed my relationship with fitness and my body forever. In the beginning it was hard to accept the fact that the strength I’ve built and all of the hard work and...
Beyond Resilience – Growing from Cancer Trauma

Beyond Resilience – Growing from Cancer Trauma

Now is a good time to tell you a little more about me. One question I have consistently received throughout my life is how I can simply choose to look beyond the fear of failure, move beyond pain, and keep my head up. For my answer, I’ll tell you this: cancer isn’t...