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4 February 2022
The reality, the truth, it’s time to share

Cancer – The Disease that we fear, the disease that takes, but also gives. On this World Cancer day, I wanted to share some insights from those that have also walked the Cancer path to raise awareness and to instil courage. Courage to not ignore signs/symptoms, you know your body better than anyone else, if […]

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18 July 2021
The Power Of Words

As part of my ongoing development I’m studying to become an Ollie Coach with the ‘Ollie and his superpowers’ School of training, where we are developing our emotional resilience skills to work with children as well as adults, and to empower them to be able to manage their emotions in a way that is appropriate […]

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14 June 2020
Don’t Be Strong

This was an article I wrote for International Women’s Day, 2020. It’s as relevant to women as to men and to anyone who needs to hear this message today. I’m going to make a stand and encourage YOU to pause, to slow down and to not feel you have to keep going and be strong […]

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14 June 2020
Resilience – 5 To Thrive

Acknowledgement and acceptance of the emotions that are present. The situation that has presented itself. You don’t need to know how to deal with it, but acknowledgement is key to be able to move forward. Control – accepting loss of control in some areas, but working out what you do have control over. What could you influence? In which […]

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23 April 2020
The Secret Ingredient to Resilience

A simple shift of focus that will support your resilience We all wish to be more resilient. To know that if life turns our world upside down, that we’d be able to cope. Too often we’re living in fear of what might happen and not really appreciating and valuing the life we actually lead right […]

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11 February 2020
What will it take?

Receiving my own cancer diagnosis, almost a year to the day after my husband’s diagnosis was the BIGGEST wake up call of my life! I thought I was invincible. I had just nursed him through Cancer, we were broken. Life as we knew it, had been turned upside down. To then be told I had […]

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11 February 2020
“I am, I will”​ World Cancer Day 4.2.2020

The light and the dark side of Cancer from someone who has had it twice and cared for and lost precious family members to this disease. Cancer has impacted our family like the most unsavoury, unwelcome, unpleasant guest. In the midst of these uncomfortable feelings there has been joy, laughter and a return to simplicity. […]

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19 March 2019
It starts with you!

How do you start your day, your month, your year so the best version of You is in charge? Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day with my 2 nephews, aged 3 & 6. That 3 year old knows what he wants, the order in which he wants it and what is/isn’t acceptable. […]

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13 February 2019
Dear Cancer, I will not let you break my spirit…

Whilst I’ve written about Cancer before, I’d like to acknowledge it’s power on World Cancer Day. When it enters a life, it changes everything. It wreaks havoc, nothing will be the same again. The word ‘Cancer’ has enough power to create fear, helplessness, lack of control, desperation, amongst many, many other emotions. Everyone’s reaction to […]

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13 January 2019
Thank you, cancer

So today, January 13th 2019, marks 5 years from when my treatment for Cancer finished. What a journey it has been. To walk a path as a person who will never be the same again, whose dreams and hopes for the future they had visualised will never be realised. 5 years ago, 13th Jan 2014 […]

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