The Beauty of Mindfulness in Cancer

A rapid ride through the mind During the toughest periods, a cancer journey can be likened to a novice on a rafting expedition into the unknown. There is a journey to navigate which has a beginning and an end. An unfamiliar face, the guide, gives you a broad run down of the itinerary. On edgeContinue reading “The Beauty of Mindfulness in Cancer”

Cancer, Body Image and Self-Esteem

Today we live in a self-conscious world where most of us attach at least some of our identity and personal worth to our appearance. With social media at our finger tips 24/7 it can be almost impossible to escape the traps of physical, emotional, material and achievement comparisonitis. A quick scroll through your favourite socialContinue reading “Cancer, Body Image and Self-Esteem”

Successfully returning to work after your Cancer diagnosis

Your cancer type, treatment regime, age and pre-existing general health will all impact on your ability and readiness to return to work. Your Cancer Specialists and General Practitioner (GP) will help to guide you with your decision to return to work. My return to work experience It was about 10 months after my bowel cancerContinue reading “Successfully returning to work after your Cancer diagnosis”

Can there be gifts and life lessons through Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis, like any life changing trauma, will immediately enroll you into an extreme and unique self-development course. When your mortality, your future and everything you know about you changes- strap yourself in, buckle-up, and hold on tight. Life will never be the same again. But for many cancer patients including myself- it isn’t all bad news! In fact,Continue reading “Can there be gifts and life lessons through Cancer?”

Making the best decisions about YOUR Cancer Treatment

Knowledge is power. The knowledge that I’m talking about comes from an expert. Not Dr Google and not your cousin’s neighbour’s friend. And by expert – I mean a Specialist in your condition. You wouldn’t ask your nail technician to colour your hair. Everyone has their Specialty. Speak to your cancer specialist about your specificContinue reading “Making the best decisions about YOUR Cancer Treatment”