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A Realistic Approach To Your Chemotherapy Diet

  I’ve done a bunch of research into diet given my desire to help my body along during chemotherapy.  To be honest, I’m still confused by all the contradictory information!   I was especially keen to dive into detoxing while undergoing chemo, however after a great deal of investigation, I have found some interesting facts that offer a more realistic perspective a ‘miracle detox diets’.   The bottom line is…… once you decide to go ahead with chemotherapy, alternative treatments – especially strict detox diets – can actually cause you a great deal of harm.    There’s no denying that some diseases and chronic health issues are avoidable and perhaps even curable with a good balanced diet, detox program, and exercise.  Not to mention how much more energy and “clear thinking” you enjoy on a daily basis when your system is working at its optimum.   During chemo,  a healthy diet and exercise program may assist you Read More

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Recognising Psychological Causes of Cancer

Recognising psychological causes of cancer may assist you on the road to both prevention and recovery from this disease.  In supporting medical models of healing in conjunction with alternative healing practices, it’s important to recognise that your own toxic emotions may be responsible for making you sick.  There’s enough evidence out there now to suggest that after resolving specific internal emotional conflicts, cancer has been known to stop growing at a cellular level!  Why wouldn’t you want to be involved in that!   The link between emotions and ill-health is nothing new.  One of my blogs  Exposing Hidden Anger,  actually talks briefly about the connection between depression and suppressed anger.  Not surprisingly, anger is also strongly associated with cancer.   In fact, Dr Ian Gawler, well know in the alternate healing field,  devotes a large section of his book to the psychological component of cancer and the characteristics of someone who might be prone Read More

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Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – Coming to Terms With My Diagnosis

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – in coming to terms with my diagnosis,  I found that hearing personal stories from others on a similar journey offers hope and encouragement that doctors seem unwilling of give.  It is my wish that in sharing my own journey through Stage IV bowel cancer and chemotherapy,  you will feel more hopeful about your own future.  At the very least, you may find a sense of peace. Feeling on Top of the World Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – Coming to Terms With Diagnosis In 2014 my marriage of 30 years came to an end.  On many levels, it was a blessing in disguise,  and after much soul-searching and healing, by January of 2016, I was feeling on top of the world!  Physically, emotionally, spiritually …… my life could not have been better.  With a renewed belief in my self,  I quit my job and in March, headed off on a wonderous  month-long journey through exotic India. Read More

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A Journey Through Trust & Letting Go

I like to tout the expression “Let go, Let God”.   But as with all things,  I often question if I’m actually living what I preach.  And rightly so.   To find out,  I headed off to India for a month,  declaring it my My Eat Pray Love year.    Well, OK, so it was only a month, and I was on a guided tour.  But learning and insight can take place anywhere at anytime.  I had already spent a good many years wandering the globe on solo journeys, so I can tell you it makes no difference.  But I digress. The point is, after 30 years of marriage and co-dependent living, I was incredibly fearful about stepping out into the world on my own.  This journey was about taking a risk on myself, on my life.  It was about practicing trust in the universe to guide me, and simply letting go.  Letting go Read More

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Exposing Hidden Anger and Giving it a Voice

In this important blog, we’re exposing hidden anger and giving it a voice.  People will tell you that anger, bitterness, hurt –  all unpleasant emotions – fade over time.  They don’t.  Especially if they are deeply rooted in pain and fear.  My apologies if that sounds harsh, but if you’re going to heal,  you have to get real.   Right from early childhood, we develop an ability to suppress negative emotions and create ‘coping mechanisms’ to deal with situations that seem beyond our control.   Over time, as we grow older, those coping mechanisms no longer work, so new ways to deal with unpleasant feelings and emotions are found.  Often this is how addictions begin.    Children who grew up in a violent environment, or one in which a parent was always raging and threatening,  will find it most difficult to express anger.  In fact, as adults they see any form of anger as a negative, and fear Read More

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Staying Friends After Separation & Divorce

Although maintaining a friendship with your ex is part of popular culture now, it’s unrealistic to expect this to happen immediately.  There’s a reason you parted,  let’s keep that in mind.  There needs to be time for healing to occur after all the grieving, and there’s no telling how long that will take.  Grieving’s unpredictable like that.    And after the grieving, being friends with your ex doesn’t mean you  take on BFF status (that’s Best Friends Forever for those who aren’t familiar with the acronym).   In an effort to maintain a friendly co-existence with my ex, we continued to seek each others company regularly right from the outset.  Partly due to family commitments, sometimes purely as companionship, and a whole lot because I was still in co-dependent mode.  While I was thoroughly enjoying my new-found sense of freedom, he looked sad and lonely.  And so I continued to feel responsible for his happiness,  just as Read More

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Fairytale Relationships – When ‘Loving Too Much’ is Destructive

When a long-term marriage comes to an end, it’s an opportunity to let go of the life you thought you wanted in order to manifest the life you truly deserve.    In getting to this stage, you must be prepared to let go of the illusion of the fairytale.  Sometimes, A Frog is Really a Frog Despite the woman’s movement taking us out of the kitchen and into the world of equal opportunity, it seems that even the strongest, most independent and intelligent of us women, still manage to become needy and dependent when love finds its way into our hearts.    For me, it was 1986 (some 30 years ago, but who’s counting).    It started with an unconscious recreation of the Cinderella complex – a term I made up – but essentially it’s an inability to distinguish fairytale from reality.   A belief that no matter how bad you’re relationship is, it Read More