My breast cancer journey has led me here – ready to share with you all that I have done to reduce my fear, prevent recurrence and create a life I love. Now, I want to do that for you too. I am a Virgo, born to serve, and I love supporting beautiful women to reach their full health and potential. My mission in life is to share all I know about healing from cancer with as many women I can, and support you to make those life changing leaps for yourself.
My Grandma and Me
Breast cancer has been part of my life since 2005, when I was diagnosed at 28. Then came the BRCA2 gene diagnosis, and being told I would need to have my ovaries removed at 40. Then another breast cancer diagnosis at 42, just 4 years ago. My nurturing, heart-centred Grandma died from stomach cancer when I was 8. It’s from her side of the family that the breast and ovarian cancer gene comes, although I know that is only a small part of the puzzle.
I remember my Grandma Gray, alive and cuddly, kind and caring. I also remember her wasted away in a hospital bed – the last time I saw her. She was a kindred spirit who I connected deeply with, felt great empathy for, named my daughter after. Grandma had much sorrow in her life – losing her mother at 14 (was that also cancer?) and then raising her two brothers; losing her oldest son when he was 21. The son she raised alone for the first 4 years while Grandpa was away at war. This was my beautiful Grandma. Full of love and grace and delicious cooking… and always with a chocolatey treat for us. I miss her to this day.
When cancer hit me
I don’t want to die young. Who does? Unfortunately, far too many mothers in their 40s are being diagnosed with breast cancer. For me, that second diagnosis at 42 was way worse. No one wants to leave their babies behind while they are still young. I also felt like I hadn’t done enough to stop it coming back. My oldest turned 9 the day before I was diagnosed. My baby was 4.
Four years later, they are 8 and 13 and I am not completely cancer free. Although I am managing it well, with diet, supplements and lifestyle. But the main difference is, I am also not scared anymore. I have a good team of healers. I have a strong support system. And my journey with health will never end. I am constantly learning and growing and making choices to keep me well and happy.
Chronic conditions must be treated holistically
Cancer is a chronic illness. It can be managed with diet, lifestyle and emotional support. Medical treatment or any treatment focused purely on the physical body, is just a small part of what’s needed to prevent recurrence. Our bodies are made up of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts. There is no effective treatment for a chronic condition that has built up over years, that addresses only the physical self.
My purpose in life is to heal myself and to share my journey of healing so I can help others like me. Sensitive women, women with breast cancer, women who have lost touch with themselves, women who need desperately to relearn the art of self care, women who can see that medical treatment is not enough.
Without my own personal journey of healing, I would be heading towards an early death and leaving my family behind, and living in fear of that happening. That may seem extreme to say, but it is my truth. I had no choice but to seek all the healing available to me. I needed to find all of me – protect her, love her, accept her, and do what I am here to do, in order to truly live. In order to find peace with cancer, understand what makes it grow in me. To stay unwaveringly on the path of healing. Cancer is not to be hated – it is a wake up call.
How can we do more to help ourselves?
I hope to inspire others to search for more answer, to seek whole body care, to lean on others and ask for help. And to keep working towards what makes you feel alive, because your purpose in life is what makes your life worth living.
Part of this journey has been taking responsibility for myself. Understanding that no one was going to do it for me. No one has all the answers – they are inside me! We are unique beings and what works for one, doesn’t work for another. We need to learn to connect to our intuition in order to really find health and happiness.
My greatest inspiration has been Petrea King of Quest for Life. Her story is of an incurable cancer when her children were young. She went away to a monastery in Italy, dug deep into her heart and found herself, made peace with death and now lives to help others. She is in her 70s and still runs the beautiful retreat that helps many people who are suffering a life-changing event or diagnosis, to find peach within.
Who has healed themselves before me?
There are many stories of amazing recoveries from cancer – thousands, possibly millions, of people around the world who are told they will die within weeks or months. Who make radical changes in their lives, and go on to live for years, sometimes decades. Cured!
We are supposedly seeking a cure for cancer, yet somehow, these anomalies are ignored! People who have beaten the odds and the medical profession don’t even want to know how. Why is that?
We have a “cure” for cancer – it’s just not popular, or easy, or guaranteed. But treatment isn’t guaranteed either. Nothing is. So let’s not call it a cure. Let’s call it, doing everything you possibly can to reduce your fear and prevent recurrence. Because the causes for cancer are many and varied and in order to truly prevent cancer, we need to address them all.
An amazing researcher, Dr Kelly Turner, has gathered data from thousands of people from around the world who have had these so-called Radical Remissions. And she has found that they share 10 traits that helped them recover and live for years. These traits cover emotional, spiritual, physical and mental health. Everyone she studied did all these things, to a greater or lesser extent. So have I. The book tells a personal story and gives a little summary of each element of healing. I used it initially as my guide, to ensure that I covered every angle of my healing. And then I continued doing what worked for me.
We actually have more answers than we are led to believe. It’s possible to find true healing, but we need support and guidance. That is often lacking in the medical model. Doctors can say mean things, unthoughtful things, that hinder our confidence. Especially if we are looking outside of medicine for answers. There is no reason we can’t have medical treatment and find help with our emotions, our spirituality, our diet, our lifestyle. That just makes sense on so many levels. Treat our whole self.
How you can heal and support yourself, too
Does this feel like where you are at with your breast cancer journey? Let me guide you through my signature program to true healing. The program includes my Rainbow method for holistic healing, covering elements of your heart, voice, intuition, real food, supplements, movement and more. Louise Hay connects breast cancer to the heart chakra, and suggests it may be caused by a lack of self-nurturing, or looking after others before yourself. Women with breast cancer need to find space for themselves and prioritise their full recovery, so they can continue to be their loving, heart-centred selves. I wish that my beautiful Grandma had taken more time to care for herself and not just those she loved so much.
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And please share this with anyone you know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, either in the past or recently. Let’s support all the glorious women we know to live their happiest and healthiest lives.