Welcome to part 3, the final leg of my healing journey with cancer. Cancer was a big wake up call for me and helped me focus all my energy into learning how to be well. My healing included body, mind and spirit work – and always will. I embraced emotional healing – something that had been missing before. I used modalities that worked for me – and found my team. And I learned that all these tools can help anyone with chronic health issues. My journey has made me a better healer – of myself and others – and a happier person. Please read on to hear the conclusion to my healing journey and the set of beliefs I now hold about all of us and how we can be well.…
Did you know that Louise Hay and others equate breasts with nurturing? Makes sense, right? Boobs literally support life. Her book, “Heal your Body” quotes breast problems as “A refusal to nourish the self. Putting everyone else first”. Not a surprise to me at all! This was my starting point in healing myself.
Today’s blog – part 2 of my journey with cancer – outlines the healing modalities I used for body, mind and spirit that were crucial to my recovery….
My path took a dreaded turn last year, and yet I am very grateful to have experienced it all. My cancer was a wake up call. A reminder that life is precious and we can either struggle through blindfolded or choose the harder journey of self-discovery and self-love. So I am sharing my story, in the hope I can help others on their own quest for health.
Part 1 of this blog is my medical story and how I made a choice to manage my own health. Part 2, out next week, will explain all the complementary and alternative therapies that together have changed the course of my life. And in Part 3, I will share what I’ve learned about us humans, and how it can help anyone with a chronic health issue, to look forward to a healthy and happy future….
Do we really need to detox? Our bodies are bombarded with toxins every day – from our everyday products to the pollution in the air. So how do our bodies cope with this onslaught? (Spoiler alert: sometimes they don’t!)
Our detox organs – liver, kidneys, lungs, gut and skin – work overtime to rid our bodies of these numerous toxins. And these days, they need to work harder and harder, because of the increasing number of toxins in our environment.
But what is the consequence of all this excessive detoxification our bodies are doing? …
What do you do for your emotional health? We all know good diet is important, to get all the vitamins and minerals we need and keep our gut healthy too. We know that exercise is important for staying fit and well, and even that it helps our mental state.
But what do we do about our emotions? And is it even something you place importance on?
Stress is becoming more common, with around 70% of Australians admitting it affects their physical and mental health. Emotional eating is one way our stress can play out. Stress affects our emotions and eating can make us feel better – in the short term. But if we eat unhealthy foods, our bodies will feel worse and we might feel guilty too. …
Did you know our immunity begins in our gut? That’s right, the gut is where it’s all happening! 80% of our immune cells are made in our gut. (So are our happy hormones, by the way, such as dopamine and serotonin.)
So, if you start with good gut health, you’ll have good immunity too….
Our environment is filled with toxins – chemicals from farming, industry, traffic and even the furniture and food in our homes. We are surrounded by toxins every day, putting more and more pressure on our bodies to detoxify us. Some chemicals affect our hormones, wreaking havoc on all our body systems. So, it is really important that we avoid as many of these chemicals as we can. By avoiding them, we reduce the need to detoxify, and may even prevent ourselves from getting very sick.
Many of the chemicals in our everyday products can affect the way our hormones work, and are named endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals (EDCs). …