So for the past year, I have tried to think what I could do that would fulfill me and help others. I have tried to teach my boys to do something that they love.
Besides raising my 3 sons, I spent around 25 years in healthcare. Mostly hospitals. Although my job was a high stress job, at the end of every day I always felt I had helped someone that day. Sometimes it was a smile, a compliment or just being a listener.
With my sister-in-law/Natalie/bestie's help, I have discovered my new path to helping and making a difference... leaving my footprint in this lifetime.
I have decided to become a Cancer Coach. I will be completing my course soon. This is a counseling/support worker with education in alternative cancer therapy. This means I will have extensive education in the proper nutrition for a healthier life with cancer or along side chemo therapy. Proper nutrition will only help.
There are way too many web sites on cancer help...to be exact it's over 10 million! This can be overwhelming to the new patient. That's where I step in.
I am not here to judge one's path but to support their decisions along the way.
I am excited to start this new journey.
Thank you... to the universe, for giving me the awakening I needed to start anew.
So as always, there have been way to many times that i have needed to write, but been busy.
these past few months have consumed me with a new move..to my new country home. Packing and daily trips, being concerned about everyones mental health, and all the fun that comes with moving.
I initially didnt want to move. But there was a part of me craving a new start.
Its been 2 years since my diagosis, as well my marriage ending.
Deffinately the hardest time if my life.
But I have such a beautiful feeling of peace in my new home.
I felt the first week here some strange feelings, as if my soul was purging all the hurt and emotionally destroying events of the past 2 years.
Theres nothing but love , good people and happiness in my life now.
understand, this is a conscience effort. The changes we need to make in our life take effort and time. But are worth more than anything you can buy in this world.
I have had all my lifes dreams in "stuff" .. pool, cottage , boat ..it goes in and on.
But I paid a heafty price for it. I lost ME.
i was constantly trying to help my alcoholic husband and his own soul destroying life..but it ended up nearly killing me.
This brings me to a topic i think and speak of often.
Life is short...so short.. we hear it often..but how often to really think of it...and live fully.
I have felt the desparation that the word "cancer" makes you feel.
Its a process only one can understand when they live it. But if you can look beyond it..and see what you have now. Are you happy where you are? With whom you surround yourself? With the way you speak to others..And this is most important..With the thoughts inside you.
Changing the way you think, I believe, is something that takes training. You have to want the change.
Your thoughts and emotional/mental state will affect the way you start to heal.
Its like adjuctive therapy. (a cancer term we hear early on) You need to feed your body the right foods to fight cancer or starve it..as well you need to feed the mind with healthy thoughts.
a toxic mind will only feed your body bad chemistry..bad hormones..all the stuff that make us sick..
Im talking about every kind of "sick". From cancer to inflamation.
I am living proof of the changes that come when you decided to put every ounce of effort you've got into yourself.
It has to be about you...not your partner, not your kids.
They will reep the benifits of a healthier, calmer more TRUELY peaceful you.
Ive witnessed the changes myself..as i changed Me.
Trust me, the people in your life that are by your side through this difficult and confusing time, will always be there for you.
The people who dont like your changes, were never looking out for you.. and as times goes on..that becomes quite clear.
Remember, this is all a process of learning and healthy habits.
Baby steps my friends. ...baby steps.
love to all.
I'm a 48 year old mother of 3 amazing boys. 27, 23 and 12 . I have discovered many passions, one of which is photography. All photos on my site are my own and hopefully they give you a glimpse of me and what makes me love life! I'm Living with Cancer... and loving everyday!
Please be gentle with yourself. "