Love is brave - it is our strength in the hardest times when we stand to lose the person we love. We risk it all. The knight that fights in the cancer arena for us because love conquers all is the chance we are willing to take to make life the most amazing thing. Let's not forget to notice who make our life priceless and thank them for giving us the medicine of love and happiness. Read More
Do you ever get tired of trying? Does your road seem uphill with roadblocks? Maybe it is the way we are looking at it. That wall seems so high but sometimes you need a shoulder from a friend and sometimes, the wall is better to enjoy without needing to climb - exploring how to look at obstacles. Read More
Change is uncomfortable. Change is hard but what if we actually make positive and rewarding goals? That would be so much better. Discover effort as the language of change and try a little make up, pull out a dress two days a week and surprise yourself. Empowerment is the confidence we need to weather new change. Relapse creates wisdom. Then we try again. Positive Thinking. Read More
"Both Sides - When the Doctor Becomes the Cancer Patient" - Ever wanted to write a book? Make it happen. Here it is. I still can't believe it. It exposes the real me and that was a very difficult hurdle for me - vulnerable to comments. I am most proud of going outside these comfort zones - the kinship of survival is real. Learning new things and forgiving yourself is part of the healing. Read More
At 47, I was diagnosed with simultaneous bilateral invasive breast cancers. My world as a busy mum and doctor was in a tailspin as I underwent bilateral mastecomies, reconstuction, node sampling then axillary dissection, chemo then hysterectomy after significant BRCA mutation results. I then helped family members through BRCA testing and the difficult decisions. I made positive thinking cards to help me out of every hardship, push me forwards. Finding balance is hard after breaking my arm twice since then - I have difficulty with the slow down part! I am so grateful to be back at work, able to help people through the emotional side that comes with cancer - from Both Sides.