Guest blog: motion is your lotion!

Guest blog: motion is your lotion!

This week, Jacqueline talks about how exercise really helped her during her cancer treatment… I think the power of exercise can never be underestimated… When I was first diagnosed, two and a half years ago, I was very physically fit, I do think this helped 

Guest Blog: The Summer I Wasn’t Expecting

Guest Blog: The Summer I Wasn’t Expecting

As we approach the end of the year, one that I won’t be too sorry to see the back of, I’ve been reflecting on what I’m calling ‘the summer I wasn’t expecting’. At the end of May I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was 

Guest blog: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A CANCER JOURNEY

Guest blog: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A CANCER JOURNEY

By Holly Kennedy, founder of Happy Magazine, a dedicated cancer support magazine for Ireland TAKE A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO GETTING THROUGH TREATMENT Once you have a treatment plan in place, help get your head around it by breaking it down into bite-size pieces. Draw it 

Guest blog: Breast cancer, Pilates and running

Guest blog: Breast cancer, Pilates and running

I was diagnosed primary breast cancer on Valentine’s day 2017. No rose or a bottle of something nice. Just a “I’m sorry to say it’s cancer”. I’ve had better chat up lines I must say! Breast cancer had always been on my radar. My mum 

Guest blog: running through cancer

Guest blog: running through cancer

So, no matter where you are in life, cancer is unexpected and it changes everything. I was very very busy living my life: I had a full-time job that I liked, I was doing my very best as a single mum to a brilliant 9-year-old 

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

‘I’m afraid it’s not good news. We’ve found cancer cells in your lymph nodes.’ BAM. With that, the air in the room was sucked out. I couldn’t catch my breath, I froze in my chair and my entire body started to shake. I’d never experienced 

Guest blog: Menopause information sheet from Dr Hannah Short

Guest blog: Menopause information sheet from Dr Hannah Short

TOP LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MENOPAUSE NUTRITION Centre diet around plant-based whole-foods: women who follow a plant-based diet have a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Recent evidence suggests that they may also suffer fewer menopausal symptoms. Think “right carbs, good fats” not 

Guest blog: The mental challenge of breast cancer

Guest blog: The mental challenge of breast cancer

Breast cancer (or any cancer) can be just as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. Or, as in my case, it can be more of a mental challenge than a physical one. I have been told so many times in the past eight months, 

Recommendations for April

Recommendations for April

Welcome to the first of a new monthly blog post listing my top recommendations for things that I’ve come across over the past month. Things such as podcasts, recipes, online tutorials, books, television programmes, distractions, websites, food, drink… basically anything that will help you during 

Guest Blog: Things Happen When We Least Expect Them

Guest Blog: Things Happen When We Least Expect Them

Sangeeta Verma is the first ever guest blogger to write a piece for the website. I am so excited to share her personal breast cancer story with you all. In her blog post, Sangeeta (from Hyderabad, India) tells us about how exercise was such an important