All posts tagged: Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance and Surrender

Acceptance and an ability to surrender has been my powerhouse to coming through some relentlessly difficult life events.  It’s with these words (and the actions/attitude that follows) that I developed a mindset that took my strength to a new level when life asked me to fight breast cancer for a second time. The word acceptance to me doesn’t mean to just blandly and bitterly accept what is – period.  Not at all, acceptance isn’t the way we see it all too commonly in our everyday interactions, such as a sighed phase of defeat, “It is what it is” and throw our hands in the air at the same time. Sure, IT IS WHAT IT IS… Life throws curve balls, speed bumps and death traps all the time to ALL humans, zero discrimination.  So in actual fact, “It IS what it is” – yet we do have a choice on how we make that statement, do you speak those words in negative defeat or in optimistic acceptance? Negatively speaking would be to ‘accept’ something the way it …

A Hiccup in my Reconstructive Process…

Three video diaries recorded on 19th September 2018 I’m sadly having a little hiccup in my reconstructive process at present <insert sad face>. My videos will explain what is going on. Video 1 – On the way to my surgeon, I explain the hiccup/glitch/set-back I am experiencing and what I anticipate for that appointment. Video 2 – Straight after my appointment – WARNING – I actually shed a few tears during this video, I thought I was ok, then I started talking and I realised I wasn’t.  It was an emotional release that highlighted that what I am am experiencing is extremely disheartening for me. Video 3 – I check back in after the tears with a little more perspective and acceptance – Feeling a little more balanced and refreshed.       So there you go – there’s the latest with where I am up to on this crazy adventure that life through Breast Cancer has asked me to go on… Please pray/keep your fingers crossed that I can heal up naturally and get …