All posts tagged: Insight

5 Hard Truths – Part 3

5 Hard Truths – Part 3 Continued… You can read Part 1 – Here You can read Part 2 – Here   Dear Diary… 19 August 2014 “When I’m happy, I seem to be REALLY happy, because to me these little moments of bliss are wondrous. I smile bigger and nearly feel like I could bounce around. It’s ecstasy. Because when I feel good, it’s an absolute blessing. I have now felt rock bottom, so I see a whole new happiness and embracement of life that I didn’t see before.” LESSON FOUR The Little things are the big things. We’ve all heard, “It’s the little things”, don’t just say it because you’ve heard it and you know what it means. You need to truly FEEL it, you need to recognise these little moments of bliss that come to us daily. These moments truly are what magic’s made of. Reflection: I think I started to realise how important little things were more than I’d ever noticed before. What I was experiencing with my illness were ‘GINORMOUS’ …

5 Hard Truths – Part 2

5 Hard Truths That Will Make Your Life Easier Continued… You can read Part 1 Here… So lets keep going 🙂 Dear Diary… 6 August 2014 (After my first chemo) “I had been building on the mindset with regard to the drugs (chemo)… Poison or cure? The more I thought of poison the more negativity and anger pent up inside me, making me anxious and not ready! Not ready for what??? I want and need to be here, I love and appreciate my life, I need to fight and to do that I NEED chemotherapy!” NUMBER TWO Accept what is. Accept what you cannot change. Rise to adversity and maneuver your way through the ‘detour’ until you find a new road. Save your energy in fighting against what you cannot change. Accept and adapt to whatever adversity has thrown you off course. I believe before my diagnosis I spent way too much time fighting against things that could not be changed. I can also tell you first hand, that this causes unnecessary stress and illness. …

‘Blog-tober’

Here I go… I’ve set myself a challenge and I’m excited… Jump on board! For those of you who don’t know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a survivor of young breast cancer, with an innate love to write and a will to educate – I have instigated this project to share with you:  What can you expect in ‘Blog-tober’? Whilst not everything will directly be about breast cancer – because let’s face it… breast cancer is shit and no-one wants 31 days of shit… right?! I do, however, aim to give the month of October a flavour of pink… “To see the light, you must first learn to deal with darkness” – Dan Millman “There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. And that will never change” – unknown. [Nothing quite like a dose of reality – life is certainly about accepting the good with the bad and the great with the ugly]. Your ‘taste of pink’ ‘Blog-tober’ preview: REAL and raw diary entries written …

Find Your Release

What makes you tick? What makes you smile? How do you find a release when everything feels like it’s on top of you? It’s so important to allow yourself an escape… Not a literal escape in terms of a trip or a holiday (even though that would be nice too)… I mean something you can do in the midst of life to grant you a release from pent up stress, or pressure, difficulties that are present in your life, emotions that you are suppressing or anger that is making you irritable etc. What’s that one thing that makes you go…. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh – followed by, that feels so much better now? And no… I’m NOT talking about sex. If you don’t know what it is that gives you a sense of release, freedom or just a time out, you need to find it. It could be several things and the more the better – the more you have in your ‘coping’ tool kit the easier it will be to ‘reach for something’ when you most need …

Do you plan more than you do?

Woohoooo…. I did it. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to get my motor bike license.   The difference now, is that I’m changing my wants, taking them off my ‘to-do list’ or ‘dream list’ and I’m making things happen. I’m so excited! You may now see me scooting around on my little white Vespa (with L plates). I rode motorbikes my whole childhood and I loved it. There is something freeing and exhilarating about being on two wheels with the wind in your hair. It’s something fun to look forward to on a beautiful day when I have some time to myself. This has been on my ‘want to do’ list for about ten years (enjoy my 90’s slide show below). For as long as I can remember I’ve always had lists. To-do lists, wish lists, one day lists, daily lists, shopping lists, study lists, medical lists etc. I have always been a queen of lists. Typo, Kikki.K, Office Works, Kmart… you name it, these shops lure me in every …

Setting Goals

I just wrote pages and pages about setting goals, I initially felt good about the content, it was suitable and practical and the blog was written as a marathon analogy. Why a marathon? My hubby completed the Gold Coast marathon today so I thought it was fitting. [Well done hubby… we are very proud of you.] So… why did I decide not to post these said pages?? It was DULL and lacked unique innovation for a topic so frequently discussed and documented. We’ve all been to seminars, read books and seen loads of compelling content on the web, print and the likes. Reading about goals is motivating in itself, however, just because we have the formula down pat, does not mean we will succeed or achieve. It’s so easy to get lost in the excitement of setting goals but failure to implement is so prevalent. So… I began to think about what I had written and read between the lines of the real message I was trying to convey, what was the emotion or bottom-line …