A NEW STATE OF MIND

From Unloved To Learning To Love Myself

See this photo? You’d think it’s the same person wouldn’t you? They look almost identical.   They have the same eyes, nose, and chin. The same heart… even the same body. But in my mind, they are entirely different. 2012. The girl on the right had just returned...

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How To Identify Symptoms of PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (more commonly known as PTSD) is a disorder that may develop in people that have experienced a traumatic event. The hard part is realising that we even have PTSD, and that we need to do something about it. PTSD is usually diagnosed when...

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It’s Time To Reveal My Test Results

I've been waiting for this day to come.In just a few hours, the results from my surgery will be revealed. My emotions are all over the show. I'm a mix of nerves, excitement, and caution. Caution because part of me feels confident, almost sure that everything is going...

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The Day is Here: My Cone Biopsy Surgery

The days leading up to my surgery, I felt a sense of nervousness and relief. It was as though I was finally making progress. It was assuring to know that this next round of waiting was going to give some conclusive answers. I would no longer be waiting in an area of...

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Change Forced Me to Have a Week of Self-Care

In a world where Mums are meant to juggle a career, a family, a household, and a perfect body, it’s no wonder that we don’t take time for ourselves. We often neglect our own needs. Not because we know it’s not important, but because we put everyone and everything else...

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The Day I Lost Control of My Mind

*Note: This post is not for the faint-hearted and contains graphic content I know my mind, and I know who I am.  I know that when I shut down, my emotions are telling me I’m not in a good space… that I can’t deal with what’s been put in front of me. I know that my...

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Twenty Ways To Practice Self Care

In a world that's constantly changing, it's easy to forget ourselves. We often get caught up in our day to day activities and neglect our self-care. That's why I wanted to create a simple list of twenty actions you can take to show yourself some love. Picking one...

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A Rollercoaster of a Journey and a Surgery Date

The last couple of months have been a rollercoaster. Throughout this journey, I’ve found it pretty difficult to digest and understand all of the information I’ve received. Then when you add emotions into the mix, it makes it even more difficult. To say this journey...

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The Cancer Waiting Game – My Results are Finally Here

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post :)Knowing that I have cancer inside me, and yet I have to wait days, weeks, even months, to find out what the solution is… terrifies me. I first found out I had cancer on the...

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Behind the Tears

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post 🙂 Having a child is the best distraction from coming to grips with the reality that I have cancer. It’s easy to dismiss my emotions when I have so much to focus on. People...

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The First Day My Cancer Felt Real

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post  It’s all starting to feel real now. I can’t see it.I can’t feel it.I can’t touch it. But it’s there. Looming, waiting, eating away at my core....

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Three Words I Never Thought I’d Say: “I Have Cancer”.

*Edit 26.06.17: My results have been downgraded! Click here to read my latest post  So, it turns out I have cancer. Yep, you know the dreaded c-bomb? I’ve got it. And I’m just 31-years-old. Surprised? So was I. The even scarier part is that I shouldn’t have been....

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That Time I Got A Tattoo In India…

PICTURE THIS… You’re in your mid-late twenties and you’re life has been turned upside down. It’s time to let your hair down and do something you’ve never done before – travel. And I mean REALLY travel. It’s September 2012 and you’re with your best friend, Misty, in...

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Cutting the Bullshit out of your Life

I’m sure we all have times where we want to simplify our life. Simplifying your life can often include culling negative people, getting rid of material things you no longer use/or need, and generally just cutting back. Cutting the bullshit out of your life is more...

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My Taste in Men: From Bad Boys to Finding my Wildflower

Why is it that the majority of us women have this obscene urge to go for men that aren’t good for us? Or men that clash with our personalities, men that treat us like shit, or men that aren’t really interested in us at all? Then finally when we do meet one of the...

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Embracing Your “Inner-Hippie”

I bet you’re asking yourself what do I mean by “inner-hippie”? I’m not talking about the 70’s hippie who wears sunflowers, grows hair to their hips, all while taking some form of hallucinogenic…. I’m referring...

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Travel to India

Have you ever had those moments in your life where you needed a change? Or maybe a drastic event happened and it altered your life in ways you’d never imagined? Well, that happened to me back in 2012. I joked to my best friend how amazing it would be to travel...

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