It’s amazing how much life can change in such a short time. Since the last newsletter, there’s been a dramatic and unexpected change in my personal circumstances.
I have done my best to email current clients directly. Apologies if I have not been able to contact you personally.
In late October I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With no family history, I have to say, it’s a bit of a shock.
As you can imagine, this is a humbling reminder that despite taking the best possible care of our bodies, at the end of the day, we’re all just human beings and life sometimes brings unexpected surprises.
I am recovering well from major surgery and now undergoing further treatment. I’ve been walking the talk as far as self-care is concerned – resting, eating good food, meditating and reassessing what is important in life. This is made easier by the loving support of my partner, friends and family.
Fortunately my cancer was detected early. Being classified as Stage 1 means, with the treatments I’ve chosen (conventional and naturopathic), my outlook is optimistic.
As this new episode in my life has coincided with the end of my clinic lease, I have decided to close City Natural Therapies. This has been a very difficult decision but it also frees me to make other changes in my life. I plan to move to Sydney in 2014, when I’ve completed treatment and fully recovered, to live with my partner.
For some time now, I have been working with a wonderful business coach and shaping a plan to offer grassroots naturopathic consultations in the format of health and happiness coaching, via Skype or phone. I’m excited about evolving the way I work and look forward to sharing more details about this in a few months’ time.
Thanks to all of you have been in touch and sent your kind thoughts. Sorry if I’ve not been able to reply but the heartfelt messages have made my day.
As I recover I’ll be updating my website, Facebook and Twitter and resuming these monthly newsletters. I look forward to sharing healthy insights with you again in the coming months.
Wishing you a happy festive season,
PS: Not long after I came home from hospital, we adopted a gorgeous 8-year-old Burmese cat from the RSPCA. Within an hour of arriving home, he settled in and I noticed my energy and mood instantly lifted. I’m sure the powers of pet therapy have been a key part of my recovery!