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  • March 31st, 2022
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Dispelling Yoga Myths

This article discusses the potential for yoga in cancer recovery, and how misconceptions about this practice can act as a barrier to benefitting from this ancient, adaptable and all-encompassing form of self-care. We will explore the common myths and misconceptions […]

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  • February 27th, 2022
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Square Breathing (pranayama) for Calmness and Stress Reduction for People Living with the Effects of Cancer

I was recently waiting in the doctor’s surgery for a routine procedure that always make me apprehensive. Before seeing the doctor, a lovely nurse asked to take my blood pressure (BP). On taking my BP she looked at me in […]

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  • February 16th, 2022
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Why a Gentle Approach to Exercise is Key After Breast Cancer Treatment

You don’t need to push hard to get results when you return to exercise after cancer treatment ends. In fact, starting gently, and progressing steadily week-to-week is what is going to achieve better and longer-lasting improvements to your health and […]

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How Yoga Can Support Your Recovery after Cancer Treatment
  • October 18th, 2021
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How Yoga Can Support Your Recovery after Cancer Treatment

The Gentle Recovery Concept is very much grounded in yoga and its teachings; I believe yoga is a practice that offers people recovering from cancer so many benefits. Here are just a few of them; 1.Yoga helps manage fatigue Fatigue […]

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Learning To Be Gentle With Ourselves
  • October 18th, 2021
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Learning to be gentle with ourselves; the impact of a cancer diagnosis on our mental health.

I have witnessed the mental health issues that may arise as a result of cancer and sadly how little support people often receive in managing these symptoms. They say 1 in 3 people affected by cancer will experience a mental […]

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Lymph Drainage Exercises
  • July 19th, 2021
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Understanding the importance of Lymph Drainage Exercises after Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL), and Why Lymph Drainage Exercises are so Important. My work as a physiotherapist prescribing exercise taught me that a fundamental factor when deciding to start a new exercise program and then sticking to it is […]

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What your doctor might not tell you
  • May 19th, 2021
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What your Doctor may not have had time to tell you

What your Doctor may not have had time to tell you… but what anyone affected by breast cancer NEEDS to know. This is not a pitch for an alternative cancer treatment, miracle super-food or extreme diet promising to cure your […]

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Be like a Sunflower
  • May 17th, 2021
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Be like a Sunflower

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. 50% of the population are said to be deficient in this key vitamin. There are very few foods that contain enough Vitamin D that’s why it’s best to get our daily dose from the […]

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Be Like The Bamboo
  • April 30th, 2021
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Be Like The Bamboo

1. Bend, but don’t break. Be flexible, yet firmly rooted. Although the bamboo is strong and hard it has firm foundations which are flexible enough to allow them to sway harmoniously with the wind, never fighting against it. Even the […]

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How it all began
  • March 1st, 2021
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How it all began

Designing my first offering, the 12 week online rehabilitation and wellness program for women affected by breast cancer began whilst locked-down in Morocco with my little family in our motorhome in 2020. But when I really stop to think about […]

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