Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

After the release of Mad Max Fury Road had us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women escape the…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) With Game of Thrones shining down upon us and consuming our thoughts, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my double mastectomy operation. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where I found myself as…

First God, then Coffee

Upon waking, our brains switches frequency to daydream-like theta state where our minds are malleable and easily influenced. By scrolling on our phones first thing, we let ourselves be bombarded by images and information at our most vulnerable and receptive state. Rather than consciously acting and taking control over our first few steps every morning,…

Dumb Phone, Smart Mind (Part 2)

I knew I had to change my phone habits when I would squander my precious “down-time” browsing or watching Youtube videos instead of accomplishing my personal goals. Seeing how it was also affecting my thought process (Part 1 blog post), I implemented ways to regain some control: turning off the internet at night, not bringing it…

Smart Phone, Dumb Mind (Part 1)

With a distraction device barely ever out of our hands, our thoughts caught in the “net” and spiraling down a never-ending scroll-hole, have we stopped to realise how the workings of our minds have suffered as a result? Do we not understand that being so externally connected is damaging the relationship we have with our…

Be Faith Filled, not fear filled

Corona has people’s hearts trembling, the economy shaking and the world shivering. It is a challenging time for all of us – waking up to new developments every morning has made each day unpredictable. This insecurity and daily uncertainty has some of us in a state of fear. Worrying not only about the illness itself…

Spiritual Support & The Saturday Night Show

  The world is in a crisis right now and it’s during these challenging times that we should look up and fix our eyes on the Lord. Not only do trials and tribulations test our faith but they draw us closer to Him. Five years have passed since appearing on Brendan O’Connor’s “The Saturday Night…

The Surprising Physical Benefits of my Chemo & Double Mastectomy

Today is my 5th Cancerversary and with 5 years of healthy post-treatment-living under my belt, I must say there are some unexpected positive effects. To name but a few, I enjoy having thicker hair, a bigger cup size and not being able to breastfeed – hello well-rested mama!  Here are 3 other stand-out benefits:   Brushing…

What to get a Chemo Queen for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and it may be hard to know what to get the Chemo Queen in your life, especially something that could be useful and greatly appreciated. During my cancer treatment, I felt absolutely cuddled by all the support I received. Every few days felt like my birthday as little packages came…

Palermo Birthday Weekend

    Approaching my 35th birthday, I had nothing special planned….until something special popped up! Gaetano’s (my husband) cousins had come over to Sicily from Rome and they were going to Palermo for the weekend so we decided to join them and stay with Gaetano’s brother and his wife who live there.   It’s pretty…

My Christmas Diary

My 2 week Christmas holiday- with loved ones from Sicily-Rome-Ireland-London.
Better late than never?