Hi I’m Sarah
I want to start by telling you a little bit about how Nourish Flourish Me become part of my new beautiful world. At 33 years old I was a young fit and healthy woman, recently engaged to marry the love of my life, I really believed I was then living my best life until August 14th 2017, my life changed overnight, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
I have never experienced fear like it, but something unexpected happened, in my darkest of days, the days when I wasn’t sure how to get through, I found myself. I found happiness, I found joy and I started to take note of my body, my mind and my soul, I learnt to appreciate myself and I learnt self care. Through 7 months of chemotherapy, 3 surgeries and 5 weeks of radiotherapy I explored every inch of my mind and there was one powerful hidden gem, a hidden passion within that came to my aid, that gave me the strength at a time where all I wanted to do was crumble and that was powerfulness of nourishing my body through what I chose to eat, this became my therapy, I changed my lifestyle, I chose to go plant based and I learnt to cook all over again, in this process I learnt so much about myself, how my body responded to the fuel I gave it.
For me the aim was to become nourished, my body was hit with months of chemotherapy I decided to play a part of my own repair and I did this through the love of good food, soul food, this was my escape and it gave me a sense of empowerment, giving me strength and a hole heap of optimism.
July 2018 I finally received the news I had wanted to hear for 11 months, I was in remission. Cancer will never define me but cancer ignited my passion, my passion to cook and share my experiences hoping to help others find their way through mindfully cooking, to nourish and to flourish.