Welcome to my nourish flourish me blog. I’m Sarah and I started my blog back in 2015 as a creative outlet, to talk about all the things I love and learn along the way whilst being a busy career driven working woman.
August 2017 my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with Breast cancer at the age of thirty three. A busy working girl who suddenly had to take a step back from everything I thought was ‘life.’ Between August 2017 and August 2018 I went on a journey which included seven months chemotherapy, five weeks of radiotherapy and three breast surgeries. With my life changing dramatically so did my blog and it’s purpose. I took to writing to navigate my way through the really dark times, share my experiences in hope it would reach out and help others who were going through a similar life changing and life threatening experience, and also help to raise awareness for early detection of cancer.
Nothing can prepare you for life changing events and I have experienced some really dark days, but with this I learnt to appreciate this life we have and really spend time getting to know myself and learn to become my own best friend.
The aim of my blog now is to emphasise the importance of self care. In August 2018 I received the news that I was in remission and I promised myself that I would be from that moment onwards kinder to myself. My life values and views changed but my world around remained the same, and after some time to settle back in I realised it was time to get back to work and learn to bring balance into my life.
Through cancer treatment I found my passion in food, my theory was if my body was going to have to fight whilst toxins were being pumped through me I needed to fuel my body the best I could, eating great nutritious food was something I had control over. I changed the way I lived by becoming plant based and I haven’t looked back since, I am no advocate for others to do the same, but, this worked for me and I have never felt so good.
Here on my nourish flourish me blog you will find mindful recipes, my love and passion of good food to feed the body mind and soul. You will also find my words, my writings, thoughts and life lessons I myself as a busy working woman learnt along the way.
I don’t set out to change the world with my recipes and writing, but I do hope it can bring some comfort, happiness and thought into your life.
Before cancer I was a hard working woman but I didn’t know who I really was, or what I wanted. I put work first and health second, I had no time for self care because everything else was ‘real’ life and my mind, body and soul were just the passengers. I wish to help others learn to be kinder to themselves and to take a step back from the pressure this life puts on us. I am still as driven as before, but I have learnt to take time when my body is screaming at me to slow down, I now listen.
Follow me on my recovery and my journey of this beautiful life,
All my love
Sarah nourish flourish me