Today’s blog is less about me and more of a thank you to some people who have been incredibly kind.
The bit about me: I am feeling a little better each day that I am out of hospital. I am not really able to get out of bed and do much other than go the toilet and even then, Ioannis helps me back up the stairs. I am staying at his place. I feel better mentally and I have reconnected with myself. Strangely, the pain in my liver has over the last few days changed from being on the right hand side to the left hand side and so Kim asked me to explore what my body is telling me and what I need to understand. I had a session with Danielle today and we explored that. I find it easier to get really connected and into my body when I have either Danielle or Kim guiding me.
I had a very profound experience as I tuned into the pain on the left hand side of my liver and visualised myself sat in a doorway on my own on a night out, having done drugs. I felt lonely, isolated and desperate. Out of control, empty and edgy. We went deeper and explored all of the ways and words that I have used to judge myself. At first, I was holding back in the words that I used, which Danielle pointed out and then I let go and used the words that I have really used to judge myself. My body was twitching and shuddering and felt really edgy. I was in a memory of actually taking drugs. We explored the how the pain felt and it felt sharp and edgy. I then surrounded the pain with what it needed which was love, healing and nurturing. I let go of the judgement and as I did that, the spikiness of the pain started to go. As I continued to surround the pain with love and breathe into it, it started to ease until it was completely gone and I was able to breathe really deeply. I have not been able to breathe in deeply without wailing in pain since it started a few days ago. After the call, I laid still, breathing deeply and in a relaxed, calm and loving state. Ioannis came and laid with me and I told him what had just taken place with Danielle and everything that came up for me. He listened and cuddled me. I have been in a really good space ever since, in my little cocoon in Ioannis’ bed. He is working tonight.
The bit about everyone else:
Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to the people I used to work with when I went through cancer the first time, then called Trinitas. I left the business to set up The Women’s Wealth Expert after finishing cancer treatment for bout’s one and two in July 2012. I left on very good terms with them. Marc Hackney, Bill Herlihy and Sam Shah of newly named Vobis et, donated between them to my GoFundMe page over £2,000, which is just incredibly generous and really blew me away. Thank you so much for your huge generosity. The learning from that is to never burn bridges with people and always walk away on good terms because you never know when that goodwill and kindness will come back to you.
While I was in hospital, Carlyle came to visit me and brought a gift from one of his clients who I have never met. It was a big box full of delicious juices and tonics. The kind lady that gave them to me is Rebekah Hall, an entrepreneur who has started a business called Botanic Lab who make delicious and extremely healthy cold-pressed juices and tonics. They really perked me up and made me feel better. I can highly recommend them whether for a juice detox or to help perk you up if you are not in the best of health. Thank you very much Rebekah for your very kind gift.
I joined a programme for entrepreneurs in October 2012 called Key Person of Influence (KPI). Apart from all of the great things I learned about building my brand and my business, which really do work, I have met the most amazing people. The vast majority of my network and close friends are people that I met through KPI. Both Danielle and Kim went through the KPI programme, although in different groups. KPI seems to attract some amazing people and I have grown so much as a person since I joined. Daniel Priestley is the man behind it and is a very smart and very down to earth guy. We always got along well and Dan came to visit me in hospital. I was trying to get some help with paying for my flights for India and Dan had some air miles for Singapore Airlines, which he was prepared to give to me so that I could fly business class each way. Unfortunately, the flights were not suitable but he was prepared to gift me nearly £9,000 worth of flights as well as the money that he has already donated to my GoFundMe page. That’s a guy with a big heart. KPI is now in Australia, Singapore and the USA. If you are an entrepreneur with a business that is already turning over at least £200k and you want to really accelerate your business and become a key person of influence, then I can’t recommend the programme highly enough. It’s worth the money just for the people you meet.
My friend Tim Drummond very generously bought me my Vitamix. I was really shocked when he came round armed with a huge box. He runs a business specialising in bride-to-be body transformations called Arete White and has written a best selling book called the 30/30 body blueprint, which sets you up for weight loss and increased energy in just 30 minutes a day. I can thoroughly recommend him if you want to have the body that you wish for on your special day and keep that body afterwards.
Toby Yerburgh of Collyer Bristow lawyers has been incredibly supportive of me. He is a family lawyer and I work with him on a professional basis as my business specialises in working with divorcing women. We have also struck up a great friendship and he has given me very generous donations to my funding page as well as being a great friend and supporting me any way that he can. He and Ioannis enjoy talking about motorbikes! If you need a great family lawyer, call Toby.
I have had many countless offers of help and gifts of treatments, which I shall take advantage of as time goes on and especially when I am back from India and feeling better. I am sorry if I have missed anyone in these thank yous. I am grateful to each and every one of you for your amazing kindness, thank you. I am consistently shocked by the kindness of the human spirit and there are many more people that I will thank along the way. I have hyperlinked everyone’s businesses that I have talked about above so please just click on the pink words.
Thank you to all of the people who have kindly donated to my GoFundMe page there are not words to express how grateful I am. You have literally changed my life and given me the opportunity to heal in the way that I want to. It means so much to me.