Monday, January 4, 2010

The magic of affirmations and song.

As I lay on the trolly half-sedated waiting to be taken into the operating theatre to have radical open facial sugery for a bone tumour, the doctor said they had gone over my results and it looked like the worst-case scenario; bone cancer. I focused on my third eye and sang a song to myself, which I sing with my daughter. It's an affirmation I lernt from the Radiant Child Program: "I am brave, I am bold, My own spirit I can hold." At the time, that was all I could remember. The tumour was benign.

My jouney has been challenging, as some of my medication still gives me nausea, keeps me awake at night and makes me feel lethargic. But yoga builds resilience and soothes the physical and emotional symptoms. My yoga teaches me to trust myself and believe in myself even in my lowest times. It's the little things that you often take for granted that yoga teaches you to enjoy. Yes I am brave and, I am bold, but without family and without yoga I am neither.

Love Rebecca xoxo


  1. Would like to hear more about your story. Sounds amazing.

  2. love to you bold, brave and beautiful Rebecca!

  3. You are an amazing lady and i have been proud to call you friend for the last 15 years. Good Luck with whatever you are planning next and keep your beautiful smile shining. xxx