With a new year about to start I just wanted to post this to anyone who is going through a tough time and hopefully offer some inspiration and hope for the coming year.
I recently celebrated my birthday and entered the last year of 30’s. Yikes! I can’t even begin to express what it means to keep adding these years onto my life.
What a decade it’s been!
My 30’s started as a nightmare and now they are ending as a dream.
It has been without doubt both the worst and best decade of my life.
Medically, I have received the most incredible care over the years and my operations and treatment have of course played an enormous part of my recovery, especially from cancer.
But I’ve also changed a lot of things over the past 9 years to help improve the quality of my life – I left an unhealthy job, charged my diet, my lifestyle, my mindset, read books and researched how the mind and body work, saw therapists, talked openly about my issues with mental health and it was a petrified me who got on a plane to Costa Rica in 2013 to start an adventure.
I did all this to give myself the possible chance of a healthy and happy life.
I want more than anything to see people be well both mentally and physically. There is an abundance of research telling us that if we eat the right diet, exercise and have a lifestyle and mindset where we can reduce stress and anxiety then we have a greater chance of both preventing and recovering from a vast range of illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety and a vast number of cancers.
I see far too many people not changing anything in their lives to make it better. I firmly believe that if I had taken better care of myself in my 20’s then I could have prevented getting bowel cancer.
More and more people are getting cancer and more and more people are suffering with mental health issues. I know all too well how these feel and it breaks my hearts to see the people unwell or spending their lives feeling sad.
I’m almost 40 and I’m walking around with one kidney, half a bowel, scarred lungs, DVT, scoliosis, the heart of a 60 year old, a history of PTSD, having recovered from two bouts of cancer and I am one of the fittest and healthiest people I know.
I really want to continue to help make that happen for not just myself but for others too.
I have a learned a lot over the years and I am continuing to learn.
As far as I know I am the only guy in the world with my combination of medical conditions so I’m learning a lot of things via trial and error as well.
I have shared many things already, especially in my talks, but in 2019 I hope to not only explore more ways to keep our bodies healthy but also be even more proactive in sharing them with you guys.
I really hope you stay tuned and I hope you find them interesting, useful and ultimately – life changing.
Hope is a wonderful thing but hope backed up by science is even better.
Much love from myself and Thing 101! 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this roller coaster of a decade.
I never thought it would it would end with these two in my life.
Merry Christmas gang and here’s to a healthy and happy new year for us all.