A personal approach to cancer .. Smile to life!!


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Many of us judge others over small or bigger issues but don’t admit it, and we often hear the typical clichés like “I don’t mean to judge”, “who am I to judge?” and “I am not one to judge”.

The refusal to judge is considered admirable, as it demonstrates that you are a tolerant and progressive person open to all points of view.

When I published my story last year and how I loved living healthy, I got some negative judgmental comments about my life and about my photos while those people didn’t even think for a moment that they don’t know anything about me.

I know you can’t please everyone. No matter what you are, who you are or how you look, these types of people will always criticize. It’s not so much that they don’t like you, it’s that they don’t like themselves and this causes them to try to put everyone else down around themselves .. They just can’t be happy for others because they’re unhappy with themselves. Because if they were happy why would they want to make others feel crap about themselves.

Do you know how hard hair loss after cancer treatment can be, especially for young single women. The cancer drugs did cause hair thinning to mine.

I felt it is so hard to cope with the loss of my hair. So I have to apply hair extension till I can achieve a healthy head which will allow to my hair to grow naturally again.

I’m no perfect, maybe I’m a perfectionist, because of my passion towards becoming the best that I can be.

Exercise and healthy eating became an important part of my life and so I decided to live my life healthy and happy.

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I am always asked how cancer has changed my life, and my answer is simply this; in many ways, cancer was a gift .

In the beginning it was incredibly hard and confusing. I didn’t know what was going to happen and I was very scared. You’re forced to really think about life and death and everything in between. It was terrifying. But slowly and surely as I learned more, as I educated myself, I felt better.  It forced me to think about who I am and who I want to be.

It has given me clarity of purpose, and that is to live my life smiling. It has given me clarity of conscience, to have the best attitude each and every day.

I smile because I try to face hard, shitty life with a smile and positive attitude but this doesn’t make me perfect or have a perfect life.

I gave up trying to please others years ago. I just aim to make myself happy .. And I tell you what, I freaking LOVE myself!! So embrace what you want to be and ignore the people who have a problem with it!!

xoxo

Reborn!!


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Thanks What Women Want – magazine and my friend Reem Gamil for giving me the chance to share my story with others. I hope it can inspire men and women who wish to change for good. #ImReborn #Reboot_2015

My journey towards a healthier lifestyle started after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, then a few months later I was diagnosed with another in my uterus.

Sometimes simple choices so hard to make, even when they might benefit us, like going for a run or eating healthier food options. BUT if you believe that the changes we wish we could make, it will be so much easier to make those simple choices that benefit us — Thank you David Seisay for making making the healthy choice the default choice for me and many others.

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Inspiring and maintaining personal behavior change is not easy, but ensuring a sustainable health attitude for a better future is absolutely worth it. Behavior change is neither simple nor linear; it will require greater awareness, commitment, innovation and determination.

So DONT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!

Buy the new issue of What Woman Want magazine for more great stories. xoxo