Fear is such an interesting aspect of life. We can love it and loathe it. As we face our fear, it can be a total adrenaline rush, yet fear can also be one of the most devastating impacts on your life, following a cancer diagnosis. How to overcome fear? There are many tools and skills that you can use to help you feel empowered by it, rather than paralyzed by it.
Being constantly paralyzed by fear, sucks! This is one of the reasons behind why I started the Survivor Secrets project…to uncover those secrets and tools that we used to help you with the question of “how to overcome fear”. But tools are only part of the solution. You also need the skills to use them. As we talked about previously, meditation is a great tool when you take the time to cultivate the skill to use it. If you don’t choose to do that, then it’s just a nice thought.
Let’s look at a simple example from the Survivor Secrets guide.
An example of a tool…..
The Survivor Secrets – Empower Your Life (Guide 1): Florence Strang talked about eating a plant-based diet to empower her health and wellness and reduce the risk of recurrence by as much as 30%.
This is what Florence said in the guide:
“After I educated myself and learned about the many things I could do as a cancer survivor to be healthy; I think one of the biggest changes I made was to my diet. I thought I was eating a healthy-ish diet before. You know, I’d have the occasional green salad and skinless chicken breast and so on. But, I’ve since learned that I really need to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables and eat mainly a plant-based diet, so that’s one of the lifestyle changes I’ve made. I now know that can increase my chances of surviving and reduce the risk of a recurrence by as much as 30 percent”.
Lets break it down…
The outcome Florence is looking for is to reduce the risk of recurrence.
The lifestyle change she has chosen is to change her diet.
The tool Florence mentions is to “eat mainly a plant-based diet”.
This is such a great example of a tool you can use easily. Ah…but I hear you saying, “I don’t know “what” a plant-based diet is, “why” it is important or “how to” do it. Sigh…so even though you have access to this tool, you don’t have the “skill” to take action.
Let’s talk about skills now……
To help you with the skills you need with overcoming fear, in this case, recurrence, I have gathered experts from around the world to help us the with the “how to” part.
One of the guest experts I have interviewed is Donna Davis. Donna is a plant-based living expert. Donna adopted a plant-based living approach over 25 years ago. Over the past 25 years, Donna has learned everything there is to know about eating a plant-based diet, living a plant-based lifestyle and how to integrate it simply and easily into a busy lifestyle.
This is Donna’s advice about how to gain some skills in adopting a plant-based eating plan.
Here is one juicy nugget from Donna and something that you can do today…
Start gradually. You don’t need to be hardcore here.
Replace one meal a day as a plant-based meal, for example:
- A plant-based smoothie for breakfast.
- A plant-based lunch box.
- One plant-based go-to recipe to start with to replace your go-to meat recipe.
- Then, gradually you will develop from one to more.
- Make one day per week your plant-based day, for example: Meatless Monday. Florence also mentioned this in her interview as a great way to start eating a more plant-based eating plan and gradually reducing the reliance on meat in your diet.
Just simple and easy baby steps. Then, the better you feel, the more you will want to include this simple change of eating a more plant-based diet and lifestyle.
This is just one simple way, one action that you can use to empower your health and wellness and reduce fear. Remember, you can only reduce fear by taking actions like this one.
Keep an eye out for more juicy nuggets and the skill scoop at our event in June, where experts from across the world come together to help you with the skills you need to empower your lifestyle.
Are you a kale convert? What is one plant-based food that you love? Or, perhaps share your favorite green smoothie recipe?
P.S. My best inclusion is to buy a Nutri Bullet. It’s inexpensive and now I make green smoothies four times a day……
P.P.S That’s me on the left 🙂
P.P.P.S Donna Davis has been kind enough to put together a special recipe for us. You can have a look at it here the “Classic Big Bowl with awesome sauce”