#IAMRESILIENT2021

Join the “31 Days of Resilience.”
If we are individually resilient, we are a resilient myeloma community.

This March, bolster your resilience with a new self-care activity each day of the month.

Share on social media and encourage others to join!

What Is Myeloma Action Month?

Spearheaded by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), Myeloma Action Month takes place every March to encourage individuals and groups to take actions that positively impact the myeloma community.

This year the IMF invites you to join the myeloma community and nurture your own resilience.

We can all take small actions in our lives to enhance our well-being, fortify our resilience, and improve the lives of those in the myeloma community.

Grow Your Resilience and Raise Myeloma Awareness

Engage in Meditation and Yoga for a Resilient Mind-Body Experience

Visit the Mind and Body Experience of Myeloma Action Month to breathe, relax, meditate, and practice yoga. Explore this page and pick and choose which exercises work for you! Enjoy and nurture your spirit.

WALL OF RESILIENCE

To see your photo in the WOR social feed, be sure to hashtag using one of the following:
#IAMRESILIENT2021, #MyelomaWarrior, #MyelomaACTIONMonth

Happy Birthday Me (for yesterday!!) Thank you to everyone who messaged me, sent cards, flowers and for my lovely gifts. I am feeling very loved and grateful to you all 🥰. Another year older but ...definitely no wiser haha - thought I’d try a make up free pic to really test my resolve to ‘love myself’ more, something that has definitely been harder to adjust to since cancer…but the bottom line is that I’m just so ridiculously euphoric to still be alive to see another year in and that trumps my dislike for my wonky nose and all the flabby bits I’m now blessed with 😆

I obvs meant to post this yesterday but in true Myeloma style my brain was ready to party but the body was worn out after trips to London, Blenheim Palace, more baby vaccines and a good old butchering at the hospital to kick the day off, so I went to bed at 8.30pm instead 🤦🏻‍♀️. Bear with me while I reply to all of you who messaged me!!

I’m refreshed and raring to go to qvcuk later for a lovely hour with pipagordon over on Style Channel at 16.00, we’d love you to join us 🥳

#birthdaygirl👸 #anotheryearolder #feelinggratefulandblessed #myelomawarrior #myeloma #mycancerjourney #stemcelltherapy #over40style #learningtoloveme #bloodcancer #myqvcfind #shoppingtv #jewelleryshopping

Happy Birthday Mum, 1st June 2021 would have been your 85th birthday. It’s hard to believe she’s been gone 17 years- taken way too soon with cancer, aged 68 and just a few days before my own ...birthday.

I feel lucky to have had such a strong woman in my life and it’s only as an adult I realise quite the impact she had on me and our family. She worked hard her entire life, ran the house and raised 4 children. I’ve no idea how she kept all the plates spinning. She threw all my birthday parties in our garden, catering and entertaining my friends and she handmade the most amazing costumes for all my school events! Standouts are a Robin Hood 3 piece set, with ‘leaf’ detail to the tunic made from several of her old American tan tights (The 80’s 🙌🏼), pheasant feathers from the garden in a hat and shoes made from leather offcuts; and a Pocohontas dress made from her old jeans and hand decorated with beading & oil paint! She was an avid creative like me, but her real passion was gardening. Over the decades she landscaped and planted 2 bland rectangles, transforming them into oases of colour and tranquility where she’d spend hours with a book and where I’m sure she would have been today if she were still here.

Here we are on my 21st birthday...where do the years go? Her retirement with my Dad was too short, so having beat my cancer I’m feeling more determined than ever to try and live life to the fullest. I think I get that from her!

#happybirthdaymum #gonebutnotforgotten #influence #memoriesmade #remembering #missyoumum #myeloma #myelomawarrior #mycancerjourney #colorectalcancer #childhoodmemory #behopeful #85today #strongwomen #gardenpassion #clematisflower

Happy Monday and hello to all my new followers! If you found me after Friday’s appearance on QVCUK TV then you’ll have seen me looking like this, in my favourite turban by the incredible ...maryjane_claverol 💖. If only everyday was as glam!!

Thank you for joining me as I chart my journey....it’s evolved from a pure jewellery account (but don’t worry, it’s my job so there will always be sparkle here!) to a diary of overcoming and living with incurable blood cancer whilst finding the ‘new me’ and inner strength I didn’t realise existed! I hope sharing my story might encourage you in some way to keep going when things seem overwhelming and believe in the power of positive thinking 💭

Since losing my hair after stem cell transplant, my turbans instantly make me feel less ‘victim’ and more QUEEN which has been key to bossing the last 18 months. Like wearing a giant diamond on my head they’ve drawn admiration from people who they had no idea I was sick, but started conversations about cancer when maybe people may have shied away for fear of not knowing what to say. It’s crucial to feel ‘seen’ when physical aspects of your identity are lost or maybe different to other people’s.

We all have challenges and hopefully a little superpower for getting through, so tell me in the comments what your secret weapon is?

#mondaymotivations #myeloma #myelomawarrior #bloodcancerawareness #hairloss #girlsinmaryjaneclaverol #kickingcancersbutt #stemcelltransplant #cancerchic #positivethinkingonly #innerstrength #bekindalways #selfacceptance #discoverunder10k

We’re all on a journey aren’t we? I mean, I know most of us are wishing we were actually going somewhere (soon 🤞🏼🤞🏼) but the more I think about life, I realise that the journey ...through it IS the destination. So many plot twists along the way; some planned, some not- but the experiences shape us and it’s only when looking back you realise it would have actually been pretty bland if it were always a completely straight path!

In jewel terms I can’t think of a more perfect metaphor than a spiral; the ebb and flow of life in its curves, richly embellished as if mapping a journey. This beautiful spiral marks a 45th wedding anniversary, with rich blue sapphires marking the milestone, but the sense of movement hinting at many more years of adventure to come.

Where will life take you this week?

#loveandlife #thejourneycontinues #lifejourneys #mycancerjourney #45years #anniversaryring #sapphirerings #spirals #lifejourneys #myelomawarrior #bespokerings

It has been one year since I moved out of my mom’s house & cut ties with her, my grandparents and my sister as well. Growing up they were everything to me. I lived and breathed them. I never ...knew how negative, toxic and unhealthy they were to my mind, body and soul. Since leaving them behind I have been able to focus on my mental, emotional health. Leaving that toxic environment has completely changed my life. I have a therapist, psychiatrist, my extremely supportive husband & daughter, and my incredible in laws. Thanks to all of them I am doing better than I ever have been. If you are in a toxic environment—even if it is your own family— and you need to leave it behind to be healthy. IT’S OK. Make your health a priority, choose YOU! Ask for help, go to therapy and become the best YOU!

#mentalhealthawareness #sextraffickingsurvivor #sextraffickers #sextrafficingawareness #humantraffickingawareness #humantraffickingawarenessmonth #humantraffickingawarenessday #humantraffickingsurvivor #cancer #bloodcancer #myeloma #myelomawarrior #myelomaactionmonth #myelomauk #myelomaawareness #myelomaaustralia #multiplemyeloma #fuckcancer #paulapower #seaturtle

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong. Have a little faith and believe in YOURSELF 💙

#mentalhealthawareness #sextraffickingsurvivor ...#sextraffickers #sextrafficingawareness #humantraffickingawareness #humantraffickingawarenessmonth #humantraffickingawarenessday #humantraffickingsurvivor #cancer #bloodcancer #myeloma #myelomawarrior #myelomaactionmonth #myelomauk #myelomaawareness #myelomaaustralia #multiplemyeloma #fuckcancer #paulapower #seaturtle

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