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Sam Reynolds

EPISODE 009

ON SURVIVING CANCER 3 TIMES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RADICAL SELF CARE


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Sam is an inspiration, a three times cancer survivor who founded Sam’s Spaces, a network for people finding their way after cancer. After our fateful meeting (I share the story on the show!) I was so blown away by Sam’s story that I interviewed her for my book Freedom Seeker and was wholly moved by her strength and light.

I’m delighted to have Sam on the show today to talk more about the healing process after experiencing trauma. We go deep into why we need to make radical self-care at the forefront of everything we do.

If you or someone you know is going through or has experienced a life changing trauma of any kind in their lives, this one is for you.

Key Moments

[5m 30s] Sam shares the gift that cancer has given her

[6m 50s] We talk about whether stress can bring on cancer and Sam’s own experiences

[7m 30s] What a typical day looked like in Sam’s life as a celebrity PA before her health deteriorated

[9m 50s] Sam shares how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at such a tender age of 27

[10m 40s] We share thoughts on the relationship between the mind and body, and how to read signs when they are out of balance

[13m 15s] Sam tells us about the healing process following her third remission

[16m 0s] We chat about the way our minds and bodies cope when subjected to any kind of trauma

[18m 50s] The struggles with saying NO in this day and age when we need to listen to what our bodies need

[20m 0s] Sam tells us about Sam’s Spaces, the support system in place and the connection the community has

[26m 0s] Now that Sam is healthy again, she shares her tips in radical self-care, recommendations that are especially helpful for mums

[30m 0s] For anyone enduring something traumatic currently, Sam shares her advice to you

[32m 0s] What does freedom mean to Sam in her life right now? 

People & resources mentioned

Yoga with Adrienne – Sam’s yoga classes she does at home to recenter herself

Where to find Sam

Instagram: www.instagram.com/samspaces_safespaceaftercancer

Twitter: www.twitter.com/samspaces

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Samspacetobe

www.samspaces.co.uk