Hi, I'm Carissa
After receiving a cancer diagnosis at age 21, life as I knew it would never be the same again.
It was through this difficult time that I was inspired to have a huge life overhaul and take control of areas of my life I had previously taken for granted.
My eating habits changed overnight as I started to take control of what goes on my plate, I soon realised how much truth was behind the saying 'Food is Medicine.' My energy levels increased, I no longer had digestive troubles, my skin cleared and I began to function all day without the brain fog.
Although I found what worked for me nutritionally speaking I still struggled everyday mentally with stress and anxiety. I was introduced to a whole new world of meditation, yoga and personal development which has helped me understand and utilise different tools and strategies I can put into place when feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed out.
Whilst it wasn't always a straight road and there were many unexpected turns I was not planning for I'm forever grateful to now be in remission. Being granted a second chance at life really made me appreciate how important our precious time here on earth is. This is not a dress rehearsal, this is the real thing!
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