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Episode 79: The Quickest Way to Get Your Old Life Back

Aug 18, 2023


After that diagnosis, how many times have you said... I just want my old life back! We never asked for this diagnosis to happen. And then we don’t talk enough about what it’s like to grieve our former lives. To grieve that fabulous person we used to be.

This week is my birthday and breast cancer survivorversary. It’s always a time of reflection for me as I begin another trip around the sun. That reflection always includes my former life and there’s a lot of yearning for the past, and for my past self.

On today’s episode, we are going to answer the question… what IS the quickest way to get your old life back after a diagnosis derails your plans?

The answer is powerful, it involves a broken reflector of an old car, and I think it’s going to surprise you.

Together, we will unpack:

  • Why it's more important to move forward instead of dwelling on the past.
  • How you can take a step back and evaluate your life from a neutral perspective so that you can gain better clarity.
  • When you need to ask yourself hard questions and how you can be curious about the answers.
  • Holly shares a story of a hit and run that changed her life forever.
  • When it's time to grieve the loss of your former life and when it's time to move on.


If any of what I said today resonates with you, then I invite you to my FREE webinar and masterclass, Navigating Difficult Times, where you will learn how to look at stress from a totally different perspective, to find a new superpower for your health, and gain your energy back so that you can get through the tough times with ease. You can register at

If you are in that place where you are ready to start making some changes in your own life...  if you are eager to raise your hand and be ready to do whatever it takes, I am here to be your coach, your mentor, and your champion who believes in you. Your next step is to TAKE THIS FUN 2-MINUTE QUIZ and find out how much gratitude and grit you have. 


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