What a few weeks – life is fabulous

What a few weeks – life is fabulous

What a few weeks – life is fabulous

So in my last blog I mentioned I was turning 50 and what this milestone meant to me. I’ve been visualising and manifesting how, what, where and most importantly how I would feel for my 50th year which is to be 50andfeelingfabulous.  Well to say it has exceeded my expectations so far would be the understatement of the year and I’m only 3 months in.  Yes, it was my actual Birthday so most of the fun was packed into the last month, but I still have a few bits to look forward to. 

In review, my 50th celebrations started with a Revas Spa Day in Adare with a very dear friend and got me ready for my day out with my childhood buddies, my sister, nieces and sister-in-law starting with Afternoon Tea at The Savoy followed by drinks and dancing at 101.  These ladies know everything about me and support me no matter what happens in my life.  Everyone needs to nurture friendships like these.  I also danced my heart out, a goal for my 50th following my hip surgery last summer.  Oh and I was wearing my heels so a double aheivement.

The following week I had a couple of midweek lunches with the first at The Coach House, Adare Manor.  This was a real treat and surprise for me with, very dear friends and colleagues from my previous job as an Event Manager.   They know exactly how I like things and they didn’t disappoint I’ll tell you.  Then I had an impromtu lunch at my house with the ‘Gals’.  The Gals and I trained together at the Holistic Centre of Excellence, so although they only know me a few years, they have also become amazing friends and are a great support to me.

Then came the big celebration with my husband and a very long awaited trip to Cuba.  Jim and I were booked to visit Cuba back in 2010 for our honeymoon.  But, we had to cancel as Jim past out, feel down the stairs and ended up in hospital a couple of days after our wedding and a day before we were due to fly.  Yes, it was a very tense few days but he was diagnosed with a brain virus and had 3 months at home recovering.  So you can imagine our excitment at finally going to Cuba and it didn’t disappoint.  Sun soaked days followed by a couple of Mojitos on the veranda before dinner.  The architecture, the people, the history was facinating.  We even got to spend a evening at Floridida Bar and Restaurant, the very place Ernest Hemmingway spent his days (and nights) drinking daiquiris which of course we had to try and very nice they were too.  But, you will also appreciate the quieter moments we had just sitting in the sun reading a book (Becoming by Michelle Obama, and yes I would highly recommend it), or a leisurely swim because it’s just too hot, or beautiful walks just wondering and observing the amazing architecture and atmosphere of Havana. We also stopped in Toronto on our way back home and got to visit Niagra Falls and see the Raptors Vs Knicks Basketball Game, very exciting for us as we last saw both teams play each other in Maddison Square Gardens in New York a few years back.  We are big Knicks Fans but Jim’s favourite Basketball player is Leonard who is currently playing for the Raptors.

And then to top off March, I got the ‘glad rags’ on again and attended the Mid West Cancer Foundation – Butterfly Ladies Luncheon at The Savoy Hotel and got to catch up with old and new friends.  A lovely afternoon topped off with not just 1 but 2 prizes from the draw.

To say I feel blessed, fortunate and grateful to everyone in my life and of course #50andfeelingfabulous and #justbe

Love & Light

Of course, I’ve been working away too and it’s always great to see our
favourite Limerick Instagram blogger @sineadscurvystyle visit the
Just Be Clinic for Reflexology.  Sinead suffers with lower back pain
caused by sciatica and gets great relief from Reflexology.  She visits once
a month to maintain her general well-being as she’s on the go all the time
attending events for her blogging and of course her singing. Thank you for
your continued support Sinead.

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Reflexology for Cancer Patients in Limerick

Reflexology for Cancer Patients in Limerick

Cancer Care Reflexology

So I recently expanded my knowledge and learning by attending a 3 day course on Cancer Care Reflexology.  Here in Limerick, I am a volunteer at the Cancer Support Centre, run by the Mid West Cancer Foundation, at University Hospital Limerick. 

Cancer Statistics

Why did I feel the need to attend this course?  Well, according ot the National Cancer Registry Ireland, every 3 minutes in Ireland someone gets a cancer diagnosis. Every hour someone dies from cancer. Incidence of cancer is growing and by 

  • By 2020, 1 in 2 people in Ireland will develop cancer during their lifetime.
  • In Ireland 40,000 new cases of cancer or related tumours are diagnosed each year.

While these statistics are a concern, research and medical developments have improved.  More emphasis is now on support and care available to those with a cancer diagnosis and their quality of life.  That’s where myself and other therapists come in by providing the all important support and care.

Benefits of Cancer Care Reflexology

The Irish Cancer Society state that many people find complementary therapies such as Cancer Care Reflexology very helpful in a number of ways. As a cancer patient they may make you feel: 

  • More positive about yourself and your illness.
  • Better able to cope with the physical side-effects of cancer and the distressing emotions cancer often brings.
  • More focussed spiritual dimensions, that also aid healing.

‘With cancer survivorship numbers increasing significantly, optimising peoples’ quality of life is a particular focus of patients. This emphasis on quality of life will be central in the implementation of the Strategy.’ Simon Harris, Minister for Health, National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026.

Everyone can support and care for someone with cancer.  One easy way to do this is by purchasing a loving Just Be Gift Voucher for Reflexology that can help improve that person’s quality of life.   Here at the Just Be Clinic, I will support and care for our loved one and help them restore a quality life.

Just Be News – October 2017

Just Be News – October 2017

What’s been happening

So we are now back in the thick of it following September.  It’s been a busy month of work and play.  As you can see from the photo, I attended the Butterfuly Ball last Saturday in aid of Mid West Cancer Foundation, where I volunteer 4 hours a month doing holistic therapies for anyone going through cancer treatment at UHL from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.  It’s an amazing charity who do so much for patients and family members to support them through a very difficult time.  Holistic Therapies such as Reiki and Reflexology help them cope with the awful side effects of treatments.  Cancer Reflexology is one of my specilties, so tell your friends and family members they can book an appointment with me here

I was also with Cook Medical in September for their Employee Health and Wellness week doing Reflexology.  If you work for an organisation who cares about their Employee Health and Wellness, please get in touch. 

For this month

The Just Be Clinic of course is always open so please book now for October.  Check out the package special offers, where you can enjoy 2 treatments of your choice for just €90.

To help you get into a routine of self-care, I am introducing a customer loyalty scheme whereby if you book 6 treatments in 6 months, you get the 6th treatment FREE.  So start today and book now

The Just Be Mindfulness Groups have commenced this week and there is still space available on Thursday evenings at 7pm or Friday mornings at 10am.  If interested, get in touch

I will also be doing a Mindfulness Session at Embody Fitness on Sunday, 15th October at 11.30am.  To book, get in touch with Emma Cross at Embody Fitness.



Just Be for October!

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