Hey there, I’m Sallie đź’ś

 

I help people that have experienced a cardiac event or live with a heart disease adjust to the life changes, support them, through reducing risk factors and recover emotionally after their diagnosis.

A heart event or cardiac diagnosis happens at any time and any age. It comes from left field and knocks you sideways. It is a shock and it is life altering.

I provide information, techniques and support to help you manage your reaction. I help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours as they can be very different to what you might have expected. I offer you the tools needed to make the necessary changes in your life and to accept and understand the impact of your diagnosis.

I was told the what I had to change after my heart attack but I had no clue of the how. There were so many changes that it all felt overwhelming and I felt scared and alone. I am here to help you with the how you can make practical, mental and physical changes as it can be emotionally exhausting.

Warning: common side effects Include increased feelings of confidence and happiness. Some may experience fits of extreme relief and joy may follow.

Education

Cardiac Terminology Cheat Sheet

FREEAre you confused by the cardiac terminology that are associated with your heart health?
  • It’s a glossary of commonly used heart and vascular-related medical terms. Explanations of words used to discuss or describe heart illnesses and treatments.
  • Speak the same language as your GP, Cardiologist or Medical Specialist.
calming

Guided Audio Relaxation download

ÂŁ3.99Are you feeling stressed, anxious, angry, have high blood pressure or have difficulty sleeping?
  • A twenty-minute break to drift off and relax, take time out for yourself and let any tension float away.
  • Get yourself comfortable in a chair when you won’t be disturbed. Turn off the phone, place your feet flat on the floor and your hands loosely in your lap. Close your eyes and relax.
emotions

Cardiac Rehab for your mind download

FREEAre you finding it hard to cope? Once your body is fixed there are still the feelings of fear, lack of confidence and anxiety.
  • This guide will give you tips, tricks and ideas to help you manage your thoughts and feelings during your cardiac rehabilitation or after a diagnosis of heart disease.
  • They are easy, simple and can make a real difference to how you are thinking and feeling.
Do you feel like it’s only you that feels like this?

You are not alone, meet like-minded people by joining my free Facebook Group. This community is for you if you are trying to work out how to feel good after your life has been tipped upside down by a life-altering cardiac event and heart health issue.

I have created the group so we can support each other. Come over to have a rant about life or ask for advice although you must remember we are not medical practitioners and can only share our personal experiences. Everyone in the group is welcome to post and respond provided the basic rules of kindness at met.

Click here to join and meet other people that have a good idea about you’re feeling, the complexity of reducing risk factors and what it’s like to live with a heart health issue.

After a cardiac event, you want to thrive, not just survive!

I believe I am lucky! No matter how harsh things have been I have got through it and so can you. I will share with you how you can access all of the magic stored within you. You can use it to help yourself to feel good now, not just good let’s go for amazing. Depending upon how you deal with life changing events will shape your life. Let’s do this together, let’s make it the shape you want it to be.

How is your emotional and physical well-being?

Your life-changing event can be described as something experienced by you that alters your life or circumstances in a substantial way. The experience can be seemingly trivial to others but has a great emotional, psychological and/or physical effect on you, the person who is experiencing it.

Life-altering experiences can be positive or negative. They can be of your own design or out of your control. No matter if the change is good or bad; it’s your reaction and perception, the effect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can be very different to what you might have expected.

Your life will never be the same but you can create how you think, feel and react regardless of the change. You can love life, live life and create your life in your unique way.

My life’s ups and downs

Most recently on the 17th February 2016, my world came crashing down around me. I thought I was invincible and immortal until the moment I ruptured my Achilles tendon during my weekly exercise class. Fair enough, in a purple plaster cast and unable to drive, hey I will get through this.

Then, 4 weeks later, 21st March 2016 I had terrible indigestion and couldn’t sleep. I felt a bit unwell and achy eventually 3 days later I went to GP for help with the wind. Surprise, surprise, it was a massive heart attack. What the hell, no worries I am sure it will be okay.

Now that would be enough you might think, I was on the floor. How could it happen to me? It wasn’t fair! What was the point of life? I would sit and cry for no reason, just so very sad and unhappy.

Time to pull myself together! Not so much, as in June 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Certainly not what I was expecting but I survived and I now thrive.

The beat goes on …..