About Abbey Mitchell
Founder of My Healing Community, Co-creator of the Breast Cancer Pathways Worksheet and Lead Admin and Founder of The Healing Cancer Study Support Group.
Hi, I’m an Aussie living a simple life in the bush just 5 minutes from the sea on the beautiful mid-north coast between Sydney and Brisbane. The area I live in is called Valla, NSW.
I was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer in 2014 at the age of 43 and discovered the breast cancer had metastasised to about 9 places in my bones in 2017. It's now 2023, and I am feeling better physically, mentally and emotionally than I have in my entire life. I still visit my oncologist every 6 months to discuss my pathology reports and have a CT/Bone scan at least once a year, but so far, all we have to discuss is healing or slight ups and downs of my tumour markers that have remained in the normal range since 2018.
If you are interested in learning more about my personal healing journey, you can read my messy old blog and listen to a couple of interviews I've given at www.healingbreastcancer.info
Post Traumatic Growth
Since my secondary diagnosis, I became constantly curious about and engaged with all aspects of healing. I love being around others who are healing and supporting them when I can. I especially love learning about the topic of healing nutrition and exploring botanical medicines that can support conventional cancer treatments and inhibit the cancer's signalling and growth pathways. I have posted some of my research summaries in the articles section and will continue to post more.
Healing is my number one focus and appears to remain such a huge part of my life, and I guess this website is my opportunity to shine the light on some of the most incredible practitioners, cancer coaches, consultants, cancer healing related projects and supportive online groups that continue to uplift and inspire me and my healing community. This website and the healing cancer study support group are lifelong projects constantly in a state of creation.
Members and contributors to the Healing Cancer Study Support (Facebook) Group and the Breast Cancer Pathways (Facebook) Group are always welcome to reach out via the contact us page and share any ideas or questions about this site or the groups.
As well as this project, I am currently caring for a family member with advanced dementia at home, working part-time time for myself in a few creative and caring roles and studying to be an International Coaching Federation-accredited Health and Wellbeing and Life Stage Change/Transitions Coach. I am also crazy about learning all I can and integrating the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model into my life.