What I was celebrating last week!

Last week held the day to wear blue. It was #colorectacalcancerawareness day. This year, on the day I supported quietly. The last three years I’ve gone through so much starting with a Lynch Syndrome diagnosis, and then right on the heels of that, Rectal cancer.

On Colonrectal cancer day this year however, I just wanted to feel the gratitude of being three years cancer free, and having a dramatic reduction in risk due to my successful preventative hysterectomy. Friday I had a full day of patients and clients, and the evening nothing planned except to relax and spend with family. It’s my ideal schedule, one that I didn’t know I would be able to get back to during this crazy journey, so I just wanted to appreciate it all.

Saturday morning I woke up and a voice in my head said “other people need to know”. This whole month is colon cancer awareness month.

You might be saying, “I’m healthy”, “I have no symptoms” “I live a healthy lifestyle except for stress about my business- that’s normal”, “There are fires I need to take care of in my business, I don’t have time to deal with doctor appointments.”

Let me tell you I was the first to think all of that. If it wasn’t for my sister sternly encouraging me to get tested and follow up on appointments to care for myself I would have put it all off. Then my cancer would have been caught much later, the interventions would have been more severe and time consuming.

So last week I acknowledged how lucky I truly am. If you don’t have a sister to give you the needed nudge to care for yourself, let me be that person. It might not be cancer that you are at risk for, but trust me here. If you don’t care for yourself in whatever way your health needs your business and family will suffer in the long term. If you feel overwhelmed with where to start, and limited with time, just reach out to me I’m happy to help. Here’s to many more years of fulfilling business work and many more nights, weekends and days playing hooky of snuggling and relaxing with family!!

Learn more about how to be preventative by identifying your stress triggers, and learning what to do about them in this week’s podcast.See you on the mat!


P.S.- The application for the Ignite Mastermind is now open! This Mastermind is the space to heal yourself and your business. It’s time to finally let go of the worry about your business and/or your health, and live a more balanced and fulfilled life. Stress and anxiety will prevent success in your business in the big picture, and the ability to actually enjoy life in the process.

Don’t miss your opportunity to work closely with me for 6 months starting in April 2021. You can have it all. Vibrant health, downtime with family, a business that fuels you. It doesn’t have to be either, or. You deserve this and have permission. It’s time to make this a reality instead of just a dream.

Learn more here, or jump on a free call to determine if it’s the right fit for you.


Alison McLean

"I help the Entrepreneur reduce stress and live a more fulfilled and balanced life."