Time to think differently !!!

I thought I would share with you that the doctors have diagnosed me with Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer affects 55,000 women in the UK per year, that is approximately 1 in 8 women.

When my consultant confirmed that the biopsy was positive, I felt like I was starring in a movie that I didn’t want to be in.  I almost wanted to say ” you have wrong person”.

I’ve actually spent the last few weeks ensuring my roots of mental strength; spiritual and emotional strength are as fortified as they can be.

I’ve learned that in order to face any kind of challenge in life your mind is crucial to success.

As I began to meticulously ensure I was ready for battle, I realize how focused I became.  This included: mental and physical detox, meal plans, physical fitness, tidying up my finance, seeing my solicitor about my will, ensuring my business had robust support structures that could carry the responsibilities in my absence; all whilst ensuring my mind, spirit and body was at peace.

Don’t get me wrong, there were also a number of moments of uncertainty, anxiety and tears, but as I listened to the anchor of my soul, I found that my family and friends demonstrated a level of love, care and attention that was strength to my being.  It was this coupled with the mind of my Father that caused my mind and spiritual muscles to grow.

Like many, many others, the reality of this diagnosis has done nothing to shake my faith, rather it has exposed me to a whole new world of purpose, giving me opportunities to re-frame and re-assess life.

So, I am praying that in this season God will strengthen me for this journey, and like my colleagues – I’m also praying for the kind of faith which dances in the fire.

I’m sharing this because I want you to get comfortable with checking your breasts.  (If you are a male check yours too because breast cancer doesn’t only affect women).  Recognise what “normal” looks like so that you can be aware when things are abnormal – cancer does not discriminate! I know this to be true.💕 💕

By | 2019-12-04T02:18:31+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Categories: My Insights|13 Comments


  1. Martin Stevens December 3, 2019 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    I too pray for that kind of faith to dance in the fire.

    You are so on point. It is the mind that needs to be stable when life throws it challenges.

    Not only will I be continuing with my word for the year into 2020, which you, Claudine inspired, but I will be taking it up another level when and where possible.
    Of all my words / themes for each year, this one has been the most challenging, but yet the most important- Self Discipline.

    Being Disciplined means to do what needs to be done, even you don’t feel like doing it. And this is just one of the many gems that I have learnt from you.

    Thank you so much!

  2. Camelle Daley December 4, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

    WOW Claudine, praying for you!! Thank you for sharing, even in this vulnerable moment. Your Faith in our Great God is SCREAMING through your words. You are a Woman of Great Faith. Thank you for being an example in all areas of life, including Health. Love you dearly Coach! Xx

  3. Merleen December 4, 2019 at 8:44 am - Reply

    This brought tears to my eyes when I read it, but your strength and positivity just reached out with comfort that it is well with your soul. Thank you for your Openess and I declare healing in the name of Jesus over you lovely…Glory to God❤

  4. Jemma December 4, 2019 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this heartfelt post. I am encouraged by your strength and words. I totally understand the power of the mindset and how crucial a party plays in our everyday life regardless of what we face.

    As face and rather challenging times myself I’m encouraged by your determination thank you

  5. Jackie Johnson December 4, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

    My Sis, this was a very emotional reading but powerful at the same time. God’s got you in his hand and will make you over again. That is what he promises as the potter and your father. Praying your strength my Sis.
    Love you

  6. Oyinlola Bukky Akande December 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    My dearest Claudine you are a challenge to us all.
    Love you lots.

  7. Joan Myers OBE December 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Claudine, sorry to hear about your diagnosis, may the Lord continue time strengthen you spirit, soul & body to go through as He covers you in the sufficiency of His grace and mercy to bring you through victoriously.

  8. Rev Ezekiel December 5, 2019 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Wow some deep stuff here OBE Claudine Reid
    I still believe in the God of Miracles.
    Praying for total healing and deliverance

  9. Shameika Byfield December 5, 2019 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Oh wow! I’m saddened to hear about your diagnosis and at the same I am so relieved and at ease after reading your words… #UnwaveringFaith #HeCan and #HeWill

  10. N December 6, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Dear Claudine

    I have not been vocal as I could be, believe me I know that my prayers are without ceasing on your behalf. I am glad you are using this platform to enlighten others.

    May God’s continued love always surround you and your family members. Xxx

  11. Pearl Cadogan December 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Dear Claudine
    Thank you for sharing.I remeber the day we met@Esters Academy and what an inpact you made on my life.
    Everytime I see you I am always inpacted by you.We never talk loads but seeing you gives me joy.
    Love you and praying for you.

  12. Jeanine December 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Praying for you Claudine. You are such an inspiration beyond words. Please know I will be walking this with you in daily prayer for you and for your family. Sending so much love xxxx

  13. Debbie December 10, 2019 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you Claudine for sharing your journey, sometime when you are in the valley and your trying to get out, sometimes God is saying no I want you to stay there, let me see who’s strength you gonna rely on? And sometimes God brings us to that place so we can only trust in him, we have nothing else, trust me I have been to that valley many times, only God could bring me out, I am living testimant to that today, otherwise I would not be here writing this. Wishing and Praying for a speedy recovery, keep on believing for healing and restoration. Gods peace and Grace be before you In Jesus Name

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