Fi Munro PhD

Fi Munro PhD

is creating books, podcasts and articles about living like you are dying

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“It is my firm belief that the majority of the perceived problems and worries that are going on in our heads day in and day out could be changed by embracing the simple motto of choosing to live like you are dying. After all, would you stay in the job you hate or the relationship that makes you miserable if you thought your life would end in the next year? Hell no! You’d be out doing things that make you happy and you certainly wouldn’t be worrying about what dress size you were either!” Fi Munro, Ph.D. author of ‘How Long Have I Got?’   

My name is Fi Munro, Ph.D. and I am a specialist in helping people to turn their lives around and start living for today.

As a best selling author, a multi award winning researcher, award winning blogger and public speaker recognised internationally for my presentations and articles on holistic health and the importance of living for today I am renowned for inspiring people to change their lives.

MY STORY
In January 2016, aged just 30 years old, I was diagnosed with late stage, terminal cancer and yet here I am, years later, living an incredible life filled with joy and laughter and happier and stronger than I’ve ever been before.

By society’s standards, my life before cancer was great. Ambitious from a young age, I had completed my PhD in my mid twenties and had dedicated my working life since to a career as a researcher, working for several NHS Boards as well as the Scottish Government. My passion for improving the healthcare system and promoting holistic health and wellbeing motivated me to juggle a 140 mile daily commute, a full time job, volunteering and part-time study to train as a psychotherapist. While, in my ‘spare time’ I trained for London Marathon.

To say I was putting myself under unnecessary pressure would be the ultimate understatement but I didn’t see that. To look at me I was the vision of impeccable health. I exercised daily, I ate healthily, I never smoked and I very rarely drank and never in excess. I thought I was happy and society encouraged this. A day didn’t pass where I wasn’t rewarded with comments of praise and admiration for juggling life and spinning every plate imaginable. Well-meaning phrases like ‘I don’t know how you do it. It’s incredible’ became the norm for me and I felt encouraged to do more, to push more, to keep trying harder at all costs.

Yet, society was wrong. Somehow despite doing everything I thought I was ‘supposed to’ I still found myself facing a death sentence at the age of just 30 when I was diagnosed with stage four, non-genetic ovarian cancer.

Suddenly, everything I had identified as ‘me’ came to a stand still. It was the ultimate wake up call from the universe that something was wrong with this ‘perfect’ life I had been in such desperate pursuit of.

From that moment forward I dedicated my time to understanding everything I could about what predisposes people to physical, emotional and spiritual ‘dis-ease’. The more I researched, the more I uncovered about the possible causes of cancer and other modern diseases. I began to realise that whilst I appeared ‘healthy’ there was still much repairing to be done to remove the life-sucking physical, emotional and spiritual ‘crap’ I’d accumulated over the years.

Guided by my instinct, I began to make changes. Not a single stone was left unturned as I examined every aspect of my life, dedicating my time to my self-care, health and recovery. I gave myself space and permission to work through the trauma of living in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with my ex fiancé; I began to love my body for the incredible things it can do, rather than judging it for how I thought it should look; I stopped living my life for others and started to align it with my own values; I honoured my boundaries and learnt that ‘no’ is a complete and powerful sentence. Above all, I met and gave myself permission to love the real me – it turns out that she’s a badass warrior!

And do you know what? Wonderful things started to happen. Against all odds, I started to recover.

Today I am THRIVING as I embrace a wonderful, joy filled life that honours my values and aligns with my soul’s purpose.

My aim now is to share my story and the messages and lessons I’ve received widely in the hope that I will inspire others to do the same.

By choosing to support me you are enabling me to write books, do interviews and create podcasts so that my message of hope can reach thousands of people and help make the world a better place.

Without your support this wouldn’t be possible.
Thank you, 
Fi xx
“It is my firm belief that the majority of the perceived problems and worries that are going on in our heads day in and day out could be changed by embracing the simple motto of choosing to live like you are dying. After all, would you stay in the job you hate or the relationship that makes you miserable if you thought your life would end in the next year? Hell no! You’d be out doing things that make you happy and you certainly wouldn’t be worrying about what dress size you were either!” Fi Munro, Ph.D. author of ‘How Long Have I Got?’   

My name is Fi Munro, Ph.D. and I am a specialist in helping people to turn their lives around and start living for today.

As a best selling author, a multi award winning researcher, award winning blogger and public speaker recognised internationally for my presentations and articles on holistic health and the importance of living for today I am renowned for inspiring people to change their lives.

MY STORY
In January 2016, aged just 30 years old, I was diagnosed with late stage, terminal cancer and yet here I am, years later, living an incredible life filled with joy and laughter and happier and stronger than I’ve ever been before.

By society’s standards, my life before cancer was great. Ambitious from a young age, I had completed my PhD in my mid twenties and had dedicated my working life since to a career as a researcher, working for several NHS Boards as well as the Scottish Government. My passion for improving the healthcare system and promoting holistic health and wellbeing motivated me to juggle a 140 mile daily commute, a full time job, volunteering and part-time study to train as a psychotherapist. While, in my ‘spare time’ I trained for London Marathon.

To say I was putting myself under unnecessary pressure would be the ultimate understatement but I didn’t see that. To look at me I was the vision of impeccable health. I exercised daily, I ate healthily, I never smoked and I very rarely drank and never in excess. I thought I was happy and society encouraged this. A day didn’t pass where I wasn’t rewarded with comments of praise and admiration for juggling life and spinning every plate imaginable. Well-meaning phrases like ‘I don’t know how you do it. It’s incredible’ became the norm for me and I felt encouraged to do more, to push more, to keep trying harder at all costs.

Yet, society was wrong. Somehow despite doing everything I thought I was ‘supposed to’ I still found myself facing a death sentence at the age of just 30 when I was diagnosed with stage four, non-genetic ovarian cancer.

Suddenly, everything I had identified as ‘me’ came to a stand still. It was the ultimate wake up call from the universe that something was wrong with this ‘perfect’ life I had been in such desperate pursuit of.

From that moment forward I dedicated my time to understanding everything I could about what predisposes people to physical, emotional and spiritual ‘dis-ease’. The more I researched, the more I uncovered about the possible causes of cancer and other modern diseases. I began to realise that whilst I appeared ‘healthy’ there was still much repairing to be done to remove the life-sucking physical, emotional and spiritual ‘crap’ I’d accumulated over the years.

Guided by my instinct, I began to make changes. Not a single stone was left unturned as I examined every aspect of my life, dedicating my time to my self-care, health and recovery. I gave myself space and permission to work through the trauma of living in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with my ex fiancé; I began to love my body for the incredible things it can do, rather than judging it for how I thought it should look; I stopped living my life for others and started to align it with my own values; I honoured my boundaries and learnt that ‘no’ is a complete and powerful sentence. Above all, I met and gave myself permission to love the real me – it turns out that she’s a badass warrior!

And do you know what? Wonderful things started to happen. Against all odds, I started to recover.

Today I am THRIVING as I embrace a wonderful, joy filled life that honours my values and aligns with my soul’s purpose.

My aim now is to share my story and the messages and lessons I’ve received widely in the hope that I will inspire others to do the same.

By choosing to support me you are enabling me to write books, do interviews and create podcasts so that my message of hope can reach thousands of people and help make the world a better place.

Without your support this wouldn’t be possible.
Thank you, 
Fi xx

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