Lucy Cooke shares her story with The Guardian in support of Macmillan Cancer

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Our lovely Lucy Cooke explains how breast cancer was a positive experience for her, as now she’s a lot healthier thanks to the joys of gardening.

Cooke explains: “I spent most of my time worrying. When I became ill, it became clear you don’t have to.”

“Being around animals a lot of the time definitely releases oxytocin and relaxes you. Gardening has also helped me. It’s the connection with nature that I find meditative – tending and looking after my vegetables. I’ve just bought a cottage in Hastings. There are allotments nearby with a sea view and that for me is the ultimate of happiness.”

Link to the full article here.