We will miss you Polly Noble.

Polly Noble, author, coach and inspiration died on Sunday

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There were tears in the office today. I am sorry to report that lovely Polly Noble, who we featured in the magazine in November in our breast cancer special has died at the age of 32 on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

Polly was a coaching client of mine and I was privileged to work with her. With two other of my clients - Pam Evans and Nick Hull-Malham – she co-authored a book called The Cancer Journey’ (Antony Rowe, £11.99) which was published in 2011, which focused on helping other to negotiate a life living with cancer.

Polly was incredible. Many of us receiving a diagnosis of cancer might curl up in a ball and wail, Polly used her diagnosis to inspire others to have a happier and healthier life. She wrote a book, created a well-being business and wrote a inspiring blog – and throughout it all remained positive and focused on helping others. One of her last messages on twitter sums up Polly’s message, strength and inspirational take on life:

"If you’ve ever tried to do/create/achieve something and not accomplished it exactly how you wanted, know that it’s having the courage and determination to pick yourself up, and try again or take a step back and take a different approach that counts. As long as you are coming from a place of ‘what can I give?’ or ‘how can I serve?’ and listen to your heart, you can’t go wrong.”

Polly, thank you for your inspiration and your wonderful example on how to live life. It may have been short but you’ve packed more into your 32 years than many of us do in a lifetime.

We will miss you.

Suzy Walker

Editor of Psychologies, Psychologies

I am proud to be editor of Psychologies, a magazine that champions, challenges and coaches us to think differently so we can solve our own problems and create a life that nourishes us. Author of Making The Big Leap and The Big Peace, Suzy believes that the secret to happiness is living life to the full right here, right now, committing to a few goals now and again and taking Oscar, the Psychologies dog for a walk round the field when it all gets a bit too much.


Go to the profile of Cheryl Rickman
over 7 years ago
Such sad news. She leaves behind such an incredible legacy. Her encouraging posts, tasty healthy recipes and positive mindset inspired and helped so many people. She has made a big difference to other people's lives during her own. What an amazing woman! I hope that, through the tears in missing her, we can all strive to be as positive, purposeful and giving as she was. x