We will miss you Polly Noble.
Polly Noble, author, coach and inspiration died on Sunday
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.