Episode 40 – Dr Catherine Zollman and Living Well with Cancer

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Episode 40 – Dr Catherine Zollman and Living Well with Cancer

Longtime listeners will know that proceeds from the Financial Wellbeing book go to the charity Penny Brohn. In this podcast episode Chris, David and Producer Tommo find out about the fantastic work Penny Brohn does to help people live well with cancer. We hear from Dr Catherine Zollman on how our bodies are hardwired to heal, the different ways people deal with money after a cancer diagnosis and how the work they do at Penny Brohn inspired Chris to write the book.


0:12 – Welcomes and introductions

2:00 – The topic of this podcast

An interview with Catherine Zollman and the fantastic work of Penny Brohn

2:50 – Tight Ass Tommo

Oversized clothes from school blazers to sports kits

A thank you to our superfan @ankers43

Tip of the Week – online voucher codes

6:38 – Interview with Dr Catherine Zollman and living well with cancer

What does living well with cancer mean and how does it apply to our finances?

7:25 – Overview of what Penny Brohn does

10:10 – Building resilience

10:50 – Crisis in Chinese = danger & opportunity

11:50 – Supporting conventional treatment

12:23 – Working out what you want from life

13:03 – Ensure others are looked after financially in order to focus on yourself

13:19 – Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

13:44 – Does the approach to money change with diagnosis?

15:19 – Wellbeing increases with diagnosis as people can focus on what is important in life

16:39 – Hardwired to heal

16:20 – Small changes to feel much better

20:10 – Spending time in the right place

23:08 – How Penny Brohn help people live the life they want with cancer

26:50 – Takeaways about this interview from the guys

Don’t wait until it goes pear shaped, do it now!


Do you have any financial wellbeing questions you would like us to answer?  Do you have a #tightasstommo money saving tip you would like to share with our listeners?

If so, let us know and they could feature on a future episode. Contact us via Twitter @Finwellbeing or email – contact@financialwell-being.co.uk


If you would like to purchase a copy of The Financial Wellbeing Book please click on this link to visit Penny Brohn UK shop


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