Category Archive: Top Posts

Greetings On St Patrick’s Day

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  Happy St Patrick’s Day!

When Mother’s Day Hurts

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  Today is Mother’s Day in Ireland, the fourth year without my mother. Each year I write a blog post on how hard this day is for me. This year I hesitated to write… Continue reading

We Are All Patients. Yes And No.

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Originally posted on Future Patient – musings on patient-led healthcare:
We Are All Patients. Yes and No A response to Dr Mike Smith, Co-Chair, Patients Association I asked the Patients Association on Twitter…

Body image, Self-Compassion and Psychological Adjustment Survey

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Breasts have been a symbol of femininity and sexuality since civilization began, so it is not surprising that having breast cancer is not just an attack on your body but also your body… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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In Memorium: Lisa Bonchek Adams

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  It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Lisa Adams on Friday, 6 March 2015.  While we never want to speak of winning or losing with cancer; the… Continue reading

World Book Day And A Giveaway #WBD2015

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It seems there’s always a world day for something these days, but here’s one that makes me happy. Today is World Book Day, and as an avid reader it’s something worth celebrating. To… Continue reading

Planning Your Digital Legacy

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There’s a growing awareness of our digital legacy – the online footprint we leave behind after we die. I still get birthday notifications for a Facebook friend who passed away four years ago.… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Medicine X: Ignite Talk

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One of my most nerve-racking, but nevertheless thrilling moments was taking to the stage at Stanford Medicine X last September to deliver my Ignite talk.  In it, I spoke about my favorite theme… Continue reading