Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow is the title of a book by Elizabeth Lesser.  She opens the book with a quote from Anais Nin: ‘And the time came when… Continue reading

The age of fake food

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In his bestseller The End Of Over-Eating: Taking Control Of The Insatiable American Appetite, author and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, David Kessler proposes that our western obesity crisis is due… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is an easy salad which makes a great light supper dish or a tasty lunch. Haloumi with Lentil Salad Ingredients (serves 4) 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, drained, rinsed 1… Continue reading

“Sunbed kills new bride”

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Ok, so the headline in tabloid sensationalist, but it did catch my attention today when I was buying my usual Sunday paper, splashed across the front page of the Sunday Express. It is a… Continue reading

Can social media sites help fight breast cancer?

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My good Twitter friend, Peg Mulligan, who is responsible for opening my eyes to a whole new world of social media, was recently interviewed for a health.com article on the role of social… Continue reading

Worried about swine flu during chemotherapy?

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When I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, I was told, as all chemo patients, are to report any signs of colds or flu straight away, to avoid situations where you know germs… Continue reading

Understanding hereditary cancer

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All cancers are due to changes in our genes, called mutations. If you are born with a gene mutation that leads to cancer, it is called a hereditary cancer.  Learn what makes hereditary… Continue reading

10 breast cancer myths debunked

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There are many myths surrounding the causes of breast cancer. The first of these which we should clear up right away is that a diagnosis of cancer is an automatic death sentence. It… Continue reading

Courageous Women, Fearless Living

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The 4th annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living Retreat for women touched by cancer will take place August 26-30 at Shambala Mountain Center, Colorado, USA. I have written a lot about the emotional and… Continue reading

The man who wants to change the name of breast cancer

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A campaigner who is the youngest man in Britain to be diagnosed with breast cancer is to launch a nationwide campaign calling for the name of the illness to be changed  Nicky Avery, 27,… Continue reading