Poetry Friday

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In keeping with the spirit of thanksgiving, today’s poem is from one of my favourite poets, Mary Oliver, whose poetry always touches me deeply.  Her poem is an invitation to look closely at… Continue reading

Guide to understanding your emotions

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If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer or are months or years from treatment, then a newly published Guide to Understanding Your Emotions will help you make sense of what you are feeling.… Continue reading

Share your cancerversary story

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I wrote a post at the end of September, celebrating my milestone 5-year cancerversary. In it I wrote  of how I celebrated by doing the ordinary things – a walk, a coffee with a… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s recipe is a delicious aubergine (eggplant), tomato and chickpea casserole, which I came across in the New York Times. The casserole tastes best if made at least a day ahead. Ingredients  Serves… Continue reading

Treating Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

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There are many different types of breast cancer and the type with which I was diagnosed was Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is a condition in which a spectrum of abnormal cells… Continue reading

On women and strength

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I recently came across this video by Kelly Corrigan,  founder of  Circus of Cancer, who was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in August 2004, just days before her oldest daughter turned three. Her family… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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I stood there taking in the sheen on the crow’s beaks, the heaving of the horse, the sire and fall of my father’s voice, the breeze driving clouds and tousling my hair, and… Continue reading

Meditation 101

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I am back to the subject of meditation again this morning and I write this post in response to some of the comments on an earlier post, Being Before Doing.  Some of you… Continue reading

Time for some guilt free treats

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Eating healthy is all well and good, but sometimes that craving for something sweet just has to be given into.  My husband has a very sweet tooth and finding ways to make healthy… Continue reading

Hero to the poor

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We have much that is wrong with our health care system here in Ireland. We suffer the inequities that a divided health care system brings, but however bad it is, I can’t help thinking… Continue reading