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

Meat Free Monday

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Today I am posting a very special recipe – special because my lovely friend Debbie, is sharing it with us.  Debbie Matriccino Thomas is a cancer survivor who writes her own blog, Debbie’s… Continue reading

Young breast cancer survivors and the 5 year milestone

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Because of treatment advances, more and more women are living longer after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Young, premenopausal women may live for many years with a history of the disease. Yet only… Continue reading

Being before doing

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I met Pasha Hogan, two years ago, at the Young Survival Coalition conference in Washington DC, where she sought out the two Irish girls who had travelled all the way across the Atlantic… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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To Risk To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing… Continue reading

The nesting instinct of cancer

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Last month in the New York Times,  Dana Jennings, who has been writing a regular column about his experience of dealing with prostate cancer, wrote about his desire to “nest” following treatment: “More… Continue reading

Top cancer advances 2009

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Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology releases a report that pinpoints the top advances in cancer treatment, prevention and screening. This year, ASCO identified 15 key advances in four areas.  Here is… Continue reading