Friday Poetry

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The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives… Continue reading

Cancer drug case study: Tyverb

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Jo Waters, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  Then she had six cycles of Herceptin. It appeared to work. “I had two years of… Continue reading

Connecting to others through giving

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   Give, give, give—what is the point of having experience, knowledge, or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Our beautiful autumn weather is continuing and on Saturday I took a walk in the park and paid a visit to the farmer’s market held there each weekend. I made straight for the stand… Continue reading

Living Beyond:The Woman Inside Project

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When I first read about the Woman Inside Project I was so impressed by the beauty of the task that creator Lissa Rankin has taken on, that I contacted her to find out more.… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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In searching for a poem to share with you today, I came across the following exquisite verse by John Rutter on Kate’s blog . It is titled “Gaelic Blessings” and in honour of the… Continue reading

Peace is every step

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  As regular readers will know, I try to follow a practise of mindfulness in my daily life. I was lucky enough to be introduced to mindfulness at the cancer support centre I attended… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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  We have been having some lovely warm weather for the last few days, so I am still happy to eat some nice salad for lunch, particularly as the rich purple colour of… Continue reading

New social network for women touched by HER2+ breast cancer

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Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. Barry Lopez As regular readers know, I don’t need any convincing when it comes to the… Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me

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Today is my birthday. I feel I did a lot of my celebrating 11 days ago on my cancerversary, but can’t help also remembering that birthday I spent in 2004 in hospital just… Continue reading