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

Pretty is what changes

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I came across this in a bookstore when in the US last month. The title “Pretty Is What Changes” attracted me initially. The title comes from Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park With George, “Pretty isn’t… Continue reading

The loneliness of the long-distance cancer survivor

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Another day, another study confirming that cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends.  The study… Continue reading

Canvas of Hope

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  The Canvas of Hope is a collection of works of art created from microscopic images of breast cancer at Touro University.  The project came about when a group of students, studying second year… Continue reading

Does eating organic food really make any difference?

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I was reading about the latest British report which concludes that eating organic food does not provide any significant nutritional or health benefits. The independent report which was commissioned by the British Food Standards Agency (FSA)… Continue reading

Intimate with change

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I don’t normally advertise products that come my way, but I do make an exception for those that have made a difference in my life and those that I feel can offer genuine inspiration… Continue reading

Cancer at work

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Dealing with a chronic illness is difficult on a personal level, and can be even more difficult on a professional one, writes Michael Kelly in an interesting article in the Irish Times earlier… Continue reading

Dying to be tanned

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Our summer here in Ireland which started off promisingly in early June, has fizzled out to the usual damp and wet Irish summer we have become all too familiar with. Being tanned used… Continue reading

Remembering Jenny

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Most of you won’t know of my friend Jenny, but you will know of someone like her, and so I dedicate this post to all the Jennys we have known and loved and lost to… Continue reading