Acupuncture Awareness Week

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Look out for Ireland’s Acupuncture Awareness Week which starts tomorrow Monday 18th January. Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles of varying lengths are inserted through the skin to treat a… Continue reading

Coronation Street’s breast cancer storyline

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I have been really impressed with the way the scriptwriters on the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street, have dealt with the breast cancer diagnosis of the character of Sally Webster.  When I first read that the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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      The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to… Continue reading

Don’t miss the duckling moments

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“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon… Continue reading

Why do we resist meditation?

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I’ve already fallen by the wayside regarding one of my New Year’s resolutions… my daily commitment to meditation is wavering. I know how important it is for me personally to have a daily practise… Continue reading

Face the Sun

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Face the Sun is the first feature film to look closely at breast cancer and its impact on families. This tender, heart-warming and inspirational film offers messages of courage, hope and forgiveness, while… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s recipe is stuffed butternut squash. One of the most abundant nutrients in winter squash, beta-carotene, has been shown to have very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  This vegetable is also rich in Vitamin… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Today, I have a most gorgeous poem for you, perfect for the start of a new year. It is written by Irish poet, Brendan Kennelly, and in fact, it was a poem chosen… Continue reading

Breast cancer is not a single disease

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We all know that no two cancers are exactly the same, but now new research has shown that breast cancer is not a single disease but a collection of at least five separate… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Normal service has resumed! After the christmas hiatus, it is time to get back into a routine and as it’s Monday, it’s time for the Meat Free Monday recipe. I’ve recently discovered a… Continue reading