Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday dish is from one of my favourite food writers, Nigel Slater. He was writing about his glut of home grown courgettes in last Sunday’s Observer and offered this delicious… Continue reading

Laura Linney taking on the “C” word

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First we had the “L word”….now comes the “C word” on TV. According to Showtime sources, actress Laura Linney, an actress I always enjoy watching, is to star in a “dark comedy about cancer”.… Continue reading

Art therapy lowers depression in breast cancer

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Recent research shows that almost every second woman with breast cancer is depressed or has anxiety; the risk for younger women is even higher. The findings of a clinical trial, published in a recent… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Last week, I posted on the reason why I instituted Poetry Friday and later today I intend to write another post on the therapeutic effects of art in lowering depression in cancer.  The… Continue reading

Uniting our efforts on a global stage

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I’ve been watching the LiveStrong video of the stories of those who travelled from all over the world to attend the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin this past week. Everyone  I met there… Continue reading

A tribute to loved ones

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At the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit taking place this week in Dublin, there is a touching “tribute wall” where delegates can post the names of those friends and loved ones who have been… Continue reading

This is what it’s all about

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What a great day today at the pre-event registration for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit here in Dublin. A great feeling of being part of an historic global event. I met some wonderful… Continue reading

LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit Starts

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I spent this morning at a volunteer induction session for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit which starts tomorrow at the RDS, Dublin. It  was a terrific introduction to the work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Their global… Continue reading

A recipe for healthy living

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Given how random it sometimes appears to be, you would be forgiven for believing that becoming chronically ill is sometimes down to bad luck or karma. We read about the strange things that can… Continue reading

What is a winner?

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Now that the blog contest is over and I came 2nd, it’s time to reflect on what I’ve learned about myself. I didn’t enter this competition to win; I entered it for fun and… Continue reading