Remembering Patrick Swayze

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I woke this morning to the sad news that Patrick Swayze, an actor who attained iconic status in my teenage years as the star of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, died last night after living with pancreatic… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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  Tomato, eggplant/aubergine and feta linguine Ingredients (serves 4) 1 medium aubergine/eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 1 red onion, cut into wedges salt and cracked black pepper 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges… Continue reading

Can Twitter make you happy?

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I’ve just been reading a post on the Social Media Today blog which points to  “a fascinating piece in today’s NY Times Magazine, Is Happiness Catching. The article describes an innovative study by Nicholas Christakis… Continue reading

Become a cancer warrior

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  Cancer Warrior Coalition is creating a powerful unified collaboration of citizens and organizational entities to pool resources, talent, information, research and efforts in order to effect necessary change in the way we… Continue reading

Statins may help prevent breast cancer

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may help to prevent breast cancer build up resistance to the gold standard treatment, a study has found. Laboratory research carried out in the US suggests tumours are shielded against the… Continue reading

Younger women delay breast check

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Many women who find a lump in their breast delay seeing a doctor because they believe that only women over 50 or those with a family history develop breast cancer, a new study… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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  Today’s poem was written for Poetry in Pink Breast Cancer fundraiser by Jani Rosado. On her website Musings and Scribbles, Jani states so eloquently that she writes ” to connect, to understand… Continue reading

Do you know what your body is telling you?

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As cancer survivors, I reckon we are all very tuned into what our bodies are telling us. Perhaps  too tuned in at times, when every slight ache and twinge can lead to fears… Continue reading

The breast cancer survivor on a mission to save lives one house at a time

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I love this story from the CNN heroes series about breast cancer survivor, Andrea Ivory, who is on a mission to save lives one house at a time. Ivory formed the Florida Breast… Continue reading

Honoring Naomi Sims

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Long before Naomi Campbell, another Naomi, Naomi Sims, made her mark as the first black model to gain world wide recognition in the Sixties. Naomi rocketed to the top of the fashion world when she… Continue reading