Motivation Monday

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Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: The Thanksgiving Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

On the death of the beloved

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Originally posted on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer:
My beloved mother passed away this morning. Death Notice of Brighid (Brídge) Ennis On the Death of the Beloved Though we need to weep your loss,…

Thanksgiving Greetings From Ireland: What Are You Most Thankful For Today?

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One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life is that I feel part of a wonderful support community through this blog. While we don’t celebrate the day officially here in… Continue reading

6 warning signs that online health information may be unreliable

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Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
If you are using Dr Google to find information about a health problem – like most people do – you will come across unreliable online information. Information…

Weekly Round Up

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It’s been one of those busy weeks when time ran away from me. Instead of my usual round-up I am asking you to please leave a link in the comments below to any… Continue reading

Every seriously ill person needs to develop a style for their illness

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In preparation for an upcoming presentation on the value of stories in medicine, I’ve been doing lots of reading. I came across this quote from writer, Anatole Broyard, literary critic and editor for The… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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“In handbooks on Chinese traditional painting, an advice commonly given to the artist who wishes to learn to paint trees is to sketch them in winter, for then, without the seductive yet confused… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Sex and Intimacy After Breast Cancer: Susan’s Story

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Originally posted on Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Blog:
There are many ways a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can impact your sexual life. In anticipation of our new publication, Breast Cancer inFocus:…