Rebekah Gibbs’ Death Shows Just How Deadly Breast Cancer Can Be In Young Women

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Actress Rebekah Gibbs has died today aged 41, six years after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Gibbs played paramedic Nina Farr for more than 100 episodes of the BBC medical drama, Casualty, between 2004 and 2006. Rebekah… Continue reading

MoJo Monday

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If you aren’t familiar with the idea behind Mojo Monday, it’s a writing prompt to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to write about it on your blogs or simply leave a comment… 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

A Nice Surprise

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  I broke off my mammoth weekly task of curating the weekly round-up to find my name on this list of influential epatients and patient advocates. You’ll recognize some familiar faces, stalwarts of the… Continue reading

Fighting Battles And The Language Of Cancer

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Media portrayals of cancer as “a battle to be fought”, and its focus on ‘brave fighters’ beating the odds, can lead to feelings of guilt and failure in people with a terminal diagnosis,… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round Up: It’s the End of October but NOT the End of Breast Cancer!

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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

Writing to Heal

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“Simply speaking the truth heals” ~ Dr Rachel Naomi Remen For nearly 20 years, Dr. James W. Pennebaker has been giving people an assignment: write down your deepest feelings about an emotional upheaval… Continue reading

Knit your way to health

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Knitting has had a make–over. It’s no longer associated with old ladies; it’s become a trendy thing to own up to, with countless blogs, websites and YouTube videos devoted to the art of… Continue reading

Mojo Monday

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If you aren’t familiar with the idea behind Mojo Monday, it’s a writing prompt to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to write about it on your blogs or simply leave a comment… Continue reading