Weekly Round Up: Remembering Karen Sutherland

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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

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up

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Hi friends, I always hate having to skip a weekly round-up, but I will have to take a rain-check until next week.  I am in Philadelphia speaking at a conference on the role… Continue reading

Monday Motivation

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Mindful Monday

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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

Mindful Monday

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

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Today is Mother’s Day in Ireland and the UK. For the past few years I’ve written about Mother’s Day without my mother, but this year I hesitated to write it. I don’t want to be perennially moaning… Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

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Each year around the world, International Women’s Day  is celebrated on March 8. Each year sees a different theme and this year’s is #BeBoldForChange. So to mark today, I want to give a shout out to… Continue reading

A New Update On Our Dear Friend Karen

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Many of you know our dear friend, Karen Sutherland, who has been such a wonderful support to so many of us in the blogosphere over the past few years. Although Karen doesn’t have a… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Weekly Round Up: The Love Conquers 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

Mindful Monday

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Poetry Friday

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Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round Up: The World Cancer Day 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

Mindful Monday

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A Special New Year’s Wish For Friends

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And so, here we are again, on the cusp of a new year, and I have been wondering what to write today. I could wish all of you who have had troubles this… Continue reading

Shedding Light On A Winter Solstice

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There is something very special about today’s date. In the northern hemisphere December 21st is celebrated as the Winter Solstice and I feel drawn today to celebrate its ancient meaning with you. Nowhere… Continue reading

Day 17 #HAWMC Throwback Thursday

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I’ve missed quite a few HAWMC prompts over the past week, but I am jumping back in again today. It’s coming up to the anniversary of my mother’s death this month, and one… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: World Kindness Day 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

Only Kindness Makes Sense #WorldKindnessDay

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 Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you… Continue reading

Day 11 #HAWMC Who’s In Your Top Ten

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So for today’s prompt, there’s no way I could choose a top ten for any of these lists, for then I’d be leaving out too  many people. If you are new to this… Continue reading

Day 10 #HAWMC Does stress cause cancer?

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For today’s prompt, I decided to a random search on the Google search terms here on JBBC. The first one that jumped out on me was this one: Did stress cause my cancer?… Continue reading

Day 2 #HAWMC

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I just left a comment on Audrey’s blog to the effect that the HAWMC challenge is a great opportunity for us to stop and reflect on our blogging and advocacy motivations and activities, so… Continue reading

Day 1 #HAWMC

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I write and speak about many different aspects of health and in many different fora, but my blog goes right back to my first foray into health activism. Here’s the back-story to Journeying Beyond Breast… Continue reading

Watch this video; then tell me what you think #mbctime

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Latest update on our dear friend Karen

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Our dear friend Karen has started treatment, and I know some of you may be wondering how it is going for her. With her permission, I am sharing Karen’s latest email update.  I… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: Pinktober Is Here

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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

Poetry Friday

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When Someone Deeply Listens to You When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water.… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Just Showed Up for My Life ​​​​​​​Spending my time sleep walking ​​​​​​​Moving my mouth but not saying a thing ​​​​​​​Hoping the changes would take by working their way from the outside in ​​​​​​​I… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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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

Poetry Friday

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Had I Not Been Awake Had I not been awake I would have missed it, A wind that rose and whirled until the roof Pattered with quick leaves off the sycamore And got… Continue reading

10 Things Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer… and One Thing You Should.

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I get it, people just don’t know what to say to someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of the things you will hear, though well-meaning, are simply not helpful. Here… Continue reading