Mindful Monday

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Thanksgiving Greetings From Ireland To My American Friends

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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

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

Making the private public: Why we blog about illness

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I was delighted to take part yesterday in a Virtually Connecting online chat on the topic of why we blog about illness. It was a stimulating and interesting discussion, hosted by Becky Hogue and included… Continue reading

Find My Vein!

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I came across a post on iMedical Apps which reviews  an app that was recently released in the medical section of the Apple App Store called VeinSeek.  The app, reviewed by Iltifat Husain, MD, Assistant Professor… Continue reading

Healing and Cancer

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  Today I found myself being interviewed by Rob Rutledge, MD, a radiation oncologist, who is passionate about empowering people affected by a cancer diagnosis. He is co-founder of the Healing and Cancer Foundation which… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: In Memory of Jody Schoger

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“No man is an island … any man’s death diminishes me” wrote the poet John Donne back in 1624. I thought of these words when I heard the news of Jody Schoger’s passing on… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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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

Motivation 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

Weekly Round Up

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I was speaking at a conference in the UK last week and grabbed the opportunity to meet with Jo from ABC Diagnosis  at the airport when I arrived. It was wonderful to finally meet… Continue reading

New 3D Hair Technology

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As part of my work, I keep a keen eye on new digital technologies and how they can enhance healthcare. I am always fascinated and amazed at emerging technologies, and  this week I was really… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: All You Need Is Love?

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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

#WorldCancerDay 2016

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Want to rock your social media?

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So you know how much I love social media right? And that I’ve been honing my social media skills for close to a decade now –  which means, if we measure social media in… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Bring on the poets to remind us of the weighty glory resident in the rose, the caterpillar, the dog, and the grass. Bring on musicians of the spirit whose melodies touch both light… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: The Thanksgiving Edition

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I missed last week’s round-up because I was travelling for work. I hate missing out on reading and curating your blogs, so it’s good to be back in the saddle again.    I’ve always… Continue reading