What’s The First Thing You Thought About This Morning? #WritingPromp

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If I am encouraging you to take up my weekly writing prompt, I really should be joining you. I need the inspiration too!  The first thing I thought of this morning was the… Continue reading

Nancy’s Summer Blogging Challenge

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If I put this post off any longer I will never get round to it, so here goes! 1.  How long have you been blogging (or reading blogs)? I started my blog in… Continue reading

My Abiding Love of Reading #BookLoversDay

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Today is designated #NationalBookLoversDay.  Are you a book lover? I sure am. I devour books and can’t sleep without first reading a chapter of whichever book I have on the go. I love reading… Continue reading

Coping With Scanxiety: Practical Tips from Cancer Patients

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Thanks to all of you who responded to my call for tips and advice on coping with scanxiety. The article is now published. It may not be officially part of the medical lexicon yet,… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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#MondayMotivation

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Mindful Monday

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The Real Patient in The Digital World

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I was delighted with the enthusiastic response to the concepts I presented in my talk on the digital patient at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-11) in Barcelona this week. Though there’s… Continue reading

Thoughts on World Poetry Day

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Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Happy #InternationalWomensDay

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Each year around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. To mark today, I want to give a shout out to all the women who have inspired and continue to inspire me here on Journeying… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Happy Birthday Scorchy: Our hearts break all over again

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This showed up on my Facebook news feed today – I am sure it showed up for many of you too. My heart breaks all over again. How do you feel when you… Continue reading

#MotivationMonday

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Weekly Round-Up: World Cancer Day Edition #CancerRealityCheck

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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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Poetry Friday

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91 dropped and falling from such heights for so long that maybe I will have enough time to learn flying Vera Pavlova

#MondayMotivation

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Weekly Round-Up: The Gratitude 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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Weekly Round-Up: Remembering Scorchy

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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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

#WorldKindness Day – Only Kindness Makes Sense

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Today is World Kindness Day. Every day should be filled with kindness of course, but let’s make a special effort today to do a special kindness for someone.  I posted this last year… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: #ForBeth

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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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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I stumbled upon this quote today and it really struck a chord with me: I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories ~ WASHINGTON IRVING But… Continue reading

Shedding Our Masks On World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental… Continue reading

BECCA: Easing The Loneliness of The Breast Cancer Journey

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I was contacted earlier this year by Breast Cancer Care, a UK-based breast cancer charity who had just launched the test phase of a web-app called BECCA’ (BrEast Cancer Care App).  The app targets… Continue reading

Read A Book Day

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Today is #ReadABookDay! I’d love to learn more about your reading habits. What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book of all time? When I am not getting lost in scandi-noir books, I love… Continue reading

Come Be My Light

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    The following story is adapted from Mother Teresa’s writings, Come Be My Light about her visit to Bourke, a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. We went to the outskirts of… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Dedicated to Catherine

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I dedicate this week’s poem to the wonderful shining light that was Catherine Brunelle a true-life heroine who knew who she was and the journey she was on. Her journey ended far too early,… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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#MondayMotivation

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Poetry Friday

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Breathing Lessons Let it in, let it all in Let it all in to your heart All that is, all that is gift You don’t’ have to take it apart Everything we do… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Mindful Monday

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Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.  You have to love. You have to feel. It… Continue reading

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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Poetry Friday

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Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up

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T 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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Poetry Friday

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The Swan   Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: In Memory of Rachael Bland

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T 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 I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Poetry Friday

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Poetry: Tis a Fearful Thing ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose.… Continue reading

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