Category Archive: Holistic

Can turmeric help to prevent cancer?

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Can this Indian spice help to prevent cancer? As regular readers know, I am careful not to promote any claims that certain products can prevent or cure cancer. I have come to believe… Continue reading

Laughter as good as a jog in the park

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Laughter can do as much good for your body as a jog around the park, scientists in California have claimed. Doctors describe “mirthful laughter” as “internal jogging” because it can lower blood pressure, reduce… Continue reading

The benefits of oncology massage

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Catherine Connors, holistic therapist and stress management consultant, wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago about how beautiful the body is and how we do not always cherish the most wonderful… Continue reading

Meditation 101

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I am back to the subject of meditation again this morning and I write this post in response to some of the comments on an earlier post, Being Before Doing.  Some of you… Continue reading

Being before doing

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I met Pasha Hogan, two years ago, at the Young Survival Coalition conference in Washington DC, where she sought out the two Irish girls who had travelled all the way across the Atlantic… Continue reading

Hope in Bloom

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I came across an uplifting story recently about an organization with the wonderful name, Hope in Bloom, a nonprofit that plants gardens for breast-cancer patients. Linda (Bosse) Charron is getting a reminder of… Continue reading

Peace is every step

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  As regular readers will know, I try to follow a practise of mindfulness in my daily life. I was lucky enough to be introduced to mindfulness at the cancer support centre I attended… Continue reading

Dorothy’s Story: Tai Chi gave me a purpose

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I came across the story of Dorothy and her experience with Tai Chi on the Real Women, Real Advice blog.  Dorothy says when she received her breast cancer diagnosis, it felt like a death sentence. At… Continue reading

Do self-help books really help?

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This year the world celebrates 150 years of self-help books but do these books really work? I myself am a sucker for many of these books, as my groaning book-shelves will attest to, but I… Continue reading

Courageous Women, Fearless Living

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The 4th annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living Retreat for women touched by cancer will take place August 26-30 at Shambala Mountain Center, Colorado, USA. I have written a lot about the emotional and… Continue reading