Category Archive: Personal Reflections

Nothing exists except this

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“Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing exists anymore for me outside of my mother’s hospital bed. The horizons… Continue reading

Ciseach

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Thanks to Katie for reminding me to turn to the writings of the Celtic poet and philosopher, John O’ Donohue; in particular his last work before his untimely death, Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, has… Continue reading

An unrequited love

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It’s been a while, but I still remember those heady first days and weeks of falling in love, when the first thought in the morning, the last thought at night and all during… Continue reading

Grief is exhausting

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Grief is just so exhausting.  Someone described it as living in two worlds at the same time. As soon as I return from the hospital after my morning visit to see my mother, I… Continue reading

In gratitude…

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My deepest gratitude to you all for your support at this sad time. I have come back time and again to read your comments and gained strength and comfort from your words. Many… Continue reading

Far from home…

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As you know I travelled to Malta last week to attend the 10th Europa Donna Pan European Conference. Valetta, where we are staying, is a beautiful city with stunning architecture and I had… Continue reading

Birthday Blues

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I’ve got the birthday blues today. There, I’ve said it. I looked back on last year’s birthday entry here and the celebratory mood I was in to try to recapture some of that… Continue reading

Reflections on my seven year “cancerversary”

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I still find it hard to believe that it is seven years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yesterday, September 29, is the day that I traditionally date my “cancerversary” from – the day… Continue reading

On missing my mother

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Thanks for all your good wishes and support after Sunday night’s post. It is so wonderful to know that we aren’t alone – that there is a whole community of women who really… Continue reading

Oh mama! It’s mammogram time

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I spent this weekend busy designing the website for my new business venture, and as always happens, when it comes to what I am passionate about, I became completely lost in the activity.… Continue reading