Category Archive: Personal Reflections

Night Sea Journey

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The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in ones life. ~ Dalai Lama When I was a child, I would spend hours by myself getting lost… Continue reading

Journeying from darkness to light

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Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the… Continue reading

Tag! You’re it!

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Now y’all know how much I love learning more about my bloggesses, so you can imagine how delighted I was when Kim tagged me in this game.  I loved learning some more about… Continue reading

When bloggers meet offline

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I managed to catch up with fellow blogger Jan Hasak on her last night in Ireland. Jan is from California and is author of two books Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on surviving breast cancer… Continue reading

My Mum

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I have been MIA over the past few days as I have been at the hospital where my Mum is very ill. She suffered a suspected stroke on Sunday but tests have ruled… Continue reading

Reflections on a Blogoversary

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The JBBC blog is two years old this month and from the outset my aim was to lessen the feeling of isolation among cancer survivors. This has evolved over time to encompass more than cancer… Continue reading

In gratitude

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And still your wonderful comments keep coming. I am so grateful to each and every one of you. Your collective wisdom and compassion, which I always knew to be there, has lifted me… Continue reading

To see the beauty in the ordinary

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in  seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust I am endlessly captivated by the changing seasons and walking in nature is my favourite way to… Continue reading

A most memorable Christmas

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Well, here we are again at the end of another year and I hope your last week is just what you want it to be. I’ve been having a lovely week, following on from a surprisingly delightful… Continue reading

What is your pain personality?

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As I am recovering from surgery this week, I was interested to be emailed this quiz on pain personality. It probes our attitude to pain and I was surprised to see my results… Continue reading