Category Archive: Personal Reflections

Give Me Those Wide Open Spaces

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The highlight of last week’s visit to San Diego was getting out of the city and driving through California’s, Anza–Borrego Desert State Park.  On all our trips to the US over the years, this… Continue reading

Reflections on my birthday

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Today is my birthday. I am a real birthday person. I love to celebrate each year, not in any big way though; I much prefer the quieter simpler celebrations in life. Some birthdays… Continue reading

Dealing with survivor guilt

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It may come as a surprise to those who have not experienced cancer, to learn that many cancer survivors suffer a sense of “survivor guilt” when we are in remission. It is difficult… Continue reading

Time to take off the mask – again

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   I am reposting this from last December. I have just returned from a hospital admission for another miscarriage this week and I wanted to repost by way of explanation for why I… Continue reading

The Lady with the Lamp

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Florence Nightingale, who died 100 years ago this week, is popularly remembered as “the Lady with the Lamp” (from her habit of making rounds at night), who did heroic work nursing wounded soldiers… Continue reading

Lessons from the movies II

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Last night I watched the movie Click, starring Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale, on DVD. It is about a man who receives a magical universal remote control which enables him to flash back, stop and… Continue reading

Reflections on beauty

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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”  ~ Kahlil Gibran Reading Catherine’s guest blog post yesterday inspired me to write a little more on the nature of beauty.… Continue reading

Choose your feelings wisely

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Do you ever feel like you are sometimes hijacked by your emotions? I certainly do.  There is a psychological term for this – emotional hijacking. It occurs when a person’s rational thoughts and actions… Continue reading

Back home again…

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   Hi everyone. Did you miss me?? Well, I am back home again, tired, jet-lagged, with a suit case overflowing with laundry and bits and pieces picked up at the mall, and a heart overflowing with wonderful memories of… Continue reading

When affirmations don’t work

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  I admit to having somewhat ambivalent feelings towards the positive self talk brigade. While I  can see the benefits of maintaining a positive attitude in life, I also see how for many  it can quickly turn… Continue reading