Category Archive: Psychological impact of cancer

How stories can heal the wounded places

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     Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion ~ Barry Lopez   Perhaps it is because I come from an Irish tradition… Continue reading

The Well Trodden Path

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UPDATE: The following post was written by Rachel Moro Cheetham, a beloved member of the breast cancer blogging community. It is with great sadness that I update this with the news that Rachel… Continue reading

Friday Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of my favourite BC 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… Continue reading

The power of positive affirmations

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Earlier this year I wrote a post on the subject of when affirmations don’t work. I admitted to having somewhat ambivalent feelings towards the positive self talk brigade. While I  can see the benefits of… Continue reading

Another day, another study confirms that the story isn’t over when cancer treatment ends

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Researchers in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions have studied the lives of breast cancer patients following chemotherapy and found that their environments and available support systems help determine the quality… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post “Inspired”

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In 2008 I lost my mother to breast cancer. I didn’t know how to be a daughter without a mother. I looked for resources and stories like mine, but I couldn’t find many… Continue reading

I’ve “beaten” cancer, so why am I so sad?

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As regular readers know the theme of mental health is one close to my heart and it is one I return to again and again. As cancer survivors, many of us have struggled… Continue reading

How to write a healing poem

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Diana Raab Do you remember earlier this month I reviewed author Diana Raab’s Healing with Words? When I posted the review I promised you a special appearance on the JBBC blog by the author herself.… 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

The Breast Cancer M.A.P. Project

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I am so pleased to see that a registry for breast cancer survivors in the United States will allow survivors to join together  in a nationwide effort to improve survivorship. I would love… Continue reading