Category Archive: Top Posts

Breast Cancer “Awareness”: What Is The Message?

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October – a pause for perspective

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Originally posted on Feisty Blue Gecko – a tail of the unexpected:
Sometimes there is a moment, or a prompt and your heart stops.  Your mind pauses. And you are reminded of those…

Mindful Monday

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If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused. This is what the things… Continue reading

Do You Live Longer If You Are Married?

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According to a recent study, published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology,  cancer patients who are married live longer than single people who have the disease. The finding suggests that maintaining chemotherapy and… Continue reading

Three Simple Ways To Improve Your Memory

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Cognitive impairment to a lesser or greater degree can effect you both during and after your treatment. You may have the feeling that your cognitive abilities are slower and less acute than before… Continue reading

Monday Motivation

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Rise Of The Patient: A Survivor’s Perspective

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I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the Rise Of The Patient radio show on what cancer survivorship means to me. Previous guests have included well-known patient advocates Colleen Young, Andrew Spong,… Continue reading

Advice From a Tree

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Dear Friend Stand tall and proud Sink your roots deeply into the earth Reflect the light of your true nature Think long term Go out on a limb Remember your place among all… Continue reading

On Gratitude

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Mindful Monday

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Though we live much of our lives outside, in action and engagement with the world, the deeper impact of what happens is registered in the narrative of the heart. Because the heart dwells… Continue reading