Poetry Friday

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I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. My tasks lie in their places Where I left them, asleep like cattle Then what… Continue reading

Friends offer ‘a survival boost’

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Did you read the latest research which finds that having a good network of friends and neighbours boosts survival chances by 50%? Lead researcher of the Brigham Young University team, Julianne Holt-Lundstad says there… Continue reading

Should doctors go online?

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How many doctors offering good, well research, solid advice do you find online? I am not sure what the answer to that is, but I do know that there are far more proponents… Continue reading

Could fish oil reduce risk of breast cancer?

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A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing… Continue reading

Breaking the worry habit

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Many of you commented on how useful you found the Deepak Chopra post Time to Stop Worrying that I highlighted last month.  Chopra wrote that worry is like a mental smog and one of the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Wild Geese You do not have to be good.  You do not have to walk on your knees  for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.  You only have to let the soft… Continue reading

Cancer survivors online empowerment rally‏

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Today, Friday, July 23, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will be hosting an online Empowerment Rally featuring a diverse group of five cancer survivors/advocates participating in a roundtable discussion on patient empowerment. The… 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

Getting past “why me”

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Do you ever find yourself saying “why me”? or “it’s just not fair”? I can honestly say I haven’t said those words since I was a child. As I grew up it didn’t… Continue reading

Do alternative cancer treatments work?

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In the first few weeks of your diagnosis you may have been weighing up your treatment options while listening to stories of those who bypassed the surgeon’s knife/chemotherapy/radiotherapy, and went straight to “cure”… Continue reading