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

Meat Free Monday

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Here is a simple recipe for a satisfying vegetarian bean burger. The beans used are butter beans, which I believe are also known as lima beans (correct me if I’m wrong here). Beans… Continue reading

Pink Auction

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This coming October, the first ever Pink Auction will be held in Cork City. The auction will bring together many people with two goals (1) to promote creative textiles in Ireland and (2) to raise money for Action Breast Cancer,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters    I    I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.… 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

Mastectomy Love

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Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. Barry Lopez I am honoured today to share with you Catherine’s story.   As regular readers will… Continue reading

Parable of the blessing or the curse

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There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster ~ Richard Bach I am sure many of you will have heard the parable of the old… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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  I love a creamy risotto and this one makes good use of one of my favourite comfort foods- butternut squash. Butternut squash is a nutritious food option that is filling and sweet. It… Continue reading

Healing with Words

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I have just finished reading Diana Raab’s marvellous book Healing with Words.  The inspiration to write this book came from the author’s having been diagnosed with two cancers in five years. Her diagnosis and surgery in… Continue reading

We are all heroes

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I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles ~ Christopher Reeve Although he never planned it that way, Christopher Reeve became a… Continue reading