Poetry Friday

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The Deep By the time they put a name on it you are already pushing back – black-bottomed sludge spilling between your toes, sucking deep, digging in, as you poise to spring clear.… Continue reading

Six Impossible Things

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The Queen in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland  “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,”said the Queen. “When I was… Continue reading

That’s just the way it comes

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I’ve been reading M. Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Travelled and Beyond, and while disappointed that it is not as good as his seminal work, The Road Less Travelled, I am nevertheless picking up… Continue reading

The benefits of oncology massage

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Catherine Connors, holistic therapist and stress management consultant, wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago about how beautiful the body is and how we do not always cherish the most wonderful… Continue reading

Joy for Phil and Amy Mickelson

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It was a happy moment watching Phil Mickelson, dressed in black, a pink ribbon embroidered into his golf cap, take his third Masters in Augusta on Sunday. The Mickelson family have had a tough year… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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I discovered a terrific blog recently with some wonderfully creative vegetarian recipes with an emphasis on Indian flavours.  So today’s recipe is borrowed from Lisa’s Kitchen and it features a staple of my own… Continue reading

Smile Saturday

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Poetry Friday

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Sky Dance – Leonid Afremov Slow Dance     Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at… Continue reading

Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer

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You have probably heard by now that tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer Reading her PEOPLE interview I was very… Continue reading

Getting worry under control

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Recently I have noticed my anxiety levels have begun to creep up in anticipation of an upcoming hospital appointment, and once that happens, it opens the floodgates to worry. I start worrying and… Continue reading