Breast cancer gene clue discovery

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Five genetic clues to why some women have a family history of breast cancer have been identified by UK researchers. It brings to 18 the number of common genetic variations linked to a… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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I make no apologies for featuring another couscous recipe again. I find myself reaching for this ingredient as the basis for a quick lunch or supper dish regularly. I love this aromatic way… Continue reading

Smile Saturday

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Poetry Friday

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91 dropped and falling from such heights for so long that maybe I will have enough time to learn flying Vera Pavlova

Time to be

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I am trying to practise being in the now. It’s not always easy; which is why I need to remind myself over and over to stop and be fully alive to the present… Continue reading

Lynn Redgrave

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Lynn Redgrave The world learned of the passing of actress Lynn Redgrave this week with the issuing of this beautiful statement by her family:      Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey… Continue reading

The power to heal

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to… Continue reading

When life imitates art

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Viewers were unaware that Sally Whittaker was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time as her soap character I was really quite shocked to read that the actress Sally Whittaker, who plays the… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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I do admire Jamie Oliver for his passion in empowering everyone to learn how to cook easy meals for themselves. He is, by all accounts, taking the US by storm and aiming to… Continue reading

When affirmations don’t work

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  I admit to having somewhat ambivalent feelings towards the positive self talk brigade. While I  can see the benefits of maintaining a positive attitude in life, I also see how for many  it can quickly turn… Continue reading