The power of positive affirmations

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Earlier this year I wrote a post on the subject of when affirmations don’t work. I admitted to having somewhat ambivalent feelings towards the positive self talk brigade. While I  can see the benefits of… Continue reading

Caring for the Carers

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Massage therapists throughout Ireland are offering massage treatments to carers for €10 this week. The annual collaboration between the Irish Massage Therapists Association and the Carers Association is held as part of Massage Awareness Week,… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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The clocks went back one hour over the weekend here in Ireland, which has ushered in the shorter winter days. Food writer, John McKenna, writing in the Irish Times last week believes that… Continue reading

Another day, another study confirms that the story isn’t over when cancer treatment ends

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Researchers in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions have studied the lives of breast cancer patients following chemotherapy and found that their environments and available support systems help determine the quality… Continue reading

Where are you right now?

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How often are you engaged in a task while focused on another activity that needs to get done? Lifecoach Cheryl Richardson’s latest newsletter is on the topic of noticing where your mind is… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post “Inspired”

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In 2008 I lost my mother to breast cancer. I didn’t know how to be a daughter without a mother. I looked for resources and stories like mine, but I couldn’t find many… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Turquoise She was once an eleven year old girl in a long-sleeved and turquoise t-shirt from the children’s department. And now she stands before me, or rather she doesn’t stand before me at… Continue reading

Friday Round-Up

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Most read posts on the JBBC blog this week   Can you have too much information? 182 The Lady with the Lamp 165 Guest Blog: Pink Intentions1 159 From Cancer to Motherhood 143… Continue reading

From Cancer to Motherhood

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Today’s guest post is a subject very close to my heart. Special thanks to Dr Sonja Kristiansen MD, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility (REI) specialist, for providing us with her expert advice.… Continue reading

Could a dose of the blues lift your spirits?

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Scientists have found that exposure to blue light boosts activity in the parts of the brain that handle emotions. They believe the findings could explain why light appears to improve mood in both… Continue reading