Poetry Friday

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  There are days There are days when one should be able to pluck off one’s head like a dented or worn helmet, straight from the nape and collarbone (those crackling branches!) and… Continue reading

#MotivationMonday

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

#MotivationMonday

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Healing and Cancer

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  Today I found myself being interviewed by Rob Rutledge, MD, a radiation oncologist, who is passionate about empowering people affected by a cancer diagnosis. He is co-founder of the Healing and Cancer Foundation which… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: In Memory of Jody Schoger

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“No man is an island … any man’s death diminishes me” wrote the poet John Donne back in 1624. I thought of these words when I heard the news of Jody Schoger’s passing on… Continue reading

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“Poetry is medicine” –  Alice Walker I’ve been asked to choose a poem to read as part of an interview I  am giving this weekend for the Healing and Cancer podcast series. It… Continue reading

Saved By A Poem

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Originally posted on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer :
Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve…

Depressed cancer patients less likely to recover well after treatment

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I came across a study last week from Macmillan Cancer Support and the University of Southampton, which reveals that people with depression are significantly less likely to recover well after treatment for colorectal cancer… Continue reading