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Cancer is NOT the problem

ShareTweet You might be wondering why I’ve come to the conclusion that cancer is not the problem. Certainly it’s an issue. And a bloody big one. But it’s not the actual problem. I believe cancer is in fact the consequence of the problem. Of course that begs the question ‘What then is the problem?’ As […]

Does the mind matter?

ShareTweet I received some feedback about a talk I gave recently. And while the large majority of people found the content of my talk enlightening (which I am thrilled about because this knowledge will go on to help even more people), there was someone who wasn’t too happy. The feedback went something like this: … […]

What effects?

ShareTweet I once met a man who laughed at the very idea that there could be side-effects to drugs. Because if you take something and it causes an effect then it’s a direct one, isn’t it. And there’s some truth to his reasoning, isn’t there. Everything really is a direct effect. Some desirable, some less […]

Thinking outside the box

ShareTweet My husband Steve received a Christmas card from Oscar this year. Now this may not strike you as unusual. After all, another Christmas as just been and gone. But when you consider Oscar is a gorgeous brown sausage dog it might just get you to wondering. When I first met Oscar he was completely […]

Pain, Pain Go Away

ShareTweet A young GP asked me about a patient yesterday. Very concerned, she asked if I thought her patient’s chronic pain issues could be related to his emotional and mental state. Of course they are I said, without a doubt. I take my hat off to this young woman being brave enough to ask the […]

Stress spreads cancer

ShareTweet There’s some great stuff on Catalyst and the episode on stress and cancer is no exception. An interview with the Australian researchers who’ve worked out at least one of the ways in which stress helps cancer to spread. And there were a few things in particular that grabbed my attention. The first… The beautiful […]

The Chicken and the Egg

ShareTweet They’re kind of mesmerising. And as strange as it may sound, it’s become a sort of meditation. Especially for someone who doesn’t really like to meditate. Every morning, enjoying my cup of coffee while watching our chickens strut the garden. Beautiful isa browns. And they are gorgeous. I never realised how much I would […]

To hurl or not to hurl?

ShareTweet That is the question. And when you’re given bags of anti-nausea medication with each chemo infusion, it’s a pretty big suggestion that you’re going to feel sick, isn’t it. Not to mention the anti-emetics you take home with you. Plants a seed in the mind, doesn’t it. And there’s so much power in that. […]

The Fast Track

ShareTweet Have you ever noticed how when you look into something, it seems to get bigger. And bigger. It’s like the great mysteries of life. When you start to scratch the surface, you often uncover something so much greater, don’t you. Well the other day I went looking for some more research. Because I knew […]

Gifts in funny wrapping paper

ShareTweet My eyes drive me crazy sometimes. Watering uncontrollably. It can look like I’m crying when really I’m not. And it all started about four years ago. When I was first diagnosed. And while there are times when they are better than others, they really haven’t stopped watering since. It seems something opened the floodgates. […]