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The Blind Spot

ShareTweet In his book The Emotional Brain, neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux tells the story of a woman. And this one’s a gem. You see this woman had no ability to make new memories as a result of damage to her brain. She simply couldn’t remember things that she had experienced only moments before. The more I […]

Hey Sugar

ShareTweet Sweet poison they call it. I haven’t read the book. But after viewing a youtube clip from the University of California, it’s got me thinking. Google Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0 and you’ll see what I mean. And I always know when one of my girls has overdosed on sugar. She becomes Dr Jekyll. A […]

Compassion

ShareTweet There was rage inside of me today. Pure rage. I didn’t know what it was at first. I just felt rage at the hardness of heart that lacked a complete understanding of what it is to experience cancer. A complete lack of compassion. One human being unable to even imagine walking in another’s footsteps. […]

Have you eaten rice today?

ShareTweet It’s a beautiful greeting, isn’t it. The Chinese sometimes greet each other like this. And for me it oozes pure love. I stepped off a plane two days ago from Hong Kong. My husband and I ran away for a beautiful week of indulging our senses. And I often wonder why I didn’t give […]

Listening to the expert

ShareTweet I was blessed today to enjoy a beautiful lunch with a beautiful friend. Yes, you know who you are as you read this post. So special to spend time in your company. Such a privilege. So wonderful to laugh. And as we dined and enjoyed the finer things in life, a question was asked […]

Jumping at Shadows

ShareTweet I now realise there are times my mind tries to get the better of me. Despite a deeper sense of knowing I am completely healed. And on occasion I can still jump at those shadows. You know, the mysterious aches and pains that before the cancer would have been nothing. But, as they say, once […]

Resilience

ShareTweet It was a difficult week back in June. The sudden death of a beautiful 15 year old girl rocked our community. Even those of us who didn’t know her were affected as we watched our children try to cope. They buried her on the Monday. Tuesday, we received news of the diagnosis of a […]

Nipping it in the bud

ShareTweet The experience of cancer can really change the way you do life, can’t it. Once upon a time I would have agonised for ages over how to deal with an uncomfortable situation. Well, I had two this week raise their ugly heads. Two relationships that are proving difficult and painful. And while I ushered […]

It starts with connection

ShareTweet I hate statistics. Just numbers on a page. They don’t reflect the differences we all bring to our own healing. They don’t reflect our mind or our emotions. They don’t reflect our spiritual selves. They’re like a one dimensional picture transposed onto multi-dimensional beings. One size fits all. A good friend recounts in his […]

Seek first to understand

ShareTweet Sometimes the darkness still comes calling. And I know it’s not fear. Much more a grief. A deep sadness for all that has been lost. The first month it happened it shook me. It was so unexpected. But now I have come to recognise it as my new normal. Descending just a couple of […]