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Fertile Soil

ShareTweet It’s been a big week this week in the world of science. Because they finally found it. A physical link between stress and cancer. Not that any of us doubted it. After all there’s been a ton of psychological studies out there for years showing how stress makes cancer worse… and to suggest it’s probably […]

Memories of yesterday

ShareTweet Yesterday was an interesting day. My middle daughter and I were invited to speak to a group of young student doctors. Fresh faced, open and with such a beautiful energy. They still have their training wheels on. And it is such a privilege to be able to speak with them, an opportunity to help […]

Keep Moving

ShareTweet They say when life’s hard the best thing you can do is to keep moving forward. And after watching Catalyst’s episode on Exercise and Cancer it proves it’s true in more ways than one. If you haven’t seen this episode, you must. Because what they’ve done is to demonstrate without a doubt that when we […]

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 […]

Unfurling

ShareTweet Sometimes I am the guinea pig. I get an idea and I just can’t help myself, wondering at the possibilities. And so I test out my theory on myself. It happened recently. While most areas of my life are better than I could ever have dreamed post cancer, there are a couple that took […]

Filling the bucket

ShareTweet I wish I could give blood. Everywhere I go I see the blood bank vans. I seem to be haunted by them. But there’s not much point. They always have trouble finding my veins. Every surgery is the same. Has been all my life. Both my daughter and my mum are exactly the same. […]

The Medical Consequences of Loneliness

ShareTweet     To Joe, Jim, and Kathleen in the hope that in their adult years they will find lovers as exquisite as their mother. I was reading a book recently. And the dedication takes my breath away. The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness. A book that speaks of our need for companionship.. […]

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 […]

When angels walk among us

ShareTweet Sometimes I feel I am carried on angel’s wings. But my angels come in the form of people. Special people who touch my life through all its ups and downs. The other night our bus driver arrived at the door with the most enormous bouquet of beautiful flowers. The palest of orange gerberas mixed […]

H.O.P.E.

ShareTweet I heard some shocking news this week. A survey on the mental health of doctors. Mental and emotional health really. Because it seems that 1 in 5 medical students and 1 in 10 doctors suffer depression. Many contemplating suicide. Not surprising really, is it? Working long hours, sometimes double shifts, carrying the worries of […]