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He was small, dark and handsome

ShareTweet Grief. It comes in all shapes and sizes. We lost our beloved dog Gus earlier this year. Suddenly and unexpectedly he was gone. The shock was immense. And then the grief set in. You know, that raw pain, that deep wrenching ache that nothing can stem, the guilt that maybe if we’d been with […]

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 […]

The benefits of emotional healing in cancer

ShareTweet I took my radiation oncologist by surprise one day. She’s an absolutely gorgeous woman, a real breath of fresh air when you’re dealing with the ups and downs of treatment. And when she asked me the standard question about how I was feeling , I took great delight in telling her I felt better […]

Clearing cobwebs

ShareTweet They were there again this morning. I haven’t seen them in a while. Cobwebs, backlit by the sun in the paddocks. And as they brought a smile to my face, I felt a different energy move through me. I took a moment just to breathe. Because it’s been a challenging week. But there they […]

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 […]

Ringing those bells

ShareTweet The celebration bells are ringing this week. And they are for a very special young woman I’ve known for the past few years now. And it has been my privilege to watch her heal. It all started ten long years ago. And it can seem like an eternity, can’t it. When we’re going through […]

Happy and Healthy

ShareTweet Knife and fork. Black and white. Up and down. Some things are just meant to go together, aren’t they. I recall a friend pointing out another fairly significant one. Happy and healthy. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it. I went for my bloods this week. Just routine. I only do them every six […]

Come on baby light my fire

ShareTweet It’s the elephant in the room. You know, the one over there in the corner nobody is talking about. The loss of libido that can so often follow the cancer. Well today I’ve reached my limit. Because for the last 18 months or so I may as well be dead from the waist down. […]

Day of Happiness

ShareTweet Back in the 1970’s the progressive little nation of Bhutan realised something profound. That the wellbeing of its people was more important as an indicator of development and prosperity than material wealth. How incredible is it to witness a nation recognising national happiness over national product? A nation that adopts a more holistic outlook […]

Afterwards

ShareTweet Sometimes they need to see the scars. That’s what I’ve discovered. And while it’s a beautiful thing that those around us, those that love us, don’t see the scars, sometimes I really feel they need to. Because those scars are a reminder that we’re different, aren’t they. Not necessarily worse, but different. How could […]