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Full stop. Or is it just a comma…

ShareTweet I heard that word used again last week. Terminal. It’s a word that stops you in your tracks. It’s a word that causes great distress. It’s a word that makes me angry. Not because I’m not okay with death, I am, it will happen to us all one day. But because when someone in […]

Which Doctor?

ShareTweet My uncle was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June. Fit, youthful and full of energy. Just slightly short of breath. And after the disbelief, I find that I am angry. And surprisingly it’s not with the makers of the asbestos. It’s with his doctors. Because when he asked about his life expectancy, if he had […]

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 […]

David and Goliath

ShareTweet I’m sorry I never met him. An incredible man. A friend told me that at his funeral last week the church rang out with ‘Jumping Jack Flash’. Very fitting for the celebration of the life of this mad scientist. And she described him in the most beautiful way. ‘Imagine’, she said, ‘a blackboard full […]

Waking up

ShareTweet As I drove through town this morning, I wondered at the faces I saw. People going about their business, making their way to work. Standing there, blank faces, such vacant looks. Not a smile to be seen. And it begs the question, are they really alive at all? Or are they seemingly dead on the […]

Terminal is for buses

ShareTweet I am so fortunate to be surrounded by the most incredible people. And over the years they have all taught me so much about the mind. And how to harness its incredible energy and make it work for me. I like to think of it a bit like flowing water. It’s always flowing and […]