Tag Archives: attitude

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: … […]

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. […]

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. […]

Loving what is

ShareTweet My friend Peter calls it surrender. Petrea King talks about finding your peace. And for Byron Katie it’s all about loving what is. And none of its about being defeated. Far from it. They are all speaking of acceptance. Because when we’re in a place of acceptance, when we give up the fight, things […]

Battle Scars

ShareTweet I don’t watch the news. Too much negative stuff I don’t want to fill my head with. I figure, if it’s important, I’ll find out. And I always do. But I must confess I’m still in shock. The headline that flashed up as I logged on certainly got my attention. Angelina Jolie announcing she’s […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

First World Problems

ShareTweet We planted our first trees last weekend. Oaks inoculated with truffles (we hope) and beautiful Lombardy poplars. It will only take twenty years or so of patience but one day the garden will be a beautiful country garden.  The only problem is our water trailer is out of action. So to water the new […]