Tag Archives: healing

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 […]

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 […]

Mere Mortals

ShareTweet We often forget the good times, don’t we. When things go pear shaped and all hell breaks loose. So easy to be caught up in the drama of the crisis. The need to focus on day to day survival. But I was reminded the other day of that part of us that keeps a […]

The power of prayer

ShareTweet When it comes to research, the jury is still out on the power of prayer. But it’s difficult to reduce such a spiritual act to measurable ingredients, isn’t it. I once heard a kiss described as an exchange of saliva between puckered lips, but it really does miss the whole idea, doesn’t it. And […]

Trompe L’Oeil

ShareTweet Trick of the eye. That’s what it means. A French word for art that fools the eye into thinking something is real. And I’ve suddenly come to realise the very big difference this could make in my life. After the reconstruction I haven’t bothered to get a nipple done. Mainly because there’s more reconstruction […]

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 […]

Hidden treasures

ShareTweet A secret garden. I discovered it only yesterday. Hidden there, amongst the gums. And I find it quite incredible that I’ve virtually driven past it everyday for the last three years. Never guessing its existence. Down a country road, up a bush drive, through the gate. And there it was. A garden of such […]

The Power Within

ShareTweet I often wonder why it is that the power of the placebo is so maligned? Or worse still, just completely ignored. I’ve heard people say the word ‘placebo’ as if they have something nasty in their mouth. Spitting their words as if it’s not real or has no right to exist. But this strikes […]

Looking for answers

ShareTweet Same story. I hear it often. Different people, different places, different times. But always the same story. He lost his son. Tragically, and without warning. In the prime of his life. And not long after the diagnosis of cancer came. The prostate. Some would say it’s an organ linked to feelings of powerlessness. She […]

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 […]