Tag Archives: immune function

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: … […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.. […]

The cancer fairy

ShareTweet I was talking to a friend last week. She’s just had the shocking diagnosis of DVT. Completely out of nowhere. She hasn’t been travelling, she doesn’t smoke. She’s not overweight. She’s not pregnant. No recent surgery. And while she does have a sedentary job, she also works out at the gym. And the thrombosis […]

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

ShareTweet It’s quite surprising, isn’t it. That most people don’t realise what happens to their bodies when they’re under stress. Sure we know it feels bad. All that anxiety, worry and fear. And we probably all realise that our muscles tighten up. Those sore necks for example. The tightness across our shoulders. And we may […]

Pavlov’s Dogs

ShareTweet It’s an interesting thing watching my dogs every afternoon. Suddenly aroused about the same time each day, they hear a sound that puts them on alert. The deep hum of the bus that brings my girls home. But it’s not something they’ve been taught. Just something they learned. An association between a certain sound […]

Reading the signs

ShareTweet These days, when it whispers, I listen. The signs have always been there. I just didn’t know how to read them. My body’s way of communicating to me if it’s stressed or if it’s healing. And while this may sound a little ‘out there’, would it surprise you to know it’s as simple as […]