Tag Archives: stress

Stress spreads cancer

ShareTweet There’s some great stuff on Catalyst and the episode on stress and cancer is no exception. An interview with the Australian researchers who’ve worked out at least one of the ways in which stress helps cancer to spread. And there were a few things in particular that grabbed my attention. The first… The beautiful […]

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 […]

Hey Sugar

ShareTweet Sweet poison they call it. I haven’t read the book. But after viewing a youtube clip from the University of California, it’s got me thinking. Google Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0 and you’ll see what I mean. And I always know when one of my girls has overdosed on sugar. She becomes Dr Jekyll. A […]

Fertile Soil

ShareTweet It’s been a big week this week in the world of science. Because they finally found it. A physical link between stress and cancer. Not that any of us doubted it. After all there’s been a ton of psychological studies out there for years showing how stress makes cancer worse… and to suggest it’s probably […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Escaping the coop

ShareTweet I surprised some pigeons in the chicken coop today. The chickens had departed for the garden leaving the roost unattended. And so the pigeons had wandered in. Pecking at the leftover seed. And as I went out with the food scraps, they got such a fright. Feathers flying everywhere as they tried to escape. […]

Finding the connection

ShareTweet I was talking to a woman the other day who told me she’d had two types of cancer in three years. But it was the next sentence that truly dumbfounded me. ‘There’s no connection between them’ she said. It was all I could do to bite my tongue. After all, she wasn’t asking for […]

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 […]