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Swings and Roundabouts

The science is beginning to confirm what we have intuitively known all along: we are greater than what we have been told. We are not just a skin-encapsulated ego, a soul encased in flesh. We are each other and we … Continue reading

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Locked into Life

“Jane, your life isn't worth living.” It was not a comment but a statement by my cousin. It was Boxing Day and the family were gathered at my aunt's in England. My back was particularly bad after the flight and … Continue reading

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Turning Point

There should be a word for the moment you know your spirit will survive a catastrophe. Catastrophic news is like a car crash. Having had both in the last month, I am ideally situated to compare. “You must have been … Continue reading

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Only Connect

  “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” … Continue reading

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Crossing the Divide

When you're well, it seems like forever. You feel invincible, belonging to a favoured group who are not old, sick, disabled or confused. Like the young, you believe “it can't happen to me.” Though tucked away in a corner is … Continue reading

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Also Blessed to Receive

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles   Two of my closest friends are struggling with cancer. So when I saw Radical Remissions, I picked it up. Kelly … Continue reading

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A Gift to the Soul

Aching, worse and worse all summer. Now very stiff and painful on waking. But worst, the constant bruised ache across my pelvis. This on top of my regular burning sacrum. Looked it up on google: not encouraging. All the symptoms … Continue reading

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