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Adjusting Our Sails

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. Elizabeth Edwards   “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces!” Shane Koyczan   My mother used to tell me … Continue reading

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Talking to Cancer

You try all avenues with cancer, starting with blaming yourself: am I a cancer personality?  Have I negative emotions?  Then you also try eating differently, perhaps energy work; you name it, there’s a therapy.  My doctor is attacking it with … Continue reading

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Steering on Steroids

Steroids actually make me go to sleep to my great surprise – initially. During the day when I want to do things, I am curled up with an audiobook that comes and goes as I drift. It makes for an … Continue reading

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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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What to Say When….

No one knows what to say. I don't when I meet someone like me. Cancer isn't a convivial topic and my mood is assumed to be depressed. When in fact, I would rather you said, “Oh, shit!” And gave me … Continue reading

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Only Connect

On my deathbed, I won't be totting up my bank balance, but my family and friends. For it is our connections that make our lives worth while. In fact, social acceptance is so important that our brains register its loss … Continue reading

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