Listen up and live

Listening, as we all know, is one of the deepest forms of respect. Listening to each other and genuinely being engaged within that conversation should be a consistent behaviour. However, we’re all guilty of not ‘being there’ listening and absorbing both what is being said and what is not being said; that takes 100% attention […]

Meet the Superheroes of the (cancer) storm

There are heroes and then there are superheroes. Here are 3 of them. When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s not a singular personal thing. It’s a collective blow. A shared shock. A rabbit in the headlights jump start for the patient and their nearest and dearest. Over the last year or so, it’s become […]

Who took my Mojo?

Apologies for my radio silence this past few weeks; no real reason or excuse, perhaps I just lost my mojo a bit. However, it’s back and it’s back because I’ve been supported by a range of people and events and choices. I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time at The Penny Brohn Centre in […]

10 things not to say to someone battling and fighting their way through their journey with Cancer

Every so often I love Twitter; the art of trying to capture something smart and snappy in 140 characters. It’s not for everyone and not all tweets hit the sweet spot but many do. I love the conversational nature of it; the fact that you can make a statement or ask a question and in […]

5 Reasons You Need A Cwtch

Cwtch: A warm affectionate hug, cuddle or snuggle that gives a feeling of a safe place or home. So it’s definitely been a cwtch week this past week in our household. You know those times when everything happens at once and you’re not sure if you’re coming or going? That’s the one. It’s not all […]

I really enjoyed my first Threesome………

I knew that title would catch your eye and so I’m not going to immediately tell you all about it; whilst I’ve got you here I’m going to keep you here as any blogger worth their salt will tell you is the trick. A while ago I published a post about Switching Tribes which had […]

Status: Prickly

Many cancer patients will tell you that much of their time during active treatment is actually spent waiting. Waiting for appointments, then tests, treatments, then results, then new treatments, waiting lists and decisions. We become expert if not excellent waiters. So this current waiting game that we’re in should be old hat, I should be […]

Go, get in the queue, get over it and go on

Us Brits do some things extremely well and one of our national skills and characteristics is our ability to form and participate correctly in a queue. It’s one of those life skills that you learn by getting it wrong;  you step out of line, speak before it’s your actual turn, stand a little too close […]