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 […]

Approaching The Approach

Well I’m unlikely to be smiling this happily this afternoon as I walk towards the mammogram machine for my annual check to ensure that nothing is happening that shouldn’t be. I know that this is all part of the process to ensure that life returns to a ‘new normal’ but that doesn’t take away the […]

Eat cake and thrive

One of the most ridiculous headlines to feature in the news this week has been this one…… “Dentists call to end workplace cake culture” The BBC were reporting about dentists who have been criticising ‘workplace cake culture’, saying that the sharing of sweet treats in the office is contributing to health problems. The article goes […]

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 Blisteringly marvellous things to say when Cancer or other life-changing diseases are in the mix

Following on from my last post regarding what not to say to someone with cancer (or any other life-changing disease) the obvious continuation is what to say, so here it is folks. And the first thing I have to recommend is that in many ways there is no recommendation, no formulaic 6-point plan or a […]