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“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”
— Bill Watterson
Never mind that the decorations were up and the carols were playing even before the first trick or treater hit the pavement, the holiday season is now in full swing.  Joy and happiness …

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  Thich Nhat Hanh
Let’s make today simple.
Sometimes we just need to slow down and quiet our minds.
Here’s an easy breathing exercise that can help you relax and find your center.
Sit …

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Saturday seems like a good day for an old song that speaks of  choice and hope and personal freedom!  I always enjoy the movie Harold and Maude … reminds me of how alive we can be … no matter what it happening in our lives.

Wishing all of you a …

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“I don’t think you’re dying,” I said. “I think you’ve just got a touch of cancer.”  –John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
I remember hearing the phrase, “the gift of cancer” before I had cancer. Being a person who believes …

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“The path through trouble is always made a step at a time, a breath at a time, a day at a time.”  Jack Kornfield
It is important to allow time and space for the healing of trauma. All too often the push is for symptom reduction without attention to long …

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Sometimes we all need something to hold onto during those tough times …
1. Notice what is beautiful around you – the fall leaves, the excited face of a child, the colors of a sunrise
2. Talk to someone who can be with you no matter what you are feeling …

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“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” –Mandy Hale
It’s really, really scary to face cancer. There’s no getting around this and it only makes us nuts to pretend we’re not frightened.  When I listen to …

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What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender before Nana came to tidy the room.  “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-handle ?”
“Real isn’t how you are …

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Today  I am thinking about what it is like to have cancer when you are a young person.   By young I mean in your teens, twenties, and thirties.   While there are  common threads of fear and uncertainty, concerns and sorrows; the impact of a cancer diagnosis, treatments and post treament …

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 A touching message for those of us whose bodies have been touched by breast cancer.  We are powerful and beautiful and alive!

‘All is Love’ Stella McCartney’s @stellamccartney Breast cancer awareness film 2018 directed by @molliemills is shown at Hello Love all month in support of @hbcanceruk the charity …

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