Tag Archives: living

The sadness of so many losses

I began writing this a couple of months ago but didn’t finish the draft I’d started. Today though I’ve been reminded again of the sadness of loss; it comes and goes with a regular dull rhythm. On this Spring Equinox, … Continue reading

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Not normal

Friends, family, acquaintances, fellow cancer patients, the public at large see me running around, having fun, being busy, volunteering, travelling, visiting friends, driving a big fancy new car that I could not afford without a Motability lease, going out to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the breasts, balls and bone blood gang

We met at a Mindfulness course at the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham. I will write separately about the course, what I got from it and how I use mindfulness in my life these days – that deserves a whole post … Continue reading

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A meditative death

I found this post today on the InterDependence Project‘s blog, written by Nancy Thompson, about how Lou Reed died. (The InterDependence Project is a secular Buddhist Centre in New York). I want to share it for anyone else facing their own death … Continue reading

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Sea-salted star-stuff… gifts and miracles

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan I’d like to share something written by my friend Rebecca (with an acknowledged nod to Carl Sagan), who is still in … Continue reading

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Apologies

Two weeks ago, I invited readers to ask me questions or to ask me to write about something in particular. I’ve had a few responses, for which I’m very grateful. Thank you to those who responded for your contributions. This … Continue reading

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List for jetblackliving…

I’ve recently come across another blog, by Helen Fawkes, a BBC correspondent who is living with a probably terminal third episode of ovarian cancer. Like many of us with cancer, Helen is using the threat of an untimely death to … Continue reading

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