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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The ‘C’ word

I’ve put off writing this post for a few weeks because I’ve been getting my own head around the ramifications, before sharing it with the world and having to deal with people’s reactions, as much as anything else. At my … Continue reading

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