Flo joined us at the “Skills for Healing” Weekend Retreat at Brigadoon Village in Spring of 2012. You will enjoy reading Flo’s beautifully honest and humorous post Perk # 81: My First Breast Cancer Retreat from her blog – The Perks Of Having Cancer: Follow Florence’s Challenge To Find 100… Read More
How empowering your brain can empower your life along the cancer journey. At talk presented at InspireHealth.
InspireHealth is a world-class integrative cancer centre. The government of British Columbia funds medical physicians and complementary practitioners to provide individualized counselling and services for people diagnosed with cancer. They do research on complementary techniques, and publish a monthly research update written for the lay public. They have a great… Read More
Take a deep breath … but not too deep
The room fell silent. We each slowly breathed in and out, being very curious about the sensations of a simple breath. I could feel my body relaxing more and more with each breath. I looked up at the middle-aged woman and… Read More
Joanne, a Radiation Therapist, seems especially calm today. Her dark eyes shine and her voice is soft yet confident. We’re working together in the CVsim where we take x-rays of patients in preparation for their treatments. As we work, we share stories about our kids, laughing about how work is… Read More
Dr. Rutledge was a guest speaker at the Young Adult Cancer Conference on June 7th in Toronto. After hearing Travis Gobeil speak at the conference, Dr. Rutledge wrote this article:Befriending the Monster at the Door
“It’s like there’s a huge monster at the door and he’s so scary that… Read More
This student-led group first heard about the Healing and Cancer Foundation through Dr. Simon Walling who recommended the Healing Circle book for an outreach project. After research into the foundation they were “more than impressed with the unique integrative approach to cancer care” that we encourage.
Health Care Outreach has… Read More
See Dr. Rutledge’s article “Soothing facts about stress and breast cancer” on page 12-13 in CBCN Network News.http://www.cbcn.ca/documents/network_news/NetNews-Spring14EN.pdf… Read More
Happy New Year! (and Merry Belated Christmas….. oops, a bit slow in getting this out this year). Hope you had a great Holiday break.
I’m sitting at a hockey rink overlooking my son Graham’s hockey practice. Graham, age 13, has suffered three mild concussions in the last 6… Read More
Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.
One of the examples used last night in the re-framing exercise was about a patient who struggled with “why me?” given their healthy lifestyle, lack of risk factors, etc. I was motivated, after the end of the discussion, to read about Jackie in Chapter 27, who had to work on… Read More