Happy New Year !

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 6Read More

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

Dear Maureen

Thankyou for your kind note. By all means, you may put anything I said (or say) on the cancer blog and I have absolutely no objection to my name being shown. I am proud to have been a part of the Skills for Healing weekend and meeting Rob… Read More

As you said there is a real power in hearing from those living in the condition of their physical vulnerability. If only we could all have a little of that sense of vulnerability and weakness in our daily attitudes in a “go get em” society. The thought that came to… Read More

Pure Listening

I was practicing ‘pure listening’ today. Contrast with ‘active listening’ (where you are pouring energy into what someone is saying, fully of sympathy, dancing to their tune) and ‘negative listening’ (where you are sucking energy from someone while they speak, ignoringRead More

Feedback Worth Sharing!

“It really does give a different way to approach cancer…I like the acceptance of what is versus the “battle or fight of your life” thinking. I first saw the 45 minute video from…… Read More

Listened In

As you said there is a real power in hearing from those living in the condition of their physical vulnerability. If only we could all have a little of that sense of vulnerability and weakness in our daily attitudes in a “go get em” society. The thought that came to… Read More