“I could never meditate….” by Dr. Rob Rutledge

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

Befriending the Monster at the Door – By Rob Rutledge MD

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

Health Care Outreach Mount Allison generously donated $2,100!

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

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