A Few Words From Andrew

The following blog is by Andrew who was featured in Chapter 5 in The Healing Circle. Andrew was treated for an agressive brain tumour over 3 years ago and is doing extremely well.

This is a “Meta-Meditation” he uses everyday as part of his healing practice.… Read More

Audrey’s Eulogy

Thank you all for attending my Mom’s memorial service – and joining us in honouring her and celebrating the many ways she touched people’s lives here in Qualicum and throughout her 80 years with us. I’ve only come to appreciate Mom’s true greatness through what other people have told me… Read More

Cancer Care Nova Scotia Excellence in Patient Care Nomination

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Excellence in Patient Care

Nomination for Dr. Robert Rutledge, MD, Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Robert Rutledge exudes health and life. He understands his personal power as a doctor and leader and clearly practices the reality of eating, exercising and living well. Within this… Read More

What is Wholeness?

Firstly, consider what it means to heal. A woman with breast cancer told us at the start of the weekend retreat that she had either hid her diagnosis from family members / or minimized her symptoms and concerns from those she told. In essence, she was ‘doing it alone’.… Read More

Lessons learned from the ‘metastatic’ cancer support group

As I walk down the hallway in the British Columbia Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Clinic, I can hear the excited Voices and chuckles from the first arrivals of my first ‘metastatic’ cancer support group. Sydney Foran, the social worker who has led the group for several years, walks beside me, her… Read More

Type C Personalities

Question: Are you familiar with the body of psychology research done on Type “C” personalities? This is the mirror image of a Type “A” … i.e. the really nice people who bottle up their emotions. Also, why they are more prone to getting cancer?-Anonymous

A response from Rob:

This idea… Read More

What Caused My Cancer?

I’m reading “Grace and Grit” by Ken Wilbur, a brilliant man who has been able to integrate writing from around the world into a coherent map of the spiritual journey for humans. His wife, Treya, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and this book is about their amazing journey together.… Read More

A few words from Rob

A few months ago I sat on my back deck being interviewed by Boyd Sharpe- for footage we’ll use for a documentary for people affected by brain tumours. At the end of the interview, Boyd wanted to the audience to know more about the personal side of my life… Read More

From Rob: Looking at the cards completed by participants at the end of the weekend I recently found this card:

I came… held tight by fear
I stumbled… my pain was too heavy
I wept… feeling less than whole
I leave… Comforted
… Affirmed
… Wanting to shine my lightRead More