Inspire

Making our minds matter

Making our minds matter

Receiv­ing the dev­as­tat­ing news that you have breast can­cer can knock many peo­ple side­ways. An already heav­ily com­pro­mised immune sys­tem is fur­ther depleted as stress lev­els rise. Daunted by the treat­ment which lies ahead, cou­pled with con­cerns about look­ing after fam­i­lies; chil­dren as well as age­ing par­ents. The like­li­hood of hav­ing to take unpaid leave and […]

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The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

A rare event occurred on Mon­day night; I had com­plete auton­omy over the tele­vi­sion, my son hav­ing gone upstairs to immerse him­self in the pro­duc­tion of his own ‘Super Hero’s Lego’ film clip, on his phone.  Lying back on the sofa, I flicked through the chan­nels; my eyes imme­di­ately engaged on BBC 2’s Hori­zon programme […]

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Nourish

Where are your thoughts taking you?

Where are your thoughts taking you?

Have you ever con­tem­plate what affect your thoughts are hav­ing on your well– being? Con­sider Deepak Chopra MD’s remark, “The aver­age human thinks about 16,000 thoughts a day, but 90% of today’s thoughts are the same ones we had yes­ter­day.” We almost become ‘addicted’ to our thoughts. So what are you think­ing? Are those thoughts of suc­cess, enlightenment […]

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Fat You Can Love

Fat You Can Love

by Chris­tine Horner ‚ MD There are cer­tain fats that are bad for us and pro­mote dis­ease, and oth­ers that are very good for us because they help to pro­tect ward off dis­ease and keep us healthy. Pre­vi­ously I wrote about the health ben­e­fits of omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds and cer­tain fish like wild caught salmon, and […]

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Renew

Laughter Stimulates Lymphatic Health

Laughter Stimulates Lymphatic Health

by BEVERLY VOTE It has been said that laugh­ter is good for the soul but laugh­ter is also ben­e­fi­cial for our phys­i­cal well-being. Breast can­cer is not a laugh­ing mat­ter, yet we can use laugh­ter to help us heal. Stress and fear restrict not just our oxy­gen but also our joy for life, which in turn restricts all of the sys­tems of […]

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The Thriving Caregiver

The Thriving Caregiver

by Tam­bre Leighn MA, CPC, ELI-MP, Paula Hol­land De Long ACC, CPCC, and Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld ACC, CPC, ELI-MP Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.  — Theodore Roo­sevelt Spouse, sig­nif­i­cant other, child, rel­a­tive or friend, when some­one you love hears the words, “you have breast can­cer,” you are unexpectedly […]

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Grow

Giv­ing every pos­si­ble help to the immune sys­tem, to help in the fight against can­cer is absolutely vital,”  remarked top UK oncol­o­gist Pro­fes­sor A. Dal­gleish, Head of Clin­i­cal Research at St. Georges Hos­pi­tal, Lon­don.  Research con­ducted at the Benson-Henry Insti­tute for Mind Body Med­i­cine at Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Boston in 2013 indi­cated that changes in gene expres­sion, induced […]

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Changing beliefs?

Changing beliefs?

Core beliefs – do you believe you can change them? The speaker at a Vistage meet­ing I attended before Christ­mas, sug­gested that most peo­ple don’t, they hang onto their ‘beliefs’ rigidly. So my ques­tion to you is, are your core beliefs really serv­ing you or hold­ing you back? Have you ever ques­tioned your core beliefs? […]

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