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Thriving Matters

Thriving Matters

| December 29, 2015

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. — Dalai Lama   Thriving Caregiver Matters Here are a few tips to spread love with your caregiver: Write a handwritten thank you letter to your caregiver. Tell the you appreciate them. Give them a surprise gift. Encourage […]

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OzarksFirst Interview with Beverly Vote

OzarksFirst Interview with Beverly Vote

| April 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Watch and hear about Beverly’s story of becoming a Thriver!

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Life in a Different Light

Life in a Different Light

| March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  — Confucius   Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved to write and ask questions. Television journalism was the right fit from the start. The fact that I don’t mind being in front of […]

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How do you become stressed?

How do you become stressed?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do you become stressed? Simply put, it is a thought process and at any one time we each have the ability to ‘change our thinking’  – it is a matter of choice. Becoming aware of what you are thinking, being present in this exact moment of time and not worrying about the past or […]

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Be a Good One

Be a Good One

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Natalie Palmer My story begins with a quote by Abraham Lincoln, with whom I share a birthday: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Many years ago this became the mission statement of my life and remains so to this day. I am a person with metastatic breast cancer who made a promise to […]

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Searching for Rainbows

Searching for Rainbows

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Newly initiated into the sisterhood of breast cancer, a flood of oncology terminology overwhelmed my brain — stage III breast cancer, lymph node involvement, chemotherapy, radiation.   I was in the midst of the storm of breast cancer but my many years in the mental health field had taught me that positive thinking can help manage […]

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Making our minds matter

Making our minds matter

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

The Power of Placebos and Visualisation

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Love Yourself Generously!

Love Yourself Generously!

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is Valentine’s Day and it has become a “Hallmark Holiday” that focuses on romance, hearts, chocolate and flowers. Love and romance are idealized in ways that some people experience and many don’t ~ and we can be swayed by all this messaging to think there’s something to strive for and then we’ll know true […]

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Flooding and Cancer?

Flooding and Cancer?

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

January 2014 in the UK, has gone down on record as the wettest for over 250 years. Severe weather warnings continue to hit the headlines, with high winds and rain lashing the countryside, destroying coastal towns, railway lines and leaving the many areas under several feet of water. Marlow, in the Thames Valley where I […]

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