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The Book

 In 2010, exactly one month after the end of her marriage, a thirty-seven-year-old psychologist is diagnosed with two primary breast cancers. Determined to help herself, she develops her own toolkit to conquer cancer's psychological minefield of grief & loss, infertility, surgeries & survival. 
A Hole in My Genes is Dr Jodie Fleming's first book and is now widely available in paperback and eBook. Find out more at Jodie's new website.
Published in Pages
Vanessa Eylward engages us with her insight and wisdom of valuable life lessons from a life well and truly lived, and from her latest life experience, living with breast cancer, for our latest Conversation on the Couch. This is laugh-out-loud funny and poignant all at the same time.
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The Well that Ran Dry

My biggest problem for the week has been that I haven't been able to cry. I'm not a crier anyway, I know that, but this week I should've cried but I couldn't. No tears. No matter how hard I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to force them out. Nada.

Published in Up Close & Personal

Welcome to the third article in a series of three related to chronic pain or chronic discomfort. The first two articles are located in the Analyse This category, titled A New Way to Explain Pain - The One by the Physiotherapist and The One by the Psychologist. Moving into the Moment is an Up Close & Personal account of how I used mindfulness to cope with extreme physical discomfort due to cancer treatment. The same strategies could apply to emotional discomfort. I hope you find it helpful.

Published in Up Close & Personal