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cancer: families, communication, self-development, fatigue

the last two frozen pea friday entries were a bit more introspective and heavy. today’s post is heavy, too, but only on science. i wanted to see what solutions health psychologists are looking at in terms of frequently occurring problems for cancer patients,e.g. how to talk about cancer, how cancer impacts family life, cancer and… Continue reading cancer: families, communication, self-development, fatigue

7 ways to use writing for healing

yesterday i talked about the book writing yourself home. as i mentioned, it uses excerpts from women’s writings – some well-known, some not – to illustrate how we can use writing and journaling as a way of healing and self-discovery. here is one that i found interesting, about “matrophobia”, by ellen amber from her work… Continue reading 7 ways to use writing for healing

writing. books. synchronicity.

sometimes, life plonks you right in the middle of a coincidence. smack! there you are. or not. maybe it’s synchronicity. here’s a little example. my dear friend haedy gave me a book for my birthday: in buddha’s kitchen: cooking, being cooked, and other adventures in a meditation center. a wonderful confluence of goodness already: haedy… Continue reading writing. books. synchronicity.

fear of flying

three years ago, coming back from a stressful visit to germany, i experienced the most terrifying nine hours of my life. i had an intense attack of fear of flying, the culmination of increasing unease i had experienced over the last few years whenever i was in a plane. last week, i was in an… Continue reading fear of flying

carnival of eating disorders #6

welcome to this month’s edition of carnival of eating disorders! let’s jump right into it: at k-l masina, kara-leah wrote a post, mission: physical manifestation overhaul – intro where she and jeff lilly embark on a collaborative blog series to investigate the underlying energetic causes of jeff’s physical manifestation (i.e. body). their mission is to… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders #6

women, therapy and blogging

a few interesting thoughts on women and blogging: Writing, as a form of therapy, is as old as ink itself. Universally understood as a transformative process, the simple act of putting pen to page can effectively jump start personal growth and healing. Over the years I’ve had more than a handful of sessions on a… Continue reading women, therapy and blogging