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Your Journal, make it what you want

Shelli loved to journal. She had journals she created for her niece and nephew and journals with sayings, daily happenings  and thoughts. A trolley sits in the corner of our study with her writings and a great read, if I need some “Shelliness.” Some writings are about her anger, frustration, disappointment, loneliness, improvements required but …

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Emotional Health

Feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear can strike at any time and are very common and normal responses to a cancer diagnosis. They have a huge impact on most patients, families, and caregivers which can be a big problem. Changes in body image can affect self-esteem, pain, nausea, or fatigue from treatment and fear of death and the …

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Rollercoaster Day

Friday, August 16 is Rollercoaster Day, a day to celebrate riding a rollercoaster for thrill seekers. Cancer patients often describe their life as a rollercoaster of emotions, not the thrill seeker kind. Depression, anxiety, and fear can strike at any time leaving you feeling wiped out and drained. Today, if you are feeling like you are on …

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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 7th. Chocolate comes in different flavours, including milk, white and dark chocolate.  Some scientists now say that eating dark chocolate every day is better for you than eating vegetables. Our kind of scientist!! Harpers Bazaar has included dark chocolate in their 11 Mood Boosting Foods For Winter to help decrease your …

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