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sherry
Jan
14

16 Ideas for a Beautiful 2016

Along with our appreciation for your support, friendship and generosity in 2015, we're sending you our very best wishes - and a few inspiring ideas - for a beautiful new year. Read More

The Guest Room
Apr
28

Andrea Douglas: Laughter is the best medicine

I walked into the restaurant, found Kathleen and pulled off my hat. She looked at me, speechless. “Rapunzel,” she finally blurted out. Not a funny story in and of itself. Except my hair was barely a centimetre long at the time — hardly the long, flowing locks of legend. It was one of my first public forays “au naturel” — which for me meant no wig, no hat and no headscarf. Yes, this is a story about breast cancer. About illness. About losing your hair. But mostly, it’s about friendship and feeling lucky. It’s about an incredible group of women whose shared laughter has become, for me, one of the most beautiful sounds on earth. Read More

both sides
Jan
26

Look in your Village

You know I love doing psychotherapy. I look at life differently now and never stop learning. The doors I walk through now help me grow and share skills with others. So today, at a conference, I learned to notice something new….. my village…. We are programmed to need attachment - a fundamental human need.… Read More

both sides
Oct
19

Think before you talk, but please talk…..

I remember being angry at people’s comments : Why do people say the wrong things? As I spoke to my minister and wise counsellor in chemo, he explained that it is often the fear of saying the wrong thing that causes silence and the avoidance of using the cancer word for fear of it entering their world. There… Read More

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