Being Radical – Deepening your Spiritual Connection

Being Radical – Deepening your Spiritual Connection

This post is the tenth in a series of posts exploring the 9 key factors that Dr Kelly Turner PhD found were present in the recoveries from advanced cancer that she studied in her book Radical Remission.
This is the post where we explore what a spiritual connection is, whether you believe in God or not, what to do to deepen it and what studies have shown to be the benefits.

Being Alcohol-Free … for 20 years

Being Alcohol-Free … for 20 years

It’s ANZAC Day here in Australia. The day to commemorate the lives of Australians (and New Zealanders) lost in war. And there are ceremonies both here and in Turkey to mark 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli. For me, it’s the commemoration of the end of another type of struggle. It’s 20 years TODAY since I […]

Being Radical – Increasing Positive Emotions

Being Radical – Increasing Positive Emotions

We all want to be happy. But the problem is that most of us look in the wrong places for happiness. To coin a cliche, happiness is an inside job. It involves sustained practice and commitment. It’s well worth the effort if we want to heal… After we do an exercise that shows how our thoughts affect our bodies, I’ll share what I’ve practised over the last two years or so to increase my experience of positive emotions.

Being on Retreat: Meditation in the Forest

Being on Retreat: Meditation in the Forest

Each year, Drs Ian and Ruth Gawler lead a 7 day retreat in the week before Easter at the Gawler Cancer Foundation’s Yarra Valley Living Centre. It’s called Meditation in the Forest. An apt name given most of the meditation happens in the Sanctuary, a purpose built meditation room that sits up amongst the mighty […]