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 in Hope

The first part of the treatment I signed up for is over.  No more chemotherapy.  And so begins the work of recovery and healing. I have decided not to continue with the maintenance regime, an infusion of monoclonal antibodies that are currently on trial, every two months for the next two years.  My immune system […]