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What does it mean to be healthy? How does someone learn to live well?

Honestly, we’re entirely sure but join us as we share our stories and attempt to figure it out.

Our Story

In the spring of 2015, we lost our dad very suddenly to cancer. By the time doctors discovered the tumour it was too late and over the course of three very short weeks we saw our lively, wonderful, adoring dad decline as the cancer advanced.  Sadly, cancer was not something new to us – we had seen it up and close and personal so many times with the loss of friends and family but this time, it felt different and it upended EVERYTHING.

So we created this space, a space where it’s safe to share your stories and experience, to exchange tips. We don’t know all the answers but we’ll share the things we do know.

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    1. Thank you so much for your words, for your support, and for your kindness. I’m working through my own issues in hopes that we can reduce the number of people who have to experience this kind of loss for themselves.

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  1. My mother had a vicious cancer but she survived. It was such a scary thing. It was growing in her and we never knew. Raising awareness is so important. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Sending hugs from Madrid. I will pray for you and your family. xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing and your words of support. Even though it’s been a few months, receiving messages such as yours does help. I’m happy to hear that your mother recovered and sincerely hope that nothing like that happens again. In my mind, if I can help even one person it’ll be a success and worth the effort. xx

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  2. Hi there, what a joy the Blogging 201 is, you found me and now I’ve found you and your blog. I have to echo your words “living the best life we can live” – a great mantra and belief. It starts with us.
    and I’d never really come across the “otherness” term before but I completely understand it – by using “them” we distance ourselves, or try to. Looking forward to some regular reading and tips! Claire

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    1. Thank you Claire! I signed up for the course without really knowing what to expect but each day I’m more grateful because it’s put in touch with such wonderful people and their excellent work. Apologies in advance for spamming your site – I’m already finding so many useful posts.

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  3. I stumbled across your blog and am glad I did. Look forward to reading more of it when I’m able. My dad passed away from cancer last year and it is still so raw at times. But I wanted to say you put words to emotions well. I turn to my garden when it all gets too much as well.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write; I appreciate it. I’m sorry for your loss and even more sorry that stories like ours seem to be quite common. It’s comforting to have community but it’s also devastating to know how many people can relate. I’ve been trying to focus my energy lately more on the positives and channeling them towards something that helps me grow, and I’m glad that you’ve found your outlet. I hope you have a great day and thanks again for reaching out.

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