The Help Desk: support from the online community

The Help Desk: support from the online community

Here’s one thing you may not know about me. I’m a hot shortie. I have long suffered from the delusion that I can eat anything I like and not gain weight. I blame my mother (of course): I was underweight pretty much from birth, so the doctor advise mum to let me eat...
Raelene Boyle compares running with cancer – the ultimate race

Raelene Boyle compares running with cancer – the ultimate race

Quote from Olympic athlete Raelene Boyle in Positive: ‘In many ways I think cancer has helped me put my career as an athlete into perspective. I was just a runner; running is fun, running is something I drew great pleasure out of. But it was just a sport, whereas this...

The unexpected fruits of cancer

This morning I’ve been thinking about the unexpected outcomes of a cancer diagnosis. “Cancer was a catalyst in making me more brave, to cut the rope that bound me to the mooring and make the boat go in different directions …” (Mohammed Khadra,...