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Long or Short Posts? The Results are in!

The results are in!
– Along with a passionate trail of comments from committed readers bemoaning long and waffly posts! (Many from Norah Colvin who is now way out in front as the person who comments most on this blog! Norah I love you ❤️) Continue reading “Long or Short Posts? The Results are in!”

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Sian Williams on BBC Radio 4 presents a practical and optimistic guide to boosting brain power – 5 episodes of 15 minutes.

In case you missed it, this was an excellent and accessible summary of practical research you could try with your own brain.

Click here

CHEMO BRAIN Part III – Notes to Self

This post forms part of a series I am writing to pull together some research and personal experience on Chemobrain, what it is and how you might manage it and help yourself.

It’s a reasonably long post (2,750 words approx) covering:

1. My brain and its thinking:

-Poor Prospective Memory

-Distractibility

-Inability to see the wood for the trees.

2. What I do about it Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part III – Notes to Self”

Ask a busy woman, or Organising my writing

“Someone, somewhere needs the next page

of your book now!”

 

My friend Rachel tossed me this motivator a while ago now. I was discussing the difficulties of writing my memoir.

Since school went back, I’m focusing on finishing it. It is the ‘work’ goal / theme – This doesn’t mean I will ever manage to sit down and write for 6 or 7 hours a day. Some writing of memoir is about coming to terms with the stuff you’re trying to get on the page. It takes shape, reforms or Continue reading “Ask a busy woman, or Organising my writing”

CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!

In Part I of this series, we looked at the symptoms and likely causes of chemo brain and based on this and supporting research, the positive impact exercise and learning will have on improving and retaining your cognitive function. In Part II, we look at other lifestyle factors Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!”

CHEMO BRAIN Part I: Is there any hope?

It’s 14 years since I received high doses of doxyrubicin and ifosfamide, along with two hormone interventions, for cancer. Unfortunately whilst the chemo wreaked havoc with my body – it didn’t touch the tumours and was stopped after 4 rounds. Aside from a total fog Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part I: Is there any hope?”

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