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    Food for the mind, its pretty scary knowing one has cancer (of any kind and stage), these things can happen very quickly, it’s a psychological transition that takes time.Dr. Rockman was a colleague when I lived in Toronto, the article is specific to breast cancer, however I think it can be applied to any types of situations.

    This is my favorite little bit:  “So when we get sick, we think it’s only happening to us. But every big change in our life is also happening to those who are close, to us to those who we love and who care for us. And this is something that I don’t think is easy for us particularly in Western culture to see. And I think you’re right, that there is something that is a real gift to both the person who is sick and to those who would offer care that comes about when we’re open to our need and our vulnerability and our wish for help. I actually don’t see it as a burden”

    Patricia Rockman, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a family physician with a focused practice in mental health. She is the Senior Director of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto. She is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Family Medicine, cross appointed to Psychiatry.




    Thanks for sharing this! There is a lot of research proving the benefits of mindfulness, so certainly lots to gain from watching this info.

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