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Living Through…..

If you find yourself faced with a life impacting challenge, this short video may stimulate some thoughts on how to go forward. Have a watch from here

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A symbol of hope

This picture, taken the other evening in my back garden, brought these words to my mind, which for me are a reflection of my father, and what his blogs have provided.

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A Posthumous thought!

What’s in a word? Quite a lot as it happens, especially when it comes to the word ‘terminal’. What brings me to write this, you may ask? And for those of you re-visiting this website or if you are visiting … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

Dear Reader, We are writing to inform you of the recent passing of our father Dr Sidney Bindemann.  As a founding figure and a trail-blazer in the field of psycho-oncology, the provision of psychosocial care for cancer patients as well … Continue reading

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Living and Coping with Cancer…. Help & Support Through Letters from a Friend

I am writing on behalf of my father who’s health has deteriorated quite significantly since his last post hence the lengthy gap between then and now.  Unfortunately his health is such that he has great difficulty in seeing and writing … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment (Continued)

What more is there to say? But then let us suppose that the ‘high wire’ artist singles me out from other bystanders with an invitation to “wheel me across” the same ravine “in (his) wheelbarrow”. Ah! That is different. As … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment.

I want in this blog and before going further, to provide some real sense of the extent to which we can (and should) sometimes expect to move swiftly out of our depth (in terms of logical reasoning) when discussing spirituality. … Continue reading

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