Cancer and (the Giving and Receiving) Mind (Part 3)

I remember clearly that when we first heard the diagnosis of Jeremy’s cancer I just burst into tears and couldn’t stop crying.

After that, I cried twice – once when talking to a friend and once when spending time with Jeremy. That was it!

But last week, windexe went to the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre in Bristol. And boy did I cry! It was a truly emotional experience.


As the carer, I just hadn’t realised just how much I needed to talk about the situation and how much I needed to receive some healing.

When you teach, you are always giving – and it becomes your way of being. So to receive so much kindness from the staff, facilitators, fellow course attendees – well it made me very emotional!

From Jeremy’s perspective – he really got a lot out of it too – he felt comfortable with the Mindfulness & Meditation, the talking, sharing – he said that he was not sure he would fit in – and yet he felt very comfortable, accepted and amongst people who understood what he was going through. He is already talking about going on another course!

As a couple it was good to have time to talk, share, cry, laugh and just be. It really was the right thing for us to do – and at the right time.

We have come back feeling nourished – mentally, physically and spiritually.

I couldn’t recommend the centre highly enough…it has truly made a huge, positive impact on our lives.

We asked for help – and we received it. Is it time for you to ask for help?

One Reply to “Cancer and (the Giving and Receiving) Mind (Part 3)”

  1. justjhoom

    Reblogged this on The Just Jhoomer's Blog and commented:

    A shoutout to an amazing place – the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre. A wonderful place to help you through you cancer journey. I would highly recommend going to this place – and if you know anyone who is currently fighting cancer – ask them to look into going here.


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