Offers 60 thoughts that reflect on bringing death to life.

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Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of years? You may have been sad when someone in you family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is

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A straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. This classic offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.

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Stories drawn from twenty years of family life. Topics include: relationships, raising children, pets, renovations, everyday wonders, and realising that the time will come when we'll have to say goodbye to the people we love. Demonstrates that life can be lived to the full despite the burden of life-threatening cancer.

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This collection of poetry deals with loneliness, transience, love and loss. Describes the plight of Dorothy, a firefighter who lost her life in the 1983 Ash Wednesday fire. Includes the award-winning poem 'The Ache', which considers the existence of an aged shearer.

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Many women have difficulty managing the uncertainty and sense of loss of control associated with cancer treatment and living with cancer, and can experience stress, anxiety and sadness. In this session, Dr. Naomi Thomas, Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Women's Mental Health at the Royal Women's Hospital discusses emotional adjustment to a gynaecological cancer

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Sequel to Salvation Creek, this continuing story of breast cancer survivor Susan Duncan is about celebrating life, stepping outside your comfort zone and embracing challenges, at any age.

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When someone we love dies suddenly, or after a serious illness, we're often left wondering if we could have done more. How prepared are we to care for loved ones, talk to children about death, deal with the death of young and old, and honour someone's life? This book is filled with people's personal stories,

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This session focuses on the psychological aspects of managing unexpected long term side effects which arise as a consequence of cancer treatment. Issues such as lymphoedema, peripheral neuropathy, bone and joint problems, fatigue, and menopausal symptoms can have a significant impact on adjusting to life after treatment. Facilitated by Jane Fletcher, psychologist and Director of

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Kate Wakelin from Cancer Council Victoria has a background in palliative care nursing and psycho-oncology, and many years of experience supporting people living with cancer. In this talk, Kate discusses maintaining hope in the face of uncertainty, and practical strategies for living well. This talk was recorded at a forum jointly run by BreaCan and

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