Exercise at Home

  Exercise is the immune booster we all need right now. When we talk about immune boosters, good nutrition usually comes to mind, but it is not the only health habit to think about. Exercise is a very powerful tool - it is the new prescription for keeping well....

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Self-Isolation- staying in the bubble.

Staying home or working from home is quite an unusual thing for many of us. Humans are social creatures and we get this important contact with others through our jobs, sports, hobbies and communities. Suddenly having to stay in our own homes and keep away from...

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Your Bubble

It’s amazing how quickly things have changed in our communities over the last week– working from home, staying local and planning the next big supermarket shop. Added to this is the way our language has changed overnight – phrases we’ve not used before, have become...

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The Nurses’ Blog is Back

                                                             Kia ora koutou katoa Please check out our Nurses Blog https://www.cancerchatnz.org.nz/nurses-blog/ – we had let this slide a while ago but now we’re in lockdown, it seems like a good time to start it up...

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Support for You

Support for You During our work as nurses at Cancer Society Wellington we hear every day how challenging it is to live with cancer and to care for loved ones with cancer. This can only be harder in these tough times of Covid-19. We know there’s lots of uncertainty out...

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Coping with Christmas and the Holidays  

  The holiday season can be difficult for people who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation can be common and holiday traditions can be painful reminders of how life has changed, and energy, money and Christmas spirit...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a gentle practice of observation and awareness of the self and others, non-judgmentally and in the moment. The origins of mindfulness are thought to be from Asian traditions where it has been taught for over 2,500 years. In recent years it has become a...

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THE RHYTHM OF SLEEP

Difficulty getting to sleep and sleep problems are common for cancer patients and many support services offer advice on management. This often includes exercise, a relaxing evening routine, avoiding caffeine later in the day and stopping screen use in the evening....

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I CAN…… ASK FOR SUPPORT!         

                                                                                                                            February 4th is World Cancer Day ( http://www.worldcancerday.org/ ), a worldwide event to raise awareness and education about cancer and to...

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Tips for the Christmas season

Christmas is coming, only …. days to go. The commercialised whirlwind designed to get us to spend $$$’s  by motivating us with fear. Christmas parties, end of year concerts, final deadlines before the Summer break. As the madness of Christmas approaches it is easy to...

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