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Monday, 14th August, 2017

Find life's flavour: How to enjoy eating again to live well

One thing you may not realise about a life-limiting illness is how much it can affect your relationship with food and eating. Why is it so important to…

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Monday, 17th July, 2017

Abseil-utely terrified! How hypnotherapy can help us regain control in life

Tracy’s hands were shaking, her breathing was speeding up. Her worst fear was facing her… to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower. Would her hypnotherapy sessions help her ‘over…

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Friday, 16th June, 2017

Eric Clapton, Bluetooth & Cigarettes… what is Spiritual Care in the 21st Century?

You might think that spiritual care isn’t for you if don’t have a religious belief. Our Chaplain Carol Gully explains how modern spiritual care is so much more.

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Sunday, 7th May, 2017

Why don't we talk about dying?

We don’t talk about death and dying, but having these conversations now can enhance life and help you live well NOW because Dying Matters. Dying Matters Week 8-13…

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Monday, 17th April, 2017

Goals to Values: Reassessing life goals to find renewed meaning and fulfilment in life

by Gemima Fitzgerald, Clinical Psychologist & Bereavement Lead at Rowans Hospice Lent came to an end over the weekend, and for many of us, so too did several…

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Friday, 7th April, 2017

Education: Changing the face of end of life care in the 21st Century

What role must education play to ensure we deliver the best end of life care? Jill Short, Education Lead, explains what we do well, and what more must…

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Monday, 27th March, 2017

50 years on... How one lady's vision revolutionised care for the dying

As we celebrate 50 years of modern hospice care, we look at one remarkable lady’s vision that changed care of the dying, and what still needs to be…

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Friday, 17th February, 2017

From Zurich to Mount Zion... and everything in between

The crazy adventures of marathon addict John Kinchen, who is running across Europe to fundraise for Rowans Hospice in memory of his Dad.

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Friday, 27th January, 2017

Resilience out of Grief

How would you help a child through loss and bereavement? Rowans Meerkat Service is there to help grieving children grow into resilient adults.

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Friday, 30th December, 2016

Hope for 2017

As we look to 2017, one thing for certain is that it will involve change. Hope, says Dr Gemima, is the seed that can see us through the…

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