Hi there! My name is Laura Ashurst. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. For the last 16 years I’ve also been a cancer patient at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough; I’m one of the one in eight women worldwide who develops breast cancer in her lifetime. I’m also a human being behind that statistic. I’m me and I’m living with cancer.
We experience the power of touch when we take our first breath and enter this world. Upon leaving our mother’s body we experience the sensation of being touched by another human being; something so powerful and vitally important, that as humans, we’re unable to develop and thrive without it. The benefits of personal touch from… Continue reading The Therapeutic Power of Touch
Life is full of stories. They’re an integral part of who we are, made up of pages of our lives; chapters that start and end, capturing whole episodes of our time here. Our heritage and culture has been shaped by them; storytelling has survived generations of progress with stories from hundreds of years ago still… Continue reading Being The Story
I’ve been a bit stuck lately and being stuck means I haven’t felt like blogging. Today I decided to unstick the stickiness and say ‘hello’ to all of you who are reading this; some of you have asked me where I’ve been and I thank you for that. I’ve actually done some very lovely things over… Continue reading Bridesmaids Revisited
Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.” Two small words that mean so much, and yet I don’t think we say them as often as we should. And, when we do say thank you, what are we actually saying? Do we… Continue reading The Art of Saying Thank You
Do you ever feel like your light’s lost its glimmer? Is there something or someone who makes you burn less brightly? The answer to this is probably ‘yes’ unless you’re a robot. If we’re honest with ourselves, each of us experiences the loss of our light from time to time and it’s no wonder; life’s path… Continue reading Light Someone’s Path This Week
Good morning sisters! International Women’s Day 2018 has arrived…..let the party begin. This event has been celebrated annually since March 8th 1913 and to say there’s been a lot of change for women since that time doesn’t adequately describe the real progress that has been made. So, I’ll be bigger and bolder than that and… Continue reading Here Come the Girls……
Hello February………..you’ve arrived. I thought you were never going to get here; your neighbour to the left of you seemed to go on forever! Maybe it was to do with the resolutions lots of us placed upon ourselves at the start of last month, not to mention the dryness of it, if January without alcohol… Continue reading Grabbing Fear by its Ankles in February