Author Archives: Denys Yeo

About Denys Yeo

I am an educational psychologist. My work is primarily in the area of special education. I live with stage 4 cancer. This blog aims to comment on the psychological impact of living in a stage 4 state.

Weight gain ideas

In a world where most people are obsessed with weight loss it seems strange that some people should be concerned with how they might gain some weight. But there are isolated situations where this is the case. For example people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What if the goal posts move?

I recently wrote a blog about goal setting and how that is an important part of managing how anyone lives with a life threatening illness. One aspect I didn’t touch on was how to deal with the “moving goal post” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stage 4 and setting goals

A significant psychological impact of being diagnosed with a life threatening illness is a feeling of loss of control over parts of your life that you felt you previously had control over. One way to manage this situation, and feel … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stephen J Gould

I recently came across an intriguing story about Stephen J Gould and his approach to dealing with his cancer. It seemed to me that he was looking at the psychological impact of his condition in a similar manner to me, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Living in the fish bowl

A lot of people live in what is essentially a fish bowl; but usually that has been their choice. By fish bowl I mean a situation where you are being selectively observed by other people. So called Movie Stars are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

Time moves on: the psychological impact of living with stage 4 cancer

  From a psychological perspective one of the most important things that changes when living at stage 4 is the concept of time. To put this in perspective it is useful to think about the different concepts of time people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The psychological impact of living with stage 4 Cancer

I will just call it living with stage 4! I have had cancer at this level for about a year. I had thought about blogging my experience for a while – but there are heaps of blogs by people with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment