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The Love Boat

The Love Boat

| April 13, 2014 | 4 Comments

It is almost here, embarkation day.  Many of us have been counting down the days (less than 13) until we set sail on the 8th Annual  Thrivers Cruise.   This is the mother of all cruises.  The crown jewel, so-to-speak.  How fitting that this year we will be sailing on The Royal Caribbean Liberty of […]

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A Little Slice of Heaven

A Little Slice of Heaven

| March 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

During this past year I met an incredible woman, Daphne D. Evans.  She is CEO and founder of Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization out of San Francisco, California.  Recently, I asked Daphne how this foundation came to be.  Here is her story. In 2005, Daphne was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a […]

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The Unheralded Breast Cancer

The Unheralded Breast Cancer

| December 30, 2013 | 17 Comments

As a breast cancer advocate, blogger and writer, I believe it important to support all types of breast cancers.  Last week I had the opportunity to meet someone who has had Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC).  Our conversation did not get very far before I realized I knew very little about this disease. My friend, Terry […]

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From Thankful To Grateful

From Thankful To Grateful

| November 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving Day had little to do with being grateful and everything with  food.    We took a mere two minutes to mention the Pilgrims and ate.  Most of the foods were richly laden  with fat, carbohydrates and sugar. My siblings and I would spend hours looking through the big name […]

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Solidarity

Solidarity

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have a dear friend who had a brush with death recently.  She had to have aortic valve replacement surgery. This was not something she was born with. Her aortic valve eroded due to excessive exposure to cobalt radiation treatment she received following a mastectomy 39-years ago. Breast cancer is the gift that keeps on […]

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Aspects of Cancer

Aspects of Cancer

| October 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

If you are familiar with the work of Andrew Lloyd Weber, then you are probably familiar with his musical, Aspects of Love. One of the biggest songs to come out of this venture is, “Love Changes Everything” by Don Black and Charles Hart.  As I was playing this today, I changed the lyrics a tad […]

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Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yesterday,  my friend, Sheryl, passed away from metastatic breast cancer.  She was married and had two children.  Her youngest was eight years old. In and out of the hospital became the norm for my friend and her family.   Even though my friend looked gaunt, most days she wore makeup including eyeliner and donned a […]

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To Pink Or Not To Pink, That Is The Question

To Pink Or Not To Pink, That Is The Question

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today is officially the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is typically when pink merchandise comes out of the woodwork.  Some of it is tasteful and some of it is tacky.  Will I wear anything and everything pink?  The answer is no.  Do I wear pink?  The answer is yes. The why behind it […]

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