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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 double […]

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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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Thank You for Guided Imagery!

Thank You for Guided Imagery!

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

HAPPY THANKSGIVING’  I hope you are all hav­ing a fab­u­lous time. We don’t have an annual thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion here in the UK, per­haps we should? What a won­der­ful time to reflect and be grate­ful for all the abun­dance and beauty the Uni­verse pro­vides — do you know it took can­cer to get a hold of […]

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The Path to Cancer

The Path to Cancer

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can­cer is not a new devel­op­ment. Can­cer has been around since the time of dinosaurs; how­ever, can­cer rates are soar­ing to new lev­els. Is it genetic? The rise in breast can­cer rates (and pedi­atric can­cers and asthma, for that mat­ter) can­not just be genetic because they are ris­ing at such a pre­cip­i­tous rate. Could it […]

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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 hat. […]

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Where are your thoughts taking you?

Where are your thoughts taking you?

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever con­tem­plate what affect your thoughts are hav­ing on your well– being? Con­sider Deepak Chopra MD’s remark, “The aver­age human thinks about 16,000 thoughts a day, but 90% of today’s thoughts are the same ones we had yes­ter­day.” We almost become ‘addicted’ to our thoughts. So what are you think­ing? Are those thoughts of suc­cess, enlightenment […]

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Cancer and the Leaky Pipe

Cancer and the Leaky Pipe

| October 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The biggest mis­take you can make is to assume that your clin­i­cian or oncol­o­gist will under­stand every­thing that it will take to keep you alive. They may do their best, but you can­not make that assump­tion. Con­ven­tional doc­tors are there to treat your can­cer; they do so with surgery, chemother­apy and radi­a­tion. Yet, these tools […]

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