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Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine 2014 Lead­ers and Advo­cates Awards

Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine 2014 Lead­ers and Advo­cates Awards

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

You are invited to nom­i­nate your orga­ni­za­tion, leader, advo­cate or your­self for one or more of our twelve cat­e­gories. Awards will be pre­sented at the Breast Can­cer Well­ness 2014 Awards Din­ner Decem­ber 12, 2014. Each win­ning recip­i­ent will be announced and pro­moted with pho­to­graph in the win­ter issue of the Breast Can­cer Well­ness Magazine. Need not be present at the […]

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Making our minds matter

Making our minds matter

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Receiv­ing the dev­as­tat­ing news that you have breast can­cer can knock many peo­ple side­ways. An already heav­ily com­pro­mised immune sys­tem is fur­ther depleted as stress lev­els rise. Daunted by the treat­ment which lies ahead, cou­pled with con­cerns about look­ing after fam­i­lies; chil­dren as well as age­ing par­ents. The like­li­hood of hav­ing to take unpaid leave and […]

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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 | 1 Comment

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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