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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 catalogs […]

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Life is a Roller Coaster

Life is a Roller Coaster

| November 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

by Angela Long I have determined…life is a roller coaster that we get to ride one time, and it’s mostly in the dark. My ride started off pretty smoothly….with the typ­i­cal ups and downs. Until that day in Feb­ru­ary of 2004 when I heard those three lit­tle words that would for­ever change my life… “You […]

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The Day of Deals and Miracles

The Day of Deals and Miracles

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today is Novem­ber 1, El Dia de Los Muer­tos, the Day of the Dead. This morn­ing at Boot Camp, I men­tioned to my work­out pal about this. She said, “What??!! A day of deals and mir­a­cles?” We laughed and decided that we like that idea. As the day has gone on this has stayed with me. […]

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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 is […]

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On Wisdom, Perception and Sexuality

On Wisdom, Perception and Sexuality

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The breast can­cer jour­ney brings many twists, turns and sur­prises on the path. A big sur­prise is the impact on our sense of fem­i­nin­ity and attrac­tive­ness, which nat­u­rally impacts inti­macy and sex­u­al­ity. How can that not hap­pen? The bal­ance of our emo­tions, thoughts and spirit greatly affect how we per­ceive our bod­ies. This is a […]

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Let Life Happen and The BREASTation

Let Life Happen and The BREASTation

| September 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

It all started more than a decade ago with a song, “Let Life Hap­pen”. The song became the title of a music CD for which I wrote the lyrics and my hus­band, Kirk, wrote the music and per­formed the vocals. Thus started a part­ner­ship that tran­scended a mar­riage that had already exceeded any expec­ta­tions I […]

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Be Proactive!

Be Proactive!

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cur­rent stan­dard of care is to wait until age 50 for a mam­mo­gram.  Dur­ing the years before 50, pre­can­cer­ous cells may develop and go unde­tected before they appear on imag­ing sys­tems at which point 100 mil­lion can­cer­ous cells may be present. You now have a choice to take con­trol of your breast health and be […]

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Be a Thriver!

Be a Thriver!

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Until you make the uncon­scious con­scious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”  — C. G. Jung By Bev­erly Vote I learned how Dad and I were dis­abling you. These words were a defin­ing moment in my heal­ing jour­ney. How I looked at my life and how I took care of my healing […]

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Claim Your Blessings

Claim Your Blessings

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Maimah Karmo “I don’t want the world to see me, ‘cause I don’t think they’d under­stand. When everything’s made to be bro­ken, I just want you to know who I am.“ — Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris” Scream­ing in silence, I felt my world col­lapse around me when I heard those four words, “you have […]

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Ann Fonfa, Activist

Ann Fonfa, Activist

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Ann Fonfa “I was braver than I knew.” I was diag­nosed with inva­sive lob­u­lar car­ci­noma of the left breast after find­ing a lump in Jan­u­ary 1993 while doing my breast self exam. Because I have extreme mul­ti­ple chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­ity, I didn’t take chemother­apy, and I chose not to do radi­a­tion or hor­monal treat­ments. I had recurrences […]

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