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On Wisdom, Perception and Sexuality

On Wisdom, Perception and Sexuality

| September 26, 2013 |

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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S ~ E ~ X is So Much More Than You Ever Thought!

S ~ E ~ X is So Much More Than You Ever Thought!

| September 18, 2013 |

You probably already know that breast cancer and treatment wreak havoc with your intimate and sexual life. Feeling feminine, attractive, desirable and sexy during and after treatments can seem like a lost cause, and maybe it’s the last thing on your mind. Many women say their sex life wasn’t so great before diagnosis and it […]

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Let Life Happen and The BREASTation

Let Life Happen and The BREASTation

| September 7, 2013 |

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 |

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 |

“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 […]

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Claim Your Blessings

Claim Your Blessings

| February 24, 2013 |

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 |

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 […]

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Young Thrivers!

Young Thrivers!

| February 12, 2013 |

by Heather Jose and Christy James What if we did cancer differently? It is not inevitable that cancer must equal sadness, sickness, grief and pain. They will be a part of it, no doubt. A diagnosis does not mean that the doctor is in charge and there is nothing you can do. There are many […]

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