Category Archives: Other Gems

Image: Popcrunch.com Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, 82, died on October 20 of complications related to cancer.  Initially diagnosed in 2006, de la Renta continued to work during hos bouts with intermittent cancer. He built his couture empire over … Continue reading

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Image: Pixgood.com I’m thrilled beyond belief to report that for the first time in six years (yes, it’s been that long), I have slept eight hours in a row three nights…in a ROW.  I can hardly contain how happy I … Continue reading

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Image: visitolympia.com Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union, Washington, hosts several three-day cancer retreats throughout the year. The retreats feature daily support groups, drumming, yoga, guided imagery and other activities, in addition to whole-foods meals.  Caregivers are welcome to attend. … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation

Image:  123rf.com January Rejuvenation: We Must Always Change Renew Rejuvenate Ourselves This month’s Special Shining Moment is the concept of Rejuvenation. When I think about a New Year, I inevitably think about renewal, change and, of course, the opportunity to rejuvenate. According to … Continue reading

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Image: Sweetsweatlife.com According to USA.gov, the top resolutions year after year are: Drink Less Alcohol Eat Healthy Food Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Get Fit Lose Weight Manage Debt Manage Stress Quit Smoking Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Save … Continue reading

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Image: Bigbackground.com Almost each holiday season since starting the Why Buy a Wig Blog, I’ve done a Gift Giving Guide of my personal favorite gifts to give. You see, I love giving gifts because it truly is an opportunity to think about someone … Continue reading

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Image:  Tasteofhome.com I love celebrating the holidays; especially Hanukkah (Shining Moment). Tonight, the first night of Hanukkah, the menorah is out and the candles are in place waiting to be lit. It is so beautiful for me to see family … Continue reading

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Image:  sarahjanestudios.com Choosing to find Shining Moments is, I believe, akin to choosing to find Joy.  Sometimes – especially during the holiday season – joy just presents itself and one can’t help but be delighted by it.  Other times – under the … Continue reading

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Image: nytimes.com Last weekend I was at a restaurant– and a woman came up to me and said (the dreaded line), “Do you remember my name?” That question has always caused me a great deal of anxiety, perhaps because I … Continue reading

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Image:  GivingTuesday.org Knowing that today is Giving Tuesday is a Shining Moment start to the day! Since Thanksgiving, we’ve had plenty of days focused on shopping with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” but now it’s time for the feel good day…”Giving Tuesday”. I … Continue reading

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