Category Archives: Other Gems

My Philosophy

Image: Maxinedavis.net Many things have transpired since my breast cancer diagnosis a few years ago.  One of which is a newfound love of apricots. Yup. I can’t get enough of them. Anyhoo, another is a new found love of poetry. Both … Continue reading

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Image: healthline.com Oh gosh. At least ten times a week, I get an email informing me of the (wretched!) news that yet another person has been diagnosed with f-bomb cancer. Not just breast cancer. Any kind of cancer. All kinds … Continue reading

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Ring Theory

Image: Pinterest.com As many of you may recall, I have written quite a bit about what to say to someone with FBC (f-bomb breast cancer) as well as how to be a good friend to someone coping with illness or other f-bombs. I … Continue reading

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Hollywoodfringe.org I’ve never wondered why I was diagnosed with cancer. Many people have asked me, “Why on earth would you, a young, healthy, happy person with no family history get breast cancer?” Even when other people wondered, I never have. I guess I … Continue reading

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    Image: scienceblogs.com Today, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea for Earth Day came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing … Continue reading

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    Image: Businesstocommunity.com In the last two months, I have had no less than three wham-bam-a-ha moments that have centered me – in a wonderful way. Each has left me asking myself: Am I really present in my own life? … Continue reading

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Image: cvgcares.com YOU can change the world! If you don’t think so, you are incorrect. Helping out and spreading happiness isn’t very hard, but finding a cause that you truly believe in may take some effort. Phyllis Sudman knows all … Continue reading

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Stressed Out

  Stressed Out Lordy-bee. WTF is going on with stress lately?  It is EVERY.WHERE.  Are you all feeling it? One of my friends eloquently uses the hashtags:  #stuck and #burnedout.  I would add #stressedbeyondbeliefwithnopatienceleft.  Yea, life and work are very … Continue reading

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Commons.wikimedia.org Recently, I saw this on the wall of a public bathroom of all places. I was equal parts befuddled and inspired.  The timing of this piece is uncanny as I am in a personal place of refocusing my time, … Continue reading

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Images: Cancerbridges.ca A dear reader wrote to me recently telling me that returning to work was a challenge not for reasons that you would think. It was challenging because colleagues treated her differently based on her changed appearance. Further, assumptions … Continue reading

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