Category Archives: Other Gems

Image: Geniusmagazine.net At a speaking engagement a few weeks ago, the person who presented me is a member of Mensa. When I leaned over to my friend and asked, “WTF is Mensa,” she smiled and said, “It is the society … Continue reading

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Image:  tagga.com Since having breast cancer, I’ve learned many lessons. I hope they inspire you as much as they do me (Shining Moment). Think before you speak Have integrity Don’t gossip Learn to politely say no Wear well-fitting clothes Always … Continue reading

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Image: mymodernmet.com Animal images always inspire me. I happen to believe that they are true Shining Moments in life. I was once told that in a past life I was a Puma. Whether or not I believe this, it does explain my affinity … Continue reading

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The Power Nap

Image: schifmanmatresses When I was a little girl, I vividly remember my father coming home at noon every Saturday from his job, eating lunch and then taking a 20 minute nap, every-single-Saturday. His routine left a real impression on me … Continue reading

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Image: novidadesgratis.com Sometimes when I have an upcoming oncology appointment, I get into a funkilation. Yes, I still worry, and hope that my numbers are good. I acknowledge the fact that today’s funk has gone to a whole new level. … Continue reading

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Image: meglad.com Today, is the seventh anniversary of my father’s passing. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, and other times, it feels like it was decades ago. For those of you who have lost a loved one, I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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Image:  worksmartlivesmart.com>/sup> I know that it will not come as a surprise when I say that cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Understatement of the decade, I’d say.  When I was sick, … Continue reading

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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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