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Image: Pixgood.com Shortly after my first round of chemo, I (correctly!) presumed that it was time to figure out how (the f-bomb!) to buy a chemo wig because I knew that being bald-bald-bald was inevitable. As you may recall, hair … Continue reading

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Image: dreamatico.com Recently, a friend suggested that I read the Stanford University Commencement Speech delivered by Steve Jobs on June 12, 2005.  I am one person among the millions who quite often thinks about him, possibly because my mother passed … Continue reading

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

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Image: Whatwegandidnext.com As if having a friend with cancer isn’t bad enough, right? Well, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news when I say that it can feel worse. How, you ask?  When you live a bagillion miles … Continue reading

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Since my diagnosis in 2008, my extra appendage (in addition to my cat, Henna) has been a camera. When I was at the bottomless pit of chemo despair, one of my great joys was walking (often slowly) around my neighborhood … Continue reading

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Image:  pinterest.com Have you seen these 9 promises that can bring happiness by John Wooden? I pretty much love anything that John Wooden said or did.  Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” as head coach at UCLA he won TEN NCAA national championships in a … Continue reading

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Image: Portfolioslicer.com The One-Minute Writing Activity That Will Make You Happier Every Day  When we think about our lives, we generally expect that it’s the big events that will bring us the most joy later on—remembering that amazing trip to … Continue reading

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  Image: Bhaktiwomen.org Lately, I’ve been having crazy messy drippy hot flashes. Here’s how it goes: I wake up multiple times in the middle of the night to wet sheets and pillows (yes, I sleep with multiple pillows) and then … Continue reading

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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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