Category Archives: Other Gems

Photo: Petslady.com During this Thanksgiving week, I’ve been thinking about how my shining moments go hand-in hand with gratitude. I just love looking for my shining moments and then feeling the gratitude for finding them. My shining moment philosophy has … Continue reading

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Image: Spiritualriver.com 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. … Continue reading

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Image: freeinternetpictures.com According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, in November 1919, President Wilson commemorated the official end of World War I by proclaiming November 11 as Armistice (later to be renamed Veterans) Day with the following words: … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Image: Scrapbookprintables.wordpress I don’t know about you, but it really feels as if time is FLYYYYYYING. I’m starting to acknowledge the fact that once the calendar rolls onto November 1st, the year is pretty much over-rover. How is that possible? I … Continue reading

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Image: Clickyooo.com After I completed my treatment for breast cancer I went to a fancy schmancy black-tie event in Philadelphia. At the party, a friend referred to my attendance as my “coming out” party (because I hadn’t seen most of these … Continue reading

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Image:  StacyRobbins.com When I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, I never asked, “Why?”  Asking why would have been a logical response, especially considering the fact that I was a 5K runner, ate healthy, and didn’t have first-degree relatives … Continue reading

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Image: En.wikipedia.org This question, “Who are the most important people in your life?” is a challenging one for me because as much as I want to say, “My friends” and “My family” I am encouraging myself to narrow it down … Continue reading

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FEED

Image: Spears.okstate This fall, Lauren Bush Lauren, the founder of FEED (the company behind the burlap totes that help raise money to fight world hunger), is launching a 30-day fundraiser across the country.  The challenge:  Host a dinner party at … Continue reading

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Image: Petsalon.com Are you wondering why gobs of buildings are illuminated pink…and why there is a proliferation of pink ribbons every (f-bomb) where?  Well, it is because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Again. I wrote about this topic … Continue reading

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Image: Shoebuy.com Did you know that September is the official Awareness Month for eight different cancers (more than any other month)? Cookies for Kids’ Cancer just happens to be one of my favorites.  It’s an organization committed to raising money … Continue reading

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