Category Archives: Other Gems

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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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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