Category Archives: Other Gems

Girlfriends

Image: Girlfriendsgetorganized.com Last week, I did a 3-hour and fifteen minute (every minute counts!) hike with some outstanding girlfriends (who also happened to have a whole lot of endurance-Shining Moment). We did the hike to commemorate my friend’s divorce. For … Continue reading

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Only a Dad

Image: goldengatefields.com   Only a Dad Edgar A. Guest (1916)   Only a dad with a tired face, Coming home from the daily race, Bringing little of gold or fame TO show how well he has played the game; But … Continue reading

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Strength

Image: kcstrictlysoftball.com I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of strength lately.  Wonder why?  DUH. Physical strength is something that has always been a priority for me.  I work out to feel and be strong, to hike, to run … Continue reading

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Image: Gulfworldmarinepark.com World Oceans Day was officially declared by the United Nations as June 8th each year beginning in 2009. The concept was proposed on June 8th 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and … Continue reading

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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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