Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Lessons Learned From a Silly Bird (The Loss Of A Pet) Lessons Learned From a Silly Bird (The Loss Of A Pet)

Guy – 1991-2014 As I sit here writing today, there is a big box of tissues sitting close by; something that I have needed for the last day or so. The reason for the tears is that a very special birdie that has been running our household for 23 years died this morning and took a piece of our hearts with him. Guy (also affectionately called... [Read more]


What’s On the Outside Doesn’t Really Matter What’s On the Outside Doesn’t Really Matter

I have recently been watching a story unfold that has me thinking about those things that are most important in life. I suppose I am a lot different than most people because how someone looks on the outside doesn’t really matter to me. And more importantly, what you say and do in an effort to make me believe that you are something other than... [Read more]


Veterans Waiting For Cancer Care Veterans Waiting For Cancer Care

Last July, I came across an article that addressed the wait that veterans are having when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of suspected cancers. I must say that although I have heard stories over the years about the lack of care and attention received at veterans’ facilities all over this country, I just didn’t pay very much attention... [Read more]


Breast Cancer – After October Breast Cancer – After October

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over and all things pink have been put away for another year, many people will forget all about breast cancer until next October unless they are personally touched by it. After all, who wants to think about cancer in any way, shape or form if you don’t need to do so? But those who have dealt with breast... [Read more]


We Can Survive Breast Cancer Benefit Concert A Hit We Can Survive Breast Cancer Benefit Concert A Hit

It was a picture-perfect evening at the historic Hollywood Bowl as an unbelievable lineup of talent took the stage for a more than 4-hour concert emceed by Los Angeles Amp Radio deejays. The event was sponsored by 5-hour ENERGY with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition. It is no wonder... [Read more]


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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer – After October Breast Cancer – After October

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over and all things pink have been... 


We Can Survive Breast Cancer Benefit Concert A Hit We Can Survive Breast Cancer Benefit Concert A Hit

It was a picture-perfect evening at the historic Hollywood Bowl as an unbelievable... 


Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes

Every once in awhile I am offered the opportunity to interview someone who... 


What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer? What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer?

The single biggest issue that most believe is not getting enough attention... 


Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer

In what I consider to be one of the absolutely best ways I have ever seen... 


My First Cancer Fundraising Experience My First Cancer Fundraising Experience

I was so excited that I had such a hard time sleeping the night before the... 


Thank You For Your Inspiration Thank You For Your Inspiration

CLICK the picture to see the full list of names on the TEAM Let Life Happen... 


Cancer Support: We Will Walk In Honor Of ??? Cancer Support: We Will Walk In Honor Of ???

Three years ago, a young lady that I had met on Facebook, Shannon McCarty... 


Cancer: My First 5K And I’ll Walk In Honor Of Your Family And Friends Cancer: My First 5K And I’ll Walk In Honor Of Your Family And Friends

Two years ago, my husband Kirk ran in his first ever 10K in my honor and... 


WERE YOU INSPIRED By Someone With Breast Cancer? WERE YOU INSPIRED By Someone With Breast Cancer?

If you visit the Let Life Happen website, you have probably seen the banner... 


Announcing “60 Top Cancer Blogs for Advice, Support and Inspiration” Announcing “60 Top Cancer Blogs for Advice, Support and Inspiration”

I recently received an email with the above-referenced subject line and all... 


Is Anyone Paying Attention to Metastatic Breast Cancer? Is Anyone Paying Attention to Metastatic Breast Cancer?

For a very long time now, I have been following what is going on in the world... 


AB 219 – Access to Cancer Treatment Act AB 219 – Access to Cancer Treatment Act

In a recent conversation, a friend shared with me some information about a... 


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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Is Not Just The NFL’s Problem

Despite how it appears on the 24-hour news channels, domestic violence is... 


Fundraiser for Domestic Violence Awareness and Homeless Mothers in LA. Musical Guest Gloria Loring and Nelson Kole

The Nancy Painter Home¹s annual fundraiser to support homeless mothers and... 


It’s Simple: Don’t Hit Another Person It’s Simple: Don’t Hit Another Person

With the most recent news stories from the ranks of professional football... 


FACE FORWARD TO HOST STAR-STUDDED GALA SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

FACE FORWARD is hosting their most important fundraising and awareness event... 


UPCOMING LAW & ORDER: SVU “NO MORE EXCUSES” MARATHON INCLUDES CALL TO ACTION BY CHRIS MELONI TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

USA Network has teamed up with Mariska Hargitay’s Foundation, Joyful Heart,... 


‘THE DOCTORS’ INVESTIGATES ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE CASES WHICH WERE ACTUALLY UNDIAGNOSED CASES OF RICKETS, MONDAY, MAY 5

Experts Debate Whether Current Criteria For Child Abuse Should Be Reviewed In... 


More Domestic Violence Shelters Are Taking in Pets – ABC News

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press When her abusive husband left for work... 


STATEMENT ON UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION TODAY IN UNITED STATES V. CASTLEMAN TO PROHIBIT DOMESTIC ABUSERS FROM HAVING GUNS

by: Erica Soto Lamb The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in United States... 


Cafe Helps Empower Women, Victims of Domestic Violence

by Luana Munoz From: fox40.com From coffee and tea, to muffins and salads;... 


Johnny Weir Divorce Drama: Skater Opens Up About Domestic Violence and Nude Photos, Ex Victor Voronov Responds

From: E Online Johnny Weir‘s divorce from estranged husband Victor... 


Domestic violence demands a community response – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Domestic violence demands a community responseDaytona Beach News-JournalLast... 


Viewing the Past in the Present Viewing the Past in the Present

In my desire to make improvements to my life for the future, I realized that... 


Dealing With The Toxic Workplace Dealing With The Toxic Workplace

I have had some very interesting discussions with my friends lately and have... 


Domestic Abuse – It Can Happen to Anyone Domestic Abuse – It Can Happen to Anyone

The results of a survey conducted in California in October, 2012, during Domestic... 


Domestic Abuse: Could Football Player’s Murder Suicide Have Been Prevented? Domestic Abuse: Could Football Player’s Murder Suicide Have Been Prevented?

Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, killed his girlfriend,... 


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