Thursday, July 31, 2014

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The Power of Prayer The Power of Prayer

There are two things that I never discuss with others and that is religion and politics. Therefore, please understand that talking about prayer has nothing to do with a religious discussion. It doesn’t matter whether you are religious or not; you can still believe in the power of prayer and I do. How many times have you prayed for something... [Read more]


The Effects of Random Acts of Kindness The Effects of Random Acts of Kindness

Have you seen the campaign that is being done by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.? It is one of the very few advertisements to which I pay attention because I love what they are doing. You have probably seen them help a woman with a baby move to a new home or stop by a garage sale where they paid a woman $2,000 for all the things that she was selling... [Read more]


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 sorts of thoughts went through my mind, not the least of which, of course, was whether I had made this list. DelImmune, a leading provider of immune system supplements, published the list but I had never heard of them or had any connection to them. Therefore, my curiosity... [Read more]


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 of breast cancer research and treatment and have been very encouraged about the advancements made in early detection and treatment. However, I have seen no news items regarding metastatic breast cancer, a very large and under-served community of breast cancer survivors.... [Read more]


Independence Day 2014 Independence Day 2014

What does the 4th of July mean to you?  For many of us who live in the United States of America, it is fireworks and parades, apple pie and hot dogs, family picnics and barbecues and a holiday that happens at the perfect time of the year.  For me, it is a day to give thanks for being able to live in the greatest country in the world; greatest... [Read more]


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Breast Cancer

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... 


Sharing My Perceptions of a Susan G. Komen Fundraiser Sharing My Perceptions of a Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

My husband, Kirk, and I recently received an invitation to attend a very... 


On Being Selected as the About.com Breast Cancer Expert On Being Selected as the About.com Breast Cancer Expert

If you have ever had a question that you wanted to research on the Internet,... 


Let Life Happen Voted One of the Best Breast Cancer Blogs for Third Year in a Row Let Life Happen Voted One of the Best Breast Cancer Blogs for Third Year in a Row

I recently received notification that my Let Life Happen blog has made Healthline’s... 


The Susan G. Komen Blogger Summit – What’s That? The Susan G. Komen Blogger Summit – What’s That?

For those who have followed my blogging over the years, you are well aware... 


Cancer: In the News – One Year Later Cancer: In the News – One Year Later

On May 4, 2013, I created a new feature on the Let Life Happen website with... 


Spending An Evening With Great Women Spending An Evening With Great Women

On Friday evening, I shared dinner with three great women. Yes, I said “great”... 


Why I Became a Patient Advocate Why I Became a Patient Advocate

I was assigned to an oncologist after my first cancer surgery. At my first... 


Dodging Dandelions – A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance Dodging Dandelions – A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance

“You can do nothing, you can dig them out, or you can use chemicals... 


Happy 6th Anniversary to Let Life Happen Happy 6th Anniversary to Let Life Happen

I can’t believe it!  Every Sunday for the last 6 years, I have posted a... 


Psyching Ourselves Out Psyching Ourselves Out

Earlier today I was reading the story about who was selected to represent... 


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Domestic Abuse

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,... 


Bullying in the Workplace Bullying in the Workplace

Many of us have spent a lot of time writing about and providing solutions... 


The Difficulty in Dealing with Domestic Abuse The Difficulty in Dealing with Domestic Abuse

I don’t think that there is anyone that I know who would not be willing... 


A Very Special Easter Day A Very Special Easter Day

I love Easter Sunday and everything that it represents. For those who are... 


My Lunch with @1ballerina, @SmileMoki and @Limo_GM My Lunch with @1ballerina, @SmileMoki and @Limo_GM

Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you put together the powerful... 


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