Monday, April 21, 2014

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Happy Easter Happy Easter

No matter whether you are or are not a Christian who celebrates this holiday, Easter heralds a rebirth or new beginning with its festivities. Although Spring officially arrived last month, most people wait until Easter Sunday to bring out their new outfits in beautiful bright colors and softer textures. Even the tulips and hyacinths and lilies are... [Read more]


It Can All Change In An Instant It Can All Change In An Instant

I have been reflecting on a couple of the main stories that have been in the news lately and started to think about how things can change in an instant. Take Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that just disappeared. How can an airliner with 239 people on board just disappear? This is the 21st century with all sorts of modern technology and equipment that... [Read more]


The Case For Hugs The Case For Hugs

For anyone who has been interacting with me through social media for any period of time, you have probably received more than your share of virtual hugs. Of course, if you interact with me on a personal basis, you most likely have been the recipient of the real thing. I don’t know why I am a hugger but I do know that there is nothing that I love... [Read more]


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” women. Now I know that most people would think that if I had shared my meal with great women, they would recognize their names and would have seen lots of stories in the press about the accomplishments that they have made and the notoriety that they have earned for... [Read more]


An Earthquake Shakes Your Thinking An Earthquake Shakes Your Thinking

Earlier this week, we experienced a small earthquake here in southern California. Although it caused no major damage of any kind or any injuries, it still affected many people. After all, when you are sound asleep at 6:25 a.m. and all of a sudden your bed starts to shake, it is more than a little unnerving. As you abruptly wake up, you hear the sounds... [Read more]


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Breast Cancer

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 visit,... 


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 to eliminate... 


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 blog... 


Psyching Ourselves Out Psyching Ourselves Out

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


Stop Making Cancer Patients Feel Guilty Stop Making Cancer Patients Feel Guilty

The three words that no person ever wants to hear is “You Have Cancer”. ... 


BREASTation Presents A Breast Nipple Reconstruction BREASTation Presents A Breast Nipple Reconstruction

One of the most important decisions that a woman will face after a mastectomy... 


Hope For The Future – After The Pink Ribbon Hope For The Future – After The Pink Ribbon

With the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the pink ribbons are being put... 


Scarring After Breast Cancer Surgery Scarring After Breast Cancer Surgery

With all of the issues associated with breast cancer surgery, one that does not... 


Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Need Help Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Need Help

Breast cancer in the breast is not life-threatening. However, when breast cancer... 


What Is BRA Day? What Is BRA Day?

This week, on October 16th, we celebrate the 1st anniversary of BRA (Breast Reconstruction... 


Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Breast Cancer? Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Breast Cancer?

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us and so many companies and organizations... 


What Does The Pink Ribbon Represent? What Does The Pink Ribbon Represent?

On October 1st, the world will again be blanketed with “The Pink Ribbon”. ... 


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Domestic Abuse

More Domestic Violence Shelters Are Taking in Pets – ABC News

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


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; Friday... 


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 Voronov... 


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 in... 


Dealing With The Toxic Workplace Dealing With The Toxic Workplace

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


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 for... 


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 to help... 


A Very Special Easter Day A Very Special Easter Day

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


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 energy... 


Abuse Under the Influence Abuse Under the Influence

For as long as I can remember, I have been of the belief that there is a definite... 


Happy Anniversary to Let Life Happen Happy Anniversary to Let Life Happen

So, you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and... 


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