Monday, September 1, 2014

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Labor Day and Healthcare Labor Day and Healthcare

Labor Day this year has taken on a new meaning to me. While I certainly appreciate every single person who we honor today for their contribution to the workforce, I am very troubled about a growing concern among many who are currently working either for someone else or for themselves. And it is a growing matter that is haunting many here in the... [Read more]


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 Magee participated in an Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She and her teammates wore team shirts with a display on the back that read “We Walk In Honor Of…” followed by a list of names that included my own name. I knew nothing about her plans to do this and only after... [Read more]


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 in the honor of other family members and friends who have dealt with cancer. He wore their names on the back of his shirt as his inspiration to do this. Last year, due to injury, he was unable to participate but this year, the race is on again. What he has done and is again... [Read more]


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 in the upper right-hand corner for a second website, When Breast Cancer Happens. This second site was developed specifically to deal only with all things breast-cancer related. One part of the site is dedicated to current research and resources that has continued to... [Read more]


The Importance of Our Pets The Importance of Our Pets

From the time that I was a child, I have always had a pet in my home. As a child, we always had dogs; specifically beagles, and they meant the world to me. For many years after that, I had one or two cats that always made me laugh with their ridiculous antics. And after that, it has been birds. First, I had a canary and then added a finch and... [Read more]


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Breast Cancer

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... 


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... 


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Domestic Abuse

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,... 


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... 


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