A Tribute to A Special Doctor

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Over the last 2 ½ years that I have been writing this blog, I have written special tributes on a few occasions – to my husband, my brother, my dad and to a close neighbor upon his passing.  This week, I once again find myself moved to add another person to that list as I wind down on the follow …

Cancer: Helping Others

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I concluded a second Let Life Happen radio broadcast last evening on the subject about “how did you react when someone told you that they had cancer”, I wanted to thank each and every person who posted a comment or shared a story on this subject.  As we all know, that is a really hard subject with which to deal and I …

Help Others – Tell Your Story

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

One of the single most important things that I have learned since writing my very first blog is that by telling my story, I am helping other people who have been or currently are in the same circumstances that I have experienced.  I have also learned that once other people read or heard your story and know that others have …

A Special Tribute to My Husband

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

January 22nd has become a very special day to me.  Not only is it the 2nd anniversary of writing my weekly blog but also I walked out of the doctor’s office yesterday after my final follow up after my reconstructive surgery.  I feel so free.  But, the next thing that came into my mind is the thought that I could …

A Call to Action for Women’s Medical Rights

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I have been carefully watching all of the controversy that has been going on from the testing of young women for the breast cancer gene through the universal health care debates and now, the new recommendations for breast cancer and cervical cancer screening.  I have finally reached the point where I am really angry …

So You Think You Can Dance and the Breast Cancer Connection

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

“So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Tyce DiOrio created an unbelievably moving dance routine for this week’s episode centered on a woman with breast cancer. The number was performed by Ade (pronounced Ah-day) and Melissa who danced so beautifully that everyone, including all of the judges, was moved to tears. As was discussed collectively in comments from judges Nigel …

Taking Responsibility For My Actions

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

I have a theory. If each one of us took the time to consider the consequences of our actions before we said or did something, we could create a really happy life for ourselves. I came to this conclusion recently as I contemplated how to best handle a rather sticky situation with which I am currently dealing. Quickly stated, I …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon” Wrap Up of Premiere

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Although the final count is not tallied, the Crespi Carmelite High School male lacrosse team raised more than $44,000.00 by the start of their premiere event that was held yesterday at the school. What an awesome result in only two months! The guys will be sponsoring a variety of other events in their effort to raise $140,000.00 by the end …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon – Part 5

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Last week I wrote an open letter to the Crespi Carmelite High School lacrosse team members. I asked the girl who had involved me in this project whether she would provide a copy of the letter for each of the team members and have the team coaches hand them out to the guys. She agreed to do so and I …