Lisa’s Tribute to Her Mother

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

I first met Lisa Koch-Howell here a few months ago shortly after her mother lost her life to breast cancer.  At that time she wrote to me the following: “Well I was wondering if you could give me some advice. My sister did the 3 day breast cancer walk 2 years ago. She really enjoyed it. Our mama met her …

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 …

How Did You React When Someone Told You That They Had Cancer?

In LLH Talk Radio by Barbara Jacoby

One of the hardest thing that anyone might ever have to do is to hear that a family member or loved one or friend has cancer. It has happened to just about every single person that I know. I have been in the role of being the recipient of that news from my father and my brother among others and …

How Do You Tell Someone That You Have Cancer?

In LLH Talk Radio by Barbara Jacoby

One of the hardest things that anyone might ever have to do is to hear the words, “You have cancer”.  But, for me and I am sure for many others, that wasn’t nearly as difficult as having to tell loved ones about the cancer.  This week on Let Life Happen TALK, I would like to discuss this subject and would …

Let Life Happen TALK

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

In case you didn’t catch the messages last evening, Let Life Happen TALK launched its first internet broadcast at 8:00 p.m.  It was almost as much of a surprise to me as it is to you as Kirk did not tell me about it until late Friday afternoon after he had the whole thing all set.  However, I must say …

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 …

Happy Anniversary to Me

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Next Friday, January 22nd, will mark the 2nd anniversary of my writing this weekly blog.  Now while to many this may not seem to be any big accomplishment, it truly is a major milestone for me.  The main reason for that is that I came to this task kicking and screaming, in my own way.  I really didn’t think that …

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 …