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  • Are you a Worrier?

    I am a worrier.  I admit it. I have been a worrier most of my life. I worry about my kids, my job, my finances. I worry about if I can’t find a certain ingredient for a recipe.  One time, though, something changed and I …

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  • In Front of a Mirror

    When I stand in front of a mirror, I can hold my head up high enough for my second chin to disappear. When I stand in front of a mirror, I can suck in my gut so my belly looks flat. When I stand in …

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  • Catastrophe or Gift?

    Have you experienced an upheaval such as job loss, heartbreak, children leaving home, fire/flood/natural disaster, health crash such as cancer? Any events that dismantles life can, and often does, throw you into chaos. Did you know there’s actually great good that can come from those …

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  • Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

    Staying Positive Through the Cancer Journey People ask me all the time, how I stayed positive through all three of my cancer journeys, Well, I will say, it wasn’t always easy. I had my share of “Pity Parties.” But, I also tried to get away …

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    This month we celebrate a day that focuses on love.  Many people will receive flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or other expensive gifts. And just TRY to go out to dinner without a reservation.  But what do you do if you are on a budget?  If you …

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  • Cancer Do’s and Don’ts

    Do you have a friend or family member going through cancer?  I know you want to do the right thing, but unless you’ve done this before you may be wondering what that right thing is.  Today, I want to share some tips on what to …

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  • Restore the Heart

    One of the most personally touching moments of our most recent holiday celebration was when my husband brought home a splitting maul that he had picked up from a saw shop in town. It was one that he owned for a long time and was …

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  • De-Stressing the Holidays

    I remember my first time going through the holidays as a survivor. I was so thankful to still be here, but I felt sad that I couldn’t handle all the traditions that had become such a huge part of the season. Chemotherapy and radiation really …

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