I am thankful for the scars because without them I wouldn't know your heart and how deep and how far your love is for me. 

Cancer reminded me of what is Important. Cancer encouraged me to slow down. Cancer taught me to lean on others and trust more. Cancer asked me an i...

September 28, 2016

The house is chilly, got the extra blankets out, and breast cancer awareness month is upon us.  So much going on to mark the season, events to celebrate, honor, inspire, … a season of colorful uplifting energy ….  This week the tribe begins celebrating entering the yea...

June 21, 2016

I never envisioned turning in my wet suit, bike and sneakers for a paddle. Even more, I never pictured myself as loving  dragon boating and my team members so much. As my cancer treatments came to an end, I felt alone and in need of support as well as exercise to comba...

It’s Five O’Clock somewhere.  Or so the song says. For many, 5:00 celebrates the end of the day.  The completion of work, of chores, of errands.  A time for a cocktail , for recreation,  and a time for relaxation.  For someone dealing with cancer, it can trigger overwh...

March 25, 2016

Written by Debra Lynn Alt  “We gather, plan and cultivate our resources as women do who love honor and respect each other.  Eileen Kaplan, on the left, was joking in high spirits about what she calls the sniper attached to her waist intermittently shooting shots of che...

March 12, 2016

CHEMO BRAIN

I have been hearing about Chemo brain ever since I had my own treatments for breast cancer. I didn’t think it pertained to me until lately.  As I try remember events of this past year or even now, I often find myself in a mental fog, and have trouble remembe...

January 23, 2016

According to Wikipedia – Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. Our attitudes towards hair is often used to indicate a person’s personal beliefs or social position, such as their age, gender, or religion. Is this why  losing my hair is so difficult? Af...