“C” is for Courage

There is a  show on HBO starring Laura Linney called “The Big C.” It’s about a woman and living her life after being told she has melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. Cancer is often referred to as “The Big C.” You know a lot of people still whisper the word “cancer.” I prefer addressing the “The Big C” on a high note. Let’s just agree right now to focus on the CAN in cancer (for now, a little “c”) instead of CANNOT. Here is my “Big C” Checklist: You Can Cope with Cancer, or any Challenge in your life with Courage, or Choose to Cry and

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I Was (Not) Born This Way

I love Lady Gaga. I love her anthem of individuality “Born This Way.”  I applaud anyone who can accept they way they are, be tolerant of others and accept them as they are. I have a mother who believes in individuality. All my youth she preached to me the importance of being true to yourself and to think less about what you look like on the outside and more on who you are on the inside. For years I did not listen. I thought I was ugly and wanted to do whatever I could to fix my looks and blend in. I had

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Maid Men

What the heck is going on with grown men and cleaning ladies? This week at a Manhattan hotel, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, sexually assaulted a cleaning woman in his room. In California, Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a son with his maid and sleeping with her for years while married to the lovely Maria. It seems both men need more than a pants pressing! Why can’t married men keep their peckers in their pants? Especially pickled peckers like  Strauss-Kahn and The Schwarz (the NY Post yesterday referred to him as “The Sperminator” – just a

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You’re So Vain

I just finished reading an article on MSN.com about the “38 Most Iconic Beauties in History.” Here’s the link below. You can click on to any of these icons of perfection to view endless photos gathered over time. http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertainment/Iconic-beauties.aspx?cp-documentid=25779667&imageindex=1&GT1=36010 “Vanity thy name is woman,” said William Shakespeare. I confess. I am a vain woman. I have worked hard to protect- preserve- my looks. Stress, sun and genetics are my foes.  Exercise, water, a healthy diet, facials and a decent night’s sleep are my friends. Somewhere in -between are those countless serums and creams I have tried over the years. I am not sure

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Forgive me friends and fellow survivors. It has been two weeks since my last posting. I have vowed to post weekly. My reason? I took some time to have some FUN. It has now been one full year since my final chemotherapy treatment. I celebrated in New Orleans at Jazzfest, a trip we had to cancel last year because I was just not well enough to deal with large sweaty crowds and that much jam packed fun, food and festivities. It was a great weekend! New Orleanians who faced the worst in Hurricane Katrina have come back strong. This is

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