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Quick Check In And A Video About Gratitude

I shared a video a while back on a blog at Owning Pink, on my own blog, and on Fa Read More...
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Our Healthcare Crisis


The present health care crisis is not just related to health care. It is a crisis related to what is happening in our society. We have become depersonalized as a society, invested in technology and not the experience people are having in their lives. Studies verify what happens to children who grow up unloved and experiencing indifference, rejection, and abuse. By midlife, if they haven’t killed themselves or others while seeking revenge, and experiencing guilt related to their actions, almost 100% of them have experienced a major illness, while loved children have one-fourth the serious illness rate.

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Which Sauce Are You Marinating In?

Happy Juice

By: Jodi Nishida

So what do I mean by "sauce?"  I'm talking about the hormones that our bodies secrete throughout the day.  Whatever we secrete most is what we're essentially marinating in.  Now think about what I just said ... If we're marinating in stuff all day, would you prefer Happy Juice or Toxic Sludge?  This is a topic I have been looking into for the last year that was recently confirmed in two books I read:  Mind Over Medicine and The Fear Cure by Lissa Rankin, MD.  Her book states, "The average American experiences 50 stress response episodes each day."  50.  Wow.  With each stress response, your body secretes cortisol and adrenaline (epinephrine), the same hormones engaged in the "fight or flight response."  In chronically high levels, this is Toxic Sludge and it's bad for you.

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Nothing Is Expected

I made this video for my blog and Facebook page that talks about how I went into surgery feeling peaceful, calm, and confident and came out of it feeling ravaged, confused, and sad. The hardest part of that was expecting myself to feel differently. Here's what I'm learning about all of that.

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Your Secret Weapon For Managing The Hormonal Chaos Of Perimenopause

Your Secret Weapon for Managing the Hormonal Chaos of Perimenopause

Navigating the waters of perimenopause can feel like being lost at sea in a leaky rowboat some days. Hormonal chaos unleashes symptoms that can be scary (to you and your loved ones), make you feel miserable, and create doubt that you’ll ever feel like yourself again! 

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So This Is What A Mastectomy Is Like. Who Knew?

Gama Camera

So, on Tuesday, July 14th, I had a mastectomy. Here's how that went. If you have questions about any part of it, feel free to ask. If I know the answers, I'll gladly respond.

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Today Is About Breaking Rules We Didn't Know We Had

bedside table

I was going to post a selfie, but I couldn't find an angle that didn't leave me looking haggard and cranky, so you get to see my bedside table instead.

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How To Make Your Nails Shinier At Home

Shinier Nails at Home

By: Adonia Dennis

Having wonderful looking nails reflects your beauty and hygiene. Your nails can also tell underlying health conditions, such as infections, skin diseases, and malnutrition. Nails are keratin layers, which are proteins that make up the outer layer of your skin and your hair. If your nails look dull and unhealthy, you may have vitamin and mineral deficiency.

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I'm Home

Get Well Flowers

These flowers are from the Brain Trust. Thanks, Jen, Michele, Michael, Eric, and Mark

This will probably be pretty brief as I am still rather woozy, but I didn't want to delay any longer letting everyone know that I'm home and well. If we're friends on Facebook you may have seen some short updates to that effect.

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Is Light And Learning Available Here? Yes!

Heart, Love, Health

In a previous post I invited questions, and Susan had this to offer:

So lovely and generous - yes I have a question or maybe an observation for you to consider. In my teachings about living well when unwell there is an area where I ask you to consider language that is coming your way, and that you are now using. Can you discern the difference between "acknowledging" and "complaining" - and as you travel through the health care experience can you notice those around you in this regard. Language, as you know, particularly when writing sets a tone for discovery. I find even within sadness there is much light and learning, and my sense is with your writing skills, this will be presented through your sharing. Thank you, Molly.

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