Six Years

By Natalia | Guest Blogger
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Natalia Esteban new

October 09, 2015

Six years. 2,190 days.  In 2009, I wasn’t sure I’d make it to my 35th birthday. I still had two babies in diapers and a toddler being potty trained.  Strollers.  Dolls.  Dora the Explorer and Mickey Mouse.  I should have spent my free time going on play dates, not doctor’s appointments.  Life has changed a lot […]

With Courage – All Things are Possible Part II

By Carmen / Guest Blogger
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Carmen and Evian and Katja

October 05, 2015

I find myself having to tap into that source of strength once again as I face a new chapter in my life, repeating the mantras and prayers of four years ago, to build up my courage. I am faced with divorce after breast cancer; after choosing not to have breast reconstruction. There is no need […]

With Courage – All Things are Possible Part I

By Carmen / Guest Blogger
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Carmen 4

October 02, 2015

  Years ago my perception of courage was taking on a challenge with laser focus. Boom! Get it done! Do it well!  My laser focus included everything in my path – my work, being a friend, mom, wife and athlete. I was young. I felt I could do anything if I put my mind to […]

2015 October Breast Cancer Events

By Muriel the Editor
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October 01, 2015

  ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPY: TREATMENT AND BENEFITS Tuesday, October 6, 7-8 p.m. Baptist Health Resource Center 8950 North Kendall Dr., Medical Arts Building, Suite 105 Speaker: Josephine (Josie) Galasso, LMT # MA29759 massage therapy coordinator Oncology massage helps improve quality of life. Benefits include improved relaxation, sleep and immune function, as well as relief from […]

The ABCs of a Breast Cancer Warrior

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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October 01, 2015

Accept your diagnosis. Believe in your recovery. Count your blessings. Devote yourself to positive thinking. Educate yourself about your illness. Forgive your body for betraying you. Give of your time and talents. Help others when you can. Immerse yourself in positive affirmations. Judge not lest ye be judged. Keep all medical appointments. Love life, and […]

Life Goes On

By Doreen / Guest Blogger
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August 12, 2015

Well after diagnosis and treatment are over, you will settle back into your life with a new appreciation for the things that you once took for granted. Whether we like it or not, cancer changes us forever. It is up to us to make the change a positive one. At the beginning of my journey, […]

Smiling Equals Optimism

By Imani / Guest Blogger
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July 29, 2015

It’s funny how some moments in your life seem so critical and threatening at the time, only to become a mere thought after they’ve past. You stress yourself in the moment thinking you will never get past it, or you dread each day, for fear that even worse news will come. The days don’t seem […]

Independence Day Recipe

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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4th of July

July 03, 2015

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, celebrates America’s separation from Great Britain.  However, most of us associate the day with fireworks, parades, patriotic concerts, and especially backyard barbeques. Every backyard chef has a special recipe or a “secret” ingredient to enhance their signature dish.  That recipe lists all of the required ingredients and the method of combining them, […]

Hydrate July 4 with Fruits and Veggies

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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Greek tomato salad

July 02, 2015

Summer is here and temperatures are rising.  How can you keep hydrated and save calories at the Fourth of July picnic? It’s simple if you include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are full of water, low in calories and full of antioxidants. Try to skip the heavy mayo-based pasta […]