Holiday Stress

By Martha Sullivan LMHC
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December 09, 2013

The holiday season brings with it hope for good times with family and friends.  Television and the commercial world romanticize this time. People who are normally selfish are going to start treating each other better, smile more and their dreams will come true. The terms “there is magic in the air,” for many seems a […]

What Should I Drink During Football Season? (Part II)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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October 28, 2013

Alcoholic beverages are often consumed when celebrating festive occasions and football season is a festive occasion for sure particularly when our teams are winning games. Alcohol consumption has been considered a risk factor for many cancers including breast cancer until recently. Are you interested? In 2005, the Life After Cancer Epidemiology (LACE) study showed that […]

Are You Ready for the Pink Invasion?

By Muriel the Editor
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September 28, 2012

Monday, October 1, marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the PINK invasion?  Are you ready?  I’m not sure if I am, even after almost five years as a survivor. October and PINK always bring me anxiety ­– maybe because I am a survivor; maybe because when I had my biopsy in early November, my friend […]

CELEBRATING LIFE AMONG THE WAVES PART II

By Martha | Guest Blogger
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September 19, 2012

You know that sad, “poor you” face people give when you tell them you’re a breast cancer survivor? The one you just can’t escape no matter how many years of survivorship you rack up or how beautifully your hair comes in after your encounter with chemopalooza? I found an antidote for that in Save Our […]

Make Your September Resolution Exercise!

By Muriel the Editor
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September 07, 2012

Last weekend was Labor Day and I wanted to talk about fitness and the importance of exercising and how it helps you throughout your life, not just because you are a breast cancer survivor, but because exercise has so many benefits.  Exercise helps you reduce stress and weight which in turn enhances your mood, improves […]

Women’s Equality Day

By Muriel the Editor
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August 31, 2012

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year on August 26.  In all honesty, there’s not much equality when it comes to breast cancer; women win the contest (if there is a contest) hands down. According to the American Cancer Society one in eight women – versus one in 1,000 men – will be diagnosed with […]

Can the words chemo and eating be in the same sentence? What I ate during chemo.

By Muriel the Editor
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August 17, 2012

As a person currently going through chemo, or who has experienced chemo, knows, “having chemo” and “eating” don’t really belong in the same sentence.  The words are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Chemo is anti-eating, for sure.  Food doesn’t taste like food; you don’t feel like eating and you have to eat with plastic […]

NATIONAL LAZY DAY

By Muriel the Editor
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August 10, 2012

If you read my blog regularly (and I hope you do), you may have noticed I am fond of obscure holidays that no one ever heard of nor do they celebrate.  They are so small that Hallmark may not even have manufactured a card yet. Bizarre holidays make the editor’s job easier: First, they give […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Breast Cancer

By Muriel the Editor
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August 03, 2012

National Friendship Day is a real holiday! In 1935, the United States Congress proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day, because it was thought that it would create more trust and understanding between nations after the hatred and hostility of World War I.  As the celebration gained popularity, it caught on around […]

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