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Archive: 03 2011


Caregiver is a word I really never thought about or even used in my daily vocabulary before TJ's diagnosis.  Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, I became a caregiver.  I was thrust into the role of scheduling doctor appointments, taking notes when the doctors spoke, administering medication on schedule and… Read More

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Juggling Other People's Fear

How would you react if you received a phone call and found out that your father, sister, or friend had cancer? Would you stop for even a split second to consider how tough it is for that person to share her horrible news? How since she learned of her illness, she has become an instant master at juggling other… Read More


Letting Go Of The Shore

I wrote and published this post on my blog, A Fresh Chapter on December 23, 2010. Although it is now out of season, I love the message from the Hopi elder so much, I wanted to share it with you today. Just outside the window, a woman with scrunched eyebrows jostles through a pack of her fellow holiday… Read More


Women Spoke, We Listened

Last week my colleagues of the CCTFA Foundation and I joined many friends, supporters and members of the media for a breakfast event to mark the official launch of this website and the report that inspired it, Lives affected by cancer...800 women speak.  It marked the culmination of a lot of hard work that… Read More

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My first Look Good Feel Better session

It’s funny to be in a room full of women who don’t want to cry. Fact is that all of us in last week’s seminar had good reason to burst into tears, but not a single lady let the waterworks  flow.  Was this an act of strength, or a retreat into cowardice? I don’t know. All I know is that never before has makeup… Read More

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