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Archive: 04 2014
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Five Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Hollye Jacobs is the charming creator and writer of The Silver Pen, an award-winning blog that she created after her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010. Through a mixture of reflective life moments, informative posts and beautiful images of fashion, food and quotes, Hollye transforms an ugly situation into one filled with shining silver linings. She is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author. It’s our pleasure to have her as our first visitor in The Guest Room. Read More

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One day shortly before my second chemo treatment, Mike called me from his office to let me know that one of his colleagues at work had put my name forward to an organization that makes handmade quilts for people with cancer.  I was really touched by this since I had never even met this particular colleague… Read More

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Giving yourself and your time is the ultimate gift. Remember those people who came into your life and stayed, not just brought the gift at the beginning of your troubles. The one who came over because you were silent and sent positive energy for no reason. The one who needs nothing in return and needs no reward but fulfillment. I learn from beautiful people everyday. Read More



As you might imagine, cancer and the treatments for it affect your entire body inside and out.  Your outward appearance can change in so many ways and for many people this can be difficult on self-esteem and confidence.  I had heard about a program called “Look Good Feel Better” and I decided to find out more… Read More

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