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sherry
Jan
14

16 Ideas for a Beautiful 2016

Along with our appreciation for your support, friendship and generosity in 2015, we're sending you our very best wishes - and a few inspiring ideas - for a beautiful new year. Read More

sherry
Aug
25

Meet Mariarosa

As part of our series on taking care of ourselves, I welcome Mariarosa to share her story on how helping yourself helps everyone around you. Read More

Bumpyboobs
Jun
18

#WinkDay and the Cancer Blues

A friend once visited Zsolt and I for a week while we lived in Canada. She lived in our living room, and by the time she returned to Canada, she was winking at everyone (so her family told her). Because, apparently, Zsolt and I wink quite a bit at one another, and she had picked up the habit. For my husband… Read More

Bumpyboobs
May
28

Five years later

My groovy little brother turned 28 years old today. He was over at my parents for dinner, where Zsolt and I are staying. At one point, he asked me if I remember my 28th birthday. Oh yes, I remember. I’d just had surgery to remove my right breast, and was trying to scrape together some reason to want to… Read More

The Guest Room
Apr
28

Andrea Douglas: Laughter is the best medicine

I walked into the restaurant, found Kathleen and pulled off my hat. She looked at me, speechless. “Rapunzel,” she finally blurted out. Not a funny story in and of itself. Except my hair was barely a centimetre long at the time — hardly the long, flowing locks of legend. It was one of my first public forays “au naturel” — which for me meant no wig, no hat and no headscarf. Yes, this is a story about breast cancer. About illness. About losing your hair. But mostly, it’s about friendship and feeling lucky. It’s about an incredible group of women whose shared laughter has become, for me, one of the most beautiful sounds on earth. Read More

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