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During the cold, dreary winter months, I keep depression away by planning every detail of my family’s summer adventures. From our annual family reunion/ beach week, romantic weekend getaways, writer’s retreats, daytrips to amusement parks and motorcycle ru
doreenb8 · 1778 days ago

  The day we met, class was starting and I faced you, sat opposite you in circle. You were not shy about showing people, you said. Still, you weren’t speaking to me and I had not ventured out into the world since my brother died. I was shy, nervous, my bal
bookmark_terry · 1986 days ago

  Last year I was fighting for my life. This year I'm celebrating life by walking to raise funds for the National MS Society.   You see, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2004. My husband and I participated in our first Walk MS that year, an
AnnPietrangelo · 2226 days ago

Anyone who has been afflicted with breast cancer, do not read this post, because I will most assuredly piss you off. To read the rest of this blog, go to www.annamanning.wordpress.com  
Anna · 2410 days ago

It's pink ribbon time again. That time of year when we're bombarded with all things pink to bring attention to breast cancer, it's causes, treatment, and funding for research.   There's a lot of talk about "boobies" and "ta-tas," but there's a whole lot mo
AnnPietrangelo · 2418 days ago

"Are you going to write a follow-up book about your experiences with triple-negative breast cancer?" A freelance writer asked me that question during an interview about my book, No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis. She wa
AnnPietrangelo · 2432 days ago

Anita Woodley, a journalist and radio producer, channels her younger self, her mother and grandmother in a one-woman play she has written to tell a powerful story about women’s leadership. It is an earnest story about sickness and healing, aging, love, and
IntheHeartland · 2457 days ago

Karen Loucks Rinedollar demonstrates how a person’s desire to do something on a small scale can have much larger implications. Her simple idea has grown to a nationwide nonprofit that makes comforters for ailing children. Read her story on my Living in the
IntheHeartland · 2483 days ago

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer vacation season in America. This weekend, when millions of Americans take to the road, seems like a particularly appropriate time to recognize Grete Waitz, the Norwegian-born woman who died of cancer
IntheHeartland · 2549 days ago

Triple-negative breast cancer. I never heard that phrase until my October diagnosis. Triple-negative represents only about 10 to 20 percent of breast cancers, and information and support for this particular type of breast cancer seems harder to come by
AnnPietrangelo · 2550 days ago

It’s a safe place. A circle where women can come to release buried emotions. Where they find comfort in the arms of others. What is this magical place? It’s the Nobel Circle Project. Eight breast cancer survivors established a retreat to provide a supporti
IntheHeartland · 2664 days ago

    On my 2010 short list of women who should be in Santa's "nice column are Rachael Chong, a professional financier who founded a non-profit to link professionals with non-profit organizations that would benefit from skilled volunteer support,
IntheHeartland · 2720 days ago

    Sexy! Carmelina Vargas is definitely that and more as she sings and sways in her music video Love: "Turn off the lights. Take off our clothes. The rest is for no one to know... The 20 something-year-old Latina is an enchantress. It doesn't
IntheHeartland · 2851 days ago

    Most everyone has heard of Lance Armstrong. They know him as a cancer survivor and founder of the Livestrong Foundation. They also may know him as a pro cyclist who has won the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times. Armstrong's tena
IntheHeartland · 2857 days ago

  Do Some Good on Twitter With the Tweetathon   At some point in everyone's life, a friend or family member will be diagnosed with cancer. It's a sad but true fact that many reserachers are trying to combat through all kinds of new testing an
AlisonDriscoll · 2937 days ago