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Teeter–Totter

Find ‘balance’ in life.  What does that mean…where do you find it…and how do you keep it?  This is such an esoteric concept.  Balance is unique for each person and takes some soul-searching to discover.  It is fluid, shifting and needs subtle adjustments–
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

The thing about hair is that we kind of take it for granted.  Yes we do fiddle, curl, straighten and blow-it.  There is gel, mousse, oil and spray all to make it do whatever we deem necessary.  We have ‘bad hair days’ and our moods can be transformed.  This hair thing is pretty powerf
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Warrior Pose

Check out the link below which underscores what we already know!  Yoga and exercise are fabulous for our bodies–especially breast cancer survivors. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eastern-yoga-joins-western-medicine-to-heal-breast-cancer-survivors/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook
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Bring It On!

Recently, I was lamenting to my husband about a new ‘colorful patch’ on my leg.  His answer to my query…’it is due to ageing’.  What?!  Ageing??  Of course, after considering his response, I said ‘that’s what we want isn’t it’?  Indeed!  Those of us, who have trudged, trucked an
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The Color of Life

Her face told the story we wanted to hear Was it the artist within painting a self-portrait Or merely our quest for the broad strokes of liquid tranquility To coat us in the freedom we perceived Serene, simplicity, self-composed, serenity Solace under the guise of chartreuse, peacock,
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Gratitude

One of my most treasured possessions sits atop of my night stand…a gift from a dear friend.  It is a smooth, round, medium-sized greyish stone with the word ‘Gratitude’ etched into it.  There are times I cup it between my hands while meditating and just breathe in the essence of that
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Fearless

I lost it.  For the second time…I lost it.  The bracelet, the beacon which bears the word ‘Fearless’ etched into the silver metal supported by two black pseudo-leather thin straps.  You see the clasp is a bit wispy and does not hold once secured.  For the second time, I felt a s
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How Exercise Aids Cancer Treatment

We so know this. Check out this recent article from The Silver Pen website.  Previously posted…however worth another look!
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Discovering the CAN in CANcer Fitness

I said “I can’t”, and she said, “Sure you can, you’re not fragile, and your range of motion will greatly improve”, it did and I didn’t break. I said “I can’t” and she said, “Sure you can, you will get stronger, build mu
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Still the same inside

Pacing … that’s what I was doing as I anxiously awaited the arrival of my granddaughters, ages six and eight. Today was the day they would see me for the first time since starting chemo – bald, colorless, skinny, and frail. What would they think? What would they feel? How would they r
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