Author Archives: Dianne

Water We Waiting For?

Okay, I just have to get something off my chest (and this from a woman who has no breasts!) Out here in sunny California, it’s … well … it’s sunny. It was sunny last year. It was sunny earlier this … Continue reading

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Everything is Going Swimmingly

Here is something to remember: Things change. Perhaps I don’t have to remind anyone reading this blog that change is a part of being alive, but every now and then, I have to remind myself. For the past several years, … Continue reading

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Inside Out

Tomorrow marks my first day back at my regular day job after nine weeks off work. There is a vulnerable and tentative part of me that feels I may be jumping the gun by heading back so soon. The part … Continue reading

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Affirmative Actions

Even when you’ve been given a new lease on life it is sometimes difficult to remember to appreciate this gift. As I continue to heal both physically and emotionally from my recent double mastectomy, I’ve noticed some days are definitely … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

Something magical happened during my recent hospital stay that I feel compelled to share. Perhaps what makes it all the more moving, at least for me, is the realization that the people who made such a difference for me spend … Continue reading

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Before and After

When reading recently about the three amazing young women who have been chosen as Amoena’s Ambassadors, I was particularly moved by the news they will each receive a make-over as part of the experience. After the ordeals of dealing with … Continue reading

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It’s Not The Same Old, Same Old!

I happened upon an article about America’s perception of aging in the current issue of the AARP magazine, that I found really eye opening. Before I share some of their fascinating findings, just let me say, I had to be … Continue reading

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Why I’m Keen on Quinoa

Since the advent of the word “foodies” back in the 1980s (yes, I looked up its origin, and that’s as reliable as any I could find), it sometimes feels that as a nation, when we aren’t obsessed with who wore … Continue reading

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Preaching to the Acquired

I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I’ve had a couple of rough months. I’ve been dealing with and talking to women with breast cancer long enough to realize my plight is nothing special. Having said that, in the past few … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Wow, this past year has been a whirlwind, and as we wind towards the end of 2013 I have been abruptly reminded of just how quickly we go from the land of the healthy to that of the breast cancer … Continue reading

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