Author Archives: Dianne

The Thought Detox

I had the great good fortune of being part of a group on Facebook where one of the members recently posted a challenge for the rest of us that I found not only highly inspirational but that actually works. I … Continue reading

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Stuffing My Feelings

I had someone at work recently that made me mad. I’m generally a pretty easy going person, so it usually takes a lot to upset me. Since my bouts with breast cancer, and as I’ve aged, I’ve tried very hard … Continue reading

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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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