Author Archives: Dianne

Take a (Caprese) Bite Out of Holiday Entertaining

Who doesn’t love a season devoted to get-togethers involving food? Me, that’s who! Oh, it’s not because I don’t like get-togethers or food – it’s just that I’m one of those people who waits until the last minute, and then … Continue reading

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If You Give Me Enough Rope …

Some things never change, even when we are in the midst of what we think are significant transformations. As outgoing as I appear to be, I am actually pretty shy. I mention this only because it took me nearly two … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button for Breast Cancer?

I recently bought some new sweaters because, believe it or not, it really does get cool here in California in the winter! As I was removing them from their packaging, I noticed that they both had a little envelope attached … Continue reading

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You Say Tomato… and Lycopene and Breast Cancer Prevention

I’m always on the lookout for ways to eat the things I love in a healthy way. This month, our good friend Nina Pucillo from one of my favorite blogs, Nina Cucina, has once again sent us a great healthy … Continue reading

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Do We Have to be PC When it Comes to BC?

I read a piece recently where a woman was talking about how insensitive an ad for reconstruction was because it alluded to making the woman whole again by building her a new breast. Every woman I’ve talked to, whether she’s had breast cancer … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner… And Life Goes On

I heard some upsetting news recently about someone who has been (and still is) such a powerful voice for breast cancer advocacy, I feel compelled to share it with you. First, let me preface this by saying my introduction to … Continue reading

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Eating well after breast cancer: Get your recipes here!

Since January 4, 2011, I’ve been actively watching what I eat in an attempt to not only lose excess poundage, but to get to my ideal weight and stay there. In the past two years I’ve managed to relinquish nearly … Continue reading

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Until We Find a Cure for Breast Cancer… Let Them Eat Sour Grapes

I can’t tell you how many people asked me recently if I’d spent time with the royals. Seriously! Of course, they weren’t serious in their query, because it’s pretty much a certainty I don’t run in that crowd. However, I … Continue reading

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Taking a Swing at Breast Cancer

I stumbled upon a You Tube posting last week that really took me back, or maybe that’s back and forth! A young man by the name of Jeff Waldman is attempting to change the world for the better one swing at a … Continue reading

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Whether We’re In Treatment or Finished with Chemo, We Still Have a Lot on Our Plate!

What is your biggest issue when it comes to trying to stay healthy after a breast cancer diagnosis? For me, it’s finding ways to lose unhealthy weight while making sure I’m choosing healthy foods. I’ve discovered over the past couple … Continue reading

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