Author Archives: Dianne

It’s Time for Me to Come Clean!

For the past four months, I’ve been following a health plan that combines the use of pre- and probiotics along with consuming foods that are considered “clean” in order to attempt to improve my overall health. It involves everything from L-Glutamine … Continue reading

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Post-breast cancer fashion sense?

A little wise-cracking goes… too far! Okay, while I was all busy dealing with breast cancer, I guess I lost my fabulous fashionista flair! And that, as they say, ain’t pretty. To make matters even worse, I didn’t even realize … Continue reading

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Going 4th: Navigating life beyond breast cancer

As I write this, I’m preparing for a trip to New York City to spend a few days with a childhood friend. She has had the good fortune to sublet an apartment in Brooklyn Heights for a couple of months, … Continue reading

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I Am And So Are You! Moments of clarity after breast cancer

Growing older after breast cancer is such an amazing gift. I often wonder if everyone begins pondering life’s beauty and mystery with the same intensity as they age. It’s easy to think that, because I’ve dealt with my mortality a … Continue reading

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How to Become a Real ‘Whiz’ at Juicing

…and possibly feel a lot better, too! A few weeks ago I saw a close friend for the first time in a couple of months. On our previous encounter she had been dealing with a lot of life-stresses which included … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be

I finally had a chance to see Woody Allen’s most recent film, Midnight in Paris, and I’m happy to say it actually lived up to all the hype. I didn’t have a clue about the movie’s content prior to making sure it … Continue reading

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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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