Author Archives: Shan

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here. What will you do?

Earlier this summer, my husband and I took an international trip out of our hometown airport in Atlanta on our hometown airline, Delta. While we were sitting at the gate waiting to board, my husband asked me to look out … Continue reading

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Getting personal: Time to focus on fitness and weight loss

Recently, I had to have an MRI on my abdomen. For those of you who have survived breast cancer and, more than likely, several MRI’s – you are my hero. This MRI was my first and it wasn’t fun. Afterward, … Continue reading

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Being Well: Why a Visit to the Farmers’ Market is Good for You

How often do you get a text from your farmer to say that one of their Jersey milk cows was about to calf? And their blueberries are almost ready for picking? My farmer friend, Denise, sends me texts regularly to keep … Continue reading

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Mothers and Breast Cancer: A Courageous Journey

Yes, there is an official day to celebrate mothers, but we really celebrate mothers every day. We have mothers, we know mothers, we are mothers. (Well, sort of. I am no one’s biological mother, but I am mom to my … Continue reading

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A Change in Perspective: My Amoena World View

  Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Amoena corporate headquarters in Germany. About 40 minutes south east of Munich, in a little village called Raubling, you can find the quaint corporate office bordered by farmland and the … Continue reading

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Surviving Swimwear Season

It’s the first of March and spring is right around the corner which means so is spring break and swimsuit season–that time of year when we shriek in terror, run to the gym, go shopping and cross our fingers that … Continue reading

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Pinterest -aholics welcome.

Hello. My name is Shan and I’m a Pinterest-aholic. Oh, the lovely photos of crafts, DIY projects, interiors and, of course, food pull me in night after night. I can’t get enough searching for pretty pictures, repining pretty pictures, liking … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine: Many thoughts, many ways

Forgive me for what is bound to be a circuitous blog post. It all started when I was surfing the web (isn’t that how a lot of disjointed thoughts get started?) and realized that a theme has emerged over the … Continue reading

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Bah humbug…or is it?

Last week, my husband and I went to see a school theater production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I, like many of you I’m sure, have heard the story read and have seen it played out a thousand times yet … Continue reading

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Wellness and Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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