Category Archives: Healthy Living

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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A Beautiful Problem

Young women, health, and body image A young female co-worker recently regaled me with tales of woe after spending time trying to find a bikini that fit her. A bit of an aside is necessary so you will empathize, as … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Mouth Watering

While I was going through cancer treatment in the summer of 2005, I had a few comfort foods that sustained me. Watermelon was one of these. The chemo often created mouth sores that were not only painful and bothersome, but … Continue reading

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Some De-Stressing News

The media in recent weeks has been filled with alarming, stressful stories. Since having had breast cancer, I always find this even more troubling because I fought hard to stay alive, and I fully appreciate just how important it is to … Continue reading

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Gym or Yoga Studio? Look great either way in Amoena Active wear

We’ve been very excited to introduce retailers and consumers to our new line of Active wear! Have you seen it? Maybe it’s caught your eye at the gym or studio in the last few weeks. It’s good for all kinds … Continue reading

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Amoena Swim 2013 is now online!

If you’re like me and starting to think about warmer weather, then let’s just indulge those dreams: Take a look at our new Swimwear Collection! As always, our swimwear is pocketed to securely hold a breast form or Aqua Wave … Continue reading

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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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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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