Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Love/Hate Pinktober

Oh how I have a love/hate relationship with October and the color pink. Most survivor sisters I know will tell you they hate October and they hate the color pink. I try keep a different mindset. Do I hate that … Continue reading

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Cup 1/2 Empty or 1/2 Full? Wrong Question.

It’s been 8 years since I first heard the words, ‘You have breast cancer’. As I sat pondering my life experiences since then and the new understandings I’ve been given, I realized that there were several statements made to me … Continue reading

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Amoena’s Behind the Scenes video, 2014 edition

We can’t get enough of our Mission Strength ambassadors’ photo shoot, and the behind the scenes. It is simply not possible to watch this too many times. So happy and inspiring. Enjoy and share.

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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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Amoena USA’s Mission Strength Contest and Ambassador Search

This year, it’s time for us to honor you with something special, something different. It’s time for Amoena USA to give back in a really big way. Win the chance to be an Amoena ambassador, enjoy a spa day getaway … Continue reading

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Clear As Mud

I recently had the delight and privilege of visiting a place I’ve heard of for years, but had never seen, called Lotusland. Since I’ve lived in this area for most of my adult life, I was actually a bit ashamed … 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 Miracle of the Belle

I knew from the moment I met her Belle was going to be a delight. I’d been dealing with the holidays in my usual funk. I’m happy that other people are buying and decorating trees, thrilled that nighttime brings such … 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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