Category Archives: My Story

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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Stuffing My Feelings

I had someone at work recently that made me mad. I’m generally a pretty easy going person, so it usually takes a lot to upset me. Since my bouts with breast cancer, and as I’ve aged, I’ve tried very hard … 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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Blessings in Disguise

It is so easy to dwell on what cancer has taken from me. But I work hard to see the blessings that have come from it. And they continue to pour down like rain. Amoena is one of those blessings … Continue reading

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9.12.01

Editor’s note: Contributor Marcia Butler shares an illuminating perspective in this personal essay, connecting us in another way as we remember September 11, 2001.   One day in the early 1970s, a friend and I played hooky from college classes … Continue reading

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Inside Out

Tomorrow marks my first day back at my regular day job after nine weeks off work. There is a vulnerable and tentative part of me that feels I may be jumping the gun by heading back so soon. The part … Continue reading

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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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Meet Amoena Ambassador Ginger Johnson

We love these ladies! Here’s the third Amoena Ambassador (alphabetically speaking): Ginger Johnson, 38, from Layton, Utah. Amoena: What was your first reaction when you knew you were a finalist? Ginger: I was really excited and happy! Amoena: Who supports … Continue reading

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Meet Amoena Ambassador Eden Lackey

It’s so fun to get to know the new Amoena Ambassadors! This is Eden Lackey, 36, from Austin, Texas. Amoena: What was your first reaction when you knew you were a finalist? Eden: I was incredibly excited I was chosen … Continue reading

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Meet Amoena Ambassador Carletta Cunningham

Let’s get to know our — your — Amoena Ambassadors. Going in alphabetical order, we’ll start with Carletta, age 42, from Austell, Georgia. Amoena: What was your first reaction when you knew you were a finalist? Carletta: I was extremely … Continue reading

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