Category Archives: Lifestyle

All Dressed Up and Someplace to Go!

When I was a little girl, my grandmother worked at a department store in Indianapolis called L.S. Ayres. One of my fondest memories involves that store and what it used to mean to go shopping. Today, we can sit in … 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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Amoena Mia’s year with Emme: More than just a great-fitting bra

Throughout the last year, Amoena has had the wonderful opportunity to partner with supermodel, fashion icon and women’s advocate, Emme. As the spokesperson for our Amoena Mia Collection, Emme has helped us reach women nationwide with a positive message of loving who you are … 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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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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Charities we love: Jenn and Liv (again), and The BC Relief Foundation

In the next issue of Amoena Life magazine, coming to your mailbox in a few weeks, you’ll read about Jenn Gibbons, an inspirational athlete who’s going the distance for breast cancer awareness and support. I mentioned her earlier this year, but … 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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Zen Habits: How to be happy

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be happy — pondering the question, “How is the best way to live?”  There are plenty of resources for discovery in this area — probably too many! But every time I … 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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Wearing Amoena Contact breast forms: My story

Andrea Coomans, Amoena’s Regional Manager, West, is a 20-year breast cancer survivor and a busy mom. In this guest post, she tells it like it is – and tells why she loves her Amoena Contact breast form. Busy, busy, busy, … Continue reading

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