Category Archives: Lifestyle

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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What Works for Me Essay Contest, 1st place winner, Jan Westermann

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – breast cancer survivors who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 1st place winner, Jan Westermann, of Bellingham, Washington. Look … Continue reading

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What Works For Me Essay Contest – 2nd place winner, Clare Cooper

This past summer, we hosted an essay contest for our Club Amoena members – breast cancer survivors who are fans of Amoena products. We chose 2 winners — this is the submission from our 2nd place winner, Clare Cooper, of New … 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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Feeling stressed? Meditate with theBreastCareSite.com

Oh, yes, ’tis definitely the season. One week and counting until the biggest meal of the year, and while we’re certainly thankful, Thanksgiving sometimes comes with a heaping helping of stress and worry. Whether you’re June-Cleavering it all on your own or sharing the covered-dish duties, … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button for Breast Cancer?

I recently bought some new sweaters because, believe it or not, it really does get cool here in California in the winter! As I was removing them from their packaging, I noticed that they both had a little envelope attached … Continue reading

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Young Survivors: You Have A Friend

The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012 estimates that in 2011, 288,130 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of this, an estimated 13,110 will be under the age of 40. Young women with breast cancer face many … Continue reading

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Just in time for National Coffee Day: Women, Coffee and Depression Risks

Happy National Coffee Day! Yes, there is such a thing, which I discovered early this morning as I found myself in the Starbucks drive-thru. We have quite the coffee culture here at Amoena so today had us celebrating. National Coffee … Continue reading

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How did you sleep last night (with a bra or without)?

Since I’m writing this in the 7 a.m. hour, I’m still yawning a bit…. I guess sometimes the coffee takes a minute to kick in! How did you sleep last night? The Frances bra is a comfortable choice for sleeping. … Continue reading

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Amoena Community Stories in Six Words

Are you familiar with the Six-Word Memoir®? I first stumbled upon this intriguing idea when I opened up a bottle of Honest Tea. (I love Honest Tea. One might say I am addicted, but that’s for another post.) I found … Continue reading

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