Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and … Continue reading For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter
It’s time for a style upgrade. Here are a few of my fall faves.
It’s that beautiful time of year.
Last week I was invited to be a Twitter Chat guest. The topic of the chat was "Overcoming Obstacles and Thriving in Life." Unfortunately, I know a little something about life's big obstacles. Below you'll find the questions along with my answers (the longer versions). A Tweet Chat—also called a Twitter Chat, Tweet Party or Twitter … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles
It can be hard to know what to say to someone with a cancer diagnosis. In this article you'll find 3 simple phrases that will help you convey your compassion.
3 good gifts for the cancer fighter.
Did you know? One in five adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year? (National Alliance Mental Health) It doesn't matter where I am or who I'm talking to "depression" usually finds its way into the conversation. The current state of affairs, discord and day-to-day challenges can leave us feeling empty … Continue reading Mental Unwellness Day
October is domestic violence awareness month. #KnowYourFacts
Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. has gained the F.D.A. approval to market their generic version of EpiPen.
Lesley Barth has been compared to music greats like Carole King and Cat Stevens. With her rich voice, vulnerability and relatable lyrics, it’s easy to see why. In this interview Barth talks about why flying solo is so important to her.
Hello friends! It’s Friday July 27, 2018---I hope this finds you staying cool, and looking forward to a good weekend. To my cancer fighter readers, I hope this finds you on a good day. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. That’s because a few weeks ago I had the final surgery of delayed … Continue reading under (re)construction
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Prevention is our best line of defense.
Starting a blog can be intimidating all by itself. But it's the plethora of fancy blogs out there that can have you second guessing your ability.
Shopping for the perfect gift can be hard sometimes. That's why I like small gifts grouped together.
If you're looking for a fun way to make a difference, you may want to follow Jenna Fischer.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people who experience high levels of social support and frequent hugs may be at a decreased risk for getting sick when under stress.
Working from home sounds like a dream. But, in reality, it means you have be on to be on your toes if you want to succeed. Here's a few ways I'm doing that.
By now, I'm sure you've heard that Amy Schumer has tied the knot!!
Remodeling can be fun and expensive. Stressful and exciting. But before we start any home renovation project, we need a little inspiration. Here’s some of mine!
Hey everybody! It's Thursday February 1. Where does the time go, right? Wherever you are I hope this finds you having a great week. My week has been pretty tamed. I've had a laundry list of things to do (including the laundry). But since I've been staying home a lot (trying to avoid contact with … Continue reading Seeking Bright and Uncluttered
Baby, it's cold outside! Here are a few of my favorite ways to stay warm.
Flu and cold season is here. And they say it’s stronger than ever. What can you do to protect yourself and others?
Happy Saturday, friends! I hope this finds you having a great weekend. But, if it finds you shopping for the wine lover in your life, I hope this helps! Always, April Wines That Rock! In 2008 passionate wine lovers and die-hard music fans came together to launch Wines That Rock creating “Great Tasting Wines Inspired by … Continue reading Gifts for the Wine Lover
After a certain age it's easy to assume that the older adults in your life have all they need and want. But the reality is that some 6.4 million older Americans live at or below the federal poverty level of $11,800 a year (AARP). And being a woman, a person of color or a person … Continue reading Gifts for Seniors
Casual reading has become a luxury that most people can't afford--literally and figuratively. The cost of books and magazines, demanding schedules, shorter days and the never ending to do list can make it impossible to take a break. Sometimes, like children, we need a little nudge in the eight direction. Looking forward to thumbing through … Continue reading My Favorite Magazines to Give and Receive
Lip liners are the key to maintaining a polished and youthful pout. This line is chemical free.
There are a variety of myths about breast cancer. This posts covers the biggest one.
Blake Lively shows the funny side of her marriage.
Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That's 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom.
By P.P. On the foggy summer streets of San Francisco, we good Catholic children of St. Thomas Parish gathered daily to choose teams for our favorite games. “Eeny meeny miney mo, catch a nigger by the toe, if he hollers let him go, 1-2-3-4-5.” Our good Catholic parents watched and smiled. Fifty years later, the memory takes my breath … Continue reading Discrimination
Wondering what to buy the cancer fighter in your life? Here are a few things that helped me through chemotherapy.
You've heard about it and you've seen the upset over it, but do YOU know what DACA is?
There's no doubt about it; Summer is slowly drifting away making room for fall. And while fall means back to the daily grind for most of us, it doesn't have to mean a dull existence. Color is a good way to brighten the day. This fall I find myself drawn to splashes of red. When … Continue reading Fashion Friday
Looking for healthy lunch alternatives for your little ones? Check out this vegan mama's ideas!
Rugs, pillows and throws OH MY! Joanna Gaines is now available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Oprah Winfrey has shared some of her favorite recipes with us!
It's hard to believe but it's August. I can hear Target tearing down the summer display ads and replacing their swim suits and beach totes with sweaters, backpacks and back-to-school bargains.
Health apps to help you teach your daughters about breast healthcare while maintaining your own.
It's Friday! Let's dance our way into the weekend with Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, and Emma Bunton AKA The Spice Girls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ End of post
This is not your average Cinderella story. But, it is a story about love. Life. Success. Beauty. And, the unthinkable.
Every woman should see with her own eyes what she puts into her body. Here, one doctor cuts open a silicone implant.
Quick note: My apologies dear friends for any issues you experienced viewing this post. It's fixed! Enjoy, and thanks for your patience. Always, April Over the weekend families everywhere gathered together to celebrate their moms. Here are just a few of my favorite publicly shared moments. https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9XTYQlXGr/?taken-by=kristenanniebell&hl=en Hoda Kotb posted this heartwarming, new mama moment. … Continue reading Weekend Mom Moments
Nina Donovan is a courageous 19-year-old college student who used her talent as a spoken-word artist (think Hamilton) to rise up against the modern-day Goliath: politicians threatening to trample on equality in America. Talented actress, feminist and strong woman, Ashley Judd, recited Donovan’s poem entitled “Nasty Woman” at the Women’s March on Washington. The poem was … Continue reading ‘Nasty Woman’ Teen Shines at Women’s March Washington