The Weight Of Cancer

As a 5 year survivor of late stage Ovarian Cancer I am often approached by family members of people recently diagnosed with a deadly cancer.  I've been searching for an image of how it feels to be diagnosed with a deadly disease, and the best  I can come up with is a barbell. I was … Continue reading The Weight Of Cancer

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Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

This morning my FaceBook feed alerted me to Sephora's new program, designed to benefit cancer patients.  During a 6 minute video they show bald, scared, suffering women, getting makeup and skin care tips, then walking through the store being shown products by a Sephora employee.  Credits roll.   Women rejoice. Wait....... Right after my 1st round … Continue reading Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

De Dia De Los Muertos

While in Mexico I fell in love with the statues and mannequins that represent  Dia De Los Muertos.  My children were aghast when I said I wanted a full size mannequin for my dining room.  "Mom, that's morbid" they exclaimed.  When I looked at these mannequins though, I saw nothing morbid about them.  In fact, … Continue reading De Dia De Los Muertos

Turn Your Town Teal

#teamtealsix #cancersucks #ovariancancer #sandyrollman #randomactsofteal #tealisthenewpink Purpose What do you do when the shit is all cleaned up?  The divorce is final, your body and soul have healed, you're settled into your new home, your new tribe is established?  When it's all over, something new sets in.  I would describe it as boredom, but it … Continue reading Turn Your Town Teal

How Narcissists’ Damage Children

My boss, the one who recently lost her son, was upset yesterday.  She told me she didn't know how she was going to handle the upcoming weekend.  Her son is a senior in college, and this weekend is Senior Night at the football game.  She wasn't too concerned initially, because in high school parents escorted … Continue reading How Narcissists’ Damage Children