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Strive to Thrive: A New Year, a New Order of Well-Being: De-Cluttering

By on February 19th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

A new year brings new resolutions, ranging from losing weight to spending less money to reading War and Peace. Sticking to your resolutions takes energy and willpower. What if you made one resolution that in turn gave you the energy, focus, and willpower to stick to the other resolutions on your list? Would you give it a try?

One word: CLUTTER. Yep, clutter.

Studies …

Changing Paths

By on February 6th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

[This was originally published on Positives About Negative on August 26, 2013.]

Old paths are such comforts. Losing them feels like losing the coziness of an old friendship.

Today we took a new path through the woods and got a bit lost. The familiar markers were gone and their comfort and clarity gone with them. That’s often the way with forging a trail — you …

Why Is Talking About Metastatic Breast Cancer on Social Media So Outrageous?

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: News, The Breast Cancer Journey

Many visitors to Breastcancer.org know the writing of Lisa Bonchek Adams. She’s a woman in her 40s who was diagnosed with DCIS in 2006. After a bilateral mastectomy, pathologists found two small invasive breast cancer tumors in the removed tissue, so instead of DCIS, she actually had stage II invasive breast cancer. In December 2008, she had her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed. In October …

Recommended Resource: Sharsheret

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Breastcancer.org strives to be a place where anyone concerned about or diagnosed with breast cancer can come to find the information and support they need, when they need it the most. But because breast cancer can affect anyone regardless of age, cultural experience, and access to care, being an “all things to all people” resource can be a challenge. That’s why we’re happy to recommend …

Breast Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits

By on January 10th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

For some women diagnosed with serious cases of breast cancer, working is no longer possible. The subsequent loss of income and medical insurance can wreak havoc on your finances. If you’re facing circumstances such as these, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits can offset the cost of medical care and basic living needs.

This blog will explain the options …

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