Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Glove Dance

Who says kids don't have a thing or two to say? My best friend’s daughter is an extraordinary 11 year-old. I am proud to call Katya my friend as well. This afternoon she sent this video that has been making the rounds and I wanted to share it with you.

In order to raise breast cancer awareness, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon produced the Pink Glove Dance for Breast Cancer Awareness. Their hope was that they could get 1,000,000 hits to help raise money. In just one month they’re nearly at the 5.5 million mark.

It’s fun and inspiring. Take a moment and let it make you smile ;-) xxx

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Menopause and HRT

For the past few years I have been reading articles and interviewing woman about menopause symptoms and remedies. We've talk about trying everything from tincture of sage to hormone replacement therapy.

Today the NY Times published "Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma," by Natasha Singer and Duff Wilson. It's certainly an eye-opener. Lawsuits and internal documents show how Pfizer and its predecessors promoted the idea of taking hormone drugs.

If you or someone you love is careening into menopause, have them talk to family, friends and doctors. Be informed. For me, the cure for my hot flashes was sex. I highly recommend it ;-)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stand By Me

Support comes from the most surprising places.

A lover’s look.

The sound of a friend’s hello on the other end of the phone.

Giggles from a child.

The glorious sound of voices around a holiday table.

Music.

Art.

A hug.

A kiss.

It has been a trying year.

It has also been an exciting year.

In May my first book, I Thought I Grew Up, was published and I have heard from people in 3 continents who have purchased my memoir.

This weekend I have meetings out of town about new possibilities.

I am hopeful.

Send me a hug, a kiss, a giggle….

I am nervous but am sure that the Universe is sending a new beginning to each and every aspect of my life.

Stand by me and help me open up to the infinite possibilities of the Universe.