What It's Like to be a BRCA Mutant & My Big, Scary Preemptive Strike

What It's Like to be a BRCA Mutant & My Big, Scary Preemptive Strike

I don’t know what being a BRCA mutant is for everyone, but I can tell you what it's been like for me and that the one really positive Super Power I have as a BRCA Mutant is Prevention of a Monumental threat to me and to my family.  I will fight dirty wiith a preemptive strike on cancer!  I’m going to be a Previvor

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Brutal Real-Life Game of “Would You Rather”

Brutal Real-Life Game of “Would You Rather”

When you are one of the "lucky" few to have a BRCA mutation, you find yourself making some vile "Would You Rather" decisions. .. .

Like. . .. Would you rather live with the 1 in 3 risk of getting a heinous disease that will likely kill you early in life (no good early detection, no good treatment once found "too late") and live with the stress/worry/fear with every inaccurate test you do take. . . or do you risk surgery (which is nothing take lightly) and its aftermath?

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Perspective on Positions - At Work & In Life

Perspective on Positions - At Work & In Life

The guy next to me hung up and started commenting about how awful sales people are... . How they don’t know anything, but they make all the money . . . etc. etc. etc.

Being an account executive (aka sales person), I will admit that my immediate thought was "HEY! You have no idea what it’s like. . . . on my end. . . from my side!" 

As I was walking through the terminal, I started thinking from another point of view . . .  there’s a reason he feels this way – a way he’s been treated that makes him say “this is why I drink” while shaking his head - he was made to feel "less".  

That's a terrible feeling.  Let's try not to make other people feel it!

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Fast Fresh(er) Face with 5 Favorite Super-Products Under $15

Fast Fresh(er) Face with 5 Favorite Super-Products Under $15

Isn't it fantastic to have a few superhero products in your bag of tricks that can get you out the door quickly looking a little less like you just rolled out of bed?  BONUS when they are inexpensive and easy to find!   

1 - Garnier Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller   2 - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer 3 - Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara 4 - Maybelline Baby Lips 5 - Physician's Formula Ph Matchmaker Bronzer 

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