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
5 Things that can make your life, and the lives of others just a little better - taught by my awesome dad and mom in loving memory of his life.
Sometimes we just need a little pretty - maybe something a little different - a little extra confidence boost in our day. On this day, it was just some bends in my hair - not solving all my problems, or any "real" ones really, but. . . . I'll take pieces of happy where I can find them! What makes your life prettier?
A giant dog in the city gets a lot of attention. Here's the Top 10 Things People Say to us on the street about our Extra-Large City Dog!
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?
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!
Spring comes every year, but it never fails to bring me great joy. The first signs of spring peeking out - a bit of green, birds singing, a little extra daylight - always leave me with hope and anticipation. It's a time of re-invigoration. Happy Spring!
Zootopia DID have cuteness and girl-power and humor, but it offers MORE - some important themes introduced in age-appropriate and non-overwhelming fashion. I loved it! Check out my top reasons and let me know what you thought too!