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How Boxing Changed My Life

Boxing changed my life. Before my cancer diagnosis I had many gym memberships. I would walk in and try to fit in by working on machines I had no clue what they did, or running on the treadmill until I couldn’t take it anymore and would leave. It felt like …

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Life Lessons from the Handy Girl: Space

Life Lessons - Space

When installing a floating floor, spacers are used along the wall to give the floor room to move and flex. We all need space sometimes to be away from the chaos and noise. When we give ourselves space, we discover things that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Make time in …

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Cherry Pie

cherry pie

My dad loves a good cherry pie. He is particularly fond of the way my mom makes the crust a little light and flaky and the filling a delicious combination of fresh, tart cherries all bubbling with goodness. The smell will fill the kitchen and the anticipation of eating the …

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How Painting Helped Me Heal

Nicole's Paintings

Hello all, . My name is Nicole, and at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with stage 1a breast cancer. My whole life I have always loved art and would spend hours painting and drawing. This very activity helped me deal with my whole cancer journey. It was the …

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Strength

strength

Strength is a powerful word. Physical strength is very obvious to the human eye. Internal strength is something different and more difficult to define. Not only is it difficult to define, but it is hard to determine where one finds their internal strength. It varies from person to person. When …

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What Cancer Cannot Do

cancer cannot

Several months ago, shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I received an e-hug via Facebook from a complete and total stranger. It was in a response to a post I put on a Facebook page regarding my cancer.  The e-hug I received contained a poem titled What Cancer …

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