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Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writer's International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council for Tesaro, Inc. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


                   The blessings of Easter are profound and yet simple:

                                   *Forgiveness: a freeing and uplifting experience for you, not        
                                                   the person who you are forgiving. And, how often we need
                                                   to forgive ourselves. 

                                   *Love: without love for others and ourself life can be empty
                                                   and without joy.

                                   *New Life: the Resurrection gives hope and perspective as
                                                    we experience life's challenges; to live a life that is good 
                                                     and noble.


                    My health challenge of having ovarian cancer reinforced how important it was for me to forgive and let go; to live each moment with gratefulness and joy; and my responsibility to do what is best for another.

                          I WISH YOU A MOST BLESSED EASTER.


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    1. The blessings of Easter are always with us.

      God bless you, Shirley.

  2. I wish you well. My cancer alternative treatment center appreciates this wonderful post that you have shared. Have a nice day!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kim. I know very little about the cancer alternative treatment centers around the country, except what I see on television. They are obviously providing wonderful care.

      Wishing you a blessed day.

  3. I have read a lot of your blog and I only have good words about it, your journey has been so encouraging and inspirational. Keep sharing Karen. Take care! :)

    1. I am so very grateful for each day and I believe with all my heart that my role in life is to do whatever I can to spread the word about ovarian cancer, and offer hope and inspiration to all. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.