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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, July 25, 2013


"Are you happy?"

          "Do you think other people are more happy than you?"

                           "Are you a smiler 

                                           or a frowner?"

A branch of psychology called positive psychology focuses on helping people to be more happy. Here are some tips:

  • Express gratitude: let others know you are grateful for their deed, word, or just being them.

  • Challenge yourself: Use and develop your strengths, whatever they might be.

  • Be optimistic: it can reduce mental and physical illness, and increase coping abilities.

  • Laughter: appropriate laughter releases endorphins that relax and decrease stress.

Do you remember the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"? Here are the words: sing along and let them fill you with happiness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DWgm48jIFE

Positivity was, and continues to be today, a very important coping tool for facing ovarian cancer. I know gratitude, challenging myself, optimism, and laughter work for me...I am HAPPY!


Proceeds from Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir go to ovarian cancer research.