Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten, this holiday isn’t as thrilling for me as it is for most Americans. So, I look for other things to make it a fun holiday. My friend Tammy, who has type 2 diabetes, told me about the St. Paul Turkey Trot, a 10K run … Read more10K Turkey Trot Race Report!
There’s a lot going on in November, in addition to Thanksgiving and Voting Day, the entire month is Diabetes Awareness Month. Living with a chronic health condition like diabetes, every month for me is Diabetes Month. In fact, every single day is Diabetes Day. Yes, there are no, absolutely ZERO vacations when you have diabetes, … Read moreIt’s Diabetes Awareness Month!
I’m nervous and excited! Tomorrow I’m attending my first Blogger Conference!! I’ve been working on my book and developing my identity as a writer. My astrologer friend Matthew and a wise woman who’s known me since I was in my late 20’s, Kylea, they’ve both suggested over the years that writing is part of my … Read moreMN Blogger Conference! My first one!
It’s that time again! Time to exercise for at least 14 minutes, and see what happens to your blood sugar AND at the same time, raise money for people with diabetes. Each test will raise $1!! Here’s what you do: If you have diabetes you test your blood sugar (no diabetes? no testing!) You exercise … Read moreIt’s Time for The Big Blue Test!!
For P.ink Day Minneapolis, we had a volunteer professional photographer spend the day with us. John Swanson, of JPS Photography, did an incredible job documenting the day with insight, a clear eye and an artistic bent. I took the photos and made a SmileBox video!! Here it is, for your enjoyment! This slideshow design … Read moreP.ink Day Minneapolis 2014, Very Cool Video!!
October 20, 2004 was the day I found out I had breast cancer, for the first time. Ten years ago. My life dramatically changed that day. I found the lump a few weeks before, and a friend insisted I go have the doctor check it out. I was 39 and I worked for Big Picture … Read moreTen Years Ago Today Was My First Cancer Diagnosis
We gathered on Friday, October 10th, at Twilight Tattoo at 3054 Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis. It was six breast cancer survivors who had, as part of their treatment, a mastectomy that left scars on their bodies. It was six tattoo artists, who each donated their skill and talent to this healing cause. It was John, the … Read more#PinkTattooDay Transforms Lives!
P.ink Day 2014 Minneapolis is almost here! The event is October 10th, 10/10!!! And it’s time to introduce everyone to our 6th Warrior Survivor!! These six women are incredibly strong women, and it is an honor to get to know them and to introduce them to you. Janine is one strong warrior. She was diagnosed … Read moreP.ink Day Minneapolis, Our 6th Warrior Survivor!
It means the world to me that so many friends and fellow Red Riders gathered their resources to allow me to purchase an incredible new bike. I rode it, my first ride on it, at the Rochester, Minnesota Tour de Cure on September 20th. It was an awesome 60 mile ride! Here’s the bike, a … Read moreGratitude for Bikes, Friends & Dogs!
P.ink Day 2014 Minneapolis is fast approaching! October 10th is just around the corner, and our six tattoo artists and their six warrior survivors are meeting and planning and gearing up! We’ve got breakfast and lunch donated, thanks to Glam Donuts and Which Wich, and our tattoo shop, Twilight Tattoo is excited for the day … Read moreMeet P.ink Day Minneapolis Survivor #5!