Tulum, Magical Mayan City

  The first time I went to Tulum was at the end of the semester I studied in Mexico City. It was in 1986. Tulum is an ocean side Mayan ruin that was a center for trade. It is a significant city in that it was the only ocean access city that the Mayan’s built. … Read more

My Visit to Cancun, Mexico!!

Yesterday, when I woke up, there were clouds in the sky, the first dark clouds I had seen in five days! After eating breakfast, I headed out to swim in the ocean. As I stepped out of the resort doors, the raindrops started falling! They were light and not at all intimidating, so I continued … Read more

It’s Diabetes Awareness Month!

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 more

It’s Time for The Big Blue Test!!

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 more

P.ink Day Minneapolis 2014, Very Cool Video!!

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 more

#PinkTattooDay Transforms Lives!

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