IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE

   It's Five O'Clock somewhere.  Or so the song says. For many, 5:00 celebrates the end of the day.  The completion of work, of chores, of errands.  A time for a cocktail , for recreation,  and a time for relaxation.  For someone dealing with cancer, it can...

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IT’S ONLY HAIR

According to Wikipedia - Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. Our attitudes towards hair is often used to indicate a person's personal beliefs or social position, such as their age, gender, or religion. Is this why  losing my hair is...

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SERENDIPITY

Singer/ Songwriter and Thriving Through Cancer Coach MEET! In August, I was driven to find the music behind my story for a silent video I was making to share with Motives Cosmetics ™ cancer awareness campaign.  Motives cosmetics™ is one of the specialty division of...

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LETTER TO “SELF”

This letter was written ONE year ago after my second round of chemotherapy. I was bald, yet hopeful. This is my emotional letter to myself while having no idea what my future would bring – especially the part of Motives Cosmetics™ –  I went on to create a silent video...

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PINK RIBBONS

I was recently asked “what inspired me to start “Thrive Through Cancer with Cindy”  I realized after my second bout with breast cancer, so many people had advice but it didn’t always resonate with me, actually many of them did not go through cancer and I got...

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DRAGON BOAT RACING

I never envisioned turning in my wet suit, bike and sneakers for a paddle. Even more, I never pictured myself as loving  dragon boating and my team members so much. As my cancer treatments came to an end, I felt alone and in need of support as well as exercise to...

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CHEMO BRAIN

CHEMO BRAIN I have been hearing about Chemo brain ever since I had my own treatments for breast cancer. I didn’t think it pertained to me until lately.  As I try remember events of this past year or even now, I often find myself in a mental fog, and have trouble...

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Season of uplift and color

 By: Debra Lynn Alt, 09/28/2016 The house is chilly, got the extra blankets out, and breast cancer awareness month is upon us.  So much going on to mark the season, events to celebrate, honor, inspire, … a season of colorful uplifting energy ….  This week the tribe...

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TEAM WORK

Team work makes the dream work.  We’ve all heard this phrase but what does that mean?  For me, it comes with change.  Cancer changes your life “Forever”. You become an improved version of yourself.  Exercising routines at the gym, running, weight training now changed...

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ALL THREE WOMEN WELCOME YOU…

Written by Debra Lynn Alt  "We gather, plan and cultivate our resources as women do who love honor and respect each other.  Eileen Kaplan, on the left, was joking in high spirits about what she calls the sniper attached to her waist intermittently shooting shots of...

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