Tag Archive: health

5 Things I Want the Pink Ribbon to Stand For

Breast cancer awareness is a cause I care about deeply. But after all these years, I still don’t get the pink ribbon. I don’t get how wearing a pink ribbon helps anyone personally.… Continue reading

Beyond the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the month of pink ribbons and charity walks. I love the enthusiasm and the solidarity but I just somehow feel we are missing the point of this… Continue reading

Life’s Lessons

“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to act is really not to know.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast… Continue reading

The Rest of your Story

Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that does not make you who you are. It is the rest of your story. Who you choose to be. ~ Kung Fu… Continue reading

The Simple Life

Spring comes quietly and tentatively to Finland. Not given to much fuss and ado, and perhaps just a tad like the good, silent folk of Finland, Spring is shy and hesitantly unfolds itself in these parts in… Continue reading

The Talisman

I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man… Continue reading

Perfecting the Art of Doing Nothing

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it ~ William Feather There’s a mellow crispness in the air. My… Continue reading

After the Storm

There are some things in life that we just don’t like to think about. It’s the nightmare which happily only happens to other people. But sometimes we find ourselves in a nightmare –… Continue reading

A Survivor’s Guide to Hope

Happily plodding along in the prime of life I got a wake-up call of phenomenal proportions. Otherwise also known as a major kick in the butt. It forced me to rethink everything. I was impelled to… Continue reading