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Tennis, the sun and my skin cancer scare

Last month, I saw my dermatologist and received some concerning news. After carefully surveying my skin, she paused when she found a mole on the side of my face near my ear. She asked me if I had ever noticed it before, noting that it would be difficult to see while looking in a mirror. My husband said it had been there for as long as he’d known me.

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You got IT. Period.

I can still remember leaving a note in my mother’s bathroom informing her I got my period. I don’t know why I was so embarrassed to tell her in person. I guess, despite having two older sisters, we just didn’t talk about it much back then. And I don’t think we were the only ones.

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Ladyballs

There is an ad campaign that’s garnering a lot of attention these days. And I just want to say “Bravo!” to Ovarian Cancer Canada for coming up with a smart, funny and rather cheeky advertisement to create awareness for an under-recognized disease.

The ad encourages women to have the “Ladyballs” to disagree with a male colleague, to ask a guy out on a date, etc. You get the idea. It states that “women have balls too, and they’re at risk.”

If you haven’t seen the TV version of the ad, you can watch it here.

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Vitamix is helping us “go green” with our smoothies

It’s been about a month, but I think I’m finally getting the hang of using my Vitamix. You see, this super-duper blender and I have had some “issues”… mainly because I take after my mom and have trouble following directions when cooking. Doesn’t anyone else like to wing it??

Seriously, there are a few good things to know if you are considering getting this blender or if you are a newbie like me.

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