Do you ever want to run away somewhere and hide from everything, as if that will make all the bad stuff magically disappear?

Sometimes I feel that way, though I don’t think I have any right to.

My cancer was diagnosed in the early stages.  I had ample insurance coverage and medical care.  I was and continue to be blessed with loving, supportive family.

Whether it’s a blessing or not, I have a fighting spirit.

But if the tables were turned, if the disease had spread, if I couldn’t afford that medical team, would I feel the same?  Would I still want to fight?

Continue reading “GIVING UP”


What’s your favorite color?

Blue?  Which blue?  Can you choose between the clear, perfect blue of a summer sky and the angry hues of a stormy ocean?  What about the brilliant turquois hues of that same ocean once the storm has passed?

Green?  Do you prefer the fresh yellow greens of spring or autumn’s rich olives and ochers?

Compare the deep velvety colors of a rose to the brilliant red of that stoplight you just ran through.  (Or lights on the police car chasing you!)

By now we all know that there are at least 50 shades of gray!

Continue reading “WHY PINK?”


Hey everybody,

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will be selling these awesome t-shirts, with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York.  BCNWNY is a volunteer-run organization that supports, educates and advocates for individuals with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and family and friends co-survivors.  In addition to research initiatives, community outreach and financial assistance, they offer resources and support for the newly diagnosed, support groups, monthly education series and restorative health classes at no cost.

Shirts are available for just $20!


When you subscribe  (using the pink drop-down at the top of this page,) LIKE and SHARE, you will automatically be entered to win.  Drawing will be held at the end of October.  Be sure to state the size you’d like,  S, M, L or XL.    Great for girls and guys!

Current subscribers are also eligible!  Just send me an email letting me know what size you’d like.

They can also be purchased through Absolute Fitness and Wellness, LLC, or call them at 716 866-9012.

Note:  T-shirt style may vary but the logo will be as pictured.  Also, depending on demand, there may be a waiting period for additional printing to happen.

Thank you very much for entering to win and for supporting this worthwhile cause!