Peru Odyssey Spotlight: Removing The Mask by Wanda Lucas

Peru Odyssey Spotlight: Removing The Mask by Wanda Lucas

Tweet One of Wanda Lucas’ main desires is to see the world! This Washington, DC based, 10-year survivor of breast cancer believes that there are no coincidences in life. Believing that things happen as they are meant to, she also acknowledges that we have the power to choose how we will respond. She is grateful for the opportunities that the choice can bring. Recently, a friend described me as an “extra” extravert. I have heard others...

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On Making Impossible Choices

On Making Impossible Choices

Tweet Exposed. A flimsy gown, the glare of fluorescent lights, the dog-eared pamphlets and outdated magazines. In an instant, time unravels. Five years slips away to another waiting room and another decision forced into my hands. To remove my breasts. Cut out the risk of a future diagnosis. Dismantle me. I grip the vinyl seat, breathe deeply through my nose and the scent of antiseptic triggers an onslaught of PTSD induced images. A resident...

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The Messy & Uncomfortable Side to Starting Fresh

The Messy & Uncomfortable Side to Starting Fresh

Tweet Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look. ~Pema Chodron If you are anything like me, you learned early to sweep the most difficult contents of your life under a the rug – or at least under a plastered smile or a “can-do” positive attitude. And when self-help books and positive mantras don’t...

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How A TED Talk About Vulnerability Sparked A Girl Crush…

How A TED Talk About Vulnerability Sparked A Girl Crush…

Tweet I’m not ashamed to admit it. I have a bit of a girl crush. Not an – I want to kiss her – crush. More like – I want to grab coffee together every few weeks and have meaningful conversations about life – crush. Can you relate? Maybe you have also followed someone’s blog or watched him or her on TV and thought, in another life – we would absolutely be friends.  Although this crush of mine lives in a...

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Our Spot On ABC News & Why Done Is Better Than Perfect…

Our Spot On ABC News & Why Done Is Better Than Perfect…

Tweet I have a dirty little secret for you. None of us have it all figured out. Even when we look the part. Even when an ABC News Reporter thinks our story is newsworthy and brings a film crew with her to ask us how we turned our dreams into action. A couple of weeks ago #Delhi2013 participant, Cecily Jackson-Zapata, and I had the pleasure of meeting Denise Dador of ABC Channel 7 News in Los Angeles. Denise asked insightful questions and did a...

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