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The Peaks and Valleys of Breast Cancer

  Breast Cancer: Now What? Women of all ages fear the dreaded words, “I think you need a biopsy for breast cancer.” I am not the poster child for annual mammograms. Before November of 2017, my last one was about ten or more years ago. (I don’t even remember when...

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Where is My Safe Place?

How are you celebrating July 4? As we join family and friends to honor our country and the process that made us free, ask yourself... Where is My Safe Place? Is it a cozy, comfortable chair? How about under your favorite tree? Our Forefathers and their families shed...

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Cancer Survivors Day is Today!

    Today is Cancer Survivors Day!   June 3rd is National Cancer Survivors Day. It was created to honor all who have fought the cancer dragon and WON, and to give hope to those currently fighting this disease. There are around 14.5 million people in the...

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“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” — James Bryce
–Brainy Quote

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3 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day

  "Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong." -- James Bryce --Brainy Quote   3 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day: Past, Present, Future Why is Memorial Day so special? Three Reasons:...

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Christmas or Thanksgiving Cactus???

Why do I love Christmas Cactus? Christmas Cacti and hummingbirds were two of nature's blessings that excited my mother. After my father died she moved to the second floor of an assisted living. It was an adjustment for her. With no trees, she missed her yard with...

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5 Prayers For Our Children

There are more than 5 ways to pray for our children and grandchildren! How can we pray for them as they go back to school? Teachers are stressed...I know because I was one! Parents are thrilled...I know because I am one! Do we forget how stressful school can be for...

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About Karyn

About Karyn

Karyn Almendarez writes to encourage and inspire you to unlock your hope, joy, and wellness. She is an author, blogger, retired teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother. She shares her faith and the tools which helped her move forward after losing a sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident, and, more recently, a breast cancer diagnosis.


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